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AD Classics: Parish of the Holy Sacrifice / Leandro V. Locsin

04:00 - 30 June, 2016
AD Classics: Parish of the Holy Sacrifice / Leandro V. Locsin, Courtesy of Wikimedia user Allan Jay Quesada
Courtesy of Wikimedia user Allan Jay Quesada

Once dubbed a “flying saucer,” the Parish (Church) of the Holy Sacrifice is a Modernist expression which embodies the complex colonial history of the Philippines. Located on a university campus in Quezon City (formerly the capital of the nation, now a part of the Metro Manila National Capital Region), the domed concrete church was the product of Filipino architect Leandro Locsin, and of three other national artists who contributed to the building’s interior.[1] Locsin’s design, which combines elements of traditional Filipino architecture with postwar International aesthetics, is a potent symbol of a newly-independent nation following centuries of imperial control.

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One World Place / Gensler

22:00 - 22 April, 2016
One World Place  / Gensler, Courtesy of Gensler
Courtesy of Gensler
  • Architects

  • Location

    32nd St, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Architect of Record

    AIDEA
  • Owners

    Daiichi Properties Inc.
  • Area

    49374.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Gensler

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Disaster Responsive Shelter / Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin

23:00 - 6 May, 2015
Disaster Responsive Shelter / Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin, Courtesy of Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin
Courtesy of Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin

Courtesy of Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin Courtesy of Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin Courtesy of Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin Courtesy of Urban Intensity Architects + TAArchitects + Kyungsub Shin +25

1545 House / LIMA Architecture

01:00 - 20 December, 2014
1545 House / LIMA Architecture, © Terence Angsioco
© Terence Angsioco
  • Architects

  • Location

    Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Architects in Charge

    Don Lino, Andro Magat
  • Area

    550.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© Terence Angsioco © Terence Angsioco © Terence Angsioco © Terence Angsioco +20

Libeskind Breaks Ground on 60-Story “Century Spire” in Philippines

00:00 - 2 June, 2014
Libeskind Breaks Ground on 60-Story “Century Spire” in Philippines , © Studio AMD
© Studio AMD

Last week, Daniel Libeskind joined Century Properties Group to celebrate the ground breaking of the “Century Spire.” Designed as a key building for Century City - a 3.4 hectare, mixed-use development in Makati - the all-glass, 60-story office and residential tower sets itself apart with a “dramatic crown” that divides and expands the building’s top half as it rises. 

MAT-TER Designs Storm-Resistant School for the Philippines

01:00 - 4 May, 2014
MAT-TER Designs Storm-Resistant School for the Philippines, The school during a possible emergency situation. Image © MAT-TER
The school during a possible emergency situation. Image © MAT-TER

Major natural disasters caused by climate change are becoming an unfortunate certainty worldwide. Prevention of these events is something that no single architect can accomplish, but preparation for them can be. To that end, Open Online Academy (OOAc) has challenged architects worldwide to design disaster-resistant architecture with their online course "Designing Resilient Schools." Architecture firm MAT-TER has responded to this challenge with a new design for Guiuan National High School in the Philippines, an area hit especially hard by last year’s Typhoon Haiyan. The design is a singular, compact structure designed to better withstand the forces of major storms, doubling as both a school and a community emergency shelter.

Courtyard House / Atelier Sacha Cotture

01:00 - 23 March, 2014
Courtyard House / Atelier Sacha Cotture, © Luca Tettoni
© Luca Tettoni

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100 Walls Church / CAZA

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
100 Walls Church / CAZA, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
  • Architects

  • Location

    Cebu City, Philippines
  • Area

    8924.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan +14

Construction Story: Carlos Arnaiz Discusses the Church of 100 Walls

00:00 - 25 January, 2014

When commissioned to design a church in Cebu, the oldest urban center of the Philippines, Carlos Arnaiz of CAZA hoped to create a “scared place that embodied the contemporary search for meaning.” Inspired by the world’s diversity, Arnaiz, together with his colleagues, envisioned the Chapel of San Pedro Calungsod, the “Church of 100 Walls.” Symbolic of “commonality and difference,” the church represents the many paths one may take through life and invites visitors to explore its many, distinct spaces made up of 100, uniquely-sized walls. 

Architects & AIA Respond to Devastation in the Philippines, Call for Immediate Help

00:00 - 13 November, 2013
Architects & AIA Respond to Devastation in the Philippines, Call for Immediate Help, A man stands atop debris as residents salvage belongings from the ruins of their houses after Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. Image Courtesy of Flickr user, mansunides
A man stands atop debris as residents salvage belongings from the ruins of their houses after Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in central Philippines November 10, 2013. Image Courtesy of Flickr user, mansunides

On Friday, one of the strongest storms ever to hit land left 660,000 Filipinos homeless, with countless more desperately needing basic supplies to survive. 

In the wake of catastrophe wrought by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Architecture for Humanity are calling for immediate help as survivors face severe shortages of food, water, shelter and medical supplies. 

Both organizations will be aiding local volunteers to help rebuild in the coming days and weeks. Through speaking with local stakeholders and construction professionals, they are working to begin understanding the on-the-ground situation to prioritize rebuilding needs and help affected regions build back better and stronger. Relief and reconstruction, however, cannot happen without your support. Learn how you can send aid to typhoon victims today after the break. 

CCV Chapel / Stan Allen Architect

01:00 - 26 July, 2013
CCV Chapel / Stan Allen Architect, © Marvin Dungao
© Marvin Dungao
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tagaytay, Philippines
  • Project Team

    Carlos Arnaiz, Jane Kim, Benjamin Cadena, Marc McQuade
  • Area

    230.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

© Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao © Marvin Dungao +10

OMA-designed Luxury Home in Manila Nears Completion

00:00 - 20 June, 2013
OMA-designed Luxury Home in Manila Nears Completion, © Dominik Gigler
© Dominik Gigler

Vanity Fair reports that Developer Robbie Antonio’s OMA-designed “Stealth,” a $15 million private residence/art gallery in Manila will be completed by the end of the month. The home is a series of stacked, irregular boxes with rooftop pool and waterfall.

Oceo Drive Tourist Resort Proposal / STAPL Architects

07:00 - 16 January, 2013
Courtesy of STAPL Architects
Courtesy of STAPL Architects

Designed by STAPL Architects at the popular diving hub of the Philippines, the Oceo Drive tourist resort is a beachfront property which has multiple dwelling options ranging from single studio rooms, suites, sky villas, bungalows and beach facing villas. With the intention to be on an axis which aligns all its rooms and public spaces towards the overwhelming view of the beach and sea beyond, the resort makes for a perfect summer getaway.  More images and architects’ description after the break.

Study Center in Tacloban / Workshop

01:00 - 28 October, 2012
Study Center in Tacloban / Workshop, Courtesy of Workshop
Courtesy of Workshop
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tacloban, Philippines
  • Design Team

    E. Furunes, Trond Hegvold and Ivar K. V. Tutturen
  • Area

    46.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Workshop

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The House / Buensalido Architects

01:00 - 11 September, 2012
The House / Buensalido Architects, © Mitch Mauricio
© Mitch Mauricio

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Smiles By Dr. Cecile / Buensalido Architects

01:00 - 25 May, 2012
Smiles By Dr. Cecile / Buensalido Architects, © Benson Go
© Benson Go
  • Architects

  • Location

    Makati City, Philippines
  • Architects

    Buensalido Architects
  • Area

    90.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Benson Go © Benson Go © Benson Go © Benson Go +25

Trump Tower Manila / Century City Development Corporation

11:00 - 27 January, 2012
Courtesy of Century City Development Corporation
Courtesy of Century City Development Corporation

Century City Development Corporation, a subsidiary of Century Properties Group Inc. focused on mixed-use developments with high-rise condominiums, recently revealed their architectural design for the Trump Tower in Manila, Philippines. The tower is going to be prominent on the Manila skyline for years to come. It’s a beautiful glass building – very architecturally significant with an incredible spire. Its architecture will be truly iconic. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Chef's Table / Buensalido Architects

01:00 - 2 January, 2012
Chef's Table / Buensalido Architects
  • Architects

  • Location

    Fort Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
  • Architects

    Buensalido Architects
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010

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