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Designing Filipino: The Indigenous Architecture of Francisco “Bobby” Manosa
Aug06

Designing Filipino: The Indigenous Architecture of Francisco “Bobby” Manosa

“Three factors make an authentic Filipino architecture,” says award-winning Filipino architect Francisco ‘Bobby’ Mañosa, “Filipino values, Philippine climate and the use of indigenous materials. The point is not to rebuild the bahay kubo and bahay na bato – their time had come and gone – but to learn from them. What is the essence of indigenous architecture? What makes it uniquely Filipino? And how does an architect build modern...

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It’s What I Do: Kareen Javen-Vanguardia
May24

It’s What I Do: Kareen Javen-Vanguardia

Kareen Javen-Vanguardia Architect     My Job I arrived in Dubai on the day after my 26th birthday.  It was my first trip outside the Philippines and so far the longest 9 hours inside an airplane.  I am a registered and licensed Architect and a very young one, then. I left with both excitement and anxiety.  I was turning my back on a developing career in Architecture and Project Management. I was already an Associate at 24 in a...

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It’s What I do: Gladys Mae Villa
May04

It’s What I do: Gladys Mae Villa

Gladys Mae Villa Architect – Design Consultancy Firm Abu Dhabi     My Job Residing in the UAE’s capital since 2008, I am blessed to have been practicing my profession as a design professional in varied contractor and consulting capacities to clients from all over the Emirates. To put words to what I do, I am involved in designing and executing architectural plans in building construction. Or in a more simplified way, I...

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Illustrado Scrapbook: Arch. Ramil Sunga and Maricris Fabi Carlos
Jul20

Illustrado Scrapbook: Arch. Ramil Sunga and Maricris Fabi Carlos

  Illustrado Scrapbook Arch. Ramil Sunga KUWAIT http://www.flickr.com/photos/obadia/ http://500px.com/mhels Maricris Fabi Carlos PHILIPPINES https://www.facebook.com/krisfabicarlos Save Save...

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WOS 2012: Leadership – Nina Quintos, Architect of Her Dreams
Apr02

WOS 2012: Leadership – Nina Quintos, Architect of Her Dreams

Story by: Barbara Marchadesch; Photography: Rxandy Capinpin Styling: Red Mil; Makeup: Hanna Pechon   You can say that Nina Quintos has built a career for herself as one of the top architects working in the Middle East and Southeast Asia brick by brick. With a career that spans more than two decades, Nina has carved out her own trail in a man’s world and has come out on top. “This is what I’ve always wanted to be,” said Nina...

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