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100 MIFG: Medardo Cadiz – Architect
Feb13

100 MIFG: Medardo Cadiz – Architect

  100 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf: Medardo Cadiz – Architect Extraordinaire   You may not know it, but highly acclaimed Filipino architect Medardo Cadiz, and his group Cadiz International, are the prolific masterminds behind some of the most remarkable architectural developments in the UAE. As the driving force behind projects like the newly renovated Burjuman Center, Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah, and the...

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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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