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Thought-shifting spaces

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:00 AM

How would you want your work and living spaces to reflect what you love about life?

RESULTS: June 2018 Architect Licensure Exam

Jul 05, 2018 - 5:12 PM

1,778 out of 3,177 passed the June 2018 Architect Licensure Examination

You can now get the freshest herbs atop SM Aura Premier

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:07 PM

The country’s first in-mall herb garden is at the mall’s Skypark Lawn

Opening the gates of SM’s “Boxes of Greens.” Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

3 scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

Mar 25, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Governments should think about and resolve ethical questions in the design of smart cities

Have you stumbled upon Robins Design Center yet?

Mar 14, 2018 - 10:29 PM

Looking for a one-stop shop for high-end home furnishings? This design center might just be your best bet.

Harvard design students to help in Manila urban planning

Feb 06, 2018 - 9:01 PM

The students will present their findings in September 2018 on redesigning the Baseco Compound, the Manila Port Area, the Pasig River edges, and Intramuros

DEAN. Mohsen Mostafavi speaks to reporters before the Manila: Future Habitations forum at the Ayuntamiento de Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PRC results: Architecture licensure examination January 2018

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:12 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of licensed architects!

China's futuristic library: More fiction than books

Nov 16, 2017 - 8:34 PM

Readers expecting to pluck tomes from most of the terraced shelves are in for a surprise – most books are in other rooms with more classic library bookshelves

FUTURISTIC. This picture taken on November 14, 2017 shows people visiting the Tianjin Binhai Library. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

WATCH: Book Stop Project brings libraries to communities

Aug 27, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The Book Stop Project aims to give everyone access to libraries and ultimately to help build an active citizenry


MODERN LIBRARY. Young people drop by at the Book Stop to read and donate books. Photos by Vee Salazar







What's The Big Idea? Metropolitan Theater: Reviving an Architectural Icon

Aug 03, 2017 - 7:33 PM

The National Commission of Culture and the Arts has finally bought the Metropolitan Theater and is in the first phase of resurrecting it

Results: June 2017 Architect board exam

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Top passer of the June 2017 Architecture licensure exam is from Saint Louis University

WATCH: Interior design for the poor? UP students make it happen

May 20, 2017 - 4:04 PM

This furniture project of students from the UP College of Home Economics aims to expose the interior design community to the needs of marginalized sectors

House bill seeks to conserve Gabaldon school buildings

Apr 16, 2017 - 1:40 PM

The measure aims to preserve the schoolhouses designed by American architect William Parsons and funded through Act Number 1801 by ex Philippine Assembly member Isauro Gabaldon

DESTROYED. Heritage Gabaldon schoolhouses in Aklan that were destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Aviation leads high-paying careers list, gov't survey reveals

Apr 09, 2017 - 11:55 AM

The list of highest paying jobs is led by positions in the aviaiton industry architecture and engineering and design according to the latest Occupation Wages Survey results

HIGH-PAYING JOBS. The labor department releases a list of the top 10 highest-paying jobs in the Philippines. File photo by Noel Celis/Agence France-Presse

Results: January 2017 Architecture board exam

Feb 03, 2017 - 5:22 PM

UP Diliman alum tops the January 2017 Architect Licensure Examination

Results: 2016 Special Professional Licensure Board Exam for Architects (Middle East)

Oct 06, 2016 - 6:03 PM

153 out of 397 passed the Architect Licensure Examination held in Middle East last September 2016

COP22 host Morocco's mosques are going green

Sep 06, 2016 - 11:44 AM

As Morocco counts down to COP22 its people are being exposed more and more to events and initiatives showcasing the country s involvement in protecting the planet

GOING GREEN. A general view taken on September 5, 2016 shows the As-Sounna mosque in the Moroccan capital Rabat. Fadel Senna/AFP

ASEAN architect urges Filipino colleagues to be 'globally competitive'

Jul 18, 2016 - 7:16 PM

UPDATED Only 52 out of the 39 000 registered architects in the Philippines are accredited to practice in other ASEAN countries

Results: June 2016 Architecture board exam

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:28 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of architects

Berita selebriti hari ini: Jumat, 17 Juni 2016

Jun 17, 2016 - 12:44 PM

Pantau terus laman ini untuk memperoleh informasi terbaru mengenai selebriti tanah air dan luar negeri pada Jumat 17 Juni 2016

Anthology: Stories about architecture 2016

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:39 AM

The architecture festival “Anthology” is completely free and open to the public It will be held in Plaza de Roma and will be anchored by The Book Stop as its main stage

ANTHOLOGY.  Anthology is a three-day architecture festival that features platforms in support of an architecture that matters

Sustainable skylines: The future of green architecture in Metro Manila

Mar 15, 2016 - 2:33 PM

Can Metro Manila be a truly sustainable city in the near future?

Symposium features Japanese architecture

Feb 13, 2016 - 6:49 PM

The University of Santo Tomas Architecture Network will hold its 8th National Architecture Symposium which will feature Japanese architects

Advice from an architect: 10 tips to create a cooler home

Feb 13, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Beat the heat and save on energy costs with these climate conscious design tips

COOLER HOMES. Climate-conscious design can make your home cooler in the summer. Photo courtesy of Tagô by Mañosa Properties

Results: January 2016 Architecture board exam

Feb 05, 2016 - 6:38 PM

Congratulations to the latest batch of architects

ArthaLand eyes robust market for green real estate in 2016

Jan 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The boutique developer has 3 certified green structures slated for turnover construction and development this year

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Junjun Binay

Oct 09, 2015 - 5:47 PM

2nd UPDATE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the suspended Makati mayor s perpetual disqualification from holding public office

DISMISSED. The Office of the Ombudsman orders the suspension of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay on October 9, 2015.

World’s largest Chinatown arch unveiled

Jul 07, 2015 - 1:11 PM

Some members of the Chinese Filipino and Binondo community are however unhappy with the newly inaugurated Chinatown arch

Photo from Kimberly Go

Marriott Manila opens PH’s largest ballroom

Jun 24, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The new ballroom features 8 000 square meters of function space and is aimed as top venue for MICE – meetings incentives conventions and exhibitions industry

Results: June 2015 Architecture board exam

Jun 19, 2015 - 7:33 PM

1 201 out of 1 964 passed the June 2015 Architect Licensure Exams

Eyes on UXMNL Summit 2015

Jun 11, 2015 - 11:08 AM

Participants go hands on to learn great user experience and killer information architecture

UXMNL kicks off May 2015 summit, features Aussie industry experts

Apr 21, 2015 - 11:45 AM

If you work with a digital company or deal with Information Technology on a regular basis this conference is for you

Vietnam architect's low-cost house is also typhoon-proof

Jan 25, 2015 - 2:05 PM

While these houses cost less than 4 000 and could be built by five people in three hours they don t look cheap says its brainchild Vo Trong Nghia

AFFORDABLE BUT SUSTAINABLE. Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia is the brainchild behind the design of S-House. Photo courtesy of votrongnghia.com Hiroyuki Oki, Photographer

Code for 'green' buildings eyed for June 2015

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:29 AM

If strictly followed ecologically sound building standards can save businesses and consumers up to P35 2 billion 800 million between 2015 to 2030

LONG-TERM BENEFIT. Government engineers say Baguio building owners will have to spend on retrofitting their structures to become environment-friendly, but this will result in lower power consumption and less carbon emission later. Photo from Shutterstock

276 pass the Architect licensure exam in the Middle East

Nov 05, 2014 - 6:56 PM

276 out of 363 passed the Architect Licensure Examination given in the Middle East last October 2014

Results: Sept 2014 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering board exams

Sep 29, 2014 - 10:08 PM

57 out of 105 passed the Naval Architect Marine Engineer Licensure Examination in Manila this September 2014

Results of Architect Licensure Examination 2014 released

Jun 19, 2014 - 6:58 PM

Did you or a loved one apply for an architect s license? Learn who passed this year

Floating house, aerodynamic school top archi-design contest

Jun 10, 2014 - 8:37 PM

Young architects’ winning designs will be adopted in Yolanda reconstruction efforts

Disaster-resilient homes: Archi-design competition finalists announced

May 14, 2014 - 6:00 PM

The winning design will be used by Habitat for Humanity Philippines in the construction of new houses in Yolanda hit areas

'Green' buildings can save businesses, consumers P35.2B

Apr 23, 2014 - 8:21 PM

In 2015 all new buildings may have to follow green building standards

IF THEY CAN DO IT. Around 90% of buildings in Singapore comply with the city-state's green building code, according to the International Finance Corporation

Japanese architect wants factory of temporary homes in PH

Apr 03, 2014 - 12:51 AM

Shigeru Ban who has just received the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize is building economical housing made from foam walls covered with fiberglass

This undated handout photo released by Shigeru Ban Architects shows the interior view of the Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch. AFP PHOTO

Too few inspectors to ensure disaster-ready buildings in PH

Feb 18, 2014 - 6:20 PM

With too few building officials and too many building permits to process substandard buildings get approved

READY FOR CALAMITY? Many buildings, including government buildings, did not survive Typhoon Yolanda's battering winds and the storm surges it caused. Photo by Andrew Robles

Nat'l Artist Ildefonso Santos Jr dies; 84

Jan 30, 2014 - 6:50 PM

Santos the Father of Philippine Landscape Architecture was known for his ability to create spaces conducive to social interaction

ILDEFONSO SANTOS JR. Santos is known for his many contributions to landscape architecture throughout his 40-year. Screen grab from the Philippine History and Architecture Facebook

List of passers for Jan 2014 Architect Licensure Exam

Jan 24, 2014 - 3:52 PM

793 out of 1 442 passed the Architect Licensure Examination ALE in Manila

Officials in Beijing suburb build Kremlin copy

Dec 29, 2013 - 11:42 AM

Local officials in a Beijing suburb have built themselves a white walled gold domed office complex resembling Moscow s Kremlin

LAVISH. An office complex resembling Moscow's Kremlin in the western Beijing suburb of Mentougou. Local officials in a Beijing suburb have built themselves a white-walled, gold-domed office complex resembling Moscow's Kremlin, state media reported, prompting anger among Chinese who condemned the lavish buildings. AFP Photo

Want to design resilient schools? Enroll online

Dec 27, 2013 - 4:12 PM

An international jury will select the best designs that could be implemented by DepEd

DAMAGED. The gate of Eastern Samar State University survives. File photo by BJ Geronimo

8 features of a typhoon-resistant house

Nov 21, 2013 - 7:55 PM

According to the United Architects of the Philippines storm ready homes have 4 sided roofs are made of concrete are elevated on stilts among other features

LEARNING FROM TRADITION. Traditional Ivatan houses in Batanes feature storm shutters protecting windows and doors from winds. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Architects to design storm-ready homes for Visayas

Nov 21, 2013 - 7:30 PM

Prominent architects are surveying communities in Eastern Visayas now and will design homes for Yolanda hit areas free of charge in partnership with the NHA

BUILDING FOR TYPHOONS. Architect Topy Vasquez envisions a cubic design for typhoon-proof housing in Yolanda-hit Eastern Visayas. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Time to make the PH stadium typhoon-proof

Nov 16, 2013 - 2:37 PM

Yolanda shows that now more than ever the country needs to invest in storm proof climate resilient architecture

BUILT TO LAST. The Tacloban City Convention Center withstood the force of Typhoon Yolanda and serves as an evacuation center for victims. Photo from the Department of Social Welfare and Development