Batangas: clean, green and connected

As more people are becoming interested in acquiring property outside city centers, it would be helpful to look more closely at one of the emerging areas in the country,...

How heritage structures can live for the future

Sustainability is a term that is often linked to climate change. But there is such a thing as cultural sustainability, which refers to cultural beliefs and practices, heritage conservation,...

From capitello to bahay kubo: The intersections between Italian and Filipino architecture

Whenever we talk about Italian architecture, images of classical Roman structures come to mind—columns with intricate capitello (Dorico, Ionic, Corinzio, Composite), timpani, trabeazioni. The Colosseum, the Pantheon, St. Peter’s...

Designing safer and healthier office spaces

The pandemic has caused a shift in our ideas about community. We have embraced the reality that community does not pertain only to physical connections, but also to virtual...

Building a sustainable economy through green design

The theme was particularly interesting -- operating a business not just for profitability but for sustainability and for the benefit of the community. This was the focus of the...