Check out “THE CARVE” a design proposal for the Museum of Philippine Contemporary Art here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.272480669593684.1073741831.228879293953822&type=1
Lantawan 2014 is out. Check out my article, "New Direction in Philippine Architecture" in the magazine.Introduction below.
"Our bahay kubos in wooden stilts are distant cousins of Asian huts; our old churches in brick and stone are grandsons of European cathedrals; and now our modern buildings in steel and glass are but the ugly brothers of the US skyscrapers. This genetic fate is rooted in the inherent interconnection of architecture evolution. But the connection is a one-way road, for the story has always been about foreign architecture inspiring local architecture - never the other way around. In fact, we always seem to be so eager to copy celebrated buildings around the world, instead of challenging ourselves to raise our standards and forge a trail in new directions. As a result, whatever new trends we have in Philippine architecture are, in reality, dying fads on the other side of the world. It is, thus, difficult to tackle the subject of “new” or of innovation when the history that we have is hardly backing up with evidence."