When everyone was focused on architectural feats in the great cities of the world and produced work to reflect these trends, Architect Bobby Mañosa used Philippine textiles, and building materials, championing Filipino architectural design through his work. “For him, it’s not just about finding what’s beautiful. He works to keep leveling up, to keep innovating, and have Filipinos take pride in our own world class designs” says Denise Mañosa, the celebrated architect’s wife
Text and photos by Arvee Gomez
Pursuing sustainable living has become a trend, with the BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle, etc.), Leave No Trace travel policy, metal straws, and villages made from eco-bricks making its voice heard across social media. Advocates stay true to this lifestyle by choosing to lessen their carbon footprints or the amount of carbon dioxide and its other compounds emitted with the burning and consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person or group.
Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2017 is a three-day celebration of architecture and design to be held on March 31 to April 2, 2017 at the Puerta del Parian in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines. Over 80 leading practitioners from the Philippines and abroad shall lead the lectures, workshops, talks, and dialogues with over 3,000 architects, designers, and students from around the country.
As the portmanteau hints, the Designery was conceived as a state-of-the-art hatchery of limitless
design ideas geared towards providing a wide array of services for architectural and real estate
projects. In its aim to promote its presence in the industry, the Designery is set to host the second leg of Showpiece on September 28, at the Robins Design Center in Ortigas Center.
This year B&B Italia celebrates its first fabulous 50th Anniversary marked by international success and acknowledgements achieved through its entrepreneurial expertise and the art of implementing all-round project development by converging exquisitely Italian handcrafting know-how and a dynamic vision of design with ambitious limitless horizons.
Classical items designed in the past have become unrivaled evergreens as a result of a brilliant upgrading process in terms of materials, aesthetic details and versatile features, implemented in response to the changes of contemporary living.
Fifty years after its foundation, B&B Italia once again confirms its leadership and presents the ultimate products of world famous designers who, driven by an ever innovative and never complacent approach, establish an open dialogue with the proposals of young talents that introduce new interpretation keys to design.
Today, more than in the past, B&B Italia’s calling is based on constant artful research centered on the quality and innovation of materials, shape and function and, not least of all, on eco-compatibility. Each item is conceived, designed and studied to the last detail to ensure a long-lasting experience that challenges time.
The story of Czech Cubist architecture, the most interesting offshoot of the popular art style best known for Pablo Picasso´s paintings into the field of architecture, is on display at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery. An exhibition of this unique trend, which was born in Czech capital Prague a century ago, is jointly organized by theCzech Embassy in Manila and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, in cooperation with the Jaroslav Frágner Gallery in Prague and the Ministry of Culture of theCzech Republic.
A performance Tribute will be given on Thursday, April 14 at 6 p.m. to three individuals who were proclaimed National Artists in 2009 and six National Artists whose proclamations were signed by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III in 2014 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Main Theater. Conferment rites for the new National Artists will be held in the afternoon of Thursday at the Malacañan Palace.
An interior design exhibit of PUP-CAFA BS Interior Design Graduating Class 2016 Intertwined mint twists of six (6) commercial interior spaces with the vivid craftsmanship of our own Filipino textiles, ENTANGLED pose an enigmatic spin of queer commercial spaces interlacing ingenious functional concepts and the rich legacy of different regional textiles.