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Developer in search of house design to withstand strong typhoons, quakes


Property developer Ortigas & Co. challenged the country’s architecture students on Tuesday to design a house and school building that can withstand winds of up to 250 kilometers per hour and an intensity eight earthquake.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Name play with Maragondon peaks

BREATHTAKING view of Batangas and Cavite provinces atop Pico de Loro in Maragondon, one of Cavite’s favorite hiking sites. JULIUS SANTOS/CONTRIBUTOR

Let me tell you how it goes,” said Jaime Diones, 50. “The story begins at Mt. Bahay na Bato (stone house), then Mt. Hagdan (staircase) and, of course, we have Mt. Silyang Bato (stone chair),” he said.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palafox insists bunkhouses substandard but denies accusing execs of corruption


Architect and urban planner Felino Palafox Jr. said Wednesday that he wasn’t retracting his earlier statement that the bunkhouses for Supertyphoon “Yolanda’’ victims were substandard.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Architect Palafox: Bunkhouses built by gov’t violate building code


Architect Jun Palafox, who has worked in various rebuilding and rehabilitation programs in different countries, said that the bunkhouses built by the government as temporary shelters for people rendered homeless by Yolanda were substandard and undersized.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Construction on world’s tallest statue to begin in India

Indian Hindu religious men from the Maninagar Shree Swaminarayan Gadi Sansthan give the final touches to a 'rangoli' of Diwali as an Indian worker gives the final touches to a huge cut out of "Statue Of Unity" featuring Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (C) and Gujarat state chief minister and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)'s prime ministeral candidate, Narendra Modi (L) on the eve of Patel's Birth Anniversary in Ahmedabad on October 30, 2013. On October 31, 2013, Modi is to lay a foundation stone of The Statue of Unity which is a proposed 182 metres (597 ft) monument of Sardar Patel that will be created directly facing the Narmada Dam, 3.2 kms away at the Sadhu Bet, near Bharuch in Gujarat. AFP

Construction was set to begin in India on Thursday for the world’s tallest statue, which will stand twice the size of the Statue of Liberty and be made out of melted-down metal and farming equipment.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Building collapses in India; 25 feared trapped

Indian rescuers use machinery to remove the debris after two adjacent apartment buildings collapsed at Vadodara in Gujarat state, India, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. AP Photo/Ajit Solanki

A multi-story building has collapsed in India’s financial capital of Mumbai. Rescuers are trying to reach more than two dozen people feared trapped in the rubble, but there have been no immediate reports of casualties.

Posted: September 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US artist turns dumpster into a home

Gregory Kloehn escapes a rain shower in his "dumpster home," Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, in the Red Hook neighborhood of New York's Brooklyn borough. AP

There’s nothing trashy about Gregory Kloehn’s Brooklyn pied-a-terre: a live-in dumpster that sleeps two with ease, hosts impromptu barbecue parties and sports its own sundeck.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Beijing man builds rock villa on top of apartment tower


An eccentric Beijing resident has built a huge house among what looks like a pile of rocks dotted with trees on top of a 26-storey apartment block in the capital, reports said Monday.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Baduy’ concept wins students’ architecture competition

THE “BADUY” football stadium concept (left); Guerrero, Soriano, Alterchitecture 2012 project head Jes-Alif Desuasido and Alysa Yvette Par (above)

Who says baduy is out of style? For an architecture student of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB), it is just a matter of perspective.

Posted: March 25th, 2013 in Headlines,Learning | Read More »

Top architect is Ivatan, wants to preserve Batanes heritage

ARCHITECTURE board topnotcher Rhoupheline Aya Cadiz and her father, Rolan. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The first thing that Rhoupheline Aya Cadiz wants to do after topping the architecture board this year is to broaden her knowledge so she could return to her native Batanes and give back.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

816 pass architecture board exam

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A total of 816 out of 1,557 passed the Architect Licensure Examination (ALE) given by the Board of Architecture, the Professional Regulation Commission announced Wednesday.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In Davao launch, mall flaunts example of ‘green’ building

Smarting from criticisms over its tree relocation plan for an expansion project in Baguio City, the country’s biggest mall operator is pulling all the stops in launching what it said was its best example of “green architecture”—a mall that conserves rain water and reduces runoffs.

Posted: September 27th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palafox proposes structural audits on government-owned buildings


Urban planner Felino “Jun” Palafox said Tuesday structural audits should be made over government-owned buildings and other establishments as to determine the general health of a structure against possible natural disasters.

Posted: September 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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