Architecture fest opens with Zaragoza exhibit

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The Committee on Architecture and Allied Arts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) takes pride in its annual “Archi[Types/Text]: Architecture in Philippine Life” festival.

As part of the National Arts Month celebrations every February, Archi[Types/Text] gathered works of renowned architects and other artists. Led by committee head Architect Gerard Lico, the festival showcased landscape and urban planning, painting and photography, and cinema and postcards, among others, in various venues in the country.

An exhibit honoring renowned architect Jose Maria Zaragoza kicked off the festival. Called Tropicalization of Modernism: The Architecture of Jose Maria V. Zaragoza, the exhibit was opened on February 5 at the University of Santo Tomas Museum.

Other events included “A Pioneer and Modernist Iconoclast: The Architectural Legacy of Pablo S. Antonio” at the Far Easter University; National Conference on Urban Studies:
Urban Spaces, Society and Culture” also at FEU; a film showing of Masterbuilders: Pioneers of 20th Century Philippine Architecture and Allied Arts on March 3 at Aldaba Theater in the University of the Philippine-Diliman; and the upcoming exhibition and awarding of IDisenyo 2014: Design Competition, a national competition for interior design students.


For more details, contact Rene Napeñas, head of the the NCCA Public Affairs and Information Office (PAIO) through (632) 527-2192 or 0928-5081057. Log on to www.ncca.gov.ph or email us at ncca.paio@gmail.com.

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