ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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A FEW days ago, I was in Marawi with two of my fellow architects and planners, Lito de Jesus and Mikey Ramos. We were heartbroken over what we saw as the military took us around ground zero. Marawi is a progressive and thriving city with mid-rise buildings, schools, hospitals, business…

ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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DO we deserve the cities that we have in the Philippines? Whenever I ask family, friends, colleagues, and students whether or not they are happy living in Metro Manila or in other areas in the Philippines, most of the time they answer that they are not. When you turn on…

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“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” –Winston Churchill THIS quotation is a paradox expressing that the culture and values we represent are reflected in our buildings, yet as time passes, the users of the building adapt the lifestyle depending on the design of the building. Hence, you see…

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WHEN we think of Filipino architecture, we immediately picture the bahay kubo. It reflects the ingenuity and resilience of our ancestors. It is culturally and geographically distinctive, made with local materials that are designed to adapt to the geographical climate. While the bahay kubo or bahay na bato are great…

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MEMORIAL parks are places where we celebrate humanity. They should not only be places for remembering our loved ones who have passed on, but where we celebrate life and living. After all, whenever we visit memorial parks, we attempt to relive the life and memory of the person we are…

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PEOPLE who work in the central business district (CBD) areas of Metro Manila are rental-burdened. An employee working in the CBD on an average day would need to spend at least 40 to 50 percent of his salary, if he decides to live near his place of work. Employees who…

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“DEVELOPMENT is not worthy of the name unless spread evenly like butter on a piece of bread.” This is a quote from a thesis I wrote when I was a scholar of the United Nations Development Program. There are two approaches to development – build and they will come, and…

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