ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. IT is said that ghosts of certain places replay their life’s stories, struggle, and suffering by projecting it to an unwilling listener. Many places which are said to have ghost sightings are usually places of history and heritage. Some of these places are quite famous…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. For every line you draw, think about the end-users… If you do a good job, think of the beneficiaries; if you do a poor job, think of the sufferers. THINK about it. If you build a poorly designed ramp, the next victim may be your…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. 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…

ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR.

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. 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…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. “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…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. 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…

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ARCHITECT FELINO A. PALAFOX, JR. 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…

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