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Daniel Burnham: Make No Little Plans

We were discussing the relevance of Building Modern or Historical Buildings in a historical Site. While teaching the Architects Code of Ethics, I remember that our Provincial Capitol in the Lagoon was designed by the Great Architect, Daniel Burnham. This year, Ayala won the commission to build around this Historical Site.

This may not be add to my Code of Ethics but here’s a toast to Daniel Burnham.

Casa Gutierrez, Modern House Design in El Salvador

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Casa Gutierrez Modern House Design in El Salvador

Casa Gutierrez Modern House Design in El Salvador

This is modern house design in El Salvador called Casa Guiterrez was designed by P&P Architects. Specially designed for a recently married young couple in El Salvador, Casa Gutierrez has the exquisite feel of a contemporary home with traditional spaces. Designed by P&P Architects, Read more of this post

Modern Tropical House in Guadalajara, Mexico

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Modern House Design in Guadalajara, Mexico - Right Side View

Modern House Design in Guadalajara, Mexico – Right Side View

The house is the most important part. Owner looking for a house design in accordance with his style. For example classic house, luxury house, Read more of this post

Quatro Patria Residences, Bacolod City

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QUATRO PATRIA RESIDENCES, is an exquisite 4-Unit Designed Residential Development conceived as a modern small-cluster-community in the Heart of Bacolod City in Negros Occidental.

Quatro Patria Residences Bacolod

Quatro Patria Residences Bacolod


The Quatro Patria Residences was conceived as a study for preferences of upper class Filipino Read more of this post

Architecture Web Links

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Arbitatt: Pictures and slideshows of architecturally interesting buildings from around the world, features on current projects (submissions accepted) and biographies of famous architects.

Archibot: Architecture portal. Includes select list of online resources, forum and news headlines from around the net.

Archihub: A forum for architects and designers to share their knowledge and discuss architecture.

Archinform: International architectural database listing thousands of built and unbuilt projects. 20th-century architecture is the main theme.

Archiseek: Architecture forums, planning news, architectural competition announcements, and guides to the architecture of selected countries and cities. Read more of this post

Why Hiring an Architect Saves You Money

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If you’ve been working hard all these years as an OFW, building your dream house is one of the best investments you can make. An OFW’s dream house represents the fruits of your labor and the sacrifices you’ve endured during your time spent away from your family.

So should you hire just anyone to design and build your home?

A well-conceived residential construction project can be built more efficiently and economically. Let’s face it, building your home in the Philippines is not going to be a walk in the park. House design and construction is a long process that can be messy and disruptive if not done the right way.

That is why hiring a Filipino architect is a wise investment for your money and not an added cost when you design and build your home.

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First of all, architects plan the project with you. As you get more ideas on how you want your house to look, your architect can make changes on paper much less expensively than when construction is already underway without an architect’s supervision.

An architect’s thorough drawings and specifications make it easier for contractors in the Philippines to accurately price and build your home. He/she regularly visits the construction site on your behalf to ensure that your project is being built according to your specifications.

Architects work with your budget and help you select the appropriate materials and workmanship at a fair price. Choosing materials and finishes that are beautiful and durable at the same time will help you save on frequent maintenance and replacement costs. A good architect always stays updated in the latest advancements in roofing, brick work, floor tiling, paint finishes, etc.

And, if you decide to sell your residence in the future, a sturdy and well-designed house has a higher resale value.

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Architect and Engineer Links

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AIA – American Institute of Architects
Architectural Record:  The resource for architecture and architects
Archirama – The Architecture Directory Platform
Architecture News – – Your guide to world famous architects and their architecture.
Dissertations Underway on Architectural History
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