Influences on Philippine Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Iloilo - Cebu City

Influences on Philippine Architecture

House in Philippine Antillean Style

House in Philippine Antillean Style

If a foreigner visits the Philippines Isles, it doesn’t take long for him to recognize that Read more of this post

Philippine History of Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Philippine History of Architecture

written by Arch Manuel Noche

The history and culture of the Philippines are reflected in its architectural heritage, in the dwellings of its various peoples, in churches and mosques, and in the buildings that have risen in response to the demands of progress and the aspirations of the people.

Architecture in the Philippines today is the result of a natural growth enriched with the absorption of varied influences. It developed from the Pre-Colonial influences of our Malay neighbor, continuing on to the Spanish Colonial Period, the American Commonwealth Period, to Modern Contemporary times. As a result, the Philippines has become an architectural melting pot- uniquely Filipino with a tinge of the Western.

Fort Santiago Gate in Intramuros, Manila

Fort Santiago Gate in Intramuros, Manila

Leandro Locsin, National Artist for architecture, once said, that Philippine Architecture is an elusive thing, because while it makes full use of modern technology, it is a residue of the different overlays of foreign influences left in the Philippines over the centuries: the early Malay culture and vestiges of earlier Hindu influences, the more than 300 years of Spanish domination, the almost 50 years of American rule, the Arab and Chinese influences through commerce and trade over the centuries. What resulted may have been a hybrid, a totally new configuration which may include a remembrance of the past, but transformed or framed in terms of its significance today. Read more of this post

ADAS Pre-Design Services


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

PRE-DESIGN SERVICES

At Archian Designs Architect Studio we take pride in our professional image and host a staff that is dedicated to making our designs a reality. We are engaged in all parts of the design creation process, from conceptualizing the architecture design of buildings and spaces to construction management.

ADAS Pre-Design Services.
These services are Studies that are related to the Architecture Services and enhances Project Quality before any Architecture Design.

  1. Feasibility Study, Market Study and Business Plan.
  2. Survey of the Site, Land Use Studies.
  3. Architecture Competition or Design Brief Preparation.
  4. Value Management.
  5. Project Conceptualization.

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ARCHIAN DESIGNS ARCHITECT STUDIOS believes that Architecture is an endless search for perfection of artistic and harmonious arrangement of man and space, with considerations with the built environment, nature, cost and the latest trend value and technology will always be considered, now and beyond.

Archian Designs Architect Studios


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

At Archian Designs Architect Studio we take pride in our professional image and host a staff that is dedicated to making our designs a reality. We are engaged in all parts of the creation process, from engineering the technical design of buildings to construction management. Archian Designs Architect Studio coordinates the planning and execution, with expert attention to all activities.

In our Architectural studio, a skilled team of professionals has taken part in Read more of this post

The Quest for Filipino Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Bacolod City

Repost From Philippine Daily Inquirer

Due to the Filipinos’ love for Country and Nationalism, there is an enduring issue that keeps coming up in the mind of the young Filipino Architect: the Question of having a Filipino Architectural Identity. Oftentimes, the simplest questions are the most difficult to answer.

I submit that we lack a strong architectural identity. This may be due to the numerous events that influenced our country. There are Moorish influences in Mindanao, Spanish influences in the Visayas and Luzon, and Modern American influences in Read more of this post

Possibilites for Filipino Architecture


Archian Design Architect Studio Iloilo - Cebu City
Possibilites for Filipino Architecture

There has been such arguments whether Filipino Architecture exists or not. Countless are the skeptics who thoroughly examine the identity of such architectural localization. For most people who don’t realize the features of Philippine Architecture, it can be easily determined by just looking in the country side. What type of house do Filipinos live in? What house resembles Filipinos? Exactly, the ‘bahay-kubo’ or the nipa hut is the main defining house that distinguishes the Philippines.

Intramuros - Filipino Spanish Architecture

Intramuros – Filipino Spanish Architecture

But critics have given such look on this matter because nipa huts are qualities of typical tropical architecture design. Read more of this post