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Postmodern ‘kubo’ an architectural masterpiece

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THE ARCHETYPE of a beautiful Filipino house now pops out at UP Diliman, with the loud lime green color and the extra edges begging for a photo-op.

A conservative T-shaped palafitte encumbered by an outrageous structure of mesh and steel tubes—call this the newest norm of beauty, because it is the “Pinakamagandang Bahay sa Balat ng Lupa.”

Posted: July 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Armani, Libeskind headline Century Properties project

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Century Spire, a 60-story mixed-use establishment at Century City in Makati, will offer more than 500 residential units, 67 percent of which had been taken up even prior to the public launch, CPG managing director Robbie Antonio said during the project launch Wednesday.

Property developer Centuries Properties Group (CPG) has teamed up with Polish-born international architect Daniel Libeskind and iconic Italian luxury brand Giorgio Armani to develop Century Spire, a 60-story mixed-use establishment at Century City in Makati.

Posted: May 29th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Headlines | Read More »

Planning a successful green house project

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Summer is definitely here. Many are constantly complaining and longing for the cool weather present during the early part of the year. Summer is also that time of year when many homeowners embark on house construction. They surmise that it is the best time to avoid costly delays in the construction due to heavy rains.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Hardieflex biggest winner in 1st architects’ choice awards

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Cement boards company James Hardie Philippines Inc. bagged the most number of awards given during the recently concluded BCI Asia Architects’ Choice Awards (ACA) at the Manila Marriott Hotel in Pasay City.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Keeping that intruder away

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I had been reading up on and following the tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp, the aspiring South African model who was shot and killed by her famous “blade-runner” boyfriend, the double-amputee Olympian runner Oscar Pistorious. Was it pre-meditated murder? Culpable homicide? Or a simple accident? Pistorious claims he’d mistaken his girlfriend for a burglar. And through a locked bathroom door he shot her. Living through trial by law and by opinion, the greater tragedy is ironically his.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

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