ARCHITECTURE | Introducing »Arkitekturang Filipino« :: A Database of Notable Filipino Architects + Their Works

PHOTO > courtesy of Ocs Santiago, contributed by  Jaycee Gopez

PHOTOS > contributed by Paul Joseph Blasco

PHOTO > contributed by Jaycee Gopez

I learned about this great new website from Filipino “architect and optimist” Paul Blasco (link below). It’s a find.

Arkitekturang Filipino, a joint project by the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), and B(b)AGO, is a collaborative, web-based, free-content database and exhibition of notable Filipino architects and their buildings.

This is a marvellous project.

AF (which launched 22 February 2011) is a joy to navigate and is the best compendium of great Filipino architects available on the Web today. Canadian architects should be so lucky to have a database like this one. I’m sure it’s taken a lot of hard work to get this site up and running and I salute those involved in making world architecture truly global via the Net.

As a researcher, I particularly like AF‘s embrace of Creative Commons licensing. If you have photos you’d like to add, simply sign up at the website — let’s help build Arkitekturang Filipino!

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