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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- 2011/03/05 / 15:22
- Angel Nakpil, Angela Apartments, architects, architecture, Arkitekturang Filipino, B(b)AGO, Creative Commons, Database, Expo 70, Fernando H. Ocampo, Filipino, Jaycee Gopez, Leandro Locsin, Leandro V. Locsin, Manila, National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), National Press Club, Osaka, Paul Blasco, Philippine Pavilion, Philippines, United Architects of the Philippines (UAP)