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Intramuros: Festival city
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 24, 2018 - 12:00am
February is the month of arts and romance.
How Bangkok stays green and blue
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Last week I featured a trip to Hua Hin, a seaside resort destination south of Bangkok, which is not too popular with Filipinos but should not be overlooked as an option to the more crowded sites in Thailand.
Heavenly Hua Hin
by Paulo Alcazaren - February 4, 2018 - 12:00am
I’d traveled extensively in Southeast Asia but Thailand had always been an out- of the way stop for me.
A Sagada holiday
by Paulo Alcazaren - January 13, 2018 - 12:00am
There is nothing cooler than spending the holiday season up north, where the scent of pine makes one yearn for a simpler, greener past.
Plaza of the princess
by Paulo Alcazaren - October 27, 2017 - 4:00pm
Like most of our Spanish-era towns, Puerto Princesa was built around its main plaza. This was and still is defined by its church and other buildings of importance.
Landscapes that add value
by Paulo Alcazaren - October 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
I got a lot of great feedback from my article last week on the winners of the first GantimPALA Awards for excellence in landscape architectural design.
Winning landscapes
by Paulo Alcazaren - October 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
By the quality of all the entries of the Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA), there’s no doubt that Filipino landscape architects work will soon gain the deserving attention of the Filipino...
Saving Arroceros
by Paulo Alcazaren - October 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Arroceros Forest Park is the last remaining oasis of mature trees in Manila. Over 3,000 trees, 8,000 ornamental shrubs, as well as dozens of species of bird and other fauna, call it home.
Tropical architecture for the 21st Century
by Paulo Alcazaren - September 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
A few weeks ago I introduced a new book, Tropical Architecture for the 21st Century, the second in a series on excellent Asian design by BluPrint magazine of the One Mega Group.
Architecture for tropical homes
by Paulo Alcazaren - August 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
ASEAN recently celebrated its 50th anniversary honoring the progress its members have made in all aspects of economic, political and social growth.
The modern Filipino house in 1935
by Paulo Alcazaren - August 4, 2017 - 4:00pm
In pre-war years, Filipinos were encouraged to make improvements over the simple ‘bahay kubo’ dwelling.
Fort of July
by Paulo Alcazaren - July 21, 2017 - 4:00pm
Earlier this month, Americans celebrated their independence day.
Living in the round
by Paulo Alcazaren - July 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Most Filipinos live in towns and cities.
­­We’ve only just Vigan
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Weekend escape options have improved in the last decade or so. Budget airfares now make it affordable to fly down south to the Visayas or Palawan for a quick getaway.
Everything is greener in Sydney
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 16, 2017 - 4:00pm
There is a lot to learn from this city down under. It is not too late for Metro Manila, but only if we build from the lessons taught by cities like Sydney.
Seeing green in Sydney
by Paulo Alcazaren - June 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
Sydney continues to upgrade its public parks and civic spaces. The city is, in fact, building more parks.
The city of seven lakes
by Paulo Alcazaren - May 26, 2017 - 4:00pm
Sampaloc Lake is the largest of these seven lakes, all old volcanic craters. It is filled with fish pens and the lakeside road could be better configured and made pedestrian and tourist friendly.
Blueprints for the future
by Paulo Alcazaren - April 1, 2017 - 12:00am
I recently attended the launching of a book, the first in a series, on Philippine architecture and design.
Mañosa: A Man for all seasons
by Paulo Alcazaren - March 18, 2017 - 12:00am
Last month, Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa celebrated his 86th birthday.
City square, city lanes
by Paulo Alcazaren - March 11, 2017 - 12:00am
This article is the third and final one in a series on Australia and the key city of Melbourne.
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