Entresuwelo is a small floor in a house or building that is sandwiched by two regular floor. Literally “between floors,” Entresuwelo can also be called mezzanine. Often times found in old buildings where there is a large gap or space between the floor and the roof. It is often rented to poor families or students coming from… Read More »
On This Day, December 3, 1965, President Diosdado Macapagal laid the foundation stone of the Asian Development Bank Headquarters (ADB) on Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. The said building which was inaugurated in 1972 is the current Home Office of the DFA, after the ADB moved to its new headquarters in Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City.
Now on its second year, the Haligi ng Dangal is a biannual award conferred upon exemplary works of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design, and Environmental Planning honoring both the built form and their respective designers. The vision of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), through the National Committee on Architecture and the Allied Arts,… Read More »
The Ayuntamiento was the seat of the Manila City Council, which consisted of 2 alcaldes (city leaders), eight oidores (judges), a clerk, and a chief constable. Destroyed in WWII and reconstructed thereafter, the building now houses the Bureau of the Treasury. Ayuntamiento de Manila is in the corner of Aduana and Cabildo Streets in Intramuros.
The Archbishop of Manila residence is the Palacio Arzobispal. It is located in Arzobispo street in Intramuros, Manila. The Palacio Arzobispal or Archbishop’s Palace was acquired by Archbishop Miguel de Poblete to house the offices of the Archbishop of Manila and the Catholic Church in the Philippines. However, the building was damaged, and repaired, multiple times… Read More »