Japanese Micro Homes

Japanese micro homes are a delight! There are these peculiar but cute tiny houses that are a fad in Japan nowadays. As we all know, the Japanese are very diligent people. Also, they like efficiency so much that they almost applied it to virtually every aspect of their daily lives. Going back to Japanese micro… Continue reading Japanese Micro Homes

Mashrabiya in Contemporary Architecture

Mashrabiya is one of the most distinguishing features in Islamic architecture. Not only it makes the interior spaces cool, but also adds texture to the building’s exterior. Today, mashrabiyas play important roles in contemporary Islamic Architecture. It also found a way to international contemporary architecture. Because of its defining and practical feature as a design… Continue reading Mashrabiya in Contemporary Architecture

The Five Points of Architecture

Introduction In the early part of the 20th century, Modern architecture is starting to dominate the architectural world. Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture, introduced the five points of architecture, a manifesto of modern architecture. This manifesto describes the five elements that a building should have to embody the modernist style: Pilotis… Continue reading The Five Points of Architecture

Our Architectural Design Principles

Sound architectural design is not only about beauty. We do believe that architectural design should not only be beautiful, but it also should be environmentally conscious, culturally sensitive, and personal needs. Personal needs that we must consider are safety, comfort, prestige, and self-discovery. A design incorporating these traits is genuinely an ideal architectural design. So… Continue reading Our Architectural Design Principles

The Principles of Architecture

Through architecture, we can experience beauty. Buildings seemingly mimicking nature’s arrangement of objects and forms will affect us emotionally. In some cases, changes or defines our behavior, we may not explain it, but it makes us feel good. The principles of architecture explain why we feel this way. I had tea one time. Just sitting… Continue reading The Principles of Architecture