Philippine Modern Architecture
Architecture for me is a living art that is timelessly magnificent. A good illustration of this is the pyramid of Egypt. It has been constructed a very long time ago yet it is still being preserved and treated as one of the treasures of the world. I believe that my philosophy is definite enough to comprehend on what architecture is. There are many structures here in the Philippines that have been considered as a living art. There were several processes of constructions before reaching into the contemporary style. Officially, the modern architecture started in 1920’s yet it acquired its eminence in the 1940’s after the Second World War.
I believe that architecture has no dullness at all. If artists, especially architects shall not stop in innovating, the word monotony will be eliminated. The structures give us life. It gives human an inspiration. It also gives people each day the reason why to have worthwhile living. Without it, no one shall have the chance to explore and expound different boundaries. Let’s think out of the box. To give us further information about the Philippine modern architecture, let’s unravel the Philippine architecture’s history. Indigenous dwellings and geographical considerations started it all. Ancient individuals started settling their shelters via organic materials depending on what is in abundance. Their houses were also dependent on the weather and the location where they are being situated to.
The Philippines has an archipelago of 7000+ islands with more than half of the land mountainous and hilly. It has a land area of 300,000 square kilometres, 17500 kilometres coastline, and the exact measurement of 4 degrees from the equator. The weather is hot and rainy and a high humidity has always been the case. Several typhoons can bring floods and strong winds and even occasional earthquakes. So we are always advised to log trees only if it has an enough supply by planting again another one. Ethnic...