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The Evolution of Architecture in the Philippines Through the Years

June 20, 2022 Jullia Joson 0

The history and culture of the Philippines are reflected in its architectural heritage, with numerous influences from other nations paving the way for the contemporary designs we see today, a mixité of cultural influences amongst Western-style buildings. Philippine architecture has grown along with the progress of the nation and its people, but memories of a glorious past are still embedded within the nation’s history.

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Tiny Living in Japan: How to Optimize Tiny Living Spaces

June 12, 2022 Jullia Joson 0

It is often times that when living in Japan, whether you’re occupying a shared house or renting out your own apartment, you’ll find yourself having a limited amount of space to work with. This primarily stems from land scarcity within the country, with 73% of the land available to us being considered mountainous, with another large percentage of the country’s flat land serving as farmland and a means for agricultural purposes. There is also the issue surrounding overcrowding within Japan’s urban areas. Due to these factors, inflation amongst properties is rife, thus, resulting in many residents turning to small dwellings.

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Breathing New Life into Coffee Shop Culture: A Focus on Multi-Functional Café Spaces

May 29, 2022 Jullia Joson 0

Throughout the years, coffee shops and cafés alike have become so much more than just a place to acquire a delicious brew. Since the first coffee shops were established, they have been used as social places to congregate and meeting points for the public. Alongside the development of coffee shops came the ‘coffee culture’, a set of traditions and rules regarding the way cafes are used, and the way these delicious brews are enjoyed. 

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The Influence of Gaming in the Digitization of the Built Environment: Interview with Epic Games’ David Weir-McCall

May 7, 2022 Jullia Joson 0

Epic Games operates one of the world’s largest games, Fortnite, and also develops Unreal Engine, the most advanced real-time 3D creation tool that powers Fortnite and is used in industries beyond games. Over the last few years, more professionals in architecture and related fields are using Unreal Engine to bring stunning, photorealistic worlds to life.

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Designed to Disassemble: How Architecture Informs Exhibition Design and Temporary Installations

April 30, 2022 Jullia Joson 0

Architecture in its broadest sense concerns itself with the uprooting of structures that are permanent, cementing themselves within the greater cultural context and history of its humanity, however, where do we place the creation of structures that are designed with the intention to be disassembled. How much meaning and value can these structures hold, knowing they were never designed to last, but to simply take up space for a moment?

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The Future of Chinese Contemporary Architecture: How is China Creating a Civic Culture For a New Society?

April 24, 2022 Jullia Joson 0

A new kind of architecture distinguished by unique regional characteristics emerged in the mid-1990s when in China, architects started practicing independently from government-run design institutes. The leading Chinese architects of this time succeeded collectively in producing a unique architectural body of work when so many buildings built around the world were no longer rooted in their place and culture.