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Hi, I'm Estan Cabigas, a freelance photographer from the Philippines and available for work and collaboration within the ASEAN region. TenZeroFour is my Architecture and Interiors website and blog.

“I get satisfaction in building houses for other people, designing it as if I will be the one to live in it.” Thus spoke the mild mannered and articulate Mark Madrid, Architect and BERDE Professional at his office loft in Makati City. Be it a newly constructed house or a renovated one from a few decades ago, there’s that element of being satisfyingly livable: bright with large windows, airy with good ventilation, and surprisingly cozy. There are no architects in the family. His mother was a housewife and his father an accountant. But it was when he was in high school that he ...

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Efren Aurelio, Landscape Architect is one of the known Filipino architects in his field and has worked on many major real estate projects nationwide. 'It used to be an afterthought, cosmetic. When developers do a project, they consult engineers, architects, planners, and before opening day, say, 'hey, we don't have any landscaping. Let's call a landscape architect. ' Ar. Efren Aurelio of EA Aurelio Landscape Architects reminisced with a smile, when more than a decade ago, such a situation existed. Heading the country's leading landscape architecture firm, Ar. Efren knows fully well ...

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Novotel Siam, better known as Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square is one of the established hotels in Bangkok's center for shopping, entertainment, business and leisure. Built almost three decades ago, the hotel is undergoing a renovation at the upper floors and, fortunately, when I stayed at the hotel last month, the lobby was already finished. Gone are the rather dated interior and what you have now is an amazingly chic and stylish, at the same time comfortable lobby interior that is modern and cutting edge. What I like about the lobby of Novotel Siam is the high ceiling that affords several ...

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