Chaho’s modern woodwork interior

I just came from having coffee from one of the stalls in Silom Complex when, for a moment, my gaze was stopped at the tea drink store beside me. The interesting interiors caught my attention with its simple woodwork but a close inspection reveals a texturized and uneven surface that add to its appeal. It …

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An interesting hut in Bluewater Panglao Resort

Its located between the Aplaya Restaurant hut and the main resort structure where the premier deluxe rooms are built. But its simplicity of material and airiness surely attracted me that I have to stop and gaze at its seeming fragility. The multipurpose all bamboo and nipa structure in Bluewater Panglao Resort, perhaps, one of the …

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Hip Ipanema store in Davao City

I can’t help but marvel at this Ipanema store in SM Premier Lanang, Davao City. Perhaps its the colors, the geometrical elements or how it all goes well together, from the graphically bold and colorful sections contrasting well with the muted colors and parts of the brick like part as well as the wood tones …

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Bluewater Panglao main building at dusk

One of the best beach resorts in Panglao Island, Bluewater Panglao Beach Resort’s main accommodations is built in two structures that are connected by a swimming pool in the middle with a wooden bridge above it. The structures are like massive native longhouses with two levels but instead of a continuous interior are partitioned into …

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Tadao Ando: Times Building, Kyoto

The Times building in Kyoto, popularly known as I (built in 1984) and II (built in 1991, back portion) is a commercial space that carries the architect’s trademark style of bare concrete in minimalist design. It is the first of two works in the city, the second is the Garden of Fine Arts just beside …

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Bluewater Panglao’s Aplaya restaurant’s wood architecture

Aplaya is Bluewater Panglao’s main dining area and it is a stunning structure built at an elevated portion and facing the sea. Like the Pavilion of its south Cebu property, the Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort, it’s inspired by a traditional hut but compared to the latter, is even bigger and elongated. It’s because of the …

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