Monday, February 28, 2011

George Carlin The Ten Commandments Broken Down



I do not share the same views as george carlin, but he does raise some pretty debatable issues

3 young filipino architects(architectural group) to watch out for

The practice of architecture in the Philippines is currently undergoing a revolution, with the impending threat of globalization and the new trends in materials and systems brought about by the need for sustainability, the field as we know it is now a battleground for survival. Architects either have to evolve to keep up or stagnate and lose their edge.

"Modern" is a word thrown around a lot during design meetings, the Clientele much like the society they thrive in has become dynamic. The advent of the matrix has made the world smaller and our tastes are no longer confined to what is available locally, Filipinos have acquired a new taste for all things global, not only with food, fashion, media, the arts and with that architecture as well, will never be the same!

Gone are the days when architects can play it safe! Personally I don’t think I will ever design another Mediterranean house ever again.

Among the run-off-the-mill architects practicing locally below are 3 examples which for me bests embodies the future of Philippine architecture:

JAGNUS DESIGN group – People know little about this group but, Man! these guys are fucking sick! Their pilot project the RONAC Art Center in San Juan is a statement! Sculptural, Bold, and to put it simple is a massive piece of art itself such a good example of “form follows function”. Hopefully their recent exposure on BLUPRINT’s December cover story would do them well.

RONAC ART CENTER – from RONAC ART CENTER facebook page.

JASON BUENSALIDO – This Board top-notcher kicks ED Calma’s ass regularly in design competitions, yes ED Calma, not ES Calma! Barely 30 years old this kid is a radical thinker constantly outdoing himself every time. His style interestingly is blatantly loud but at the same time practices constraint in such a delicate balance. I would personally like to see Jason be commissioned to design bigger projects our cityscape needs a drastic makeover!

KASOY HOUSE – from B+A facebook page



ANGELO MAƑOSA – Dinos Manosa may have taken charge of his father’s practice, but for me I think its Gelo who will carry the torch his father will abandon once he officially retires. Dinos continues the firm in the way his father had run it before him, but its Gelo who among the siblings who as much as he was influenced by his father’s signature Filipino style maintains his own personality in his designs. Glad that we still have architects like the 2nd generation Manosas who still hold on to classic Philippine architecture, sometimes we don’t need something new when we can take something were used to and adapt it to the present. An Old solution to a New problem, an Old approach to the new Future.

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UFC 127 BJ Penn vs. Jon Fitch (Gracie Breakdown)



UFC 127 great fights! now understand it better

Sunday, February 27, 2011

putting the ipad stylus to better use

Designer Cakes by my wifey!

http://http://www.facebook.com/pages/BecauseILoveCakes/165773313459925

guys i'd greatly appreciate it of you can please like "because i love cakes'" facebook page

its my wife's new business/hobby

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Scooby Doo: A XXX Parody Trailer






judging from the preview, its better than all the previous scooby doo movies... COMBINED!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Jorge Rivera dissing micheal bisping UFC 127 primer

R.I.P Benguet building

The Benguet building as National Artist Arch Leandro Locsin had Envisioned it

photo taken 3 weeks ago 

The Benguet Building on ortigas CBD was one of the earliest iconic works of the late National artist Architect Leandro Locsin, during the time he designed its architecture, Locsin had created a 2 dimensional style signature where on 1 face of the facade buildings would be massive and monolithic and not have windows. Color, proportion, function and space were all inspired by the stepped rice terraces of the north. The Benguet Center WAS a perfect example of how interiors and architecture are designed with the superstructure. It was built during a time when FILIPINO architecture was PURE and can be defined and was not subject to today's debate where as to what constitutes the filipino character in architecture?


"philippines would've been a singapore if....." - marcos jr

 
whole article

Sorry bongbong but not every filipino is ilocano!

heres my take on it: If People Power did not happen that faithful day of Feb 25 1986, most likely the marcoses would have amassed a fortune equivalent to singapore's wealth today!

let us not forget how your parents pillaged and killed. Sorry but the "Marcos" family name will forever bear dictator and thief in every breath it would ever be mentioned.

after teaching charlie the armbar... next lesson will be kimuras