Wednesday, February 23, 2011

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?