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Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

United States Architecture News - Feb 27, 2018 - 05:21   14629 views

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018 has brought together top architecture and design professionals from all over the world in search of developing an architecture that promotes a network of inclusive barrier-free spaces that engage communities and their people with the theme Social Architecture.

Held between February 9 - February 11, 2018 at Fort Santiago, in the historic walled city of Intramuros, Manila, Philippines, the event housed over 6,000 architecture and design professionals, students, and enthusiasts toured the grounds of Fort Santiago and Plaza Moriones, Intramuros, Manila to join the three-day festivities at Anthology Architecture and Design Festival Manila 2018. 

Covering more than five-hectare Fort Santiago and Plaza Moriones, the festivities included lectures, dialogues, exhibitions, competitions, workshops, and activity booths. 

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Hon. Mayor Joseph Estrada of the City of Manila leads the ribbon cutting ceremony together with William Ti Jr., Festival Director of Anthology Architecture and Design Festival Manila 2018; Nicanor Torres, Executive Director of Metrobank Fou

“Hopefully we can make architecture more important, we can make architecture matter, and we can have a more Social Architecture that would serve the country better and hopefully Architecture can have a bigger voice in nation building," said William Ti Jr., Festival Director.

Anthology Talks – the festival highlight, featured speakers from all around the world sharing their practices and projects with professionals, students, and enthusiasts. “In each one we try to do is bring some joy, something special, something unusual, something unexpected to make people’s lives more interesting, more fun," said the organisation.

Ben Duckworth of Hassell Studio said as he connects his works with Social Architecture. On the other hand, Yifei Li of Shenzhen University of Art and Design summarised the three parts of “Social Architecure” – Engaging the People, Barrierfree and Inclusive, and Localized Institutions by sayingm “I think we will know that our ultimate goal is to include public life into our cities.” 

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Matthieu Begoghina, Director at WTA Architecture and Design Studio; Twitee Vajrabhaya, co-founder of Department of Architecture Co. Ltd.; and Atty. Guiller Asido, Administrator of Intramuros Administration serve as jury for the FRAME Studen

Day one featured Billy Kwan of One Bite Design Studio; Rachaporn Choochuey of all(zone) Co. Ltd.; Alex Furunes and Sudarshan Khadka Jr. or Streetlight Project Tagpuro; Raymond Hoe of Scott Brownrigg; Ben Duckworth of Hassell Studio; Erico Abordo of Architects for Accesibility; Ibrahim Ibrahim of Portland Design; Nicolas Combarro an Artist at Spanish Pavilion Venice Architecture Biennale 2018; and Takashi Niwa of Vo Trong Nghia Architects. 

Day two featured Twitee Vajrabhaya of Department of Architecture Co.; Dominic Galicia of Dominic Galicia Architects; Tobias Guggenheimer of School of Fashion and the Arts; Chris Precht and Fei Tang of House of Penda; Jinky de Jesus of Light Plan Inc.; Yifei Li of Shenzhen University of Art and Design; Daliana Suryawinata and Florian Heinzelmann of SHAU; and Cynthia and Ivy Almario of Atelier Almario. 

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Day three featured Lyndon Neri of Neri and Hu; Chris Bosse of Laboratory of Visionary Architecture (LAVA); Gerrett Lim of Green Solutions; Dawveed Scully of SOM Chicago; Soon Wei of Art Printing Works; Jefrë Manuel of Studio Jefrë; Paulo Alcazaren of PGAA Creative Design; and Kai Uwe Bergmann of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Festival Director William Ti Jr. and Arzen Caguita of Anthology Festival award the token of appreciation to Kai Uwe Bergmann of Bjarke Ingels Group after his Anthology Talks

Shelter Dialogues, another festival highlight, is a roundtable discussion on the pressing topics in today’s industry. Topics include Learning about Architecture and Training the Next moderated by Irena Gunawan; The Architecture Community and Better Together moderated by Judith Torres; Beyond Design and Next Steps moderated by Martin Teo; Modernist Origins and Context and Intent moderated by Tobias Guggenheimer; A Global Practice and Building Architecture moderated by Julia  Nebrija; Living Architecture and Ideas for the Future moderated by Manny Miñana; Designing for the Community and Building Blocks moderated by Alex Furunes and Sudarshan Khadka; Everybody Matters and Why does Architecture Matter moderated by Yifei Li; and Creating Cities and Urban Trajectories moderated by Leandro Poco. 

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Full house at the opening of Anthology Architecture and Design Festival Manila 2018

Panelist included Rodolfo Ventura, Mirella Gallego, Vincent Ng, Jason Ang, Yifei Li, Choie Funk, Armin Sarthou, Angelo Serrano, Bela Lanyi, Nicolas Combarro, Justin Ongsue, Soon Wei, Michael Hern, William T. Ti Jr., Carmelo Casas, Ibrahim Ibrahim, Benjamin Mendoza, Joey Yupangco, Florian Heinzelmann, Norman Muana, Eunice Seng, Daliana Suryawinata, Denise de Castro, Raymond Hoe, Cathy Saldana, Miggy Limgenco, Danny Tan Ko, Jose A. Sy, Michael Cu Fua, Franco Soberano, Rebecca Plaza, Twitee Vajrabhaya, Kai Uwe Bergmann, Matthieu Bégoghina, Ben Duckworth, Billy Kwan, Paulo Alcazaren, Jorge Yulo, H. Koon Wee, Marivic Kapuno, Carlos Celdran, Alex Furunes, Anna Sy, Bong Recio, Lyndon Neri, Chris Bosse, Gerard Uymatiao, Joel Luna, Terrence Yu, Chris Precht, Edgar Saaverdra, and Daliana Suryawinata.

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Festival Manager William Ti Jr. and Metrobank Foundation Assistant Executive Director Irene Labitad award the winners of the 2018 MADE Anthology Architecture Awards composed of Jorge Yulo and Associates for the Hacienda Community House

Workshops were also held at Almacenes Reales. Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila where Matthieu Begoghina, Jon Garmendia, and Jonas Jakob of WTA Architecture and Design Studio discussed how small projects can have bigger impact with their topic, “Place Making: Small Projects / Big Impact”; the second workshop was held by Tobias Guggenheimer of School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) talked about the topic “What We Need: A Collective Design Manifestation”; and the last workshop was by Eunice Seng and H. Koon Wee of SKEW Collaborative entitled “Building Agency: Manila Workshop”.

Competitions also made the festive spirit alive. 2018 MADE: (Metrobank Art and Design Excellence) Anthology Architecture Awards. MADE Anthology Architecture Prize was awarded to “The Hacienda Community House” by Jorge Yulo and Associates; “Terraces at Dao” by Buensalido + Architects under MADE Anthology Architecture Award - Commercial Category; “Museo Kordilyera” by 90 Design Studio under MADE Anthology Architecture Award - Institutional Category; and Tree-Line House” by BAAD Studio under MADE Anthology Architecture Award - Residential Category.

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Representatives of DHVSU receive their tokens of recognition for winning the 2018 Anthology Live Design Student Competition

The second Anthology Live Design Competition was participated by 11 architecture schools in the Philippines where the Don Honorio Ventura State University (DHVSU) representatives are declared grand champion. FRAME: School Pavilion Competition where University of Santo Tomas installation was declared first place; Link: Community Centre for the Balon Community won by Marucon Duero, Martin Beltran, and Justin Oledan; Bastion: The realization of the Unfinished Tower of Baluarte de San Diego won by Aramis Corullo, Paula Casia, and Angel Balastigue with the winning entry of Bakunawa; and Switch: Shifting Perspectives on ISF Housing and Community Engagement won by University of Santo Tomas having the members of Christian Enriquez, Hericulhes Ebol, and Patrick Binas with their Design Adviser Ar. Rizalito Mercado with their winning entry – Bukas//Sara.

Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 discussed Social Architecture with top design professionals

Festival Director William Ti Jr. and Festival Manager Dianne Naval present the tokens of appreciation to Chris Precht and Fei Tang Precht of Penda after delivering their Anthology Talks

 The festival is organized by WTA Architecture + Design Studio headed by its Principal Architect and Festival Director, William Ti Jr. alongside Festival Manager Dianne Naval. It is made possible with the support of the Intramuros Administration, Shelter Architecture and Design Magazine, and Anthology’s official media partner – BluPrint. Anthology Festival is sponsored by Rapid Steel Builders Inc., Metrobank Foundation Inc., OMNI Electrical and Lighting, TOSOT Philippines, and Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines. Partner Organizations – Embajada de España en Filipinas, Cooperacion Española, Instituto Cervantes, Open City 2018 - Manila Biennale, Embassy of Denmark – Manila, Lungsod ng Maynila, Cultural Centre of the Philippines, and National Commission for Culture and the Arts. Festival Goldkey Construction Management Inc., Landlite Philippines Corporation, World Home Depot, Century Chemical Corporation, American Standard, Atlanta Pipes and Fittings, American Technologies, Inc., ABC Innovative Building Materials, Wilcon Depot, Vbllu Inc., Emerald Vinyl Corporation, Nistrano Forma, Othmann Incorporated and Creative Solutions and Innovations Phil., Inc. Biowood.

World Architecture Community is official media partner for this year's Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018.

Top image: Jason Ang, Vincent Ng, Rodolfo Ventura, Mirella Gallego, and Irena Gunawan exchanging opinions at Shelter Dialogues

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