Published by: Tukod Foundation
DESIGNING FILIPINO: The Architecture of Francisco Mañosa, showcase, for the first time, tropical and contemporary Filipino architecture as depicted through the eyes of Francisco " Bobby" Mañosa. He has been described as the most out spoken champion of an indigenous Filipino architecture. He has consistently explored new expressions of traditional vernacular forms many of which, apply new technology to familiar native material such as bamboo, "nipa", rattan and coconut. It reveals how the simplest indigenous materials can be transformed into distinctive exteriors and elegant interiors that nurture a contemporary Filipino lifestyle.
Francisco "Bobby" Mañosa distinctive designs for family residences, resorts, and institution structures have been described as "neo-vernacular". The architect himself simply says: " I design Filipino." His forms reveal deep roots in the past: The "bahay kubo", the peasant's simple thatch hut and the "bahay na bato", the colonial ancestral home, provide a springboard for new ideas. but Mañosa designs are built for present needs and reach into the future, expressing universal human and aesthetic values that underly the particularities of time and place.
Ten residentials projects, five Churches, four commemorative structures, 5 hotel/resort projects, five institutional projects, four international expositions and various industrial designed projects are featured under the following chapters:
I. Houses
II. Churches
III. Commemorative Designs
IV. Resort/Hotels
V. Institutions
VI. International Expositions
VII. Industrial Designs
VIII. The Design Firm
Each project is deeply explored with full colored photography through the eyes of renowned photographers, namely Chester Ong and Jonh Chua and Dic Baldovino and eloquently drawn plans taken fro the architecture archives of Francisco Mañosa & Partners.
DESIGNING FILIPINO: The Architecture of Francisco Mañosa, is a bold attempt at defining what is contemporary Filipino architecture. This book is an important addition to general, special and university libraries. It will also appeal to architectural students, professionals and anyone who is interested in contemporary Filipino design.

The book's specifications are as follows:

Size: 9 1/2" x 12". 256 pages with over 265 colored photographs and over 40 images of plans, elevations, sections, and perspectives.


For local orders, books are available at all "National Bookstore" and "Powerbooks" branches. You may also call us at (632) 842-7499; (632) 807-6916or email us at for a signed copy.

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