WTA stained glass and abaca chapel up for WAF Color prize

WTA stained glass and abaca chapel
up for WAF Color prize

BluPrint / October 20, 2017

 
“The Chapel of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica by WTA Architecture and Design Studio is shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival 2017 under the Religion – Completed and Best Use of Color categories.

Northern Samar is one of the Philippines’ top 10 poorest provinces. About 65 percent of its population live in rural areas. With a population of 32,000, Pambujan is one such town. Moreover, it lacked a proper hospital. In 2009, the Diocese of Catarman, Northern Samar, appealed to the Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica’s Priory for assistance in building a mission hospital. WTA Architecture and Design Studio took on the project.” Read more here.

Books, roses at the park; Celebrate ‘Día del Libro’ in Ayala Triangle Gardens

Books, roses at the park; Celebrate ‘Día del Libro’ in Ayala Triangle Gardens

Inquirer.net / April 13, 2016

 
“Apart from the book market, visitors will also be treated to poetry recitals, dance performances, plays, concerts, as well as activities for the children, like puppet shows. One of the main features of the day will be the inauguration of a pop-up library –“The Book Stop.”

The project, designed and built by WTA Architecture & Design Studio, is a non-profit library for the entire community, where visitors can interact in lively discussions with fellow readers and share their love of books, borrow volumes for free and exchange books. The goal here is reinvention, reinvigorating and re-establishing the library in Filipino society.” Read more here. 

 

Luna’s ‘Cleopatra’ from Museo de Prado to grace Día del Libro, April 22

Luna’s ‘Cleopatra’ from Museo de Prado to grace Día del Libro, April 22

by Irene C. Perez / Philippine Daily Inquirer / April 17, 2017

 
Book swap at The Book Stop. The Book Stop is a traveling popup library designed by WTA Architecture & Design Studio. It returns this summer to Ayala Triangle Gardens for Día del Libro, and the same rule applies: To get a free book, one must leave a book—any book—on the shelf. Last year, we found an array of comic books, craft books and travel guides waiting for new owners.” Read more here.

Why is Philippine architecture lagging behind?

Why is Philippine architecture lagging behind?

by Marge C. Enriquez / Philippine Daily Inquirer / Feb 06, 2019

 

“On Feb. 15-17, Fort Santiago in Intramuros will be transformed into a theme park, celebrating architecture and how it affects people’s lives. The event will showcase the possibilities of forward-looking architecture and technology through lectures by top foreign and local industry experts, and through dialogues, student competitions, installations, exhibitions, and even an obstacle course…” Read more here.

 

Museo del Prado by WTA leads A+ Popular Choice Vote

Museo del Prado by WTA leads
A+ Popular Choice Vote

By Pipo Gonzales / BluPrint / July 20, 2018

“El Museo del Prado en Filipinas, a traveling exhibition by WTA Architecture + Design Studio was made based on the concept of social architecture. The pop-up exhibit featured paintings from the Madrid museum through 54 high-resolution reproductions. Featured painters include Francisco de Goya, Albrecht Dürer, and Juan Luna. Through the implied formations of its arches and vaults, visitors are … ” Read more here.

The Book Stop: a pop-up library for all

The Book Stop: a pop-up library for all

by Neni Sta. Romana Cruz / Philippine Daily Inquirer / November 11, 2017

 
“With the present dearth of libraries, the WTA Architecture + Design Studio led by principal architect William Ti Jr. has quietly been working on The Book Stop Project, an innovative pop-up public library that has been going around Metro Manila since April 2016 for Dia del Libro at the Ayala Triangle. It has moved to the Plaza de Roma in Intramuros, San Sebastian Church in Quiapo, Molito Mall in Alabang, and Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City—all highly visible public places. At present, there are two such libraries—in Intramuros and in BGC, where they stay for three months.” Read more here.

 

Philippine architecture wins world acclaim

Philippine architecture wins world acclaim

Inquirer.net / December 21, 2017

 
“MANILA, Philippines – For the last ten years, the best and the brightest in the architecture world have sent their work for judging in the World Architecture Festival. Dubbed as the Oscars of Architecture, this year’s event at Arena Berlin last Nov. 15-17 garnered 400 entries from 68 countries. MANILA, Philippines – For the last ten years, the best and the brightest in the architecture world have sent their work for judging in the World Architecture Festival. Dubbed as the Oscars of Architecture, this year’s event at Arena Berlin last Nov. 15-17 garnered 400 entries from 68 countries.” Read more here.

Architecture with a purpose

Architecture with a purpose

By Pia Lorraine Yater-Dalmazo / Lamudi  / January -March 2017 Issue, Page 56

 

“With almost 10 years in the business, the collaborative company that now has 90 people under its name is undeniably succeeding in their game. Lamudi recently sat down with its principal architect, William T. Ti Jr., to discuss WTA’s one goal: to serve the community and the next generation through...” Read more here.