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.

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.

 

First PH condo featuring one unit per floor

First PH condo featuring one unit per floor

by Tessa Prieto-Valdes / Inquirer.net / June 25, 2016

“A new condominium is slowly rising in a prime location in the heart of San Juan City. The most notable feature of the project according to its developer Artesan Prime Properties Inc. is the fact that it is the first condominium in the country that features one unit per floor. The total number of floors is 12, thus the name Twelve Luxury Flats.

Located between J Abad Santos and P Guevarra Streets in San Juan, Twelve Luxury Flats is an exclusive project designed by internationally acclaimed architectural firm WTA Design Studio. The concept of a one-floor one unit design has never been done in the country and shall serve as an iconic architectural statement with every detail carefully considered for effortless luxury.” Read more here. 

 

Oddly-shaped Intramuros Waiting Shed is a Mobile Library

Oddly-shaped Intramuros Waiting Shed
is a Mobile Library

by Annelle Tayao-Juego / Philippine Daily Inquirer / May 31, 2016

“AT INTRAMUROS’ plaza Roma in front of the Manila Cathedral is a waiting shed, seemingly out of place as it stands in the middle of a footpath facing the church, blocking pedestrians’ right of way.

But the structure’s location was deliberately chosen precisely because of all the foot traffic. And this is no ordinary waiting shed—it’s a mobile library called “The Book Stop” where one can borrow books and donate old ones already gathering dust at home. The odd fixture’s slanted steel roof and steel shelves are …” Read more here.