I have always been a Modernist ever since I took up architecture. Some of the so-called modern works are genuine and some are false. The false sacrifice utility for design. The genuine combine both utility and design effectively. Pablo Severo Antonio Avant-garde, daring, an iconoclast, and one who in the words of Rodrigo D. PerezContinue reading “Pablo Severo Antonio : Life and Legacy”
It wasn’t enough for the nature-loving Pablo Antonio to have his home surrounded by gardens and to have a number of pocket gardens inside his home. he was also fond of ponds. The ponds inside and outside the home add to the serenity created by breezes rustling leaves and birdsong. Every so often a there’sContinue reading “Fish Ponds”
Bungalows became popular among architects in the Philippines during the early postwar years because of the suburban development trends across towns and cities in California. These types of homes were spacious and cost less to construct. When one steps into a bungalow, its open-floor design gives a cozy atmosphere and flexibility for interior design. AtContinue reading “Bungalow”
The furniture at the living room of Pablo S. Antonio’s home were designed by Ernest Korneld. Korneld was an Austrian-Jewish architect who resided in Manila. A prominent name in the local scene during the post-war years, he is notably cited for designing the reconstruction of Temple Emil, the country’s first Synagogue which stood in TaftContinue reading “Furniture by Ernest Korneld”
One evening, Pablo and Marina were heading to a party. On the way, they spotted the doors on a truck that had been dismantled from a nearby damaged building. The couple stopped the truck to purchase the doors, and turned back to place the door on their newly built Pasay residence in 2650 Zamora. PabloContinue reading “The Doors”
Get to know more about Pablo S. Antonio in Gerard Lico’s Arkitektura ng Bayan documentary series. In Episode 1 : Pablo Antonio, Lico visits the Pasay residence to discuss stories of Antonio’s personal life and architecture with Malu Antonio-Veloso, the architect’s daughter.