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Founding Architects of Philippine Modernism

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Christine Laniba

on 11 August 2013

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Founding Architects of Philippine Modernism
The modern architecture in the Philippines started in 1920’s yet it obtained its prominence around 1940’s after the Second World War. During this period, the Americans constructed many Neoclassical buildings in Manila.The first buildings of the modern era were conceived early in the 20th century.
Philippine Modern Architects
Philippine Modern Architecture
Juan Arellano
- the first Filipino architect and one of the Philippines' founding fathers of architecture.
Manila Metropolitan Theatre (1935)
Legislative Building
National Museum
Manila Central Post Office (1926)
Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol (1936)
Cebu Provincial Capitol (1937)
Misamis Occidental Provincial Capitol Building (1935)
Other Works:
Bank of the Philippine Islands Cebu Main Branch (1940)
Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila
Jones Bridge
Embassy of the United States in Manila
Pablo S. Antonio
-pioneer of modern Philippine architecture and he was recognized in some quarters as the foremost Filipino modernist architect of his time
Far Eastern University
White Cross Sanitarium (1938)
Other works
Guzman Institute of Electronics
Manila Polo Club
Capitan Luis Gonzaga Building
Life Theater
Galaxy Theater
Boulevard-Alhambra ( Bel-Air Apartments)
Ideal Theater
Juan Nakpil
- a Filipino architect
- Dean of Filipino Architects
San Carlos Seminary
Quezon Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman
Gonzales Hall, University of the Philippines Diliman
Rizal Theater
Rizal Shrine
SSS Building, Quezon City
Philippine Village Hotel
Magsaysay Building
Capitol Theater
Captain Pepe Building
Manila Jockey Club
Rufino Building
Other Works
Geronimo de los Reyes Building
Iglesia ni Cristo Riverside Locale
Leandro Locsin
- a Filipino architect, artist, and interior designer
- famous for his use of concrete, floating volume and simplistic design in his various projects
Church of the Holy Sacrifice
Cultural Center of the Philippines
Philippine International Convention Center
Folk Arts Theater
Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Philippine Pavilion, Osaka, Japan
Benguet Center (Banco de Oro Building)
Manila International Airport (NAIA Terminal 1)
Davao International Airport (renovated in 2003)
Istana Nurul Imam Palace, Brunei
Tanghalang Mariang Makiling, Los Baños, Laguna
Church of Saint Andrew, Bel-Air Village, Makati
Church of Monastery of the Transfiguration, Malaybalay, Bukidnon
Jaro Municipal Building
Federico S. Ilustre
- In 1954, he was appointed to be Consulting Architect following the retirement of Antonio Toledo. He held this position until the 1970s
- Ilustre's career saw the transition of Civic Architecture from its colonial phase in the twilight years of colonial rule in the Philippines until the development of a separate Filipino Modern Architecture, from its modernist phase to its neo-vernacular phase. Thus, produce a cross of the best architectural properties of classical and functional buildings

Philippine College of Commerce
Quezon Memorial Monument
Old GSIS Building
Manila International Airport
Other Prolific Modern Architects
Bobby Manosa
Lor Calma
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