The Struggle to Save the Philippines’ Architectural Heritage

The Struggle to Save the Philippines’ Architectural Heritage

By Felix Iglesias
The recent blaze at the Manila Central Post Office highlighted the challenges in keeping the depredations of time and private commercial interests at bay.

China’s Architectural Crackdown

China’s Architectural Crackdown

By Jonathan Hall-Eastman
China's government is cracking down on “bizarre architecture.”

Medan's Architectural Allure

Though not one of Indonesia’s top travel destinations, a unique urban landscape makes Medan worth visiting.

Architecture for Autism?

A Tokyo-based architect’s unique initiative for children might provide hope through a ‘primitive future’ style.

Sapporo, Japan: Worth a Visit

This often forgotten Japanese city to the north is surprisingly modern, friendly and design-savvy — and well worth a visit.

Japan’s Future Look

With new challenges ahead, will the country’s landscape be able to hold onto its distinctively ‘Japanese’ look?

What is ‘Japaneseness’?

What does it mean to say that a building or a piece of culture is Japanese? Defining ‘Japaneseness’ is no easy feat.

Japan: Where Conflict Is Harmony

Japan’s landscape is often seen as one made up of numerous conflicting elements. Is this really the case?

One-of-a-Kind Japan

What makes Japan’s landscape unique? The answer may lie in its centuries-old traditions and eccentric cities.

Japan’s Streets and Gardens

What is it about Japan’s visual landscape that sets it apart? A closer look at its streets and gardens reveals some clues.

The ‘Japanese Aesthetic’

The ‘Japanese Aesthetic’

What is it about Japan’s visual landscape that sets it apart—and helps make it a popular destination for visitors?

Where the Heart Is -- This Sri Lankan architect knows

This week, I’ve been lucky enough to come across some inspiring bits of info from the Asia-Pacific cultural arena. One was on Sri Lankan architect Chevadurai Anjalendran, whose work is the subject of the newly-released book Anjalendran: Architect of

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