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Cubo Modular Houses Made of Engineered Bamboo in the Philippines

Cubo has gained a lot of attention after its founder has been featured in mainstream media both local and abroad. The multi- awardee founder of Cubo Engr Earl Patrick Forlales, aims to solve the Philippines' housing problem by providing affordable modular houses. To achieve low construction costs, he uses bamboo, a widely available and renewable material in the Philippines, as his building material. Cubo treats and processes bamboo into engineered bamboo that is standardized, making it a more workable material than raw bamboo. Cubo then manufactures standard panels, which can then be assembled on-site by the Cubo team. The prefabricated modular construction system Cubo implements allow them to assemble a house in a matter of days. 

The Jubilee Church By Arch't Richard Meier

Back when I was still an architecture student, I was always inclined to innovative designs that represent architecture today. I appreciated these designs at an early stage in my studies and I loved to search for unique design solutions for various building types. Image Source:  https://www.richardmeier.com/ One structure I stumbled upon during my research inspired me to think outside the box. It gave me a new perspective on the design if you won't restrict yourself with the norms. The Jubilee Church is a masterpiece designed by  Architect Richard Meier.  This church had a unique design that didn't have any resemblance to any typical church. It veered away from the traditional church designs and  managed to arrive at a magnificent design that was beautiful and functional.  The design reflected the core beliefs of the church and the beautiful use of natural lights enhanced the ambiance of the interior. The harmony of all the elements is made this church a masterpiece. Below is an

Creative 3D Paper Models

I've visited this blog that features some pretty neat 3d paper models. Some paper models look so realistic that they don't look like paper. The blog has a wide variety of models, from simple to super intricate I bet it took a lot of time to do it. I admire the patience of these people. Making those paper models takes a lot of dedication and patience to finish those models. Here's one of my favorite paper models from his blog. Ecto-1 For more photos and projects on 3D paper models visit his blog at papermodeluniverse.blogspot.com

Works of Art Made from Recycled Scrap Metal

I could not believe my eyes to the intricacy of the models. Having seen these gave me a whole new outlook on how to turn garbage into something beautiful. I never thought a bunch of bolts, screws, and wires would look so cool. In the hands of a creative and imaginative person, trash transforms into works of art. I posted some of the pieces that I love. Alien Xenomorph Jango Fett I could not believe my eyes to the intricacy of the models. Having seen these gave me a whole new outlook on how to turn garbage into something beautiful. I never thought a bunch of bolts, screws, and wires would look so cool. In the hands of a creative and imaginative person, trash transforms into works of art. I posted some of the pieces that I love. Predator Optimus Prime Just visit  www.artfromsteel.com  for a complete catalog of their work.

A Directory of Official Websites of Architects

As a new architect, I am eager to learn and understand different styles of architecture. I want to learn from the experts and the most successful architects in the world. I get design inspirations from these architects. The designs range from simple, sleek and stylish to unorthodox extravagant designs.