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Traveling exhibit puts spotlight on icon


Get access to projects never before seen by the public when you visit “Mañosa: Beyond Architecture”, a traveling exhibit featuring renowned Filipino architect Francisco “Bobby” Mañosa.  The exhibit will be held until Aug. 17 in Alabang Town Center and will move to TriNoma Mall from Aug. 18 to Sept. 9.


When everyone was focused on architectural feats in the great cities of the world and produced work to reflect these trends, Arch. Mañosa used Philippine textiles, and building materials, championing Filipino architectural design through his work.

“For him, it’s not just about finding what’s beautiful. He works to keep leveling up, to keep innovating, and have Filipinos take pride in our own world-class designs,” said Denise Mañosa, the architect’s wife.

As a treat for the next generation of creatives who draw inspiration from his work, the exhibit showcases original drawings, models, and snapshots that chart Mañosa’s prolific career as an architect.

Aside from an archive of photographs, vernacular materials, furniture, and interior elements, the exhibition will also explore his other creative pursuits as a jazz musician, toy designer, and craftsman.

This exhibit was originally put up in the National Museum of the Philippines earlier this year. For those who missed it, now is your chance to get to know more about Arch. Mañosa.

“Through this exhibit, we hope to keep not only Bobby’s legacy in the country’s architecture industry alive but also, every Filipino’s love for our own. As he always tells us, ‘Architecture must be true to itself, its land, and its people,” concluded Denise.

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