Architecture in Manila

First United Building

Not only is this one of Manila's finest pieces of surviving pre-WWII art deco, but it's also the centrepiece of the Escolta St revival. Inside are galleries, cafes, co-laboratories, artist collectives, the First Uni…
Architecture in Taal

Galleria Taal

Galleria Taal is a good example of a well-preserved ancestral house, but far more impressive is the museum containing a vast collection of vintage cameras collected by Manny Barrion Inumerable. There's also a good g…
Notable Building in Manila

Coconut Palace

The Coconut Palace was one of Imelda Marcos' great white elephant projects in the 1970s. It was so named because of the extensive use of coconut building materials in its construction. Nowadays the palace is used ma…
Notable Building in Western Mindanao & Zamboanga Peninsula

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Childhood Summer Home

Directly in front of Timoga Springs, along the main highway, this is only really interesting to political buffs. Perhaps most curious are the family photos documenting Macapagal-Arroyo from child to adult.