Archives by: Katrina Peria

HDB Flats: Not Your Ordinary Singaporean Dream House

In our modern age, the rise of HDB flats in Singapore has taken the country by storm. With over 23 towns and 3 estates that house HDB flats, you’ll definitely find the perfect one for you. Although these flats or houses are made as neutral as possible to cater to the most number of people, there are those that redesign the HDB flats and homes that they’ve bought. The sky’s the limit for redesigning one’s HDB home, you just need to ... Read more

Otherworldly Architecture: Japan’s Tiny Houses

In the past, most people like to acquire buildings that are huge and enormous. But this slowly changed over time as they realized how impractical it is to own one of these estates. Today, a number of them are more interested in owning properties that have just enough space for their entire family. This is something students from different architecture universities in Manila should learn about. They must understand their clients’ needs in order to deliver the best service they can provide. It ... Read more

Alternative Energy Sources for a Greener World

Worldwide, solar system installation is increasingly prevalent because of the initiative to join the green movement and preserve our Mother Earth. Many establishments and households are more conscious on how to use their energy efficiently and how to reduce their carbon footprint. Since our Mother Earth has many natural resources, alternative energy resources are everywhere. It is just up to us how to use and maintain these resources to produce sustainable energy. Let’s take a look at the different alternative energy sources ... Read more

Solar-Powered Schools? Would It Be For The Better?

The campaign for conserving, protecting, going green, and nurturing our Mother Earth has been continually growing across the country for the past few years. Several environmental organizations and groups are doing their best to educate and inform citizens on how they can contribute actively to have a better environment. Even various international schools in the Philippines are joining the movement towards the sustainable lifestyle. A solar-powered school? Would it be for the better? The Two Types of Solar Energy System Photovoltaic ... Read more

The Cost of Going Green

Going green - Nowadays, several environmental conservation and protection activities are being done to save our mother Earth. Simple habits, such composting, conserving water, and consuming less energy are some of the ways to help make the world a better place. One of the common options in shifting into the sustainable lifestyle is by using the solar energy.  However, many people think that solar panels are expensive. Fortunately, there are various affordable options when it comes to the prices of solar panels ... Read more

8 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Studied Architecture

Ever think that the person you’re sitting next to could be a celebrity one day. Perhaps your classmate or the gal sitting next to you at the coffee shop? Yes, most of your classmates will end up with Engineering or Architecture degrees, some will change lanes and pursue other courses but it is not outside the realm of possibilities that some may end up a becoming a celebrity. Here’s a list of 8 celebrities who studied architecture: George Takei Best known for his ... Read more

Green Initiative Building Designs

A popular trend these days with regards to building establishments is the use of certain solar panel systems in the Philippines which provide the user with renewable energy sources instead of the traditional types of power. If we thoroughly think about it, people have transpired in changing how they view the world today through the act of being eco-friendly in different ways. Architects and engineers have been creating Green initiative building designs in major structures in their country; get to know ... Read more

How Carbon Emission Can Affect the Environment

The increase of greenhouse gases and carbon emissions are some of the reasons why there is global warming. Global warming is the term used to describe the increase in the average temperature of the Earth’s oceans and atmosphere. It is a change that scientists believe to be permanently changing the planet’s climate. Some people call it a hoax but climate experts agree that the planet is getting warmer than before. Fuel extraction, production, the chlorofluorocarbon from refrigerators and air condition units, ... Read more
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