Practice

We believe emotion is the ultimate measure of life. Therefore, architecture has to transcend beyond reason, architecture needs to have more sensibility, more expression, more character, more emotion—more life. Influenced by the great Filipino modernists of the 20th century, we focus on the poetry of both form and space to evoke emotion in architecture.

Moreover, we are committed in delivering professional service to all our projects regardless of scale - from modest rural houses to shopping malls at the heart of the city. We study as much as we could about our projects. We make sure that everything works from the general concept to the specific details, from the interior to the exterior, from the form to the space. 

Paul Blasco

Paul Blasco leads the practice with a vision of creating architecture that is, above all else, a poetry of form and space. He has worked on over a hundred projects and has more than 12 years of extensive experience in the architecture industry, from designing, to detailing, to construction supervision. As the principal architect, he actively directs and supervises all of the designs. His involvement throughout the different processes ensures that each project remains true to its artistic vision and technical objectives.

Prior to establishing his practice, Paul worked for the firm of Leandro V. Locsin Partners, an internationally acclaimed architecture firm in the Philippines. His exposure to several of the firm's recent projects have helped enhance his innate talent and eye for design. Moreover, his exposure to Locsin's earlier works from the 20th century made a lasting impression and have influenced his design sensibilities.

After Locsin, Paul joined the Singapore architecture firm, A+P GRP, for its Philippine office. His main work was the supervision of the 23-storey, 668-room Bai Hotel in Cebu and the design of a 2-tower 21-storey mixed-use building in Myanmar. These experiences resulted in a confidence of handling monumental projects which eventually led to the start of his own practice.

Paul completed his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at the University of the Philippines - Diliman. He was awarded with one of the Best Undergraduate Thesis. His final project was the design of an ICT Business Incubator Building at the UP South Science and Technology Park which represented his college in Archiprix International.

Occasionally, Paul contributes to architecture publications. The most recent of which is for Domus, a design and architecture magazine based in Milan, Italy. His essay for the magazine, “Crisis at the Fringe,” is an overview of the architecture in Mindanao, in light of the recent Marawi Seige and other challenges facing the underdeveloped island.



News

2020.07.06

2020.06.29
Construction of The Cube is in full swing

2020.06.08
Blasco to design an upscale house in Greenheights, a hill overlooking the downtown Iligan

2020.06.01
Blasco to design Big Poppa's Diner in Iligan

2020.05.25

2020.03.01
Blasco to design The Cube, an upcoming food and entertainment destination in Cagayan de Oro

2019.12.02
Blasco to renovate a 2-storey house in Buru-un, Iligan

2019.11.25
Blasco designs the new Serenity Spa in Iligan

2019.03.25
Blasco to design the interiors of the new Gaisano mall in Upper Carmen, Cagayan de Oro

2019.03.11
Blasco to design the interiors of the new Gaisano malls in Valencia, Bukidnon and Tubod, Lanao del Norte

2019.02.25
Blasco designs the Lighthouse restaurant in Gaisano Iligan

 

Contact

CAGAYAN DE ORO OFFICE
2F State Investment Trust Building
Tiano Brothers cor Hayes Streets
Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City
9000 Philippines

ILIGAN OFFICE    
4F BF Andrada Building
Roxas Avenue Extension
Mahayahay, Iligan City
9200 Philippines

CDO landline: 
Iligan landline: 
+63 63 228 4121
Globe/TM : +63 975 570 8525
Smart/Sun: +63 933 619 4554

Email: blasco@outlook.com

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