Practice

We believe that architecture has to transcend beyond reason, that architecture needs more sensibility, more expression, more character, more life. Influenced by the great Filipino modernists of the 20th century, we focus on the poetry of both form and space to evoke emotions. We believe emotion is the ultimate measure of experience. Our diverse portfolio is an evidence of our interest in exploring form and space to express emotion in architecture.

Moreover, we are dedicated in delivering professional commitment and quality 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 the project. We make sure that everything works from the interior to the exterior, from the form to the space to the details to the landscape. 

Paul Blasco

Paul Blasco leads the practice with a vision of creating architecture that is, above all else, poetic. 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 the late National Artist for Architecture, Leandro V. Locsin. 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

2020.03.01
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 to design a new food destination in Luinab, Iligan

2019.11.04
Blasco to design the new Ivory Business Hotel in Iligan

2019.10.01
Blasco to design Beautanica Beauty Studio

2019.07.01
Blasco to design a house at Eslon, Sta. Filomena, Iligan

2019.06.06
Blasco to masterplan and design a garden resort in Misamis Oriental

2019.05.27
Blasco designs a 2-house compound in Xavier Estates Subdivision, Cagayan de Oro

2019.05.06
Blasco designs a house in Ayala Premier's Alegria subdivision in Cagayan de Oro

2019.04.03
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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