Monday, April 4, 2011

National Artist Bobby Mañosa on LRI Design Plaza 7th Anniversary Artist Series

Urban design hub LRI Design Plaza celebrates its seventh year of art and design with its 7th Anniversary Artist Series exhibit on National Artist Bobby Mañosa from April 7 to 16, 2011. 

Putting the spotlight on famed Filipino architect and National Artist FranciscoBobbyMañosa, LRI will showcase the fusion of indigenous and urban art through his exhibit, Beyond the Bahay-Kubo.

Expect to see the best of Mañosa’s works, which highlight his design philosophy of Contemporary Filipino Architecture and Interior Design.  Known for bringing Philippine architecture to greater heights, Mañosa pioneered and advocated the use of native materials like bamboo and nipa for contemporary designs.
We at Mañosa & Co. aim to preserve the unique character of indigenous art through the exhibit...When Ferdinand Magellan came to the Philippines, he saw first-hand the Bahay-Kubo. Today, nearly 500 years after, drive one kilometer away from the city and you will see the very same home design. Why? Because the design works—for our climate, environment, culture—it is a house with no formal architect, and yet it is designed with a deep understanding of our living condition,” Mañosa shared.
Mañosa’s own ‘nipa mansion’ in Ayala Alabang Village is a showcase of his love for indigenous architecture.
 In the last 35 years, Mañosa & Co. have modernized the bahay kubo by infusing today’s design strategies, materials and technology and yet, have retained its distinctive design elements.

The exhibit will have model houses of his extraordinary projects, a confluence of the old and new featuring homes from Luzon-Visayas-Mindanao, Lantana Lane and Scallabrin. Past works comprising of institutional buildings and landmarks like the EDSA Shrine, Medical City Building and Corregidor Island will also be featured.
The unique and memorable San Miguel Building in Ortigas is among the institutional landmarks that Mañosa created.
His remarkable list of work spans beautiful homes and resorts, institutional buildings and landmarks, which have been well-received by discriminating urban dwellers and the government, earning him the coveted title of National Artist in 2009.

Expect to see photos of resorts and other iconic places, as well such as world-class Amanpulo in Palawan, Pearl Farm Resort in Davao, Mactan Shangri-la and even the Philippine Pavilions in Seville, Spain and Lisbon, Germany.
The world-class Amanpulo beach resort in Palawan is undeniably Filipino with intricate touches of indigenous art here and there.
Check out Mañosa’s exhibition and learn all about his outstanding infrastructures and many other projects. Art and design enthusiasts are invited to visit and be part of LRI Design Plaza’s 7th anniversary celebration. 

LRI Design Plaza
210 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City.
Call 895-1772; 895-5470 or (0922) 857-2559.

The LRI Design Plaza 7th Anniversary Artist Series features the best of urban art through a series of exhibitions, workshops and other special events until the end of this month.


  1. Wow, his designs are truly high-class Filipino :)

  2. one of my Favorite Filipino architect that inspire me a lot through his way in showing a truly Philippine architecture using indigenous materials into world class design :)