Pilipino Library: What Kids Should Know About Philippine Architecture
This week's Pilipino Library feature, Adarna House brings us another insightful and beautiful publication about Philippine architecture.
The concept of, ‘What Kids Should Know About Philippine Architecture,’ teaches us about a basic principle of design while also celebrating the beauty of that design locally. I love Filipino food, textiles and markets but I am just learning about Philippine architecture. This book is not a short read but could be a reference for kids, or adults like me, who have any creative interests.
What Kids Should Know About Philippine Architecture dialogues the various aspects of architecture starting at the basic building blocks, What Is Architecture? The pages scaffold various topics together until you have built a firm foundation of architecture and more specifically, architecture anthropology. The finishing touches of your new understanding of architecture are finished beautifully with a rich lesson of Philippine architecture.
Manila's beauty and depth is easy to overlook because of the congestion, traffic and large sprawling city but don’t neglect the rich culture we do have. The Philippines got tossed around between aggressive rulers until it was finally able to have it’s own go at developing it’s modern culture.
The Philippines absolutely does have culture and you can learn about it through its rich architecture. The more we know about our host country, the more connected we feel.
What Kids Should Know About Philippine Architecture
Texy By Edson G Cabalfin
Illustrations by Asa A. Montenejo