Leandro Locsin, Ildefonso Paez Santos and Pablo Antonio are just a few modern Filipino architects of note. Other famous Filipino architects include Juan Nakpil, Francisco Mañosa and Carlos Santos-Viola.Continue Reading
Locsin was born in 1928 and died in 1994. He was an artist as well as architect, and his work adapted Western architecture for the Filipino lifestyle. He is known for his use of concrete, floating volume and simplistic design. In 1990, he was named National Artist of the Philippines for Architecture. His works range from churches to airports, and his most important contribution is the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Santos is known as the Father of Philippine landscape architecture. His work blends green spaces and natural elements with urban spaces. Santos was a pioneer in the field and was named National Artist for Architecture in 2006. One of his most famous works is the Makati Commercial Center. He was also commissioned to revitalise Paco Park in Manila.
Antonio is known for his use of clean lines, strong shapes and simplicity. A pioneer of modern Filipino architecture, he was named National Artist of the Philippines in 1976. He designed several buildings for the Far Eastern University in Manila, as well as several theaters, including the Ideal Theater. Antonio often used natural ventilation systems and sunscreens to make the buildings more practical for the harsh Filipino climate.Learn more about Architecture
Two famous Filipino painters are Juan Luna and Fernando Amorsolo. Both painters are dead but during their lives, they were highly successful and celebrated. In recognition of his skillful depiction of dead and discarded gladiators in ancient Rome — a painting entitled "Spoliarium" — Juan Luna was awarded the gold medal at the 1884 salon exhibit of Madrid when he was just 26.Full Answer >
The most famous Filipino psychologist is quite possible Virgilio Enriquez, who is known throughout the Philippines as the Father of Filipino Psychology. He founded the National Organization of Filipino Psychology in 1975.Full Answer >
Kawaling Pinoy offers one recipe for Filipino puto, or steamed rice cakes. The recipe takes approximately 20 minutes to make and 10 minutes to cook, and it yields about three dozen servings. Puto molds are necessary to complete the recipe.Full Answer >
A number of famous Filipino mathematicians contribute to the sciences in significant ways, according to Cebu-Phillipines.net. These mathematicians, including Raymundo Favila, Casimiro del Rosario, Amador Muriel, Tito A. Mijares and Jose A. Marasigan, have influenced the diverse fields of physics, astronomy, biophysics and biotechnology.Full Answer >