Mar 05 2017
One people
One nation
One architecture

After hearing about Archt. Bobby Mañosa's exhibit in the National Museum of the Philippines, I searched for a company and scheduled ourselves for an informative visit.

Pasig Public Market


Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene


National Museum


The National Museum is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a free of charge admission.

We wander around ground floor before heading directly to Mañosa's exhibit at fourth floor, and these are what we'd found:

Enough of the artworks. We headed to 4th floor where we really intends to go.

Mañosa's timeline of life and works greets the visitors upon entering his exhibition. It is made interesting through the meticulously crafted relief arts.

Mañosa is committed to philippine vernacular design and has promoted the utilization of indigenous materials.

The main gallery showcases Mañosa's vision on his projects through manual perspectives in mixed media and scaled models that occupied the space.

Pro life
Pro poor
Pro pinoy
Local is "global".

The utilization of native thatch, bamboo, coconut and other indigenous materials initiate neovernacular.

The lack of appropriate toys for his children due to import restriction forced Mañosa to venture into toy design, which is soon marketed globally as Bobi toys, the toys of distinct simplicity of form.

Mañosa highlights the question "Why Filipino?" and is answered by watching an audio-visual presentation. Across it is a brief summary of Manosa's life waving goodbye to leaving visitors in the exhibition.

Note: Personal photos follows 😊😊

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