Just when you’ve finally saved up enough to build your own home, looking for the best person to design and build it, while staying within your budget, is a tricky one. Enter NATMO Asia, an architectural firm that has been in the design and construction business for 20 years now. Architect Neil T. Monzones, a graduate of Mapua Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture and currently serving as Vice President for the United Architects of the Philippines, has been consistently designing and building structures that are well-planned and fit any budget requirement.
Arch. Monzones’ own home in Batangas is proof of how the contemporary 3-storey structure suits the trapezoidal shape of its lot. The house rises at an interesting angle, easily making it an outstanding feature in the community. With his signature round “holes” on the exterior and extensive use of glass both in and out of the house, the … Read More
Lets start by examining why such partnerships are proving to be beneficial for software, design and publishing houses located in the IT business hubs of the world. Well, the reasoning is simple, the electronic age has transformed the business world, it is very easy to communicate with a client sitting at a 12 hour time zone difference. Much of the development work in the realms of web design and development is very easy to outsource to offshore companies just by an email exchange. Upsurge in cloud computing has made large volumes of data transfer to be easier than ever. Hence large software houses in the Europe or the US can easily send out work without incurring any cost which would otherwise have been there for the physical movement of raw materials in any other industry.
On the other hand, small scale companies in South Asia stand to gain financially when … Read More
Feng Shui, when relating to home design, is a topic that is gaining more momentum and is becoming more well known in Western society. Centuries, or in fact thousands of years ago, Feng Shui was known only to the wealthiest and most powerful of Chinese families, including emperors and empresses of China. The royal families used the concept of Feng Shui to influence the harmony and prosperity of their palaces and homes. In the modern day, as a result of this knowledge becoming known among the rest of Asia, and now in the West including Europe and the US, these principles are now being embraced, regardless of their cultural background.
See, the principles of Feng Shui are based on the concept of ‘chi’ or energy. And since we are all energy, it is believed that the energy from environmental forces have an effect on our lives. So how does this … Read More