Written by Amor Maclang, Business Mirror features WTA in “Architecture and Its role in nation-building” in Manila, Philippines.
Take a look at the excerpts taken from the article:
“I had a recent chat with Arch. William Ti, the principal architect of WTA Architecture and Design Studio, and he recently told me that “architecture is the mother of all arts.” “Back then, the public would look toward the intricacies of cathedrals to draw inspiration for their own art pieces. They were inspired by the man-made structures that surrounded them,” he elaborated, as I gave him a questioning glance.
It was such a revelatory thought that I could not help but agree with it. As an avid supporter of artists and their respective crafts, I was struck by how simple yet impactful his statement was—so much so, that I volunteered my time to take part on the three-day architecture festival he’s been spearheading, which I’ll discuss in detail a bit that later.”
Socially relevant architecture
“It [The Book Stop project] is a way of bringing people together,” Ti explained. “Also, we’ve found out that The Book Stop has been helping kids get off the streets, even for just a little while.
Earlier this year, I featured the story behind the METamorphosis—the nonprofit organization behind the ongoing restoration and renovation of the Manila Metropolitan Theater. The group’s dedication to the resurrection of this venerable piece of Manila history not only astounds me but, more so, makes me so proud to be a Filipino.
Ti has called upon his friends, his colleagues and other thought leaders in the industry to showcase the beauty of architecture in the Philippines. “Anthology,” as the event is lovingly called, will be featuring a number of the country’s seasoned and up-and-coming architects in a series of activities throughout the three-day festivity in the historic and enchantingly charming hub that is Intramuros in Manila.”