Horizon Manila Scale Model
Horizon Manila Scale Model
Horizon Manila Scale Model
Fueled by passion and curiosity
Fueled by passion and curiosity

People

A place of ideas and possibilities
A place of ideas and possibilities

Studio

Why does architecture matter?
Why does architecture matter?

Social Architecture

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Think WTA

Based in Manila, Philippines, WTA Architecture and Design Studio is one of the Top 10 Architectural Firms in the Philippines in 2018 as cited by BCI Asia. We are a multidisciplinary group of young and idealistic architects and interior designers, and urban planners and engineers. Furthermore, the office participates in a wide range of design activities with a focus in socially relevant designs geared towards beautifying Manila and building a better city. We focus on finding solutions for the dichotomy of big and small projects, and simple and complex ideas. We put emphasizes on ideas and the design process wherein programs are broken down and evolved. Moreover, creating designs that are projected towards the surrounding community and city.

To date, WTA has worked on luxury residences and condominium towers suburban mass and housing and skyscrapers, branch offices and corporate headquarters, dormitories and luxury hotels, retail shops and shopping center. This time-condensed wide range of expenses has allowed us to explore and anticipate the urban trends and growth patterns in our city. Our projects continue to explore the possibilities for the city of tomorrow and to develop exciting new ideas for how we live, work and enjoy in our built environment.

Awards and Recognition

Social Architecture

We believe in architecture that creates communities. Social architecture allows us to practice our idea that humanity’s story must, more and more, be socially inclusive than selectively exclusive. This philosophy operates more in the manner of discovery and exploration, rather than breakthroughs and invention. It gears us to create a gentler and more harmonious pace of societal development than the peaks and trough’s of triumphalist achievement.