We actually have to take photos of 30 different buildings around Manila and associate their structural components to the different periods in Architectural history.
The weather almost killed us, but thankfully we didn't have to commute. Not quite done with our list! Fifteen periods, two structures for each.
Obviously the main reason why our professor's assigning this project to his HAA students every term is so that we're able to discover our own city. A lot of us have been in this city/country since forever but haven't really taken time to look into those buildings-- they just seem to disappear amidst the surroundings whenever pass by them on our way to school. If you look closely, the architecture's almost always impressive and you can sense the influence that a lot of nations have passed on to us during their their occupation/colonization.
A big mash-up of things around the city but I think that's what we have to appreciate. I just wished we had the money to maintain these places. Not really fond of the idea of the whole place becoming a modern, concrete jungle in the future. It's nice to see something else whenever you go back home.