Ar Gelo, discussed the branding of the Mañosa, its history and the present of Mañosa Today. He discussed not just about Bamboo as Green Architecture but he also added the Indigenous Materials as Green Architecture. He focused on the Principles of Mañosa Design. As per his dad, Architecture must be true itself, its land, and its people. The Bahay Kubo and the Bahay-na-Bato, the age-old design genius of the Filipino people, form the flesh and bones of Mañosa’s Architecture. But its animating spirit—its soul—is the Filipino way of life where family and communities are central.
In his presentation, Bamboo as Green Architecture offers some answers to the 21st century challenge that lies in realms of ecology and the social. In introducing bamboo architecture to communities, attention shall be given towards a more holistic way in capitalizing local resources; that is including materials, technologies, required knowledge and skill-sets, and the social capital. Bamboo as fast growing giant grass distinct itself from trees. The difference in structural characteristics and properties between the two is also known. This paper argues for particular appropriate technologies with bamboo, which emphasize practicality and effectiveness in using available resources within the community. That is through working with round bamboo with bugs resistance treatment, with steel bolt joinery, and community participation throughout all project stages, from planning to design, to construction. In doing so, it will raise strong ownership to the build structure, and ultimately contributes to the long term goals of sustainability.