The Mañosa philosophy “Architecture must be true to itself, its land and its people” was the guiding message for the exhibit, Mañosa: Beyond Architecture. The exhibit was inspired by the desire to continuously adapt indigenous material and technology to enrich Filipino culture.
Tukod Foundation supported this endeavor by producing an architectural retrospective exhibit on the works of its founder, Francisco Mañosa. This was showcased at The National Museum for three months, from February to May 2017. The exhibit brought together models, original drawings, perspectives and plans from the works of Architect Mañosa, including those from the Coconut Palace, the EDSA Shrine, the LRT, resorts like Amanpulo and Pearl Farm, and socialized housing like BLISS and the Diego Cera Housing in Las Piñas. Projects represented cultural, ecclesiastical and social institutions, resorts, mass housing, and residential structures. Objects exhibited spanned all phases of Architect Mañosa’s career and also showed the different facets of his personality as a musician, artist, toymaker and designer.
The National Museum exhibit’s average viewership was 400 visitors a day.
Tukod Foundation would like to thank its sponsors and partners for this exhibit: Aurelio’s, PhilConch, Davies, FGU Builders, Inc., Timbermate – HMT Trading Corp., Matimco, Kenneth & Mock, Imatech Corp., MoveallInteriors, Philippine Wine Merchants, Euroasia, JRS Piping Services, Mariwasa, Focus Global, Inc., Trend Specialist, Perfect Dimension Corp., Bryan Isaiah Trading Construction, Inc., Decra Roofing System, Absolute Concrete Form Supply Co., AMC Trading, American Standard/ Grohe, Domingo Lagman Engineering Consultancy, ELC Consultancy & Mtg., The National Museum of the Philippines, and the National Commission.
We would like to extend special thanks to: Boysen Philippines, Tadeco Home, Cebu Fil Veneer Corp., Weida Philippines, Ed Yrezabal, Luis Intia, Joanna Lacson, Carmencita Lopez