Friday, July 23, 2010

ArchInspire #009: Local Heritage


Our class in History has got me thinking on where to stand regarding certain issues on heritage conservation of old structures in the country. It should matter a lot to me after all as one of the young mind climbing the architectural profession. Foreign trends and styles have been a designer's aesthetic inspiration for years. And it seemed little thought has been made on keeping our own. Up until when will I join the bandwagon? Hmmm.

So here's what I got from searching over the latest news about the mother of our national hero's ancestral home in Binan, Laguna. Apparently, the present owner, Gerardo Alberto, have decided to sell the structure to Jerry Acuzar. Plans have been made to relocate the structure to the Spanish-colonial-inspired resort Ciudad Real de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan owned by the latter.

The relocation gives rise to the argument that a structure's beauty may be kept from its declining condition but its heritage and cultural intangibles can never be preserved the moment one takes it away from the original place where it stood.

1 comment:

  1. You don't know what you got til it's gone! It is extremely important that heritage buildings be preserved in their original states at their original locations. Future generations will always thank you for it!


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