Category Archives: architecture



Summer Palace, Beijing


This was taken last summer during the family only Holy Week Trip.

I was fixing my camera’s setting for Achi’s portrait when I got this ‘test shot.’



Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Rain chain


I just came across this in my wordpress feed and thought it was very interesting to do. I hardly post photos anymore, so this could be a start. =)

This structure is a part of photo 132. The image above focused on the rain chain, which acts like a downspout. The architect did not want to expose the pipes of the downspout, because he wanted the visitors to focus on the pyramid-shaped chapel and its massive diagonal structural legs. Having visible vertical pipes would only add more lines to the aesthetics, and would destroy the diagonal lines. The Rain chains are made of steel chains. They look light in the eye, and provides an interesting detail.

When the rain hits the roof, the water will glide to the gutter then clings on the rain chain. It then travels directly to the area drain catch basin. The site is really peaceful. For more pictures of the chapel, please go to this link.



Sta. Barbara Chapel, Pampanga


Here is one of our office’s built projects. This was actually a commission project to Bacolor, and designed by big boss. From the rendered images we have in our files, seeing the actual thing was much more fascinating! The design is really simple and structural; pyramidal and open on all 3 sides (the fourth side being the altar). The floor is just plain cement straight to finish. The altar is painted and with regular strip grey wall tiles. The ceiling is just stained plywood, but they did look like natural wood. The roof: asphalt shingles (to be confirmed).

Simple finishes, classy structure. 😉

Photos taken with Sony NEX 5N SL1855



still with Angat Residence


This is still from the photoshoot seen at post 129. The picture here is actually the material of the deck, which is Wood Plastic Composite. Their deck used to be just plain cement finish with some gravel. They are thinking of maybe selling this place, so they had it refurbished a bit.

bit of building materials info for those who are not familiar:
Wood can be used for exterior finishes, like wall claddings and floor. The downside is wood can easily rot, corrode, and decay. You need to have it maintained for maybe at least every 5 years, depending on the supplier’s recommendation. There are tiles that simulates wood finishes, but most sizes of them lack the proper dimension of a wood plank to make it seem like real wood.

Wood plastic composite (WPC) is a good alternative for exterior finishes. It contains wood powder and plastic, so it can resist decaying, etc, and will still look and feel like wood. Their length can go up to 4 meters, depending on the supplier. The downside of this material is once the surface is scratched, white gashes may appear. But, there are some suppliers that say their WPC’s, once scratched, will retain the same color of wood. However, they can be a bit more expensive. 🙂



Angat Residence


So, we are currently doing some marketing materials for the firm… Starting by seeing if we can do the photoshoot of structures by ourselves or outsourcing them. Hence, the photo above. We experimented on photoshooting the bosses’ house. It was fun~~~ 🙂

So far, we plan on outsourcing it because we foresee that it may hinder our schedule with the projects we’re handling. But, the final decision will be made by the partners though.





Uh…. I have just recently got into Instagram. =)) Kind of late, but who cares.

So far, I have posted mostly of architecture related photos.. actually, what you see up there are the only photos in my instagram as of now XD

account: euni_lim



Binondo Church


This was taken last Chinese New Year. My sisters insisted that we go to Ongpin and experience a Chinese New Year there. At first I was interested, too, so I conceded, not to mention that I miss some Ongpin food. But… if I expected a lot of people there, I never expected it to be THAT MANY. @_@

If you do plan on going to Ongpin next time for a Chinese New Year celebration, bring your own drinks and maybe some food. Mom and I planned to buy a cup of fruit shake from ChuanKee, but they ran out of ice. haha. The trusty sugarcane juice along OngPin street (after A&S lamps) didn’t have stock anymore. We didn’t try to buy chienpao from the store we often go to, because of the long queue. =))





Time flies by so fast~~~~ It’s already December! …And I have been an irresponsible blogger (haven’t really updated much this year) and pre-board architect (I should be fixing my logbook). Ohwell. =D

This was taken last August to celebrate Achi’s birthday. ^^; We ate at Sonia’s Garden. The place is just lovely! Perfect place for peace and quiet. One can’t help feeling rejuvenated even with just quick afternoon stroll there. The place has executed vernacular architecture well. In a way, it’s a perfect place for foreigners wanting to experience “something local.” The exterior structures may not look very Filipino, but the small details and the interiors makes up for it. =)

( ̄▽ ̄)=3




Ortigas as seen through our office window. =D


Day 22 to Day 27

Day 22: Favourite Memory


This was a hard theme. Honestly, nothing really popped out immediately after reading the topic. I had a good childhood. I have an endearing family and friends. They make me happy that 95% of the moments I spent with them are part of my fondest memories. (5% for misunderstandings).

I chose a different tactic to arrive to a solution. What is my recent best/happiest/favourite memory? I backtracked to what had happened early this year to last month. 😉 Nice thinking. Good Job.

On the eve of my birthday (I’m a December baby), it was our high school batch’s first Christmas party since graduating, well, high school. Minutes after midnight, we semi-celebrated my birthday with shots for everyone. I didn’t buy those shots, btw. (They were from the actual party. lol) It was my first time celebrating it like that. 🙂 It gave me warm and fuzzy feelings. That night, we (A and I) slept over at J’s house. It was also my first time to celebrate my birthday over at someone else’s house. 😉 We spent the whole day and afternoon just chilling.

The cake was a ‘surprise’ from the CCK siblings (J and her 2 sisters) and A. M was on skype, which was also a surprise. Love you dears~ ♥♥♥

Day 23: Any Animal/bird


Erm….. The birds in the neighbourhood don’t really… show themselves after working hours. And, mornings are always a rush here. The rest of the hours, I’m stuck inside the office. So… this is close enough… ^^; Woodstock.

Day 24: Random

mason jar and tea light

This photo was supposed to be number 102 photo, but I keep on forgetting to share it here. A few weeks ago I released my stress/irritation by doing some arts&crafts. I spray painted a few mason jars: 2 whites, 1 olive green, and 1 glow-in-the-dark. I didn’t know what to do with them yet minus the glow-in-the-dark one. That is until our house’s fuse box suddenly decided to not receive electricity from the main line anymore.

Good thing I had made the said project! The white ones were perfect. The candle inside the small white jar illuminated the room more than when the candle is outside the jar. Not to mention it is safer. For the tea light to not stick on the jar, I had a few stones and sands left from my modelling kit back in college. I poured all of my scraps inside, which was nothing much (approx. 1cm). I then placed the tea light on it. Ta-da~!

The set was on our porch.

Day 25: Purchased

a few items

Monopoly Deal was once a hipster thing. Now it’s mainstream. But, I still like it anyway. I have played this game since early last year, but I have just recently bought my own set (last Saturday to be exact). I’m planning on buying the Sorry! cards. Although, I don’t know anyone else here who is familiar with the Sorry! board game aside from achi and shobe…

The Hooray for Today is from Mcdonalds. I have mentioned this before on Day 7. Technically, I purchased this by completing the breakfast card. XD

Goody’s Spin Pin! I’m still practicing on how to use them on my medium length layered hair. I have tried it on my sister who has longer hair, and it was magic! I plan on buying the bun spin spiral, too! 🙂

Day 26: Small Objects

The pieces of jewellery are from mom’s, who gave it to me. I’m a dragon; hence the dragon pendant. My sisters have their’s, too. A tiger and a ram. Amongst the 3 of us, I wear earrings more often than my 2 sisters do. I only wear these for special occasions. But, I do sometimes wear the earrings on family day outs.

The other items are my small object necessities: The mp3 player to kill time; the bobby pins and hair bands for taming my hair; Lipice lipbalm for chapped lips (lol obviously); and Vicks VapoRub for sinusitis attacks.

Day 27: Building

around the vicinity of COEX, Seoul, South Korea

This is a photo from late last year, but I don’t think I had ever shared it here yet. This was not the most impressive building in Seoul, but I like the effect of the details when one looks at it from the ground. It’s almost psychedelic or mind-boggling!


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