May 11, 2010

For women

The second residential hall built in the 1960s inside the Loyola Heights campus of the Ateneo de Manila University was Eliazo Hall. It was built two years after Cervini Hall, in 1968, and named after the Jesuit priest Father Jose M. Eliazo, SJ. When the university turned co-educational in the 1970s, Eliazo Hall became the women's dormitory, and it has been ever since. I can only speak about Manila architecture, but the two buildings' patterned concrete blocks just scream the 60s to me.

Eliazo Hall in Ateneo de Manila Universitiy

12 comments:

Kaori said...

I like that pattern! I used to live in a girls dorm and this is just my opinion, but it always smells nicer than the men's dorm. haha.

Leif Hagen said...

I was going to say that their architecture is more "turn of the decade" style .....

Halcyon said...

It looks rather old-fashioned for my taste too!

Louis la Vache said...

As «Louis» commented on the post showing the men's dorm, this is very '60s architecture - and it's not confined to Manila!

Olivier said...

belle architecture, cela me fait penser a une église moderne

brattcat said...

How are you feeling about the election, Hilda? I didn't hear anything on the news this morning.

Hilda said...

Philippine Election update:

Noynoy Aquino is our new president (Yay!) but the VP race is tight so we're still waiting for the 15% that hasn't been counted.

Our current president, whom I absolutely abhor, ran for and won a seat in Congress and will be trying to consolidate her power so she can be House Speaker.

Our Senate (at least, the half that needed to be elected) reads like the cast of a Filipino action movie. Many are actors. Sigh.

There were several instances of violence yesterday and a few people were killed, but it was definitely not as bad as in the past. Most were in provincial towns with histories of intense rivalries between political families.

The use of Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) machines is great! It wasn't perfect — some didn't turn on, some couldn't transmit at the end of the day — but we might know all the winners, even for local positions, within the week. Counting used to take months!

Awful crowds in some precincts yesterday, but they were caused by disorganized precinct officials and undisciplined crowds, not because of the machines.

That's it for now. I apologize for not visiting your blogs much these past two days, but I'll be back as soon as all the results are in. See you all soon!

Lois said...

Yes this definitely looks like the 60's to me too! As I said yesterday, we have a residence hall that looks very similar to this one here on the FSU campus and I'm almost positive it was built in the 60's.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow Hilda, thanks for the update news about the elections!
And about the building, well...for me it's a little bit formal, maybe they could put some flowers in front of it! :)
Flowers bring good energies for the students!
Good luck for all people there and always positive feelings!
Hugs
Léia

Johnny said...

Hola Hilda, es curioso, el tipo de arquitectura de estos edificios de los 70 es idéntica a la de Barcelona, a pesar de estar tan separados por la distancia.
Saludos

Rambling Round said...

I agree. 60's for sure!

George said...

I agree that the architecture of these buildings says 1960s. They look as if they have been well-maintained.