April 23, 2013

Gray hulk

Philippine Heart Center I think that the well-designed logo of the Philippine Heart Center (see yesterday's post) will remain timeless, but the building itself is showing its age. This is just the view of its side, unfortunately, but it is still easily recognizable as an architectural style popular in Manila in the 1970s. The architect of the Heart Center is Jorge Y. Ramos, now 76, who designed other government buildings during the time of Marcos.

7 comments:

George said...

I agree that the loco is more modern than the building. I doubt that there is much that can be done to make the building look as good as the logo.

Barbara Farr said...

A coat of paint might help the facade.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The 1970's was not a good decade for architecture.

Neither were the 50's, 60's or 80's.

Photo Cache said...

I am not a fan of this kind of architecture. When I see something this drab, I think it houses offices for tax service, etc.

Cezar and Léia said...

I imagine the building with some colors in that facade! :)
Léia

Doronette NF said...

Well, i'm not big fan of this architecture. I'm agree with Léia, maybe it'd look better with some colors in the facade.

Al said...

Classic 1970s concrete - we've got our share of that around here too. But I agree with you about the logo.