People must be at the centre of smart city planning, say experts

14 Sep 2018 | The Straits Times

Ms Maria Rebecca Pelaez, president of Manila-based architectural design firm Plaza + Partners Inc, highlighted the importance of reviewing the past to come up with effective solutions for the future that addressed the human dimension.


International experts point out the great point in urban design in Hanoi's Old Quarter

13 Sep 2018 | Diễn Đàn Đất Đai

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Designing Cities 4.0 at The World Economic Forum on ASEAN

12 Sep 2018 | World Economic Forum

Alongside Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Transport, Communications and Information of Singapore, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Deputy Primie Minister of Viet Nam, Markus Lorenzini, CEO and President of Siemens Asia, and Yasu Ota of Nikkei, Rebecca Plaza shares her two cents on designing cities for the future as the only female on the panel.


Lifestyle Asia’s New Coffee Table Book “Millennials. Travel. Entertaining.” is Now Available on Bookstands

16 Aug 2018 | Lifestyle Asia

Each year, Lifestyle Asia releases a coffee table book to capture what “living at its finest” truly means. The first series, entitled Home & Away, visited the dwellings of Manila’s discriminating bunch both in the Philippines and abroad.


Harvest Market Place Opens

01 Aug 2018 | When in Manila

Gone are the days when the palengke was crowded, smelly, and terribly designed. Two palengkes in Cavite are stepping up their game by launching a non-traditional vibe.


She was called ‘hija’ in the boardroom. Now she handles 40 people

04 Jun 2018 | Business World

Rebecca Plaza, the 27-year-old founder and managing director of architectural firm Plaza + Partners, Inc., was about to move to Hong Kong from U.K. to apprentice under her “idol,” starchitect Rem Koolhas in 2014.

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Anthology Architecture Festival 2018 Discussed Social Architecture With Top Design Professionals

27 Feb 2018 | World Architecture Community

Anthology Architecture and Design Festival 2018 has brought together top architecture and design professionals from all over the world in search of developing an architecture that promotes a network of inclusive barrier-free spaces that engage communities and their people with the theme Social Architecture.