NAIA as conjured in the minds of Cobonpue, Layug, and Pineda

NAIA 1 as conjured in the minds of Cobonpue, Layug, and Pineda

the trio - Layug, Cobonpue, and Pineda

the trio – Layug, Cobonpue, and Pineda

Just sharing this article I’ve read in the newspaper yesterday. It is about a design for the makeover of Ninoy Aquino International Airport 1 (NAIA 1) proposed by Kenneth Cobonpue, Budji Layug and Royal Pineda, with the help of Leandro Locsin architecture firm. Among the three, I am most familiar with Kenneth Cobonpue. If you have read a previous post of mine (HERE’S THE LINK), I wrote about the amazing of Kenneth Cobonpue. Yes, he is that Cebuano designer who have made his global mark though his designs. He has sold to the high-profile couple Brangelina a bed called The Voyage. Aside from that, he was able to design a bamboo Ferrari. That’s what’s cool about his brand, he uses native materials (I assume) which makes his creations look very Filipino. 🙂

So anyways, here are some of the images of his new project, which I got from the internet.





Very mod, right? Mod, and the same time refreshing. I like the incorporation of nature in the design as it showcases the beauty of our tropical country. I sincerely wish the government will adopt this design as it will be a huge waste not to do so. And besides, Cobonpue and the gang are offering this pro bono. A world-class design for free! Come on. Mr. Abaya, PNoy, PNoy’s minions, please please please, consider using this new design for our very tired-looking terminal. As Mr. Cobonpue pointed out it in his interview, a country’s airport will give the first and the last impressions to its visitors.

How I wish I’d live to see the day when Manila’s airport can match our neighbours’.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur



Changi Airport - Singapore

Changi Airport – Singapore





Our economy is rising. Yo, Mr. President, let  us strike whilst the iron is hot! 🙂

By the way, this is Cobonpue’s Ferrari. Amazing, no?


About lonewulf

I am a self-confessed 'jologs', a country boy who now works in the big city. I studied Applied Math, and am now completing Finance while working as a risk analyst. I feel extremely happy whenever I dance, draw/sketch, and write. I also like to read books, eat (not fruits, or vegetables), sleep, and travel. Update (12/2017) - I have already completed my Finance Masters in Diliman, plus Financial Engineering in Korea. I came back to Manila just last year from the Land of the Morning Calm, and is now currently working as a Risk Manager for a multinational financial institution. I am now updating this information box in the hopes that I will get my groove back into writing. I kinda missed it. And I actually have tons and tons of adventures that I have not logged in here. Hope to catch up to what's happening in my life. Here's to hoping for more adventures, and having enough time and energy to share all of them in this online realm. Cheers!

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