Architect Pablo Antonio’s home

I booked a table for 6 px at the ancestral home in Pasay City of fashion designer Malu Veloso. It was supposed to be an advanced birthday lunch for my daughter. Before digging into her home cooked dishes, she toured us around her parents’ sprawling home. I didn’t know that her father was a national artist, Architect Pablo Antonio, Sr.

Malu Veloso's home

If I am not mistaken,  their house is recognized as an architectural legacy of Filipino architects.

Pablo Antonio's house

Koi pond right inside the house, beside the dining area
Pablo Antonio, koi ponds

Pablo Antonio, Sr.
Pablo Antonio, National Artist

His house is open in all sides, no windows to close.

Architect Pablo Antonio's living room

main entrance, Architect Antonio's home

Pablo Antonio's house marker

welcome sign,  Malu Veloso's home

driveway,  Pablo Antonio's home

Architect Pablo Antonio was declared a national artist in 1976. he designed the White Cross Hall, De La Salle Chapel, Far Eastern University, Orchid Garden Hotel, etc.

Pablo Antonio, De La Salle Chapel

Imagine, he designed pala the Ideal Theater. My mom always mentioned this place everytime she would talk about actor / comedian Dolphy. This was where he performed. Ang tawag nila: merong vaude ville.
Ideal Theater

The Manila Polo Club in Forbes Park was built in 1950 at a cost of P1.8 million. Ngayon, P13,000,000 for one club membership only.

Pablo Antonio, Manila Polo club


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