D+C Magazine Featured Architect Agullana

D+C Magazine has Featured Architect Rowland Agullana and Cubesystem onse again! The article showcased our finished projects as well as upcoming ones, and more importantly the message that we want to send to everyone – The need for renewable energy. Here’s a few excerpt from the July – September 2019 issue.

Arch. Rowland Agullana is the CEO of Cubesystem, an architectural firm that spearheads design solutions for building sustainability in the Philippines. Their sphere includes such disciplines as landscape engineering, rainwater management, auto-irrigation, green products and sustainable architecture. Employing practical and eco-friendly approaches, from green walls and roofs to wood/plastic composite timber, Cubesystem’s architects and R&D division think out of the box to address humanity’s growing carbon footprint.

It’s no question that the man leading their charge is just as impassioned with this cause. Arch. Agullana is advocate for action on climate change, and is dedicated with brainstorming new ways of channeling renewable energy sources. With fossil fuels dwindling and nuclear power being misunderstood, Arch. Agullana is tirelessly working on other avenues to meet a growing awareness of sustainable design. In his pursuit, he coined the term ‘biophilic design’ which is an approach and a guiding principle that “encourages mutual reinforcement between mankind and nature in an integrated architectural solution.”

Agullana and Cubesystem have made it their life’s work to make renewable energy more accessible for the private citizen. Commonly associated with massive undertakings in the geopolitical sphere, Arch. Agullana is positive that renewable energy can nevertheless be effective at a much smaller scale to great result. He illustrates a concept called the “heat island effect” wherein an urban environment is significantly warmer than surrounding rural areas. The main cause, he attests, is the buildings and structures that hinder proper air flow and generate waste heat. This constant consumption of energy further necessitates looking into more sustainable sources to ensure a more comfortable and tenable city life. “Climate change affects the world and everyone in it.”

Cubesystem is featured in Jan-Mar 2018 issue of D+C Magazine

Design + Construction magazine Jan-Mar issue is out! See our team, featured projects and what our Principal Architect Rowland Agullana has to say about sustainable architecture and why it is more than just a trend.

PALA 4th I.P Santos Jr Golf Cup – Malarayat Golf & Country Club

Cubesystem is among the hole sponsors to PALA (Philippine Association of Landscape Architects) 4th I.P Santos Golf Cup. Held this 20th of October at Malarayat Golf & Country Club in Lipa, Batangas. Philippines top architects, developers, suppliers  and other golf enthusiast  played during this sunny day including our very own, Cubesystem President Rowland Agullana. Aside from delicious food, there were tons of of prizes that was given away.

 

Cubesystem Team @ Breakout

Last weekend Team Cubesystem held a team building at Breakout SM North Edsa.

We Planned. We Solved. We Escaped.

Our Recent Projects has been nominated in PALA 2017

Our recent projects, Robinsons Galleria Mall – Cebu, Zuellig Building – Makati and Henann Resort – Bohol has been nominated in PALA(Philippine Association of Landscape Architects)’s 2017 Excellence in Philippine Landscape Architecture Awards. These project used Cubesystem’s PlanterCell 50, PlanterCell 125 and Composite Timber/ Wood plastic composite.

 

Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines

Many people are wasting water in places where they are abundant, cheap and highly accessible. High water consumption is somewhat proportional to enormous generation of pollution, thus wasting water has a significant environmental impact. But those with high level of environmental consciousness tend to use water efficiently not because it is hard to find and expensive but because they wanted to maintain their ‘Water Neutrality’. Being ‘Carbon Neutral’ is fashionable these days due to fear of the so-called ‘Clear & Present Danger’ from the effects of Climate

Change but being ‘Water Neutral’ is very far from popular, in fact many people don’t actually care until the faucet/tap stop dripping water.

Employing basic Administrative Controls for Demand Side Management on how to use water more efficiently and implementing Engineering Controls for the Supply Side Management to enhance sustainable water productivity is needed in the Philippines.

Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines, Inc. (Green AP), a non-profit organization promoting environmental consciousness in the built environment and “Sustainability For All” with CPD Service Povider No. 2011-006, held September 27, 2017, Theme Title: The WATER MANAGEMENT METRICS with Eng’r. ERIC RAYMUNDO

Cubesystem is proud to be part of Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines, Inc. (Green AP), with our very own Mr. Zaldy Andaya sharing on Water Management.

GantimPALA Awards 2017

Organized by Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA), the even will showcase the Philippines most notable works in landscape engineering. As a Major Sponsor, is proud to be pat of this event. Here are your photo booth shots from this event. Dont Forget to like and share our Facebook page.

Green Turf Happy Living Office Lounge

 

Our Singapore partner, Greenturf has just remodeled their office lounge into a happy work space!

Bringing in the biophillia hypothesis to their office, the lounge / meeting area feels like a hip and romantic indoor alfresco coffee and wine bar where designers and architects can meet and brainstorm.