Proposed 2016 Philippine Pavilion

Proposed 2016 Philippine Pavilion

Before everything else, let me explain to you what World Exposition means. World Exposition or world expo for short, is a very large public exhibition. There are a number of countries competing for different categories. Each year, they set out a theme which will guide the competitors on what to exhibit. And these type of contest can be held in any country, depending on who wins the bid.

The Expo 2012 was hosted by Yeosu, South Korea where in the Philippines won 2 gold medals for most creative exhibit and best theme development. And luckily, the Philippines is the only country to walk away with two gold.

Now, this coming 2016, the World Expo theme would be flowers and children. But it doesn’t mean that the exterior must follow the same theme. It is best to use a design the will symbolize the country.

I guess by now you were asking, why design for the World Expo 2016 since I’m just a newly graduate architecture student? Well, that is because I am tasked to do so. I am trying to apply for the Buensalido Architects in Makati, Philippines. And 10% of their criteria for employment is the marketing. So that’s why I’m having this blog entry, and that’s also why I need your help.

I am very much thankful if you would like my entry on facebook. You can see my design here: click here.

And I would very much appreciate it if you also share it to your friends.

In advance, thank you very much for your kind help. God bless you! :)

Proposed Philippine Pavilion for the 2016 World Expo

Proposed Philippine Pavilion for the 2016 World Expo

Hi!  I’m Joanna Concon, currently applying for junior architect at Buensalido Architects.

So you might be asking, why am I sharing this link?  Why is it important to like this photo?

Let’s have it this way, I think honesty is the best policy that’s why I’m telling you guys the truth.  Applicants to the Buensalido Architects were tasked to design a Philippine Pavilion for the 2016 World Expo.  The applicants must market their works to the public in order to get as many likes as they can.  The liking period will end on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at 6:00 pm.

Now, I would like to seek for your help.  I know most people have facebook accounts, so please like my entry.  In order to get more likes, it would be best to share it with your friends as well.

I may be selfish by saying this, but I need a job, badly.  So please like my entry, and only my entry.  Thus, it would give me an advantage to the other applicants.

I am aware that I am not a very good designer compared to other architecture graduates or well known architects.  But I can always promise you that I will do my best.  I am easily influenced by my mentor and the challenges I am going through.  Thus, I believe I can enhance my skills with the help of the Buensalido Architects. :)

So once again, please like and share my entry, and only my entry. :)

In advance, thank you very much for your kind help. :) God bless you. :)

DIY Paperclip Design

Hi!  Since paperclips are too mainstream… a little decor will add enthusiasm to it.

Paper clip design

So let’s get started! :)

First, you need your materials.


  • Sewing Kit
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Ribbons (2 ribbons, about 6 inches long, any width will do.)
  • Paperclip
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun

Now you’re ready! Let’s do the sewing first.  Make sure you don’t prick your fingers!

ImageSew both ends of the ribbon together like this.  It’s better to sew it than sticking it to each other to avoid too much lump.

Now, hold it like this to make a crease on the other end.


This will help you determine the center of your ribbon.

Align the center of the ribbon to its ends – the one that you have sewn.


Then fold the center part in half like this.


Fold it again like this.

Do the same thing on the other side so it would look like this.


Now, you sew it again to retain its shape.


I suggest after piercing the ribbon, just do two loops around it so it won’t bulge in any direction anymore. Image

Then pierce it again with your needle.   Make sure you don’t prick your fingers. Then lock your thread when you’re down sewing.Image

Position the paperclip like this on the middle.


Use the glue gun and glue stick to put it in place with the ribbon you’ve made.


Now, use the other ribbon to wrap it.


Then tie it like this.


Remove the excess ribbon by cutting its edges.


Now you have your finished product!!!


You can use any color of ribbon you like.  Experiment on your design.  Good luck! :)