Principal Architect: Ata Manobo Tribal Council, Gloryrose Dy Metilla, Henna Dazo
Designers:, Don Dion Cawaling, Faroukh Guiabar
Project Stage: Construction ongoing and ongoing fundraising with partner NGO – Iemmergence
Site Area: 2000 sq.m
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Storeys: 2
No. of Bldgs. 5
Construction start: November 2016
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NGO Partner: Iemergence
Constructed by: Ata Manobo Tribal Council
Project cost: 600,000
We very thankful that we were able to help the Ata Paquibato community facilitate in designing their school of learning through a participatory design process. Together, we did the master plan of Cultural village with the Gantangan Palabian, Panubaran, Panuluanan, Baloy and the Livelihood center. We are very amazed at how they plan to help each other build this place in actuality by using their own natural resources that are endemic in the community. All materials needed to build are sourced locally by the assigned barrangay.



Principal Architect:  Henna Dazo, Gloryrose Dy Metilla
Designers: Faroukh Guiabar
Project Stage: Conceptual
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There’s an interesting place composed of Maguindanaoan, Maranao and Irranun tribe found in the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao that’s about to be a model village for the promotion of green technologies, peace and love for all things living. Once called Sultan Gumander before 2006, this hidden town with 14,136 people is now named Picong and is our chosen site to become the spot for an eco-friendly village because of its potential to serve as good example for all municipalities in ARMM in terms of architecture and sustainability. In partnership with the municipality of Picong, we set to break glass walls to conceptualize and rise the Picong Eco-Cultural Peace Village that will surely put South Mindanao in the map especially in the present golden years of Mindanao until year 2050.
Picong Eco-Cultural Village will be a venue for cultural preservation, peacebuilding and sustainable architecture. There will be two major functions of the design which are Peacebuilding Community Development and Material Recovery Facility and Livelihood.
The Eco-Cultural Village will represent the three entho-linguistic groups of Picong which are the Maguindanaoan, Maranao and Irranun tribe. The design will reflect their ethnic history based on a meticulous anthropological and architectural research.

One of its major design reference is the Torogan Maranao Royal House. The torogan is the ancestral communal house of the Maranao sultan or datu. It is the highest house in the community, which signifies the sultan or datu’s rank, prestige. and power. The construction of the torogan is undertaken by the community ruled by the sultan or the datu. The community does not only contribute labor but also materials for the construction of the torogan. Drafts animals such as horses and carabaos are used to ease the process of transporting heavy hardwood parts of the torogan to the construction site. This is reflective of the inclusive and participatory strategies which is done also in peacebuilding.

The Eco-Cultural village will incorporate creative solid waste management strategies such as the presence of Material Recovery Facility which will also serve as the Livelihood Center for the residences of the village.


Principal Architect: Gloryrose Dy Metilla
Designers: Faroukh Guiabar, Don Cawaling
Project Stage: Ongoing Fund raising with Partner NGO- Dire Husi
Gross Floor: 187 sq.m
Storeys: 2
No. of Bldgs. 1
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Project Manager: Henna Dazo
Project cost 500,000


After 5 years the Artsville training center have depreciated because of the indigent material and last January 27, 2017 after a series of Low Pressure Area (LPA) rains hit Cagayan de Oro City which caused one of the worst urban flooding in the city, Artsville Resource Learning/Training Center collapse with the combine non-stop rain which leaked in the nipa roof and the strong winds.

The organization plans to rehabilitate the facility with the proposed design using recyclable materials. Instead of indigent materials, this time it will be thrown mineral water bottles that will be used for wall construction. These mineral water bottles will be stuffed with found cellophane that will be gathered with volunteer groups who will conduct a clean up drive on creeks and canals in Barangay Puerto, Cagayan de Oro and paste it together with cement. This center will become an eco center facility where art trainings will be conducted, multi-purpose function for seminars and trainings on drug rehabilitation program using art as a tool for psycho social intervention at the same time will become a model building for alternative eco friendly establishment.