ABOUT

Micaela Benedicto is a registered architect residing and working in Manila. After obtaining her Architecture degree from the University of the Philippines in 1999, she worked at C|S Design Consultancy, obtaining training on residential projects in the Philippines and New York. She later worked at Lor Calma Design Associates, as part of the design team of the De La Salle CSB School of Design and Arts.  In 2005, she began her own design practice, shortly before being engaged as consulting architect at Sketchbooks, Inc., where she began work on the Fully Booked Flagship store in 2006. Benedicto set up the company MB Architecture Studio in 2008, and has since designed a range of projects from private residences to retail stores and commercial buildings.

Benedicto also works as an artist and musician.

Micaela Benedicto studied and practiced architecture and music before shifting her understanding of structure and space to visual art. Her current work focuses on photographic techniques and sculpture, exploring ideas that revolve around time, transformations and memory.

Her process often involves the construction of small architectural sculptures, recording different facets of their images using photogrammic methods, and reassembling the fragments to shape new forms.

Benedicto currently lives and works in Manila.

ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS

Mijares Residence, Quezon City

Celdran Beach House, Tali Beach, Batangas

Isidro Residence (Split House), Hillsborough, Alabang

Prieto Residence (Black House), Ayala Alabang, Alabang

Daez Residence (Double Bridge House), Urdaneta, Makati City

Dimayuga Residence, Quezon City

Ignacio Residence, Bataan

Quemerford Housing Project, Wiltshire, England, UK  (collaboration with Athea Samaniego)

Estrellado-De la Cruz Residence (Z House), Nuvali, Laguna

Tanaka Residence, Marikina City

Tan Residence, Quezon City

Fully Booked Flagship Store, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

Fully Booked Alabang Town Center, Alabang

Fully Booked stores (Rockwell, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Cebu, Eastwood, Gateway, Edsa Shangri-la, Abreeza Davao, Katipunan, Greenhills, Century Mall)

LTD., Greenbelt 3, Makati City

Switch, UP Techno Hub, Quezon City

Lanvin, Lopez Tower, Makati City (Project Architect)

Tan Law Office, Greenhills, San Juan City

FXB Loft, Ortigas, San Juan City

Educounsel Office, Alabang

Ciudad Resort, San Mateo, Rizal

Rizal Theater Complex, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig (proposed)

ART EXHIBITIONS

Distant Systems, Blanc Gallery (2013)

Structures of Unremembering, Blanc Gallery (2014)

20 Square, Silverlens Gallery (October 2015)

West Gallery (June 2016)

Line and Space, Mag:net Gallery (2011)

Build, Blanc Gallery (2012)

Tones of Home, Blanc Gallery (2013)

Before and After, West Gallery (2014)

You Are Here, Vinyl on Vinyl Gallery (2015)

In Transit, Cultural Center of the Philippines (2015)

CREDITS

Fully Booked Flagship Store – Allan Tuazon

Black House – Emilio Esguerra

Bridge Shop – Joseph Pascual

Z House – Ed Simon; Miguel Nacianceno

Fully Booked Alabang – Chep Unson and Micaela Benedicto

Z House – Interior Design by Chako Hirayama of Design HQ

Bridge Shop – Wall Art by Herakut