The landscape architect as artist and scientist

HERE is one “plantito” whose green thumb took him to a completely new level.

As a child, architect Michael T. Ang was drawn to the beauty of nature. He enjoyed puttering around in his garden, even growing plants when the desire hit. As a teen, Ang regarded gardening as just a hobby. It wasn’t until his senior year in high school that he started to get interested in it as a jump-off point to architecture.

“In fact, in our yearbook, I wrote that I would like to someday build skyscrapers,” Ang tells Build & Design.

Artist’s perspectives of architect Michael T. Ang’s proposed redevelopment of Magsaysay Park in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat province. IMAGES FROM MICHAEL T. ANG

Artist’s perspectives of architect Michael T. Ang’s proposed redevelopment of Magsaysay Park in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat province. IMAGES FROM MICHAEL T. ANG

Today, from his practice in General Santos City, he designs living, natural spaces in and around those skyscrapers as a landscape architect. Read More 

 Landscape Architecture 

Cecile J. Baltasar