Juan Nakpil was an architect and in 1973, he was named as a National Artist for architecture.
In 1926 he became an assistant architect for the Bureau of Public Works and later joined private companies. The Art deco style is evident in many of Napkil's designs but he has the belief that there was such a thing as Philippine Architecture, reflective of Philippine traditions and culture.
Among Nakpil's works are San Carlos Seminary, Geronimo de los Reyes Building, Magsaysay Building, Rizal Theatre, Capitol Theatre, Captain Pepe Building, Manila Jockey Club, Rufino Building, Philippine Village Hotel, University of the Philippines Administration and University Library, and the Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna. He also designed the International Eucharistic Congress altar and improved the Quiapo Church in 1930 by erecting a dome and a second belfry.
26 May 1899
The Capitol Theatre is situated in Escolta, Manila and was built in the 1930s.
The theatre, art deco in style, had a double balcony, which is a rare architectural design.
The theatre is now closed, its location serving as a venue for a few commercial establishments and restaurants in the area.
Buildings associated with Juan Nakpil
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The Carillon Tower at the University of the Philippines was designed by Nakpil who
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University of the Philippines Centennial
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