International Exchange Bank Branches
This on-going series of projects for a financial institution in the Philippines establishes an architectural identity for its headquarters and many branches. A professional image of sobriety and dynamism, seemingly contradictory but appropriate for the banking sector, is conveyed through a modern architectural idiom. The design incorporates a series of planes and volumes, expressed in glass, wood veneer and stone, to create movement and tension within a calm and composed context. To date, CSA has designed three generations of headquarters buildings, and over 75 branches throughout the Philippines.