BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design is a collaboration between Budji Layug, Principal Designer+Chariman and Royal Pineda, Principal Architect+CEO. BUDJI+ROYAL is a Total Design Firm where Master Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, Furniture Design and Landscape Design are brought together to provide holistic, extraordinary and inspired solutions that create lasting, positive impact on the natural and built environments, around the world.
Highly regarded individually in their respective fields, BUDJI+ROYAL is the Philippines’ lead advocate of Modern Filipino Architecture+Design. Their passion and design philosophy live in each of their works, in varied projects in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, USA, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Thailand and Israel.
Known for distinct, responsive design and practical construction using various sustainable, energy-efficient materials and innovative technologies, Budji and Royal are always challenged by creating modern interpretations of the local cultural identity, and fusing indigenous materials with artisanal methods.
An award-winning portfolio of hotels and resorts, commercial, residential and airport projects brought the firm the ‘Creative Force Award’ in 2016. Aside from curating both local and international exhibitions for the Center for international Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and the Tourism Promotions Board, the firm designed the Philippine Exhibition in World Design Capital in Taipei. Just recently, their ‘Lumot Lakehouse’ won a ‘Haligi ng Dangal’ award by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts. For ‘Project Luzviminda’, their bold country vision of weaving the Philippine islands via bridges, railways and roads to achieve national progress and equality, BUDJI+ROYAL were pronounced ‘National Innovators’.