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Carlo Calma Consultancy is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of design thinking, architectural practice, and construction. This endeavor is led by a diverse team consisting of artists, architects, and engineers.

Our philosophy centers in infusing a contemporary Filipino identity into our work. With a focus on leveraging Filipino ingenuity and craftsmanship, we cultivate a culture of empowerment marked by rigor and innovation. Our dedication to high-quality work challenges traditional boundaries between analog and digital realms. Embodying our ethos of innovation in cultural identity, we craft sensual spaces of enduring value, blurring the boundaries between art and architecture.

Our design studio continually quests the rich and potent social and cultural identity of the Philippines touching on nation-building, place making, technology advancement, materiality, environmental innovation and sustainability. We experiment and create provocative, current and significant visions in both local and global climate issues.


Artistic Fire: Asador Alfonso by Carlo Calma Consultancy

Renaissance man Carlo Calma weaves a striking spatial narrative for Asador Alfonso, sparked by the town's volcanic origins and natural abundance


Carlo Calma: On Architecture and Other Passions

Architect, interior designer, and visual artist Carlo Calma gives a peek into his life by sharing some thoughts on architecture and his other passions.

Tatler Asia

2021 Asia's Most Influential

The prodigious young architect Carlo Calma adds a distinct flare to the world of modern Filipino design.

Tatler Asia

Architect Carlo Calma on the dynamism of architecture

Provocation is a two-way street in Carlo Calma’s approach to architecture...

Noli Soli

Carlo Calma’s impossible family vacation home

Carlo Calma is excited.

“What does it look like to you?” the visual artist and London-trained architect asks each visitor. To this writer, it looks like a master origami artist’s fever dreams turned into reality. Some say it’s like a bird about to fly. Others say simply, “it’s unlike anything” they’ve seen before.

Welcome to Asador Alfonso, the Calmas’ family vacation home in Alfonso, Cavite, about an hour-and-half or 74 kilometers from Metro Manila.

Designer Outlook: Carlo Calma

Get design tips and learn more about how to make your house a home from industry expert, Carlo Calma.

Tatler Asia

Monument is preserving our rich cultural heritage and giving it an adaptive re-use.

Monument is preserving our rich cultural heritage and giving it an adaptive re-use.

Future Architecture

The Creative List: Art, Architecture, and Design

Architectural Provocateur: his preferred designation is on point, for the acclaimed architect never fails to provoke with his designs.

Tatler Asia

In Conversation With: Carlo Calma, owner of Gallery Vask & Manifesto Gallerie

The impresario behind one of Manila’s hottest dining destinations at the moment, Carlo Calma is a whirlwind of infectious energy and an eclectic art lover.

Art Loft

Chef Chele Gonzales opens new Spanish restaurant Asador Alfonso near Tagaytay

Renowned chef Chele Gonzales opened a new restaurant in Alfonso, Cavite that takes pride in an authentic Spanish menu without any tapas or Paella.

Asador Alfonso, housed in "The Lava Rock" constructed by architect Carlo Calma, joins Gonzales' roster of locations with traditional and fine Spanish dining.

Carlo Calma’s design mind is like no other—this house shows how

Ceilings of various heights define the spaces. Stark geometry is tamed by forms of nature, like lights resembling a flock of birds.

Philippine Daily Inquirer

A dining destination: Make your way to Asador Alfonso

Architect Carlo Calma and chef Chele González have created a remarkable fine dining restaurant that dazzles in the nuances of simplicity

Tatler Asia

Grammar of Movement: Juan Carlo Calma

Manila, Philippines - The “Grammar of Movement” series, a wood sculpture exhibit by Juan Carlo Calma, is an exploration in temporality through layering and gradation.

Philippine Star


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