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KPMG Center
The KPMG Center is made mostly of a white concrete structure. Its two lowest floors are recessed with four Greek-like columns in front of them that extends from the ground to the next higher level. The stories above the Greek columns have matrices of rectangular glass windows. The top of the building has a triangular concrete structure akin to a roof. 6787 Ayala Ave., Makati City
Net Park
Net Park is a high-rise building with a facade of glass windows and diagonal beams. The diagonal pattern extends all the way to the top such that the top of the building is a diagonal structure. The lower podium levels, which is 1/4 the height of the building, has iron and concrete facade and no diagonal pattern but has horizontal recesses that seem to indicate parking spaces or mechanical rooms. The ground floor has visible cylindrical columns, and beyond these columns are glass walls. 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Strata 2000
Strata 2000 is a midrise building with a facade of alternating horizontal bands of white concrete and recessed glass windows. The side has a green concrete vertical section lined with small glasses. The top floor has the same green color as the vertical section on the side, with a narrow horizontal band of glass for the window. The second floor has the same appearance as the top floor except that it is white. Plants surround the ground floor with a low and wide concrete staircase leading to the main entrance. F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Banco De Oro (BDO) Plaza
BDO Plaza is a tall narrow building with a facade that is made entirely of brownish-green glass panels. The gray concrete parts can only be seen on the firewall between it and the adjacent building and the ground floor, the ceiling of which the blue signage of Banco De Oro or BDO is attached. This is the view from the sidewalk along Makati Avenue on the side of Ayala Triangle Park, near the intersection with Paseo De Roxas. 8737 Paseo De Roxas, Makati
Bench Tower
The Bench Tower is a high-rise building with a facade made mostly of blue glasses. One side has horizontal bands of alternating shades of blue with recessed sections in the middle. The front side has white concrete beam structures: six vertical beams supporting a horizontal beam on the lower floors, while the upper floors have bands covered with white concrete instead of glass. The roof deck has two diagonal concrete structures extending from the middle to the sides, with a vertical wall-like structure between them. 30th St. cor. Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Padilla Building
Padilla Building is a low-rise structure with a simple blocky appearance. Its facade is mainly that of a light gray concrete with narrow horizontal strips of recess covered by glass windows. The top of the building has an orange concrete protrusion. There is also an orange vertical concrete cover on the side. 12 F. Ortigas Jr. Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Citystate Centre
The Citystate Centre is a high-rise building. Its facade is mostly gray concrete with matrix of glass windows in front and on the side. The windows near the corners have black tinted glasses and those along the middle have green glasses. The structure has recess at the corners on the top two floors. The front of the building facing the road has its lower floors covered in red marble tiles. All windows on these lower floors are green glasses. Also on the front from the top floor with brown marble tiles up to second to the top floor, there is a continuous protrusion made of green glass panels with no visible concrete structure in between. 709 Shaw Blvd., Pasig City
Cocolight Building
The Cocolight Building is a blocked-shaped midrise building. It has a glass surface and some white concrete highlights. The lower levels have darker glass panels or no glass at all, possibly parking areas. The upper parts have bluish glass panels. As seen from the side, the glass panels and white concrete lining seems to form a square bracket with extended top, and a short vertical rectangle in front of it, with the extended part of the bracket above the rectangle. The holes between the bracket and the rectangle are recessed sections of the wall. As seen in front, the blue glasses are continuous with a horizontal recess on second to the top floor. 39th St. cor. 11th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

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