In Photos: Homes With Geometrically Inspired Spaces By Philippine School Of Interior Design's 2019 Graduating Students
For the school's 52nd anniversary and 40th graduation exhibit, the graduating students played on geometry, putting together spaces with round, rectangular, and triangular forms
Every year, the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) holds a graduation exhibit, as their batch of graduating students present a bevy of design inspirations executed according to a relevant theme.
This year is particularly noteworthy as PSID happens to be celebrating its 40th year of holding interior design graduation exhibits throughout its 52-year existence. 40th anniversaries are associated with the ruby stone, and coincidentally, the theme that guided this year's exhibit is geometry. PSID president and PSID-Ahlen Institute chairman of the board Rosario Cancio-Yujuico shares, "Parallel to the play on geometry in this exhibit, the ruby stone can be beautifully shaped in many ways—into cabochon and round cuts (bilog), triangle cuts (tatsulok), and princess, emerald, and Asscher cuts (parisukat at parihaba).
Aptly named "H.U.G.I.S. atbp.," the exhibit puts the spotlight on the creations by PSID's Advanced Class of 2019. The students put together homes using geometrically inspired spaces for alternative types of built spaces.
"In this day and age of evolving residential needs, it is important that we push our visionary students to keep thinking outside the norms of design and keep exploring beyond the limits of traditional spaces," shares IDr. Victor Ruel Pambid, PSID Vice President for Academic Affairs. "In congested cities, we prove that more than the size of the space, practical and inspired designs prevail to be of utmost importance in giving Filipinos the quality of life we all deserve."
The exhibit features 12 different design spaces under 30-sqm, showcasing creativity in maximizing this small space to accommodate living, dining, kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom areas with some surprises in certain nooks. The booths are impressive as they push the envelope in exploring unexpected layouts and designs; they are categorized into three galleries: Uniquely Urban (Parisukat at Parihaba), Serene Suburbs (Bilog at Biluhaba), and Restful Retreats (Tatsulok).
If there's anything that visitors can take away from this exhibit, it's that there are infinite possibles that can be explored when it comes to utilizing spaces to the fullest. All that's really needed is that winning combination of creativity, resourcefulness, and skilled craftsmanship.
Pambid adds, "This exhibit aims to inspire people to utilize the spaces they have, no matter in what shape or size. In this time of rapidly increasing property values, design and practicality make a huge difference."
Check out the booths below:
Booth No. 1: Making Space by The Design Divs
Team Members: Joy A. Delos Reyes and Regine P. Gapasin
Booth No. 2: Yugto by A.R.K. Designs
Team Members: Reoben Cabrera IV, Aubrey Supan, and Katia Toledo
Booth No. 3: Art Deco in the Metro by BKDSS Creatives
Team Members: Sophia Gandionco, Dani Pangalangan, Betina Rellosa, Kim Santos, and Sofia Villa
Booth No. 4: Bat Wait... There's More! by Supe Squad
Team Members: Leonard Agustin, Eena Saniel-Duay, Divine Sebuc, and Jennine Sze
Booth No. 5: Kalinaw by Kawaiians
Team Members: Jenevieve Javier, Thea Perez, Edraline Pingol, and Kaye Tumbaga
Booth No. 6: Balay Habi: A Modern Treehouse by Origins
Team Members: Cara Beltran and Lawrence Medina
Booth No. 7: Shellter by Space Out
Team Members: Abigael Arazo, Ysabel Castro, Monic Cua, and Katherine Lee
Booth No. 8: Cuarto No Canto by Likha
Team Members: Jennifer Cocjin, Geraldine Condez, Thalia de Mesa, Belle Enage, and Justine Mendoza
Booth No. 9: Silong by Forma
Team Members: Janine Apa, Marie Cadayona, Jonathan Lecias, and Apple Lim
Booth No. 10: The B'laan Retreat by Concept Creators
Team Members: Cris Arevalo, Peter James Calvez, Angel Co, Ella Go, and Michelle Lacson
Booth No. 11: The Spear by The Beauties and the Beast
Team Members: Ireneo Jardenil, Jr., Honey Memar, and Paola Mae Caminero
Booth No. 12: Gotipino: Bamboo Lodge by Trigon 12
Team Members: Justin Caballero, Reneeca Cabilzo, Gabby Imbao, and Jason Nieva