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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Housing visionaries

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PHINMA Properties recently launched a housing design competition together with De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, School of Environment and Design (DLS-CSB-SED), empowering architecture students to unleash their creativity and develop innovative solutions for the evolving lifestyle of Filipino families. The competition, a curricular collaboration with Benilde’s Architecture program involving its Housing classes, challenged young visionaries to conceptualize and visualize constructible housing ideas that cater to the needs of middle-class families. The participants were tasked with creating schematic proposals for three housing typologies: 50-square-meter (sq.m.) lot townhouses, 80-sq.m. single attached homes, and 125- sq.m. single attached homes. PHINMA Properties pledged a substantial cash prize to reward the nine winners whose visionary ideas will be deemed as exemplifying the essence of innovation and sustainability. Shown in photo are the DLS-CSB-SED’s architecture students with chancellor Benhur Ong, vice chancellor Angelo Marco Lacson, dean Dottie Asela Domingo, architect Jojo Gutierrez, president Rafael B. Felix of PHINMA Properties Holdings Corp. (PPHC), and PPHC’s chief business development officer Francis Z. Villegas.


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