The ongoing 40th graduation exhibit mounted by the Philippine School of Interior Design showcases innovative, inspired interiors highlighting the extent of its young pool’s ingenuity. It is open public-free this whole of October at the 5th floor of Greenfield Tower, Mayflower St. in Mandaluyong City.
Staged in celebration of PSID’s 52nd anniversary, the exhibit titled HUGIS, ATBP displays 12 different design spaces under 30-sqm in three habitat styles. The first booth dubbed Making Spaces quickly caught my attention for its acoustic ceiling panel.
Joy Delos Reyes, one of the Design Divs behind it, informed that the 28-square home she and teammate Regine Gapasin created had originally been set as a musician’s pad.
“Good acoustic in our home spaces is very important in our well-being, specially if you’re a musician,” she pointed out.
While designers are often geared towards satisfying the sense of sight, the duo wants to address a more wholistic design appealing to as much human senses as possible, including, of course, the sense of hearing. Joy herself is a singer so sound matters to her a lot.
She related, “Based on research, food actually tastes better when there is better acoustic environment. Good environmental acoustics promote better physical health, as well as one’s mental and psychological well-being, while noisy environment enhances stress, fatigue, hearing damage, and even mental illness.”
Their booth welcomes visitors as part of the Parisukat at Parihaba gallery which boasts designs appropriate for the urban setting. HUGIS ATBP actually stands for Homes Using Geometrically Inspired Spaces for Alternative Types of Built Spaces. Two other galleries deal with serene suburbs and restful retreats.
Victor Ruel Pambid, PSID Vice President for Academic Affairs, stated, “This exhibit aims to inspire people to utilize spaces they have no matter what shape or size. In this time of rapidly increasing property values, design and practicality make a huge difference.”
Music can still be made even in bad atmosphere but it won’t hurt if a place is conducive for music-making. Even in professional recording, a mic set-up is done to capture the sound of the room.
Joy elaborated, “Our approach was to apply the sense of sustainable home while designing for the future. It hopes to maintain a condition without harming the environment. The design should be functional, transformable, practical, and realistic.”
Apart from being a graduating interior design student, this eloquent lady is a former Bb.Pilipinas candidate and courtside reporter for the PBA. She also did newscasting for UNTV and anchored for sports as well as dabbled in TV acting. Her track record puts her in the league of PSID celebrity alumni CarmiMartin and Nikki Gil.
“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 explore beyond the limits of traditional spaces,” Pambid added.
This PSID exhibit simply rocks!
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