Let us rediscover the different heritage sites of the Philippines and reimagine the possibilities of these spaces from old, historic structures to new design ideas, yes they can harmoniously go together. These beautiful designs are presented by The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advance Class of 2018 in their exhibit “JUXTAPOSE: Espasyo at Panahon”.
The PSID graduation exhibit explores adaptive reuse as a solution to design problems by repurposing old buildings or sites for a function other than what it was originally built for.
Co-presented by Santolan Town Plaza and in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the exhibit showcases 17 booths that challenge proponents of cultural heritage conservation, developers, and the audience to find creative solutions in the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures. It also seeks to impart a sense of heritage to Filipinos with a further understanding and appreciation of our cultural and historical identity.
The exhibit is divided into three galleries: Tahanan, Pangkalakal, and Pang-industriya
The Tahanan gallery focuses on residential buildings like the iconic Bahay na Bato, and features booths such as “The bar beneath…in San Juan”, “The Vigan Atelier”, “Small Space, Big Living”, “Modern Filipino Haven”, “Bridal Boudoir”, and the “Marahuyo Spa and Tea House”.
The Pangkalakal gallery presents booths reminiscent of Escolta and Avenida Rizal’s commercial streetscapes like the “La Moneda Bookshop and Café”, “CC Café + Creatives”, “Little Café Museum”, “Café 308”, “Kusina Aduana”, and “Below Zero Gelateria”.
The Pang-industriya gallery highlights design solutions for old industrial sites as can be seen in the booths “13 Fit Street”, “Dor-Moderno”, “Station No. 15”, “Polo Estacion”, and “KM 102 Gentleman’s Barber Lounge”.
Congratulations to The Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advance Class of 2018 for an awesome exhibit. Check out these beautiful structures at the Santolan Town Plaza, San Juan City for the whole month of October. Admission is free.