Reviving historic structures in PH with adaptive reuse at PSID 2018 exhibit

Old, historic structures and new design ideas, yes they can harmoniously go together, and the Philippine School of Interior Design (PSID) Advance Class of 2018 will show just how when they present “JUXTAPOSE: Espasyo at Panahon”, on Oct. 1 – 31, 2018 at the Santolan Town Plaza in San Juan City.

The PSID graduation exhibit will explore 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 will showcase 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, where forgotten historical structures are given relevance once again and given design concepts such as bars, cafes, specialty stores, wellness centers, among others.

The Tahanan gallery will focus on residential buildings like the iconic Bahay na Bato, and will feature 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 will present 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 will highlight design solutions for old industrial sites which will be demonstrated in the booths “13 Fit Street”, “Dor-Moderno”, “Station No. 15”, “Polo Estacion”, and “KM 102 Gentleman’s Barber Lounge”.

JUXTAPOSE proudly shares this celebration of heritage and ingenuity with Abenson, All Home, Apo Floors, Boysen, CW Home Depot, Designery, Edison Electric Integrated Inc., Eubiq, Fineza Decorative Renderers, Fyrelyn Industries, Habitat, HMT Industries, Icon Graphics, Ilaw Atbp./LitesPlus, Jo-Liza Arts & Antiques, Keystone Lamps & Shades, La Europa Ceramica, Matimco, Stockwell Café + Lounge, Schema, Spectrum by Larry’s, Tierra Plants, Toto, and Uratex.

The exhibit is also supported by ANC, Business Mirror, INQUIRER.net, inqPOP!, Magic 89.9, Malaya Business Insight, Modern Living Home, The Manila Times, and WhenInManila.com.

The bar beneath…in San Juan by Merryl Ngo Dee, Andrew Nieves, and Rosemarie Tapay. The bomb shelter of the Castro House in San Juan finds new life as a speakeasy by combining the intimate allure of the secret bar and the familiar elements of Filipino style with the spartan look of the space.
Small Space, Big Living by Princess Ang, Mae Aemie Matias, and Catherine Yam. Warm Spanish design meets cool industrial interiors with streamlined finishes coupled with Spanish tiles and patterns in this repurposed compact space from the Tanada ancestral house.
Little Cafe Museum by Karl Noel Ascano, Jerome Tino, and Erika Uramoto. Balance, clean lines, neutral tones, and lots of natural light come into play in this Scandinavian-style museum-inspired cafe at the old PSID building in Makati.
Modern Tropical Spa & Tea House by Samantha Ysabel Javier, Ma. Chloe Anne Nabayo, Kiana Miguela Umali, and Alissa Lizette Villareal. Spotted with greenery, wooden and rattan furniture, and modern lighting fixtures, this room from the Punzalan house in Taal gets a fresh tropical update while keeping most of the structure’s original finishes like the terracotta tiles.
Industrial Techno Gym by Jessica Arellano, Mariel Consolacion, Bianca Francisco, and Clarisse Reganion. Fitted with strip lighting, black walls, and black rubber floorings, this space from the Tanduay Fire Station gets an upgrade as an edgy modern gym.
Cafe 308 by Therese Agoncillo, Abigail Lazo, Nina Magana, and Jessica Laurice Pedreno. Wooden accents and concrete finishes work with the iron grills and green foliage to highlight the red chesterfield leather sofa and Escolta St. mural for an industrial-retro interior.

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