On April 3, 2018 the 44 students of the BS Interior Design 2018 Batch had launched their meaningful showcase of interior designs that advocated their home country’s cultural heritage and tourism.
The showcase entitled PUP Idestinasyon: An Itinerary of Philippine Tourist Spots through Hospitality Interiors, had 14 booths that were inspired by the 14 regions of the country; with each region to highlight the best of the country. We had the honor of working with some of the bright minds behind this year’s PUP Interior Design Exhibit. Check out some of the booths below:
Region 1 Ilocos Region “Timeless Ilocos”
Ma. Teresa R.J. Molina
Ma. Patrisha T. Casalme
Ly Ann M. Soriano
Inspired by the allure of the timeless beauty of the Ilocos Region, booth 1 takes inspiration from the Bangui Wind Farm for their wall accents with highlights of the wall textures of Vigan’s Calle Crisologo. The ceiling is inspired by Ilocos’ beaches and the colors of the Kapurpurwan Rock inspired the reception desk and flooring.
Region 3 Pinatubo Spa “Mt. Pinatubo”
Kathyreen S. Castro
Clifford Dale A. Domingo
Angelie A. Saberon
The Pinatubo Spa is inspired by the eccentric formation of the mountain while the spa takes its name from the emerald waters of the Caldera lake. Natural subtle tones give the interior a warm welcoming ambience that gives off the vibe of relaxation and serenity with a great view of the volcano and the lake.
Region 4 Underground River Coffee Shop “Drips of the Last Frontier”
Wilhelm Joyce A. Bagac
Rhealiza C. Dimaano
Aealuz Anne Obelo
The coffee shop is a spectacular work inspired by the continuos drips of water from the 20 million old rock formations of the Palawan Underground River. It features the magnificent color of the natural river and the mood of the cave in the wood cuts of the design.
Region 5 Kakang Gata Restaurant “Mayon Volcano”
Citela Lopez Reyes
Gilda Prieto Carmona Almira Joy Faustino Radam
A fine-dining restaurant was inspired by the Mayon Volcano of Albay. The symmetry, geometry, texture of the volcano plays a heavy role in the design of this booth. The shape of the volcano is used to separate the dining areas for the banquet and the few seaters. The ceiling is made to break the symmetry of the floor and design slightly slanted and partly coffered inspired by the Solihiya, a widely used design in Bicol houses.
Region 6 Boracay Nail Salon “City in a Paradise”
Kim April C. Cuarto
Rubinia V. Montero
Christine Anne E. Santos
Influenced by the Boracay Island in Western Visayas, booth 6 has made use of the island’s relaxing atmosphere with muted and low-key colors used throughout the space. Stable furniture allocation in both sides of the space were used to express an easy atmosphere and were also done to create a similar mood to the island.
Region 11: Lake Sebu Café “Jewel of the South”
Ma. Pauline C. Acibar
Aldrin V. Timbal
Valerie Ann M. Eclavea
From South Cotabato, lies the waters of Lake Sebu, an emerging tourist destination that became the inspiration of booth 12’s design. The fluid characteristic of the water is seen throughout the walls and the ceiling. As a contribution to the culture of the Tboli tribe, the group added the colors of the T’nalak fabric in the upholstery of the space. Plants were also added to finish the space.
Region 13: Enchanted River Kids Playroom “ A Mythical Body of Water”
Charlotte C. Suarez
Angeline Claire C. Cardenio
Niña S. Gamboa
The inspiration for this booth is a uniqe body of water in the town of Hinatuan located in Surigao del Sur. The “Enchanted River” with it’s crystal-clear water and mysterious stories of spirits of the river. Colors from the river scene were applied throughout the interior with added adventurous activities for the kids. Vines are added to the ceiling to add to the magical feeling of the forest around the river.
Region 14: Sagada Business Center
Alexandria Jonabi M. Lanuzga
Mary Ellis G. Panes
Ryan Miguel D. Bataclan
This room is inspired by the mystical town of Sagada in the Cordilleras. The elevation of the flooring is inspired by the town’s geographical form. The walls adjacent to the accent, are reminiscent of the Sumaguing cave limestone, while the cove lights portray the sunrise inside it. Not forgetting the town’s famous craft in pottery and weaving, the ceiling is made to resemble the former while the working stations are a homage to the latter.