Jak En Poy Exhibit


For many people the Dining Room is a place to entertain as well as dine while building relationships and connections with friends and family. The main material of this dining room is stone. Compared to other materials, the energy cost when extracting local stone is relatively low. When locally sourced, stone is an excellent natural and eco-friendly material because it is durable and easy to maintain. Stone can often be heavy and dense. However, when used in the right combination with other material finishes, stone becomes elegant and timeless.

The raw and natural feel of a stone cave serves as the inspiration for this dining room. Wood – normally associated with earth and growth – is used as an accent and adds life to the design, while the jagged-cut stone provides movement making the room dynamic.

The principle of sustainability carries over to the furniture pieces and accessories. The dining chairs are built from metal scraps and the frames on display are made of recycled wire. The furniture also uses a delicate looking wire mesh to balance the heavy feel of the stone. A floor-to-ceiling granite path marks the entry. The floor is a mix of crazy-cut Mindoro marble and granite. The Mindoro marble is underlit to emphasize the stone. The wavy wood with kamagong finish overlapping the black slate wall is also lighted. All of these elements create an elegant and unique stone dining room that is both beautiful and sustainable.

Alethea Baustista. Ann-Margaret Estoque. Jennifer Ocampo. Erika Canillas. Maximino II Dy.


This kitchen is bold, unique, functional and sustainable. Sixty, percent of the space is made up of stone. Taking into consideration the space, the theme of the exhibit and the material assigned to them, the group brought the outdoors in.

Intricate details and playful material combinations are used in this design. Stone boulders are juxtaposed with sleek metal cabinets and polished finishes, providing just the right balance between sustainability and beauty. Functional as it should be, some of its features were also enhanced to serve the user better. This bato kitchen provides a workable area, ample storage space, and is a great vision for a sustainable kitchen design.

Charisse Bantiling. Atheena Garcia. Marian Panerio. Ivone Guda. Pauline Tianzon.


This concrete bedroom is designed for twins in their early teens. The style incorporates Gothic details with whimsical elements, emphasizing the creative imagination of youth. The bedroom is designed as a space that encourages its inhabitants to dream.

Concrete can be a responsible choice for sustainable development for several reasons. Durability is a significant sustainable attribute of concrete because it requires less energy and resources overtime to repair or replace. Concrete structures have optimal energy performance. Additionally, cement is easy to use, incurs little waste and can be recycled.

The finishes in this concrete bedroom is achieved using lead free cement as well as recycled cement. The design of the bedroom is unconventional, innovative and sustainable through different applications of cement. Candy colored ensembles and accents enliven the bedroom. The use of cement in this bedroom is evidence that it can be used as an aesthetically pleasing interior finish in its original form.

Sher Ho. John Daniel Garcia. Celiza Sim. Jinky Chen. Charles Yulo.


The design world today is faced with countless choices when it comes to sustainable design and construction. ‘Green’ materials and techniques are no longer a novelty-they are constantly encountered, present in every stage of design, construction, operation and maintenance. Concrete is one option for sustainable home construction. It has been a favorite design material for interiors due to its flexibility.

Inspired by the classical & modern styles, the design of the space captures the modern rococo feel, while the all grey palette makes the room modern. The neutrality of gray, mixed in with the richness of pink is aesthetically pleasing. Details such as the intricately carved wall dividers with silver leaf accents, cabriole legs and scroll foot, and flooring with decorative imagery enhances the beauty of concrete.

The raw characteristic of concrete has been transformed into a modern architectural detail with stylish patterns and motifs inspired by the rococo period. This design invokes elegance, which defines the personality of the room.

Jane Simon. Anton Castillo. Che Igdanes. David Mendoza. Irene Chiong.


The design style used in this toilet and bath is neo-baroque. This style combined with a carefully considered layout, forms a bathroom that is exquisitely designed. The thoroughly planned design of the bathroom gives every space in this room a particular function. Additionally, the uniqueness if this bathroom lies in the consideration of our environment through the use if repossessed clay bricks, broken and/or rejected tiles made into mosaic pieces, and the choice of clay as the key material. This combination creates a space that emphasizes sustainability, functionality and aesthetics.

Contemporary elements, such as the use of an achromatic color scheme, straight lines and a bold layout of the room is juxtaposed with feminine overtones through the use of subtle textures, curved frames and classic accents. This combination of contemporary and feminine characteristics creates a glamorous and chic bathroom. The toilet and bath uses the material putik in a very modern way. The subtle and soft texture of the walls and floor, adds character to the space. The overall design of this toilet and bath reflects a feminine spirit-emphasizing a love for glam and elegance in the context of sustainable design.

Pia Jimenez. Marie Antoinette Medina. Raleene Cabrera. Jennifer Cederstam. Julienne Templonuevo.


Three living spaces-a conversation area, a writing desk, and a reading nook-are harmoniously combined in this putik living room. Putik or earth is known to be the most ancient building material, as old as human history, but precisely suitable for today’s resource-conscious and environmentally friendly building needs. The living room design combines a variety of ancient techniques such as rammed earth construction and bricklaying with creative and contemporary applications like the use of potted light fixtures. The natural qualities of earth – malleability, coarse textures and natural tones are playfully enhanced by the use of glossy and reflective finishes, vibrant patterns, bold lines, and cascading light. These characteristics lend a space that blends beautifully with the environment and other building materials.

Environmental sustainability is central in the living room design. Earth is one of the most sustainable building materials due to its natural organic composition, non-toxic and non-polluting characteristics, and low embodied energy. In this design, earth is used in conjunction with man-made materials – steel and glass – resulting in a creatively designed space that is both functional and sustainable.

Abigail Sy. Brian Zaldivar. Patricia Monfort.


There is a great deal of emphasis on global climate change, reducing consumption, and re-cycling. The interior design field can be a bit daunting if we want to limit our carbon footprint without limiting our design choices. Nonetheless, armed with the right information, our designs can still be beautiful, stylish, healthy as well as environmentally friendly.

The group designed a bathroom that is not only distinctive, but also sustainable. Wood was selected for the walls because it is one of the greenest materials, since it is biodegradable, renewable (when harvested responsibly) and non-toxic (when treated properly). The walls are curved and use random lines, symbolizing the free-flowing nature of water. They also used recycled materials such as sawdust illustrating how the smallest scraps and rare oddments can be used as a creative means of accentuating a space.

The group was thrilled to design this space with the intention of creating something that would last beyond the current trend, and allowing future generations to appreciate the design.

Karen Cortez. Michelle Molina. Jenny Wong. Ethel Quijano. Roseanne Quiao.


Wood is the central element in this kitchen design. It is associated with spring – the time when new shoots begin to push their heads through the soil from the budding of the trees to blossoming of the flowers. This is where the group got the inspiration of a “tree” concept.

The wood color representing the trunk of a tree dominates the groups color scheme. The leaves sprouting on the trees are the rich shade of green. The leaves sprouting on the trees are the rich shade of green that balance the wood color. As an accent, the group chose a rust color on the other walls. The word Daffodil is almost synonymous to the word spring. This dazzling flower blooms in spring time and comes in creamy white, the reason why white is used to accessorize our kitchen.

This spring-inspired kitchen is vibrant and inviting ready for any occasion, party or event that you, your family, and friends can share and enjoy together. The most wonderful part is the built-in glass-topped table which serves as the breakfast nook. It has great illumination that provides a nice ambiance to the space. When you’re done cooking, you can use your kitchen island as an extra seating area. It has bar stools and a shell to display food. This changes your kitchen from workspace to a social place. Making the most of the kitchen cabinet storage, the group integrated frosted glass opening for the pantry. The pantry is designed to take full advantage of our kitchen cabinet storage space.

Meiji Castillo. Kathleen Go. Genevieve De Vera. Zharmaine Leanzon.


The group’s design challenge is geared towards the sustainable use of metal (bakal) in a bedroom. With copper as the main metal, the group created a Boho Glam bedroom. Boho Glam is a free-spirited, fashionable and eclectic style that fits the personality of an anything-goes person. Indigos and violets are used as the primary color palette and contrasted against the achromatic background – enhancing the copper and producing a glowing sunset ambiance. Copper is a malleable precious orange-reddish metal and is also a heat and electricity conductor. As copper pages, it naturally tarnishes. Hence, the verdigris finish (the green or bluish patina formed on copper). Out of all metals, copper is one of the most recycled, thus making it a sustainable material, not just for fashion and technology but for construction and decoration as well.

What makes the design and material sustainable is that since copper is durable, easily recycled, and ages with beauty, the design does not have to changed over the years because one can always put something new in the room, while preserving the look of Boho Glam.

Leany Reyes. Katrina Recomite. Alvin Amansec. Keshia Amuan.


Metal is a material known for being sustainable because of its recyclability and durability. With the use of metal as a durable material for our interior, the group has combined the usual strong and sturdy appearance of metal with soft, gracious lines showcasing the flexibility within their design approach: from masculine to feminine, from modern to classic.

This dining area radiates within the theme coming from an inspiration of a peacock tail. At the back of the banquet seat, the glamour of a peacock imitation excites the whole area from floor to ceiling. The table mimics an aircraft wing , which adds to the contrast of modern and classic, masculine and feminine.

Juna Dianelo. Patricia Dizon. Camille Masiglat. Jesserie Enemoto. Rico Urbano.


Lush, playful and tough, these qualities exude from the designed space inspired by the initial concepts of rubber-based gum. With the use of colors such as white, from the natural color of the rubber sap, black, for the common association of tires to rubber, and the fushine-based magenta, which is a reflection of both allure and rollick, these reflects the attributes of the said concept. Prevailing still in the furniture by using lone-surviving 19th century classic elements, an exciting twist is added to it through its modernization. Finally bringing it to a neo-baroque bedroom fit for a woman ready to take on the world with its challenges and exhilaration.

Upon the vision of its quality, the sustainable material, rubber, will only be apparent after a closer look, using it for safety from damage and harm for both the elements within in the space as well as for the person living in it. The material is mainly applied to the foundation of the space, the floor, to provide the comfort of soft padding, slip-resistance and elimination of sound while in peregrination. It is also used in the foundation of most furniture, using rubber based materials for its resiliency to maintain its softness and density throughout the years. The accessories used also have partial rubber applications, again for protection and precaution against future damage. With this, the combination of beauty with utilitarian functionality without its obvious traces is the basis of this design’s uniqueness.

Karla Lora. Redz Dayot. Kimberly Fuentes. Shane Tomelden. Raizah Bangahan.


Rubber: a flexible, tough, elastic, resilient, impermeable material. Who would think that “rubber” can be used to beautify an area in the house? This dining room is for young couple that wants to have a sculptural yet contemporary approach in using rubber to create an efficient and sustainable design. The wall is made out of rubber sheets, Chinese garters are used to accentuate the ceiling leading to a part of the wall, back-lit to add dramatic effect and to make the ambiance airy and light and also to soften the look of rubber around the area. The group incorporated customized conversational dining chairs and to further endorse the use of rubber, bicycle wheels are used as armrest for the chairs. The design on the floor with the table placed in the middle hits the bulls-eye as an exceptional dining room centerpiece. This design gives a different feel and a different approach to the same old dining area.

Danelle Chan. Anne Marquez. Marie Sy. Edito Cauilan. Brian Mendoza.


Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world; its measured growth rate is 100 cm in just 24 hours! As an attractive and sturdy alternative to hardwood, bamboo is not only naturally flexible in its physicality but is also flexible in ways it can be used in design. The group wanted to show the many ways one could use this abundant plant in his/her kitchen from cabinets and shelves to stools and even as a back splash. The group strayed away from the typical tropical context in which bamboo is so often placed; giving it a streamed lined or hard-edged look to showcase the wide variety bamboo can be cut. They wish to introduce this material as a new and innovative option to use in ones home as a step towards an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Leona Tan. Leah Marcelo. Normina Hicana. Justine Villanueva.


The group’s bamboo bathroom takes its cue from what one sees and feels when standing in the middle of a bamboo grove. Working with one of the fasting growing plants in the world which is also known for its numerous uses and applications, the group wanted to showcase its versatility and create a unique aesthetic that still suits the functional needs of the space.

Each section of the bathroom is enclosed in a cylindrical space which provides spatial distinction yet easy access between areas. The different areas also showcase different bamboo treatments which delve away from what is normally seen in typical bamboo applications. All treatments are handcrafted to highlight a more current take on traditional bamboo crafts.

The group decided use polished concrete for finishing the space as it provides a sensible contrast to the organic nature of bamboo. The seamless finish also doesn’t take away from but highlights the bamboo’s qualities.

The elevations were intentionally varied to create not only visual interest, but also to fulfill the functionality of each space.

Teresa Bettina Y. Gomez. Aivan Magno. Lourdes Reyes.


As designers, we are in the field of innovating and rediscovering. As we continually search for solutions to the current pressing issues, the designers discovered that there is but so much any person can do, even if faced with many limitations. The group calls this booth Paper View. In connection to the exhibit’s theme of sustainability, the designers focused on recycled paper materials that have no use anymore other than being clutter thus giving people a new perspective on the material.

Making use of old newspapers and magazines to create texture on plain surfaces, toilet paper tubes for our wall paneling, shredded paper from old documents and bills for throw pillows and used card boards for accessories, the group’s challenge of turning the most fragile material into a structural element became simply a test of their imagination and extensive research.

Retaliating from the typical stereotypes of paper, the group moved away from the typical industrial and organic designs, and chose a complicated style as their inspiration: Gothic architecture. By reviving this picturesque era in the form of cozy living room space, the group invites a style that envisions grandeur and class with a certain versatility of recycled and reused materials.

As the booth’s designers redefined the elements they took inspiration from, the group came up with a sustainable and modern look that repects the classic feel of the past.

Peaches De Guzman. Maryanne Monroy. Hannah Zuniga. Eunice Vibal.


Eclectic, as the group defines it, it is a mixture of more than one style from different time periods; merging to create a harmonious space that expresses ones individuality. In this kitchen design, the group tried to incorporate “eclecticism” by using different forms; from geometric to sinuous; through combining surfaces and textures; from rough and matte to smooth and shiny; and by mixing and matching colors; from vibrant greens, blues, yellows, pinks and violets; toning it down with blacks and whites.

Based on the group’s extensive research and sourcing out of materials; they have discovered “Bi-wall”. Bi-wall is one of two basic grades of card boards; structured as having two layers of card with one corrugated layer sandwiched in between. It is durable, light and flexible and can hold up. Bi-wall is also sustainable because of its biodegradable and fully recyclable properties. It adheres to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 140001 guidelines and is a certified product for sustainable forest management and fiber sourcing practices.

This Kitchen will be using bi-wall cardboard on the cabinets, rather than the usual ply boards. It will be coated with a flame retardant and water proofing agent, to make it a kitchen-friendly material.

So, who says that eclecticism in a kitchen made out of paper wouldn’t work? In this design, it’s possible!

Michael Sy. Gayle Ocampo. Love Ocampo. Lissa Briones. Marianne Wamelda.


This place is a modern rendition of the Ying and Yang, the feminine and masculine, sinuous and straight, soft and hard, dark and light, transparent and opaque, natural and synthetic, real and plastic. Simulating nature and sustaining it echoes our campaign towards environment preservation. Discarded plastic hoses, acrylic or polymer materials gathered and crafted into attractive screen panels and artistic mosaic tiles not only support sustainability but radiates subtle beauty and sophistication while creating equilibrium in nature.

Let your feet step on the glowing warm cantilevered wood planks and soak in the acrylic bathtub as you marvel at the beauty of nature in your window with the added balance of energy provided by the skylight. Let your body relax, as you feel water dripping with colored bulbs that change the mood from neat to romantic, from peaceful to simulating. The transparent layer of plastic, openness of the place and light touch of the surrounding create a comforting, contemplative, cozy, relaxed, and sensuous atmosphere while balancing the Yin and Yang elements.

The delicate equilibrium between natural and synthetic, real and imagined, designed in consideration of life energy flow, provides perfect juxtaposition of practicality and pleasure to make our bathing truly a blissful experience.

Mary Rose Campos. Gelsey Cuaresma. Soledad Del Rosario. Jasmine Baronia. Lira Eneria.


The setting would be somewhere in the Scandinavian region, catering to young couple ready to have a new beginning. The groups design inspiration is basically nature, and on how they can help and promote a harmonious design using recycled materials that for others are no longer useful and are just trash. “Nouvelle Vie”, French for “New Life” was the group’s motto in order to come up with a design for each material that was going to be made into furniture. The challenge was battling the fact that plastic is not an eco-friendly material but using it and recycling properly would make it a material that is very flexible and adaptable to its environment. Another thought that the group held on to while designing and detailing the booth would be how they could make the material deceive the audience in to believing the material is something other than it is.

The group believes that everything that surrounds them; whether living or non-living has the right to be reborn, and as an agents of class and all things posh, they believe that plastic has its chance to prove to everyone that it is not cheap and it can be environment friendly if everyone knows how to use it wisely.

May Voluntad. Helen Ricana. Pamela Tan. Claris Jornales. Marielen Galang.


strength, durability, and simplicity were in perfects words to describe Joseph Paxton’s The Crystal Palace. It served as an engineering and architectural wonder in an 1851 English backdrop. Images of its sweeping arches and towering colonnades come to mind when you think of the marvelous building. Naturally, it served as the inspiration for this living room featuring glass. Hints of Victorian influence are used to give a glimpse of the old English style that was prevalent during the 19th Century London.

Drama is emphasized with the application of an all-white space that interacts with shadows of gray and glass surfaces. The left wall is an ode to the beauty of mirror on top of another mirror, creeping its way up to the curved ceiling, and finally punctuated by a dramatic drop lighting fixture that cascades downward. A detail shot of the building that served as an inspiration is placed at the heart of the space, rendered in black and white. The reflective surfaces on the wall provide an optical illusion of a wider space, and the small space doesn’t seem so small anymore. White is also known to help contribute to this widening effect. Apart from the wall, the reflective surfaces of some of the furniture also help in light distribution. This distribution of light, in effect, helps out with the overall lighting and does not require the use of much lighting at the same time, helping cut electricity consumption. After all, sustainability can be achieved not on materials alone, but with the design itself.

Mark Cardenas. Kendilyn Tan. Mary Jane Tan. Pauline Teng.


If Cleopatra were alive today what would her bedroom look like? Designed for a strong and independent woman in her late 20’s, this space exudes elegance and luxury. The careful combination of gold, white, and black help give this room a glamorous yet strong look. The bedroom is separated into three small spaces starting off with the sitting area facing a full length mirror, followed by the preparation area and finally, the inviting bed. Wallpaper accents extend to the ceiling and are illuminated, hoping to capture one’s eye. The bed is further highlighted with a white glass border that offsets and dark glass floor. To soften up the room, drapes are added in between an Egyptian column with gold detailing.

The unlikely combination of glass-a material used in modern application, and Egyptian motifs make this room one of a kind.

With mirror-clad furniture and glass walls, this modern Egyptian bedroom is definitely fit for a queen.

Veronica Quesada. Katrina De Leon. Kaye Guevarra. Christine Melivo. Sunshine Samson.