NYPDA in­stills de­sign­ing with a heart

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FRESH from their vic­tory in the re­cent Nip­pon Paint Young De­signer Award 2015 (NPYDA), stu­dents Martha Joyce Tomas (left) and Jose Au­gustin Ri­carte (right) , here with renowned ar­chi­tect, Paul Tange (cen­ter) re­cently once-in-a-life­time learn­ing pro­gram held in the pres­ti­gious Chu­la­longkorn Univer­sity. NYPD is an an­nual de­sign com­pe­ti­tion which chal­lenges and in­spires young in­te­rior de­sign­ers and ar­chi­tects to fur­ther push the bound­aries for fu­ture liv­ing by cre­at­ing breath­ing, work­ing and leisure all walks of life.

Now the win­ning duo is back and still heady from the re­mark­able learn­ing op­por­tu­nity they got from meet­ing three renowned cap­tains in the world of ar­chi­tec­ture and in­te­rior de­sign—Paul Nori­taka Tange from Ja­pan, Se­rina Hi­j­jas from Malaysia and Amata Luphai­boon from Thai­land. To­gether with fel­low NPYDA win­ners from 11 coun­tries—Bangladesh, China, In­done­sia, Ja­pan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Pak­istan, Pa­pua New Guinea, Sin­ga­pore, Thai­land, and Viet­nam, Tomas and Ri­carte par­tic­i­pated in in­sight­ful dis­cus­sions with in­dus­try lead­ers and ex­pe­ri­enced be­ing coached on ef­fec­tive pre­sen­ta­tion and de­sign con­cept im­prove­ment by the Deputy Dean and As­so­ci­ate Pro­fes­sor of Chu­la­longkorn Univer­sity’s Depart­ment of Ar­chi­tec­ture.

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