NYPDA instills designing with a heart
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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