MADE Names Winners in Architecture, Design & Arts
The Metrobank Art & Design Excellence (MADE) announces its winners for the 2007 national competition for architecture, interior design, painting, and sculpture.
With theme, "Your Environment Shapes You," this year's winning pieces highlight the interplay of environment and use of design elements to enhance the aesthetic value of each of the pieces.
Architect Jose Ricardo Adriano wins the grand prize in the architecture category for his design, "The House of X: An extraordinary cross-ventilated X-form home."
A contemporary Asian architecture, the house integrates design principles with modern technology and materials to create a climatically responsive structure in a tropical country like the Philippines.
Adriano underlines "climate comfort is equally important as functionality and aesthetic in any building structure."
Wilhelma Garcia's "Living within Nature's Confines" showcases various materials, "categorically regarded as trash, waste, worn out pieces into functional, innovative, and tasteful furniture and accent pieces for the home."
Old capiz windows were polished, coated in white, and served as lovely door partition, concealing the bedroom from main section of the home.
Cabinet frames appended with apple glass were used as tabletops supported by legs made of old books and magazines piled and parceled up.
Dangling above the dining area is a closet door mirror, diffusing light from blue bottles suspended below it and secured by re-painted couch springs.
Cebu-based interior designer Cheryl Montebon was also awarded a special prize for her work entitled "Cocoon."
In the painting category, "Attack of the Righteous," by Mark Andy Garcia receives the highest honor for oil-based medium on canvass.
According to Garcia, his creation is a pictorial narrative of the eternal conflict between good and evil inspired by biblical verses from the books of John and Matthew.
"Weaving Dreams," a predominantly black artwork wins the grand prize for water media on paper.
Created by Mervin Vergara, the painting is a surreal visual representation of the unraveling of the mind and its undefined expressions. …