2022 Winners > Winners of Philippines

Runner Up


Title: Boutique Resort Bathroom

Name: Jethro Gomez

School: Technological University of the Philippines

What is the inspiration for your design?
The designer’s design was inspired by contemporary architecture with a splash of tropical architecture. Contemporary architecture produced some of today’s most famous building styles. It’s dramatic element and identification provides beauty and calm effect to the user. The archipelago of the Philippines was also an inspiration of the design that brings up the tropical architecture as its identification of the land which also help the design to provide connection of the land and its users. The bathroom design gives enough clear circulation space and provides accessibility to all kinds of users. Indoor plants such as bamboo which is abundant in the Philippines was also used to help purify the indoor air quality. Considering today’s crisis, materials such as copper was used for the doorknobs because it was discovered to have an oligodynamic effect which disinfect themselves of germs within eight hours that helps to prevent virus transmission within the area.

Who is the target user and how does the design fulfill the need of the target user?
As we all know, the Philippines for the most part is one of the countries with a basically large number of stunning tourist attractions and a sort of large number of visitors in a subtle way. The designer’s target users mostly are tourists who come to see the beauty of the land and really receive a warm particularly welcome and accommodations, which mostly is quite significant. The design allows the user to rest while using the bathroom, relieving them of weariness and allowing them to basically quiet their thoughts and bodies.

How does the design fulfill the theme for the chosen category?
The design of the designer focuses on the hospitality design and user centric design. The designer uses a simple design which will help the user feel that the land is embracing them and welcoming them. In order to provide user centric design, the designer uses the circulation as a inpiration to give solution for user centric design. The design of the designer also considers the present crisis that the world experiencing, with that the designer provide solution to help the user and protect the user to the present crisis.

How does the choice of products contribute to the purpose of the design?
Products promote simplicity in the design while performing their function. The product generally offers not only the beauty of the design with its sort of simple design, but also the lightness and comfort that can be used by all types of users, generally contrary to popular belief. One of the most important design aspects generally is to specifically facilitate the mobility of the user when moving or using the fixture