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Students with storm-centric projects win Nippon Paint Young Designer Award

Nippon recently hosted a contest in search for young designers. 

Jason Labacanacruz from the Technological University of the Philippines Manila and Kristine Caballes from University of San Carlos Cebu won the prestigious Nippon Paint Young Designer Award 2014 for architecture and interior design categories, respectively. Labanacruz wowed the judges with the idea to use recycled container vans for stable low cost housing instead of tents, which are not resistant to typhoons. Caballes’ project meanwhile introduced a residential house that not only uses rainwater for water supply but also converts it into electricity. The two walked away with cash prizes, paid internship contracts under Lor Calma & Partners and spots in the exclusive Japan Learning Program. With the theme ‘Re:Think. Re:Create. Our Community, Our Home,’ the first Philippine edition of the competition received 196 entries and revolved around creating sustainable living spaces for all walks of life. Photo shows (from left) Gladys Goh, Nippon Paint Malaysia Group – Group General Manager; Jason Labacanacruz, and Kristine Caballes.

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