Let These Renowned Experts Help in Creating the Right Home for You

February 23, 2021



Peaches Garcia

With this line-up of esteemed speakers for Rethinking Residences, what more can you ask for?

The term webinara combination of “web” and “seminar”, is probably one of the most commonly used words these past few months. Known as a virtual event attended by an online audience, webinars have grown rapidly as a way for live events to adapt to the current global situation. The topics of these webinars can range from marketing to art, all while having professionals from those fields as their speakers. With BluPrint’s webinar–co-presented by Scavolini and Modularity Home–called Rethinking Residences coming up, it’s no surprise that experts from the architecture and design industry are proudly joining us to share their thoughts about everything under the big umbrella of creating and remodeling our homes.

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Tina Periquet is an Interior Designer and the Principal Designer of PERIQUET GALICIA, an interior design firm that specializes in quality living environments. Her experience in the design industry includes residential interiors in cities like New York, London, Vancouver, Hong Kong, and Manila. Apart from that, her hospitality, institutional, and development projects include One McKinley Place, The Fairways, the international award-winning Arya Residences, and the new Philippine Museum of Natural History.

Before establishing Sim Ateliers, Luther Sim was with CS Design Consultancy for nine years, practicing under an internationally renowned Harvard-educated architect. Because of the stellar training he was equipped with, he was able to create his own architectural language, one that is unique to the local setting. Luther also designed the Indian Heritage Center, Singapore’s first museum that was built from scratch. The design was submitted as an entry to the Singapore-wide design competition, which he won along with the project’s principal architect.

Denise De Castro is the Principal Architect of DEQA Design Collaborative. A graduate of the Master of Architecture program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Denise has also worked at Lor Calma Design Associates in Manila, IDEO in San Francisco, and CBT Architects in San Diego. Her professional experience as a designer spans over 15 years, with the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award in the Unbuilt Cultural category under her belt.

A respected leader in the wide community of architects, Cathy Saldaña’s career has been showered with highlights such as design renovations for Shangri-La Resorts, the Punta Fuego Group, and Marriott Hotels. She also garnered the award for Best Architecture Design for an Office Tower in the Asia-Philippine Property Awards for her Diamond Tower project in Davao City. With her superb knowledge about architecture and design, it’s safe to say that Cathy can very easily be trusted with advising clients on choosing the best solutions to elevate any lifestyle.

The team of industry experts will also be joined by Modularity Home General Manager Brian Hontiveros. During the formidable years he spent working with Italians at Elba, he was able to see and understand how they commit to their craft by artistically honoring their culture. With a lasting passion for design and architecture, Brian and his wife established Modularity Home a decade ago, and has continuously preserved their indelible vision of providing quality, well-curated Italian systems for each space in every Filipino home.

Rethinking Residences, to be hosted by Architect Jose Manuel ‘Manolet’ Garcia, will be held on February 26, 2021. You may register via Zoom to join the conversation. For more updates, follow BluPrint (Facebook, Instagram), Scavolini (Facebook, Instagram), and Modularity Home (Facebook, Instagram).

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