MANILA, PHILIPPINES — Edwin Dychauco Uy, a Principal Designer, was featured in a Tatler article as one of the 7 most prolific architects in the Philippines today.
Edwin Uy, from Cagayan de Oro, was featured in an article with 6 other creative artists who shared their inspirations and favorite works.
Edwin Uy has an interest in different fields which sets his experimental inclination. He is a University of Santo Tomas and Domus Academy alumnus who is a passionate designer developing craft and critical regionalism that lead to design authenticity.
Edwin Uy has seen architecture that arouses awe, especially from modernist icons such as Villa Savoye, Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Franswork House, and newer builds from Fondazione Prada and Schhaulager to the Tai Kwun Center.
The architectural pieces have enthused Edwin Uy, but since he came from Malta, Renzo Piano’s Parliament of Malta is an amazing piece of architecture using only a single material for the entire facade in local limestone and was made to look like light material by laser cutting them.
The Renzo Piano’s Parliament of Malta is his favorite building as the treatment of the building represents an abstract map of the islands of Malta and Gozo.
Edwin Uy’s favorite room to decorate, compared to the other featured architects, is the living, dining, and kitchen area of the house as he often does open planning. Designing functional spaces lets Edwin Uy become more playful from lighting to furniture and accessories.
His favorite brand of furniture is a family named Swiss wooden furniture called Rothlisberger. It is designed by Swiss Atelier Oi, who also designed Louis Vuitton and Fendi Casa.
His favorite pieces from the Rothlisberger are the Schubladenstapel (Stack of Drawers), Hommage sideboard, Venus portable closet, Paravent plus flexible room divider, and bank plus, which can be a bench or a coffee table by folding.
Edwin Uy gets most of his design inspiration from mostly any city in Switzerland which brought him cultural insights and influenced his designs. – WhatALife!/Zain