Gabay, Dibuhong Umaakay: An Exhibit on Assisted Living

We had a chance to go to SM North Edsa on October 30 to visit this great exhibit — Gabay, Dibuhong Umaakay! Unfortunately, we got to go the day before they closed, so as I post this, it’s already done. I personally learned a lot and was once again amazed at how creative people can be. Enjoy the pictures and the few details I remember haha. 🙂

PSID’s exhibit on assisted living. Designs by the graduating class.
Living room for the hearing-impaired. Lights come on when someone rings the DOOR bell (middle shelf), when phone is RINGing (bottom shelf), and for S.O.S. (top shelf). Wooden floors for greater vibration, helps them get a sense of their surroundings.
Living room/ entertaining area for the hearing-impaired.
Cute swing seat (cute kid too).
Kitchen for the herring-impaired. Lights are used to signal them regarding food that is cooking.
Love this couch. Very Alice in Wonderland.
Bathroom for the hearing-imapired. Wooden floors.
Dining room for the hearing-impaired. Wooden floors. Love that China cabinet.
Bedroom for the hearing-impaired. Client is an artist.
Concrete wall “carved” with a sharp tool.
Colored shadows of the solar system.
A bed that vibrates for an alarm. Pretty cool.
Patio/garden for persons with disabilities (PWD).
Love the water elements.
Bedroom for a PWD. Whole bed is movable for easy bedsheet-changing.
Nice details on the headboard & top.
Client is a former Pinoy Big Brother contestant.
Modern condo living space for a PWD. Embedded carpet — nice touch, yet won’t interfere with wheel chair movement. I appreciate the modern lines.
Really clever side table that doubles up as desk, plus provides storage.
Wide hallway for the wheel chair to move and turn.
Filipino dining area for a PWD. High table to make room for wheel chair. Bars present as well.
I love the capiz shells in the middle of the table.
Medieval themed kitchen for a PWD.
Big space to move around with a wheel chair. Detachable section with wheels for easy manoeuvring.
Huge bathroom for a PWD. Space for wheel chair under the sink and bars are provided.
Love the paint detail on the tiles.
The tub moves from its “sitting” position, which makes it easy for the PWD to move into it, to a “lying” or regular position.
The seat for the shower moves automatically from side to under the shower head.
Modern home for a vision-impaired child, with a message brailled on the wall. Love its shape.
Textured stairs for training (by feeling with their feet) a vision-impaired child to walk up and down some stairs.
Kitchen for the vision-impaired (client is only a percentage blind). They are able to see blue light. It’s for guiding them through the work area — sink, burners, pantry.
Smooth edges. Different lighting to signify dining table.
Brailled metal tags, for the vision impaired to know which table they are at.
Huge bathroom for the vision-impaired. Love that center shower.
The textured paths lead to a particular section of the bathroom, to help guide the vision-impaired.
One of my favorites because the theme is blue, my favorite color! Those who have only a certain percentage of blindness can actually see the color blue.
Smooth edges. Nice lighting.
Living space for the vision-impaired. No nails were used in making the furniture.
Love this chair. Great for the back. Relaxing.
Bench with brailled message.
Pretty details on the ceiling. Lighting actually imitates daylight.
Dining room for the vision-impaired, designed by Bea Arcega and her team. A lot of texture to help them feel their way through.
Embossed details for easy table setting.
Elegant candle holders. Love that blue seat.
Huge bathroom for the elderly. A wheel chair can fit into the shower room.
My girls gravitated towards the aquarium, of course.
Kitchen for the elderly. Open storage for easy reach. Custom-made chairs for easy movement.
Nice colors for a kitchen. Big space for a wheel chair to move around in.
Love this table, the top of which is a removable tray.
Nice canopy bed. Death bed for an 80-year old widow.
Details — husband’s old luggage and phonograph.
Chair with built-in potty beside the bed.
Clever swivel chair for the dresser.
Goofing around in one of the living spaces for the elderly.
A cute look for a cafe, not really a home for the elderly in my humble opinion. But very nice details.
Love the chair (and the little girl sitting on it).
Details — gardening tools.
Lovely terrarium for orchids.
Pretty herb garden.
Traditional living space for an elderly couple, designed by Melvin del Rosario and his team.
Spacious hallway with bars to help the elderly walk.
Pretty, comfortable ottomans that provide storage.
Old school sliding doors for the tv.
Pretty boat lights.
My favorite spot.
It was a pleasant surprise, a great experience coming to support our friend Melro and his classmates. We enjoyed seeing such amazing creativity. Seeing Melro’s joy, too, made the trip all the more worth it. 🙂

Published by Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & my best friend, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active princesses who keep me on my toes. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share my sari-sari stories with you. 😊

8 thoughts on “Gabay, Dibuhong Umaakay: An Exhibit on Assisted Living

  1. Wow, Phoebes! Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed looking at the pictures. The exhibit was full of artistry! I’ve wanted to study before interior design… Hmmm never too late. 🙂

  2. I love the blue room too, so sleek. Each room must be done with hard work and passion. Wish I was there. Thanks phoebes, appreciate this post. 🙂

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