Juke Jose

Artist and architectural designer.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines.
Based in New York City.

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Juke Jose

Artist and architectural designer.
Born and raised in Manila, Philippines.
Based in New York City.

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Wayfinding (Creating New Identities)

Site: 1100 Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Program: Local Government Unit, Non-Profit Organization Unit, Arts and Culture Center

Type: Academic
Year: Fall 2019
Class: Studio 7 Tectonics and Structure
Faculty: Karen Seong, Jen Tai, Simon McKenzie, Mei Liu

Balikbayan boxes* were sent from the United States by my family back to the Philippines filled with goods and the idea of the American dream. These boxes are a manifestation of “coming home” of the Filipino diaspora and the actualization of the American dream.

Wayfinding is a place that guides immigrants to achieve their American dreams by complexifying their still evolving identities in the US. The center creates a platform for immigrants where they can get support in the formal and informal immigration process and other areas of cross-acculturation including language, culture, and employment while establishing relationships and connections in the local community of San Francisco.

Through the use of a patchwork of spaces throughout the building, the immigration process of assembling a new way of life is reflected. The language of layered transparency across the spatial patchwork provides personal and visual connections between spaces. Curved planes generate intimate spaces carved out from the layers of programs while embracing and leading users as they meander through the building.

*Balikbayan box is a carton shipped to the Philippines from another country by a Filipino who has been living overseas, typically containing items such as food, clothing, toys, and household products.

Vignettes (1-3)


Concept, Affect Models (1-4)


Floor Plans (1-2)



Structure Model (1-5)

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