Prefabricated construction is in its infancy but with increasing demand on tradition construction and speed and the sustainability benefits of prefabrication, could this new manufacturing industry change the way Australia builds?
Below is a link to an article in the Business Inquirer on a project we are doing in the Philippines for HT Land (A joint venture between Hong Kong Land & Taft Property). The project is named Mandani Bay and located on a 20 hectare site on the banks of Mactan Channel in Mandaue.
The Concept Design for the James Bond House was originally designed in Oct 2014. The brief was an architects dream come true. Unlimited budget, challenging sloping site in Cebu, young edgy and stylish clients with the desire to create a modern, minimalist box for their home. The resulting design is in stark contrast to the Spanish villa vernacular of the Cebu Hills area but sensitive to the topography of the land and the environment. From the projects onset, the clients were on-board with our vision, excited by the design and loved the architectural style that we were proposing. It made you feel pretty damn good about being an architect and thoroughly enjoying the collaborative Design Process. Typically, this kind of smooth design process, just doesn’t happen. But sometimes dreams don’t fully come true and need a little bit of Value Management. Not a bad thing in the scheme of things but essential to turning the vision into reality.
We were very happy to hear this week the project is forging ahead and following review of the local architects drawings pleased to see the Design Intent was respected in the modifications to the Schematic Design.
Arya Residences Tower 2 topped off in the Philippines in February. Crone Partners designed Arya in 2010 and since then, the building has won multiple design awards, most recently for best architectural design at the East Asia Property Awards 2013. Walking around the site last week I took the opportunity to take a “selfie” in front of Tower 1. Arya Residences, is the first Green Rated residential building in the Philippines, with both LEED gold and BERDE ratings to its portfolio.