arya under construction manila

Arya Residence topped out at 40 levels mid 2012. Recently it won best condominium in the Philippines at the 2012 South East Asia Property Awards held in Singapore. We designed the project in 2009. It is a twin tower residential project with retail, landscaped gardens and facilities including podium level cantilevered pool and health club. This photo shows tower 1 in its raw state before balcony glazing is installed and painting of the facades. Tower 1 is due for completion 2013. The architecture is modern with strong sustainable design initiatives. The Arya Residence is targeting a dual green building certification. LEED gold and PhilGBC BERDE Ratings.

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arya residence balcony manila

This photograph shows a balcony detail at Arya Residence located in Fort Bonifacio Global City in the Philippines. Arya was designed by Bob Stephenson and myself in 2009. It was wonderful to see the building under construction in August 2012 when I visited for a “topping off” celebration for tower 1 (When the tower reached its maximum height – 40 levels). The balcony is splayed and notched at the ends of the building creating a vertical line, emphasising and dramatising the height of the tower. The balcony is made of pre cast concrete panels with a paint finish. The photograph shows the pre cast panel before paint was applied and I wish we were able to convince the client this was an appropriate finish. A pre cast polished concrete panel with a white oxide mix to the cement and white stone aggregate with an exterior weather coating. Now wouldn’t that be nice?

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serendra east tower ayala land premier manila

This photograph was taken earlier this year. Crone Partners designed the building in 2006 and the first tower was completed in 2012. A relatively long construction process by Australian standards with the first tower taking 5 years to construct. Our role was to provide Concept Master Plan and Schematic Design services for a twin tower residential project for Ayala Land Premier. The site is located in Fort Bonifacio Global City, Makati, Philippines.

It was an extremely rare blue sky day in Manila. Typically hazy with smog. Perfect for taking a photograph. Unfortunately my thumb got in the way of a really good photograph. 🙂

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