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Japanese architecture-inspired condo to open in Mandaluyong


DMCI Homes, a developer known for its resort-style communities and greenery is developing its first Japanese architecture-inspired project designed to serve as an urban oasis in M. Vicente Street, Mandaluyong City.

Patterned after a traditional Japanese garden, Kai Garden Residences is a three-tower development set to showcase the developer’s landscaping expertise and its signature of fine units and resort-inspired amenities.

Located in one of the real estate hotspots in Metro Manila, the development is an ideal urban hideaway while offering multiple access going in and out of different central business districts.

“Kai Garden Residences can be likened to an urban oasis. The moment you enter the development, it eases off the stresses of what transpired during the day,” DMCI Homes Senior Architect Fe Moselina said.

Artist’s illustration of the landscaped area.

Artist’s illustration of the landscaped area.

Its open spaces make use of Japanese garden’s principle of miniaturization and concealment to create a unique development where each of its part unfolds as one explores the project according to DMCI Homes Landscape Department Manager Alexis Valiente.

“The amenity core itself is designed to be one massive garden where the typical exterior amenities such as pools and play courts are blended seamlessly into thematic setting with asymmetry in mind thereby no image is alike when one takes photos of the development.”

Kai Garden Residences is designed to be a unique development even by DMCI Homes standards as it will employ an open space that is intended to be a dynamic garden sanctuary – changing in appearance and ambiance throughout the year.

“The Japanese garden theme will be reinforced by the materials that will be utilized throughout the grounds – from the accessories, decorative stones to the structures – all of these will follow this theme. The softscape design will have the most impact in terms of supporting this dictum,” Valiente said.

Balcony view of the development.

Balcony view of the development.

Even the development’s vegetation is expected to evoke Japanese feels as endemic trees similar to the famed Cherry Blossom tree line will be utilized as ornaments in the lush gardens which include the Palawan Cherry and the radiant Banaba tree.

On the other hand, resort-inspired amenities such as lounge area, bar and game area, audio-visual room, fitness gym, roofdeck, function room,swimming pool complex, basketball court, play area, picnic area, outdoor fitness area, and jogging path complement the relaxing ambiance.

All buildings also bear the patented Lumiventt Design Technology for high-rise structures which allow ambient light and fresh air to permeate the building and all unit spaces within through three-storey high Sky Patios.

Single-loaded hallways and atrium gardens, which are also components of the design technology, not only improve aesthetics but also give a wide open feel to the building interior, for true resort-inspired living.

Priced at R3.32 million onwards, the units with gross floor area ranging from 28 sqm to 81.5 sqm are targeted for completion in January 2023 for Sugi building, January 2024 for Icho building, and from June 2024 to January 2025 (depending on the floor level) for Hinoki building.

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