December 10, 2018 – Hannah Francesca M. Arcenal
Billboard model home by David Salle + AA Studio
In these modern times, it is not only through technology where we have made such advancements. In almost every city or place in the country, structural designs have also achieved contemporary innovations bringing a whole new meaning to the art of architecture.
Here in the Philippines, structures such as buildings and houses vary from different promising architectural styles and designs. While some feature urban designs, there are also homes that feature designs compatible to nature.
Launched last December 2017, Batulao Artscapes was set to offer approximately 2,000 homes that features sophisticated and contemporary architectural designs.
The so-called ‘artventure’ community has attracted local end users who seek a weekend retreat, as well as families and active retirees who are looking for secondary homes that are not too far from Metro Manila but at the same time is surrounded by nature and a cooler climate, according to Tim Hallett, head of CPG leisure, tourism, and hospitality division.
“This community is the first of its kind in the market. We are excited to bring something that combines art, nature, and adventure into this beautiful out-of-town property. We are optimistic of the market’s continuous positive response to the project given the expanding middle class and surge of domestic tourism in the Philippines,” he said.
Hedera model home designed by Kenneth Cobonpue
With art as the heart of the entire project, Batulao Artscapes features architectural designer homes by global proptech firm Revolution Precrafted with notable Filipino and international names like Ed Calma, Kenneth Cobonpue, Budji Layug, and Royal Pineda, Daphne Guiness, David Salle + AA Studio, and Studio Liberskind Design.
The Batulao Artscapes features astonishing house designs such as The Butterfly home designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc, Hedera home designed by Kenneth Cobonpue, and the Billboard home by David Salle + AA Studio.
The Butterfly model home designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc
Batulao Artscapes is the world’s first livable art park concept that includes vacation amenties such as a man-made beach with a clubhouse and a lake with a charming wedding chapel. Surely tourists will enjoy its attractions within the property, such as the sports park, flavor park, and art park with museums designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects.
With only a 1.5 or 2-hour drive from Makati, Batulao Artscapes is easily accessible from the metro via four points – through Daang Hari Road towards the scenic Nasugbu-Kaybiang Tunnel, the Star Tollway to Tanauan Exit, the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX). When the 49-kilometer Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEX) is completed in mid-2022, travel time to nearby Tagaytay City will only take less than an hour.
Century Properties Group has also announced that it has pre-sold 342 vacation homes worth P 2 billion. Land development and home construction are still in progress on site, with the first batch of homes scheduled for completion in early 2019.
Indeed, the Batulao Artscapes offers contemporary and stylish homes with amazing architecture designs. Even better it is just a two drive away from the city and at the same time is so close to nature – making it a community for relaxation and retreat.
What do you think of these beautiful homes?