Located in San Juan, Manila, The Twelve Luxury Flats stack houses that allow for gratifying views, healthier ventilation, better privacy, tighter security and a more efficient footprint. Moreover, the ground floor serves as commercial space for the residents’ easy access to goods and services.
In form, the verandas sweep in and out creating an organic profile. Its soft curves and clean flowing contour humanizes the otherwise cold contemporary building. This distinct profile, coupled with its light scale work, creates a landmark that is soft and elegant in contrast to being dominating and overpowering.
The Twelve Luxury Flats, San Juan, Manila, approaches design and space planning in a way that we must consider in our post-pandemic world. We must build up enough space to accommodate this density instead of squeezing everyone together in ever tighter spaces. We cannot continue to build homes that are barely bigger than the parking spaces that come with it. As our families and children begin to spend more time at home together, we must have homes in which we can grow together.