Two Botanika is the newest addition to real estate brand Filigree’s crafted communities. The development is nestled in the most exclusive area of Filinvest City, Alabang’s garden central business district, which is the first township in the country with multiple green certifications with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), Gold in Neighborhood Development certification from the US Green Building Council, and BERDE from the Philippine Green Building Council.

“Botanika continues to grow with the completion of its second tower,” said Daphne Sanchez, business head for Filigree. “While it carries all the great facets of Tower 1, Two Botanika also presents a renewed experience with additional building features to cater to a wider market.”

Every feature of Two Botanika is designed to incorporate a genuine green and sustainable lifestyle. It features more unit space offerings, widening the variety with one-bedroom units at a generous size of +72-84 square meters, and four-bedroom bi-level units of +322 square meters, complete with grand ceilings and spacious balconies.

Bringing the outdoors closer to the residents

All units at Two Botanika will have deeper lanais, allowing continuous transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Further enhancing these sustainable living spaces are a slew of curated amenities, designed for the resident’s wellbeing. To complement the existing amenities of Tower 1, Two Botanika will also be home to a fitness gym and a Sky Lounge, which provides views of Filinvest City.

Responsible for Botanika’s overall design are Leandro V. Locsin Partners together with Bill Higgins of Architecture International . “It is going back to the simple things—a beautiful garden, bumping into your friends, feeling part of a community, feeling safe and breathing good air,” said Andy Locsin.

Tina Periquet, the principal architect of Periquet Galicia Inc, is in charge of space planning and interior designing for Two Botanika model units and the Filigree show suites. “As an interior designer and space planner of residential structures, I see my job as more than making places out of spaces. My ultimate task is to curate experiences in the home,” she explained.

In planning the units of Two Botanika, Periquet aimed to capture the sense of community that’s healthy and open, adding, “it’s really very much in keeping with the overall idea of being in a healthful place where you can just relax and not feel confined the way you normally would in a condo tower. There is a sense of expansiveness, openness, actual ventilation, and daylight.”

To bring to life and accentuate the designs of Locsin and Periquet, Isabelle Miaja added a beautiful selection of art and furniture pieces for Botanika Nature Residences’ common areas. “When we design, we build every project around a storyline that is connected to the place, the people, and its art—the whole cultural background,” she noted

But with Botanika, Miaja had to reinvent the pieces to give them a new twist. “With Botanika, there is also a city feel in another sense because the structure is sharp and crisp. But, organic and beautiful classic lines are also combined here,” she said.


This article was first published in Manila Standard