LUXURY real estate developer Filigree has launched the sequel to its flagship project with the newest addition of Botanika to the real estate brand’s crafted communities.

Responsible for the new project’s overall design is the famed Andy Locsin of Leandro V. Locsin Partners together with Bill Higgins of Architecture International who were inspired by Filigree’s commitment to build in a responsible way.

Nestled in the most exclusive area of Filinvest City, Alabang’s garden central business district, residents can have convenient access to all of life’s essentials, from world-class medical facilities and multinational businesses, to shopping and commercial centers and prestigious educational institutions.

The new project bears its signature qualities: prime and central location, superb artistry, convenient access to nature, still with a central focus on the living experience and wellness, but this time offering a new product type.

“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.”

As a four-star Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence development, every feature of the new project is carefully designed to seamlessly 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 to 84 square meters, and four-bedroom bi-level units of 322 square meters, complete with grand ceilings and spacious balconies that promote a more refreshing ambiance.

Bringing the outdoors closer to the residents, all units will have deeper lanais, allowing continuous transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.

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

As a symbol of excellence in the luxury real estate segment, the luxury real estate developer ensures to tap only the best in the industry to bring to life its exacting requirements. The new project is no different as the real estate developer enlisted the expertise of topnotch architects and designers.

“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 Locsin. “Safety, nice people, good air. That is true luxury. People are discovering that.”

Taking cues from these master planners is Tina Periquet, the principal architect of Periquet Galicia Inc., who is in charge of space planning and interior designing for the new project’s model units and the Filigree Showsuites.

In planning the units of the new project, Periquet aimed to capture the sense of community that’s healthy and open, adding, “It’s 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,” Miaja said.

Miaja had to reinvent the pieces to give them a new twist.

“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,” Miaja said.


This article was first published in Malaya Business Insight