Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Spanning 3,027 square meters, Campanilla Lane in New Manila, Quezon City stands as the newest horizontal development by Mañosa Properties Inc. (MPI), a property firm specializing in "artisanal" luxury residential projects.
Campanilla Lane consists of 16 luxury apartments and four villas featuring architecture inspired by the traditional bahay na bato. Sustainable materials like bamboo were used to invoke an atmosphere one with nature.
Meanwhile, the subdivision's masterplan included old, native trees to preserve the landscape. MPI's Dino Mañosa, who co-founded the company with father Francisco "Bobby" Mañosa, stated that green design -- involving the home itself, and the surroundings -- count as a priority for the developer.
"We secured the property over three years ago and with the Mañosa Architectural and Interior Design Team, we came up with over 55 schemes to be certain that what we have is the best possible within the strict restrictions of the local barangay," said Dino Mañosa.
"Green architecture has always been a core value of ours, particularly dad," Mañosa had expressed. Pertaining to the residential units, Mañosa cited that MPI had "maximized natural ventilation and lighting in the designs and the community will have rainwater harvesting to use for their plants."
The apartments consist of six low-density levels, equipped with three-bedroom units spanning 260 square meters, with their toilet and bath. Apartment Building One features one unit per level; Two will comprise of two per level. Meanwhile, penthouse units equipped with lofts will be available in both apartment buildings.
Designed as "multi-generational homes" with two master bedrooms and an elevator for each unit, the villas come with four flours and a private garden. Mañosa explains the homes as "being able to accommodate three generations in one home, the patriarch or matriarch, the second generation and the grandchildren." Secondly, this "multi-generational" layout allows for the villa to become a future ancestral home, according to Mañosa.
"Through our professional property management service, we watch over our communities and make sure that the practices, processes and products that we use are sustainable. And we try to maintain that neighborly Filipino spirit and culture. MPI's basic proposition is 'creating communities that we want to live in.' That is my interpretation of Mahatma Gandhi’s 'be the change you wish to see in the world,' I did not want to build cookie cutter boxes, I wanted communities I can imagine myself and my family living in," stated Dino Mañosa.
With 16 apartment units and four villas, Campanilla Lane will accommodate only 20 home owners. The community will be supplemented by a pool and a multi-function room for social events.