PLAYING WITH A LIMITED AMOUNT OF SPACE IN INTERIOR DESIGN IS ALWAYS DIFFICULT. BUT THIS TOWNHOUSE SHOWS US HOW TO PULL IT OFF WITH STYLE.
THIS TOWNHOUSE in Makati City is located in a village clued with other townhouses and apartment complexes, but is distinguished by ' its modern industrial design. The space has three floors, each having about 100 sq.m. in area.
1st floor. The foyer is located on. along with the driver's quarters and laundry area. The space also has provisions for four cars, a generous feature for townhouses.
2nd floor, one finds the dinning room, kitchen and break- fast table, living room, and a balcony.
3rd floor contains all three bedrooms of the townhouse. There's a master bedroom, a room for the kids, and a guest mom. The staircase used to traverse the townhouse is separated in its own landing. Access to each of the floors through glass sliding doors, effectively giving each of the three spaces in the townhouse its own foyer.
Modern Japanese The designer, Mark Ang of MOA Designs + Associates envisioned the space to be modern Japanese in design, but eventually ' decided to tweak the concept. Initially, I wanted to integrate Japanese elements in the design, but later on, I found that it was becoming too 'cold" too 'cementy."
Mark is referring to the exterior and interior architecture of the townhouse. Ridged cement motifs are prevalent throughout the exterior architecture of the property, and concrete walls and dividers accentuate the industrial moderne flavors of the interiors.
Another modern Japanese design feature apparent in the space is the efficient use of limited space. The Japanese are known for their orderliness, and that design feature is readily apparent in the townhouse.