DMCI Homes, a developer well-known for its resort-style communities and greenery is developing its first Japanese architecture-inspired project designed to serve as an urban oasis in M. Vicente Street, Mandaluyong City.
Patterned after a traditional Japanese garden, Kai Garden Residences is a three-tower development set to showcase DMCI Homes' landscaping expertise and its signature of finely-crafted units and resort-inspired amenities.
Located in one of the real estate hotspots in Metro Manila, the development is an ideal urban hideaway while offering multiple access going in and out of different Central Business Districts in Makati, Mandaluyong and Ortigas.
"Kai Garden Residences can be likened to an urban oasis. The moment you enter the development, it already eases off the stresses of what transpired during the day," DMCI Homes Senior Architect Fe Moselina said in describing the new project.
Kai Garden Residences’ open spaces make extensive use of Japanese garden's principle of miniaturization and concealment to create a unique development wherein each of its part unfolds as one explores the project according to DMCI Homes Landscape Department Manager Alexis Valiente.
"The amenity core itself is designed to be one massive garden wherein the typical exterior amenities such as pools and play courts are blended seamlessly into thematic setting with asymmetry in mind thereby no image is alike when one takes photos of the development," Valiente explained.
Kai Garden Residences is designed to be a unique development even by DMCI Homes standards as it will employ an open space that is intended to be a dynamic garden sanctuary – changing in appearance and ambiance throughout the year.
“The Japanese garden theme will be reinforced by the materials that will be utilized throughout the grounds - from the accessories, decorative stones to the structures - all of these will follow this thematic. The softscape design will have the most impact in terms of supporting this dictum,” Valiente said.
Even the development’s vegetation is expected to evoke Japanese feels as endemic trees similar to the Land of the Rising Sun’s famed Cherry Blossom tree line will be utilized as ornaments in the expansive lush gardens which include the Palawan Cherry and the radiant Banaba tree.
On the other hand, resort-inspired amenities such as lounge area, bar and game area, audio-visual room, fitness gym, roof deck, function room, swimming pool complex, basketball court, play area, picnic area, outdoor fitness area, and jogging path perfectly complement the relaxing ambiance.