Tivoli Garden Residences unveils the
While the rest of the metro is enduring one of the hottest summer seasons on record, a privileged group of residents in a high-rise condo is keeping it cool through their unique building structure. So much so that when asked how they are coping with the heat at home, all they can probably say is: "No sweat!"
Such advantage is courtesy of DMCI Homes - a builder of landmarks and one of today's leading developers known for innovative building designs that are the esteemed and unmatched in the industry. At their premier high-rise project called Tivoli Garden Residences in Mandaluyong, a new technology has been unveiled specifically to counter the stifling effects of urban living, known as the "Lumiventte advantage."
Through three-storey high openings on the front and back of the towering buildings called Sky Patios and through the breezeways located on the left and right wing of every floor, free-flowing light and air permeates around the structure, hence the moniker "Lumiventte" or natural light and ventilation.
The development's first two buildings, Bauhinia and Eugenia, are presently home to around more than 200 families, who are enjoying this first-rate feature as part of the developer's commitment to create community solutions and innovations for the market of young, urban families with modest income.
"As a tropical country found near the equator, the Philippines is subjected to the Northeast and Southeast monsoons, or the amihan and habagat, respectively," Alfredo Austria, DMCI Homes' President, explained. "Tivoli Garden Residences is taking advantage of these weather systems through the Sky Gardens, by improving airflow and providing natural ventilation for its internal common areas."
Based on the basic principles of airflow, the introduction of the Sky Gardens - which consists of 3-level Sky Patios and Central Atriums located in every 5 floors - provide channels through which air can move. The openings allow fresh air to flow in and also allow stale or hot air to be displaced and sucked out. There is also air coming from the breezeways which pass through the atriums. This induced airflow is what provides comfort to all the homeowners of Tivoli Garden Residences.
These tropical landscapes likewise contribute another function of providing an aesthetic visual relief to the otherwise drab concrete environment that characterizes typical high-rise condominium developments.
"We have always been challenged to come up with unique concepts for our projects, with the middle income families in mind. Knowing that our market is composed of people who are not used to residing in high-rise structures, we make it a point to come up with a home that would address the residents' needs for a natural home-setting in the metropolis, hence the concept of the Sky Garden," Austria related.