Situated in the swanky La Vista neighbourhood in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, this residence looks out to the Marikina Valley and the Sierra Madre mountain range beyond.
The work of David Mirasol Design Studio (DM Design Studio), the building is wrapped in Italian silver travertine, imbuing it with understated opulence. The owners—a scion of an old sugar plantation family in the Visayas, and his wife, a woman with keen interests in cooking and holistic wellness—are passionate art collectors and travellers.
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Architect David Mirasol was tasked to oversee every detail from the architecture to the landscape and interior design. "Being a multi-disciplinary designer, I enjoy designing the architecture, interiors, landscape and lighting,” says Mirasol, also the founder of his eponymous studio. In fact, Mirasol directed the entire process, even right down to the choice of materials and artworks.
The minimalist home was designed to celebrate these passions, and Mirasol made sure to give the space a light and elegant touch. “The owners have been avid collectors of Philippine art for the last two decades and began collecting international pieces in the last five years,” shares the architect. “Part of the challenge was choosing from the collection and designing the spaces where they can be displayed.”