With over 20 years of experience in the luxury architecture and design industry throughout homes and resorts in the Philippines, APL Architects prides itself on working closely with every customer to create sustainable, innovative designs. The brain behind the company is architect Philip Lu who leads his team of multi-talented designers, architects, and engineers. Lu founded the company in 2002 after working in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Myanmar, and China, playing a significant role in developing transformative designs like the renowned Marina Square Leisuplex in Singapore.
The company’s philosophy is to combine the creativity and innovation of young minds with the extensive experience of seasoned ones in its quest to create modern, sustainable, world-class designs. In close collaboration with each client, APL Architects use their professional skills and experience to devise creative solutions with great architecture, turning their customers’ dreams and visions into reality.
These comprehensive services include architectural design and consultancy to design stylish and functional structures for long-term use. The company takes on complete project management, overseeing construction work and interior design and fit-out to match the client’s lifestyle and vision.
The perfect example of the company’s accomplishments is demonstrated in the design and construction of the FARM project. Inspired by the client’s vision for a farm-to-table living household and their love for flora and fauna, APL Architects pulled out all the stops to design a self-sustainable, eco-friendly home. The result is a luxurious and elegant home that offers the ultimate escape from city living without compromising on the finer things in life.
Superior materials have been used throughout the design. These include Italian tiles, German modular cabinetry by Haeker, and US quartz countertops from CAMBRIA. Imported teakwood from Indonesia has been used for external cladding, and INALCO marble slab MDI tiles adorn the external accent walls.
To attain sustainability, electricity is harnessed from the sun through solar panels and utilized or stored in the hybrid dry cell. Excess energy is returned to the service provider for the homeowner to enjoy dividends in return. A mechanical petrol-driven genset serves as a backup. Rainwater is collected, treated, and stored in
a special holding tank and recycled for irrigation and cleaning purposes. Since normal potable water is not suitable for direct consumption, it will undergo reverse osmosis to achieve safe drinking water levels.
The home is equipped with state-of-the-art CCTV, and smart home automation backed up by the development’s efficient WIFI system. The swimming pool is heated by a series of solar tubes backed up by an LPG-driven water heater system. And rather than chlorine, the pool’s filtration system utilizes natural salt as the cleaning agent. These clever measures help to maximize sustainable living, and the exceptional design and layout of the home provide the family with everything they need to live their dream.
This remarkable project is why the experts at Luxury Lifestyle Awards have selected APL Architects as the winner of a prestigious award. It is in the category of Best Luxury Architecture (Single Residential Project) 2022 for FARM in the Philippines. This a well-deserved accolade for a home that perfectly combines style, function, and sustainability and fulfills the client’s vision for their dream home.
Find out more about APL Architects and the company’s comprehensive range of design services by visiting www.aplarchitects.ph.
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