Rising on the rolling hills of Cabantian, Buhangin in Davao City is Northtown, a residential haven master planned in the Tropical Contemporary style, which best captures the fine balance between nature and structure. Through this aesthetic, homes can make the most of the terrain, maximizing the natural lighting, ventilation, and vistas.
Northtown lot owners will be pleased to know that Phase 1 of the development is at 85% completion, which means lot owners may now start to plan and submit their homebuilding applications.
Below is a list of the signature features of the Tropical Contemporary architectural design, along with suggestions from reputable architectural firms on how best to execute it:
Merging architecture with nature
Features such as large balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and plant boxes built into the exterior walls blur the line between indoor and outdoor spaces, bringing nature closer to home.
Use of natural materials
Natural materials such as stone and wood lend the homes in Northtown a sense of warmth that synthetic materials can’t replicate.
Functional yet aesthetic
Tropical Contemporary design embodies the marriage of form and function. For instance, homes can have a split gable that serves as an eye-catching architectural feature while also encouraging passive thermal cooling.
Understated elegance is a guiding principle of Tropical Contemporary design. To achieve such a look, the homes in Northtown should ideally be crafted with sleek, clean lines that heed the oriental roots of this design philosophy. It also ensures that the structure will not overpower the beauty of its natural surroundings.
Natural light and ventilation
Key to Tropical Contemporary design is ensuring that the home is breezy and well-lit through large openings, corner windows, and glass railings. Incorporating these elements into their Northtown home also gives residents many opportunities to enjoy a gorgeous, panoramic view of the hilly Cabantian terrain.
An atmosphere of warmth
In keeping with the design aesthetic, install ambient lighting, hardwood fixtures, and wide windows to create a sense of natural warmth and comfort in your home.
Colors in tune with nature
Neutral colors such as grey, white, brown, beige, and cream allow the homes to blend in harmoniously with the surrounding terrain. This color palette is also visually restful, which reinforces the leisurely lifestyle that Northtown promotes.
Welcome nature inside
Consider installing fixtures such as skylights and sliding doors to establish a closer connection between your home’s interiors and the natural landscape outside.