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Old February 28th, 2013, 07:59 AM   #1
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MANILA | DORMUS Boutique Living Spaces [6F|dorm]

Though this seems like a small project, I believe efforts like these, done more frequently and spread out throughout the metropolis, can be a big step in revitalizing and beautifying Metro Manila.

Original Post here: http://mydorm.ph/phoenix-rising-dorm...ana-boulevard/

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Phoenix Rising: DORMUS Revitalizes Espana Boulevard



Just like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, DORMUS breathes new life to a rundown but structurally-stable building along Espana Boulevard and transforms it into a world-class, iconic landmark. Befitting of a structure that fronts four ‘National Cultural Treasures‘ within the University of Santo Tomas campus, DORMUS is seen to revitalize the area with its unique, bold and minimalist facade clad with the colors of grey and amber.
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Old February 28th, 2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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Old February 28th, 2013, 09:12 AM   #3
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This is very nice. I hope property owners along Rizal Avenue and Quezon Boulevard would do just the same.
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Old March 2nd, 2013, 08:26 AM   #4
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^ I agree with you watcher09! This is good news, I envy those lucky Thomasians who will live here!
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 06:31 AM   #5
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Manila's old sructures are great it's just need to spruced it up a bit. Would prefer to have more projects like this one.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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Nice project. They have a full page advertisement and an article at the Varsitarian.

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A lux dormitory for young dreamers
AFTER the rock and roll scene of Sazi’s bar along España Boulevard ended about a year ago, two Medicine graduates decided to turn what was then a raucous ambiance of the premises into a living space for Thomasians.

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Since 1983, the Macaraeg building had been a haven of Filipino music. It’s where bands like Moonstar88, The Jerks, 6 Cyclemind were born. The list includes UST bands like Callalily and Paraluman through the iconic Mayric’s, which was later renamed Sazi’s.
Bautista and Abaquin decided to keep the building’s structure but redesigned it, with hopes to turn it into an “aesthetic and iconic landmark” to breathe life into the vicinity.

“We could not, in good conscience, tear down the property and let developers turn it into another non-descript concrete and painted high-rise,” Bautista said.

Dormus began to take its “Learning/Living Lifestyle concept” last November when myDorm Inc. collaborated with Jagnus Design Studios to start the Dormus project.

Bautista, vice-president of myDorm Inc., said the “Learning Lifestyle” was aimed at providing tenants with “utmost comfort and amenities.”

Architecture alumni Sonny Sunga and Arnold Austria of Jagnus Design Studios, which was behind the Ronac Art Studio in Ortigas, worked on the structure of the dormitory using a sleek, modern and minimalist design.

The design studio came up with the word Dormus, combining the colloquial term “dorm” for dormitory and “Domus,” a palatial private family residence in ancient Rome and Pompeii.

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- See more at: http://www.varsitarian.net/features/...young_dreamers
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 04:29 PM   #7
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Old March 9th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #8
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Their showroom just opened.

(Large Photos Alert: I apologize, i just linked from DORMUS FB Page.)

Looks like really high-end dormitory.



















Source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...0157446&type=1
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Old March 11th, 2013, 07:11 AM   #9
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Old March 12th, 2013, 04:11 AM   #10
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i love this kind of project. i hope this can be a good example for all the other underutilized and old buildings all over the metro...well...even for those that are not underutilized. its always nice to improve and upgrade our edifices..
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Old May 15th, 2013, 05:57 PM   #11
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The whole facade has been cladded and reflective window panes being installed. Opening end of May 2013:

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Fully open and recently blessed. My apologies for the gigantic images.









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