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Pre-fabricated designer homes, museums and a manmade beach on a 142-hectare land seems like a lofty ambition for a real estate company. But as Century Properties Group chairman, Ambassador E. B. Antonio said, “We are no ordinary real estate company.”

Century Properties built Essensa East Forbes in 1997. It was an ultra-luxurious residential development designed by international architectural company Pei, Cobb, and
Freed with the legendary
“starchitect” IM Pei. Essensa was the first such development in the country.

Later on, Century Properties also launched collaborations with Paris Hilton, the Trump Group, Giorgio Armani, the fashion label Missoni and Philippe Starck.

Batulao Artscapes in Batangas, Philippines is Century Group’s most ambitious project to date. It is the company’s first leisure and tourism development, featuring an “artventure” park and designer homes
by Revolution Precrafted, a company headed by Robbie Antonio, who is also managing director of Century Properties.

Launch photos
Robbie Antonio (L) with event host Joey Mead King at the launch

The first phase of the Batulao mixed tourism development with an active retirement village component featuring designer homes from Revolution Precrafted, world-class village-exclusive vacation amenities, a manmade beach with clubhouse and a lake with a wedding chapel. Art cum adventure or ‘artventure’ facilities include a sports park, flavor park and art park with museums designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects.

Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects_Revolution Museum of Art and Technology
Revolution Museum of Art and Technology by Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects

Christian de Portzamparc_Revolution Museum of Design and Architecture
Revolution Museum of Design and Architecture by Christian de Portzamparc

John Nouvel Design_Revolution Museum of Visual Arts
Revolution Museum of Visual Arts by John Nouvel Design

Batulao Artscapes will showcase a fine collection of livable art—exceptional designer homes with a total sales value of Php 19 billion and created by some of the most revered names in architecture and design.

According to Robbie, the homes in the first phase of Batulao Artscapes have already been sold out.

“I always say it should be Pritzkers or almost-Pritzkers. Revolution Precrafted expects to supply Batulao Artscapes with around 7,000 homes,” said Robbie, the chief executive officer and founder of Revolution Precrafted.

Revolution Precrafted is the first Philippine startup that’s achieved unicorn status. This means it has reached a valuation status of $1 billion.

Launched in December 2015, Revolution Precrafted is introducing the concept of branding to prefabricated homes. The multi-branded housing company has a collection of limited edition, pre-crafted properties of stunning homes, designer museums, unique popup concepts and cutting edge hotels.

Three Filipino names lead the roster for Batulao Artscapes’ first three villages: Architect Ed Calma’s Polygonal Successions will make up the Cluster Village.

Polygon Home by Eduardo Calma

Polygonal Successions by Eduardo Calma

Designer Kenneth Cobonpue’s Hedera Homes will be the main feature of the Commune Village.

Hedera by Kenneth Cobonpue

Budji+Royal Architecture+Design of Budji Layug and Royal Pineda will fill the Collection Village with their Tranche and Facet Homes.

Tranche by Budji+Royal+Architects+Design

By the way, Layug and Pineda are also the brains behind Revo Basics, the most affordable structure under Revolution Precrafted at Php1 million.

A render of Revo Basics - a designer branded home for under Php 1 Million- P999k

The fourth section, called the Curated Village 1, will feature 12 one-of-a-kind homes by international architects and designers, including the Billboard Home by David Salle + AA Studio

The Billboard Home by David Salle In Collaboration with AA Studio

Eden by Marcel Wanders

Eden by Marcel Wanders

Instrumental Home by Marmol Radziner & Kravitz Design

Instrumental Home by Marmol Radziner for Architecture

Modular Glass House by Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects

The Modular Glass House by Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects

Butterfly Home by Elizabeth de Portzamparc

Butterfly Home by Elizabeth de Portzamparc

We Home by AFGH for Wallpaper

We Home by AFGH for WALLPAPER

Adaptation II by Studio Libeskind Design

Adaptation II by Libeskind Design

Daphne Skin Home by Daphne Guinness

Daphne Skin Home by Daphne Guinness

Cabin Stack Prefab by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Cabin Stack Prefab by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects

Home prices range from Php4 million for a 56-square-meter unit at the Cluster Village to the larger homes at the Curated Village, which start at Php 17.4 million and come with their own private pool and guest home.

These limited-edition homes will be built using a combination of conventional construction methods and prefabrication, and will offer different sizes and specifications to meet individual tastes and preferences.

“Revolution Precrafted has cut the building time by about a year or more. We use advanced robotics in some cases so houses can be built in six months or maybe even less,” said Robbie.

Launch photos
L-R: Architects Royal Pineda and Budji Layug with Robbie Antonio and Joey Mead King

Batulao Artscapes hopes to attract families, weekend adventure seekers and active retirees with its cool climate, world class amenities, and proximity to Metro Manila’s financial district – with only a 1.5 to 2-hour drive from Makati via four access points—through Daang Hari Road towards the
scenic Nasugbu-Kaybiang Tunnel, the Star Tollway to Tanauan Exit, the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX). Once the 49-kilometer Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway (CTBEX) is built, travel time to nearby Tagaytay City will only take less than an hour as announced by the tollways unit of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. (MPIC). Construction of the proposed CTBEX is expected to start by the 1st half of 2019.

As the project targets active retirees, special assistance to secure a Special Resident Retiree’s Visa (SRRV) for foreign nationals and former Filipino citizens will be offered, while the public amenities of the development aim to attract art and design enthusiasts and weekend adventure seekers and families. Domestic tourism figures in the Philippines have reached close to 40 million passengers as early as 2014 and are still growing. The development’s world-class and one-of-a-kind tourism facilities are also expected to draw foreign tourists.

This latest project the fulfillment of the company’s Century 2020 plans that include the expansion of its portfolio into the leisure and tourism business. Total sales revenue for the entire 142 hectares is over Php50 billion. In 2019, the company is also scheduled to deliver the four-star Novotel Suites Manila in Mandaluyong City.

For more information, go to http://www.batulaoartscapes.com/.
To know more about Revolution Precrafted, click HERE.