[Special Advertising Feature] Game-changing real-estate thought-leader Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC) proves time and again how residential projects can be intrinsically linked and ultimately defined by their setting.
The green beauty of Mulberry Grove The Forestias is no exception, boasting a forest-inspired condominium development that explores the relationship with the green environment, upscale aesthetics, and the resident’s lifestyles through every aspect of design.
Located in the once-rural haven of Samut Prakan, on the edge of Thailand’s capital, the condo is strategically close to Bangkok, yet also within easy reach of the rising economic Eastern Seaboard zone; extending luxury living possibilities beyond city limits.
The intuitive nature of the project led to the developer attracting four wins at this year’s 14th annual PropertyGuru Thailand Property Awards in August 2019, winning Best Luxury Condo Architectural Design (Bangkok); Best Luxury Housing Architectural Design (Bangkok); Best Luxury Condo Landscape Architectural Design (Bangkok); and Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design.
Adding creative talent to the architecture, as well as the interiors is Foster + Partners (Thailand), the Thai office of an international company founded by world-famous architect Norman Foster in the ‘60s who was responsible for landmark projects.
DT Design, an MQDC design support company, lent architectural input with Tmotive Studio who were involved with the interiors, and as masters of creating outdoor green experiences, TK Studio was put in charge of the project’s standout landscape design.
Designed with families in mind, the 283-unit condo with one to three bedrooms, ranging from 63 to 340 square metres, including duplexes, along with two 726 sqm Penthouse properties and a single 951 sqm Grand Penthouse. Most buildings are limited to seven-storeys to complement the canopy of the surrounding forest landscape, as well as the 48-plus hectare site so each building could offer full frontage to the green setting.
The fully encompassing architectural and landscape design won over this year’s judges who also praised the prowess of the developer’s talents.
“Intergenerational living and sustainable wellbeing, luxurious aesthetics, and environmental integration are the touchstones of the architectural raison d’être of Mulberry Grove The Forestias, with Magnolia Quality Development Corporation reinforcing its leadership in luxurious multi-platform residences with a social purpose to promote family ties.”
Integrating communities with nature, apartments are designed so that residents feel connected yet independent, with access through private terraces and outdoor spaces big enough for seating. Each unit boasts an entrance porch, creating an attractive transition from the open grounds outside to the privacy indoors.
Meanwhile, natural light and ventilation are enhanced through triple-height spaces within the amenity areas, incorporating moveable facades for protection against the sunlight and rain. The design of each apartment purposefully opens out on different sides to the outdoors.
On a residential level, wellness is inspired by an environment of communal terraces on certain floors that are reminiscent of traditional Thai courtyards, aimed at promoting a feeling of sociability and interaction.
A green buffer zone softens the landscape between the residential plots, providing enough space for relaxation and leisure pursuits while linking to the apartments in a way that connects the privacy of the outdoors and the openness of al fresco experiences.
The overall picture is of a harmonious living environment, with facilities cleverly spaced along a nature path and residents immersed in a unique landscape with softscaping to give the impression of a green woodland clearing.
The outdoors includes a playground, running track, and exercise zone, as well as a swimming pool with hydrotherapy, games room, and event space. There are also plans for a library, co-working space, multimedia room, and sauna and steam room.
MQDC also scooped a win for the Right to Play Community Projects Award, as well as awards for Special Recognition in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Special Recognition in Sustainable Development, and Special Recognition for Design and Construction.
The developer pioneers green developments through its Research & Innovation for Sustainability Center donates two percent of its topline revenue to CSR efforts and adopts ‘sustainnovation’ strategies to push the capabilities of project design with tech integration.
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