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This 33sqm Condo Unit Takes City Living Seriously

Concrete walls and indoor plants complete this unit's unusual concept

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Photography: Dairy Darilag Styling: Tala Singson Interior Designer: Billie dela Cruz

This unit is a concrete jungle—literally and figuratively. Concrete and metal envelop most of the areas, yet the brutalist aesthetic is softened by plants seemingly sprouting from corners and crevices. The unit appears to have a story to tell, and sure enough, the interior design is an homage to the modern city, that concrete jungle we know too well.

The client's brief to interior designer Billie dela Cruz is for his 33sqm unit to have a narrative—specifically, to have each area symbolize the layout of a city. The foyer should act as the port, the common areas the city itself, and the bedroom a forest. Practicality wasn't sacrificed in favor of pursuing this concept though, as each area is still designed to suit the client's lifestyle.

"What I wanted for [this unit] is for it to be a resting space that should force me to go out often," says the client. That means a home that's comfortable enough to rest in, yet not too much that it makes the thought of staying in too enticing. In a way, this makes the rough textures and shades of the unit beautiful to perceive yet grating enough to force you out when you stay too long. This abstract take on segments of urban areas is definitely fascinating, and despite the disparity in appearance between each space, there is a sense of cohesion as you navigate through the whole unit.

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