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Property of the Week: Acqua Iguazu

Discover Starck-inspired features in an urban jungle setting


Touted as the "first residential Eden" in Manila for its rainforest theme, Acqua Private Residences by  Century Properties has a new designer tower-the fifth of the proposed six towers named after exotic waterfalls found around the world.

Acqua Iguazu is named after the Iguazu Falls in Brazil and is fittingly made up of more than 50 floors. Its common areas boast interiors designed by yoo inspired by Starck (referring to the French superstar designer Philippe Starck, one of the most esteemed living designers of modern times). Prospective unit owners have an option to have their own spaces done up by the international design team, with three styles to choose from: Minimal, Culture, and Nature.   

Photographed by Jun Pinzon.

Read the original article ("Designer Tower”) in the March 2013 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Fact Box

Location: Mandaluyong City, near Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge

Features: The Cielo Amenity Area has a swimming pool with waterfalls, wet lounge and bar, sun beds for tanning, indoor and outdoor library, wellness area, fully-furnished cinema rooms, function rooms, and an open dance floor.

Price Range:  1B-unit starts at P6.9M; 2B-unit starts at P14.2M

Contact Details: Century Properties Group, Inc.; tel. (02) 793-5500; fax. (02) 811-5588


The Nature Suite

Bare walls offset furniture with exaggerated proportions and wallpapered ceilings.

The Culture Unit

Exuberant Neo-Baroque pieces glam up the space.

Nature Living Room

Natural-themed textures and patterns are paired with clean-lined furnishings.

Cozy Bedroom

A clever touch to the bedroom: the wall "wallpapered" with book pages.

The Minimal Room

Classical-revival touches are highlighted in one of the Minimal rooms.


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