by Lucas Gray, Talkitect
Daniel Libeskind is a master architect. His works are visually arresting, full of life and interesting geometrical dynamics. From the amazing Jewish Museum in Berlin, Germany to the elegant and bendy Reflections at Keppel Bay in Singapore, Libeskind has crafted striking, unforgettable buildings that define an age.
Giorgio Armani is a master designer whose specialty is distinctive fashion and home interiors. Armani/Casa, the interior design branch of Armani, has created numerous memorable interiors all over the world, from the Maçka Residences in Istanbul to the World Towers in Mumbai.
Both designers come together on one of South East Asia’s newest luxury residential towers: Century Spire in Makati, Philippines. And behind this branding masterstroke is Robbie Antonio, managing director of Century Properties.
“Daniel (Libeskind) and Giorgio (Armani) are legends,” Antonio says. “They interpret space with a distinct and precise vision.”
With Libeskind, Antonio was excited for an architectural statement – something iconic that would put the city firmly on the map. He got it in Libeskind’s unique interpretation of a spire.
“When most people think of a spire, they think of a needle-shaped roof,” says Antonio. “Daniel Libeskind is the opposite. He comes up with his own interpretation. That’s why Century Spire is what it is. It’s something different.”
True enough, rather than taper off into a thin pinnacle Century Spire does the opposite and blossoms out like a flower.
“The design is so bold and sleek we wanted to partner with an interior design firm that would do justice to the amazing external design. Armani/Casa perfectly fit the bill.”
Spire’s interior designs look right at home in the building. The pool, juice bar and other amenities exhibit warm, smooth colors that exude a streamlined and classy vibe.
“It’s a wonderful marriage of form, features, and function,” says Antonio. “We’re really excited to bring the Libeskind and Armani/Casa experience to Metro Manila for people – both local and foreign – to behold and enjoy.”