Red Residences


PROJECT NAME: Red Residences
CLIENT: SM Development Corp.
LOCATION: 2153 Chino Roces Ave, Legazpi Village, Makati, 1230 Metro Manila

Overall concept and features

Red Residences is nestled in Chino Roces Avenue, a neighborhood that forms part of an exciting area in the Makati city center– home to a cluster of skyscrapers and vibrant leisure attractions. Red’s narrative reflects the effervescent metropolitan lifestyle where energy thrives and reverberates the young professional’s unwavering passion for life.  

An icon on its own right, Red Residences projects a striking stance across the skyline with its dramatic façade. The skin of the building is articulated with an interplay of materials and provides a uniform but flexible envelope accommodating both the structure and openings. Strokes of tapering white lines are met with bold strokes of red, further accentuating its subtle curves. The same lines were applied across the façade as a series of ribbon, bringing life into the building and formally unifying the base and tower. Staying true to SMDC’s projects, Red is strategically designed from the inside out, making sure that all units can enjoy staggering city vistas. View analysis and unit type synthesis informed the T-shaped tower concept accented by white and gray linear motions which become more dramatic as it rises further from the street. The negative space brought about by the tower and the podium, served as spots from which the expansive amenities are positioned. 

The user experience at Red thrives on comfort as it begins with an elegant arcaded drop-off. This sense of welcome is complemented with convenience through the retail spaces readily available at the ground floor. A host of activities may also be enjoyed at the amenity deck such as the Gym, Function Rooms, Lapping Pools, and Lounges, catering to all preference. These amenities creates elegant, modern homes and surrounding greenery that evoke a sense of escape from the modern world.

Key Architectural Design Features

Red residence’s dynamic presence is shaped by its distinctive façade. Coated with bold strokes of red, it automatically emulates the character of its targeted consumer – audacious, driven, and passionate. The rigidness of the façade is softened by green walls, perfectly complementing the boldness of red hues with lush greeneries. Its overall design, although conventionally linear, aims to break with the monotony of its surrounding by using strategic synthesis of material and color, and simultaneously replicating SMDC’s reputable unit configuration.