Business Mirror

Space Encounters

SINCE time immemorial, space has always been a prized commodity. But in today’s frenetic fast-paced world, compact urban spaces have proven their undeniable practicality. Offering accessibility and amenities, Manila’s real estate landscape has become a reflection of the dynamism typically found in major cities like Tokyo and New York. After all, what vibrant individual doesn’t want to be in the center of it all? Unfortunately, any advantage always comes at a cost and more often than not, space is that usual trade off. With this new trend of compact condos and apartments, today’s urbanite is faced with the challenge of fusing the need for storage space with the ease of city living. But indeed, as young designer Vanna Malvaiz enthuses, “any form of scarcity breeds creativity.”