IDC Chairman & CEO at the ANC News
Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) Chairman and CEO, Architect Romolo V. Nati sheds light on the importance of Sustainable Design in real estate at the ANC News Channel last July 29, 2020.
“As architects, we will have to take into attention the relationship between the built environment and the out-door spaces both in horizontal and in vertical developments, as for the property industry in general, developers will have to start thinking uniquely and be ready to leave their comfort zones to be more creative and provide sustainable and livable properties,” said Arch. Romolo V. Nati, IDC Chairman & CEO.
Arch. Nati says architecture and housing design will be affected by the coronavirus health crisis, especially the need for healthier surroundings. Nati said green and open spaces in a natural environment is good for mental health at a time where people’s lives are filled with anxiety and fear.
The Philippines can be a role model for sustainable development in Asia. Architect Nati believes that sustainable design will reap the most benefit in the country. Architect Nati applies nature-based design, known as biomimicry – a concept that emulates the process, systems, and strategies present in nature – to his projects.
And uses an advanced design technology called parametric software that allows the designer to factor in local conditions so that the building orientation, shape, and features are maximized for natural ventilation and natural light.
“The chance of future emergencies, these same design philosophies will also address the demand for health and comfort in the post-COVID market by ensuring direct access to fresh air, indirect natural light, energy production, reduced water consumption, uplifting natural aesthetic in key locations close to supply chains but far from congested and polluted environments,” he added.
IDC has marked its legacy as the first green mover in Cagayan de Oro with its flagship project, Primavera Residences. With the passion to further strengthen its green advocacies in the city, IDC pursued to showcase its green initiative with its latest development, Primavera City. And further expanding in Sto. Tomas, Batangas with its project, Miramonti Green Residences.
All three developments of IDC have been awarded by the prestigious International Property Awards-Asia Pacific. Its latest development, Miramonti Green Residences received the citation in the Best Mixed-Use Development category in the International Property Awards-Asia Pacific 2019-2020.
Arch. Romolo Nati has been invited a couple of times for an interview with ANC in the past, sharing the company’s visions of sustainable developments and its commitment to environmental solutions and trademark of contemporary Italian aesthetic.