The Rise of Innovative and Artful Residential Living

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If you are on the lookout for a new home, you’d do well to spend the day at Batulao Artscapes. As the Philippines’ first liveable art park just 1.5-hours away from Metro Manila, its showrooms alone will make a worthy road trip.

The foot of Mount Batulao is a soft-contoured, hilly landscape between Tagaytay and Nasugbu in Batangas, Southern Luzon. It is a supremely relaxing place, particularly for city dwellers who wish to explore nature and cooler temperatures. Known chiefly as a hiking, biking, and golfing destination it is also not too far away from some amazing beaches and Tagaytay City, which overlooks the picturesque Taal volcano lake.

Climb or ride up Mount Batulao (its height is 811 meters above sea level) and you’ll get a perfect impression of the beautiful landscape around it. You’ll also get a bird’s-eye view of Batulao Artscapes, Century Properties’ signature development in the distance.

Modelled as an “artventure park”, Batulao Artscapes will feature the following:

  • A man-made lake
  • Sports park
  • Flavor park with restaurants
  • Art park with four museums
  • A floating chapel
  • An active retirement village

All spread over a whopping 142 hectares of land.

Perhaps its most striking feature will be its many designer homes, buildings by famous local and international architects and artists. It is Century Properties’ latest foray into leisure and tourism, combining art, sports, and nature into a compelling residential oasis.


Time To Visit

Batulao Artscapes’ has now opened its showrooms on location. Interested parties can easily drop by on their way to Batangas or Tagaytay.

It’s certainly a good excuse to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city for a relaxing, artful weekend in the countryside.


Getting There

Reaching Batulao Artscapes is easy. It’s roughly one-and-a-half-hours by car via the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex). Once the planned Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway is opened, travel time will be reduced to less than an hour.


For a more scenic trip, visitors can take the R1 ring road heading towards Nasugbu, crossing the Palay National Park and enjoying Luzon’s picturesque western coast. We suggest a lunchtime stop on the way, to really soak in the environment.


It’s Showtime

Century Properties’ showroom currently features three homes: Hedera, Billboard, and Butterfly.

The Hedera houses are the signature dwellings in the “Commune” village. Created by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue they are minimalist and organic in design. They carry a natural evergreen plant cover to cool the building. When viewed from afar they make the community fell like a “forest of homes.”


The Billboard and Butterfly homes are both part of Batulao Artscape’s “Curated” community.

Billboard is the brainchild of US designer David Salle and New York-based AA Studio. It is a limited edition precrafted rectangle structure, inspired by shipping containers. Its broad and ceiling-high glass windows, set between panels and columns, allow residents to feel connected to the nature outside.

The Butterfly home, created by French-Brazilian architect and designer Elizabeth de Portzamparc, is another modular home with various layouts to choose from. You can start with a base unit and adjust to the topography.


Take a road trip and gain insight into the concept of a luxury precrafted home. You’ll learn more about this creative housing development as well as experience a unique moment in architectural history – the rise of artful, innovative residential living.

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If you are on the lookout for a new home, you’d do well to spend the day at Batulao Artscapes. As the Philippines’ first liveable art park just 1.5-hours away from Metro Manila, its showrooms alone will make a worthy road trip.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

If you are on the lookout for a new home, you’d do well to spend the day at Batulao Artscapes. As the Philippines’ first liveable art park just 1.5-hours away from Metro Manila, its showrooms alone will make a worthy road trip.

The foot of Mount Batulao is a soft-contoured, hilly landscape between Tagaytay and Nasugbu in Batangas, Southern Luzon. It is a supremely relaxing place, particularly for city dwellers who wish to explore nature and cooler temperatures. Known chiefly as a hiking, biking, and golfing destination it is also not too far away from some amazing beaches and Tagaytay City, which overlooks the picturesque Taal volcano lake.

Climb or ride up Mount Batulao (its height is 811 meters above sea level) and you’ll get a perfect impression of the beautiful landscape around it. You’ll also get a bird’s-eye view of Batulao Artscapes, Century Properties’ signature development in the distance.

Modelled as an “artventure park”, Batulao Artscapes will feature the following:

  • A man-made lake
  • Sports park
  • Flavor park with restaurants
  • Art park with four museums
  • A floating chapel
  • An active retirement village

All spread over a whopping 142 hectares of land.

Perhaps its most striking feature will be its many designer homes, buildings by famous local and international architects and artists. It is Century Properties’ latest foray into leisure and tourism, combining art, sports, and nature into a compelling residential oasis.


Time To Visit

Batulao Artscapes’ has now opened its showrooms on location. Interested parties can easily drop by on their way to Batangas or Tagaytay.

It’s certainly a good excuse to leave the hustle and bustle of the big city for a relaxing, artful weekend in the countryside.


Getting There

Reaching Batulao Artscapes is easy. It’s roughly one-and-a-half-hours by car via the Manila-Cavite Expressway (Cavitex). Once the planned Cavite-Tagaytay-Batangas Expressway is opened, travel time will be reduced to less than an hour.


For a more scenic trip, visitors can take the R1 ring road heading towards Nasugbu, crossing the Palay National Park and enjoying Luzon’s picturesque western coast. We suggest a lunchtime stop on the way, to really soak in the environment.


It’s Showtime

Century Properties’ showroom currently features three homes: Hedera, Billboard, and Butterfly.

The Hedera houses are the signature dwellings in the “Commune” village. Created by Filipino designer Kenneth Cobonpue they are minimalist and organic in design. They carry a natural evergreen plant cover to cool the building. When viewed from afar they make the community fell like a “forest of homes.”


The Billboard and Butterfly homes are both part of Batulao Artscape’s “Curated” community.

Billboard is the brainchild of US designer David Salle and New York-based AA Studio. It is a limited edition precrafted rectangle structure, inspired by shipping containers. Its broad and ceiling-high glass windows, set between panels and columns, allow residents to feel connected to the nature outside.

The Butterfly home, created by French-Brazilian architect and designer Elizabeth de Portzamparc, is another modular home with various layouts to choose from. You can start with a base unit and adjust to the topography.


Take a road trip and gain insight into the concept of a luxury precrafted home. You’ll learn more about this creative housing development as well as experience a unique moment in architectural history – the rise of artful, innovative residential living.

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