Jagnus Design Studio, the trailblazing architectural firm that created the iconic Ronac Art Studio, finally unveiled their design concept for myDorm, Inc.‘s first boutique living spaces project in Espana Boulevard in Sampaloc.
Termed DORMUS, the name and design concept conjures images of a university lifestyle that is modern, clean, comfortable, refreshing, convenient, social and hip.
Combined from the words Dorm (colloquial word for dormitory or student living quarters) and Domus (private family residence of modest to palatial proportions, found primarily in ancient Rome and Pompeii), the DORMUS name embodies the learning and living lifestyle of myDorm, Inc. that raises dormitory living to a new level of comfort, security, safety, convenience, classiness and sociability. DORMUS will definitely be a cut above the rest of the run-of-the-mill student accommodations that abound in the area.
Jagnus Design Studios was carefully chosen to bring concretize myDorm Inc.‘s vision of creating a boutique living space in the university area, to breathe life into a nondescript boulevard with a structure that will not only be eye-catching but iconic as well. Sleek, modern and minimalist, the DORMUS structure will be a statement in itself. It is a monochromatic cement-grey canvass interspersed with bold thick and thin lines of darker grey and shimmering amber-colored glass panels that provides warmth and a nice golden glow to the facade. Its extraordinary design with be married with energy-saving building elements and facilities to provide not only aesthetics but functionality and sustainability as well.
Though minimal in design elements in its exterior, DORMUS, on the other hand, abounds with amenities and conveniences in its interiors: hip and social meetings room including a fully-functional covered/open events area in its roofdeck with commercial stalls for various services like laundry, print and copy and vending machines. It also features keycard entry in all accesses to corridors and common areas, closed-circuit television (CCTV) surveillance monitoring, high-speed broadband WiFi internet access, smoke detectors and sprinkler systems, air-conditioned purified/negatively-ionized breathing air and LED lighting in all rooms and common areas.
DORMUS is the first project of myDorm, Inc that incorporates a revolutionary self-contained living pod for the dormitory residents called MyPod / myPod+ that maximizes space, functionality, convenience and privacy. It features ample study, storage and sleeping quarters for DORMUS residents by incorporating efficient design concepts like multi-use functional spaces.
Jagnus Design Studios, main architects and design partners of DORMUS, is headed by Arch. Sonny Suñga and Arch. Arnold Austria, both alumni of the College of Architecture of the University of Santo Tomas.
Total renovation of the existing building onsite is slated to start September 2012 DORMUS expected to open its doors in June 2013, in time for the commencement of schoolyear 2013-2014. Reservations will be open as soon as September 15, 2012.
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