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Layà Villas / Comma Projects

Layà Villas / Comma Projects

Project: Layà Villas
Architecture: Comma Projects
Building Designer: Jayson Pate Design
Landscape Designer: Project Landscapes
Location: Queensland, Australia
Area: 506 m2
Year: 2023
Photo Credits: Alyne Media

Layà Villas is a collection of residences that elegantly stand along Morotai Street, named in homage to the Indonesian island’s historical significance in the Liberation of the Philippines during WWII. Aptly named “Layà,” meaning freedom in Filipino, these residences embody the essence of liberty.

The vision for Layà Villas was to craft a serene sanctuary distinct from the suburban norm—a pair of architecturally designed duplexes that defy local expectations, akin to twins flaunting entirely unique personalities through divergent interior schemes.

living room

For Villa A, the objective was to instill an immediate sense of tranquility, reminiscent of a day spa or wellness center. Achieved through neutral, non-white finishes, organic curves, and a delicate interplay of soft contours against textured tiles, the Turkish marble in the kitchen mimics the natural ebb and flow of the nearby sand and ocean. Handmade Moroccan bejmat tiles provide a textured contrast, while the master ensuite transforms into a luxurious day spa experience beneath a custom sky window. Sunlight cascades through the sky window, illuminating the uneven textures of the handmade tiles, often evoking strong emotional reactions amongst visitors.

Villa B, on the other hand, unfolds a distinct narrative. Designed to whisk residents away to a weekend retreat, its mid-modern century and art deco blend creates an unexpected hotel-like experience exuding sophistication and executive style. The incorporation of organic curves, warm beige tones, and luxurious styling pieces enhances the ambiance, while brass details in joinery and fixtures, along with bronze mirrors, elevate the overall luxe vibe. Walking into Villa B is akin to checking into a five-star hotel, leaving behind the cares of the week for an indulgent weekend escape.

kitchen

Layà Villas / Comma Projects

Layà Villas / Comma Projects

Layà Villas / Comma Projects

stairs

living room

bedroom

bathroom

Layà Villas / Comma Projects

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