We are a collaborative team headed by Carlo Calma & Jp Calma, who works with various talents ranging from Architects, Artists, Builders, Chefs, Designers, Engineers, and Scientists, mostly from the second generation Calma Family whose patriarchs originate from Mount Arayat, Pampanga, Philippines.
To be the maverick property developer utilizing design precepts that are progressive, non-commercial, and above standard.
Our design thrusts are in the realms of culture, heritage, environment, and technology. We intend to balance profound ideas to expand life’s vicissitudes and add value to the projects we grow and products we create, while maintaining an intimate attention to detail, hence our motto: “Architect your Life.”
To maximize the potential of each of our projects in both space and time, choreographing users and viewers allowing people to architect one’s life.
To develop immersive, authentic, responsive solutions, landscapes, and moments that all merge valuable meaning and sensuality into a robust real estate product.
CEO, JP Calma, the builder, has 15 years of experience in interior finishing fit-outs, construction management, strategic planning and Research & Development. He is a graduate of De La Salle University, Philippines 2002, Asian Institute of Management, Philippines in 2004, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, 2006.
President, Juan Carlo Calma, the transformer, has been called "one of the Philippines’ bright young stars in architecture, interior design and visual arts. With a pedigree from a line of artisans and architects, he finished multi-disciplinary courses at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco (2000-2003). He then moved to London and graduated at Architectural Association School of Architecture (2009). His works seek to blend the boundaries between art and architecture. His 10-years design practice, also challenges itself to cross multiple scales from bespoke private homes to public installations that have been called "intelligent," "edgy," and "very impressive.” His works have been said to be blending disciplines and surmounting limitations with new modes of being and technology.
Design Consultant, Ed Calma, the architect, a graduate of Pratt Institute and the Columbia University School of Architecture, both in New York, USA. He has become one of the most sought-after residential and building designers. Other recognitions that followed throughout his career include the Award for Contemporary Kitchen Design in the Overall Sub-Zero & Wolfe Kitchen Design Contest, Gold medal for design at the EXPO 2008 in Spain, UNI Award in Architecture, Gold Medal for the Philippine Pavillion EXPO 2005 in Japan, Top Outstanding Young Men Awardee in the field of Architecture, Young Architects Award from the Progressive Architecture Awards, and exhibition awards from AIA.
Technical Advisor, GJ La O’, the scientist. He received a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2001 and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT in 2008. He has been instrumental in leading the technology development of low-cost, high-energy and safe energy storage systems. He has published over a dozen journal articles in the field of electrochemistry and electrochemical energy sources and has presented at over 30 conference and industry presentations. He has 23 patents issued.
"Simply put, at its pinnacle, professional real estate development is about architecture, it shouldn’t be just about branding, location, scalability, nor financial strength.....architecture is such a potent creative force it can break through lifestyle dogmas, cultural latencies and new templates of art production: all about the expansion of human potentials through highly experiential real estate products......if there is slow food and fast food and michellin rated food, so should real estate development evolve". -JP Calma
Based from two grids - the triangular grid which symbolizes the Greek alphabet Delta which represents the three principles - Locality, Culture & Technology. And the Cube Grid - derived from various facets of architecture, interior, art and objects.
14.6760° N, 121.0437° E
Location: Quezon City, Philippines
Estimated No. of floors: 25 (TBA)
Estimated Completion Date: TBA
The project was incubated by the memories and histories of the site. This 80-year old house was the location of iconic Filipino movies. This rich heritage and preservation of historical buildings is something we believe is very valuable – it is a new template in property development by merging living residential units to existing old heritage sites. The Monument is made of 3 bedroom units stacked on top of each other showing the best vistas and all bedrooms has corner views. Each bespoke unit has its own individual floor making it very exclusive. Vertical hanging garden is a feature in this building – choosing certain kinds of plants and trees to thrive and become oxygen for the city. The two penthouses as well have innovative design such as 360 degrees views as well as an urban forest.
14.4793° N, 121.0198° E
Location: Paranaque City, Philippines
3-Storey 6 Unit Townhouse
Start Date: 17 November 2017
The concept of these six-unit townhouse residences is about interlocking white boxes that is inspired by creating an artificial suspended mountain tableau of vertical landscape. Each unit is handcrafted to create natural sunlight, cross ventilation and ultimate window views. We consider this as an innovative way of living where there are areas of play and entertainment.