September 12, 2021

Foster + partners’ tips to elevating personal spaces

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The bedroom: arguably the most important spaces in a home—where one attains respite after a long day at work and where one can unapologetically block out the noise from the rest of the world.

The truly “perfect” bedroom is one well-utilized and comfortable enough to host days of lying in bed watching movies on your favorite streaming service. Foster + Partners recommends taking note of habitual actions prior to imposing a personal style in your bedroom at The Estate Makati.

Since the bedroom is a private and personal space, a lot of attention is paid to making it into an expression of one’s self—whether it be through decoration, or the lack thereof, focusing more on comfort and warmth. For Pritzker Award-winning British Firm, Foster + Partners, bigger is not necessarily better. “It is more important to measure the usability and comfort, the primacy of views, amount of daylight, adequate shading and privacy—all of which are fundamental aspects when it comes to the design of a bedroom,” says Roland Schnizer, senior architect at Foster + Partners.

Of Use and Comfort

While the internet is inundated with ideas for the “perfect bedroom”, one has to realize the truly “perfect” bedroom is one that is well-utilized and comfortable enough to host days of lying in bed watching movies on your favorite streaming service. In elevating the personal space, Foster + Partners recommends taking note of habitual actions prior to imposing a personal style: do you like to read in bed? Which side of the bed do you wake up in? What is your morning routine? The answers to questions like these inform the form your space will take.


The Estate Makati is the first residential development of award-winning globally renowned design firm, Foster + Partners. Located at the last parcel of land on Apartment Ridge, the development is sure to raise the benchmark for Filipino luxury living with its use of high quality materials and technologies.

In The Estate Makati, Foster + Partners’ premiere development in the Philippines, well-organized cabinets and shelving systems have been integrated with the façade to maximize storage and floor space inside the bedroom, ticking off one to-do from their homeowners’ long list of considerations. The Estate Makati gives prospective residents an efficient base on which they can project their dream interiors.

Read more: Philippine Daily Inquirer