Just past the Bicutan exit of the South Luzon Expressway is a condominium community that continues to surprise guests. Azure Urban Resort Residences, which attracted a lot of attention when Hollywood celebrity Paris Hilton inaugurated its central amenity called the Paris Beach Club, is an urban development that has become a huge part of the community’s appeal.
If in the past, themes often meant “design,” these days, a themed development offers an entirely experiential level. Century Properties, Azure’s developer is pushing the envelope by bringing more than just the sheen of exterior aesthetics — that is, through dynamic lifestyles that come with beautifully designed homes.
At the Azure Urban Resort Residences, home is beachside living. The first residents of the nine-building development now enjoy what may be the rarest amenity feature among condominium communities in the city. Sunbathing on the sand, beach volleyball, and of course, swimming, are as much a daily option as they wish. That’s like coming home to a resort every single day of the year for all of your life.
Complementing the beach set up is a beach bar that offers the pleasures of sundown cocktails. The community’s own clubhouse—the Paris Beach Club –is also by the water and offers an entire set of lifestyle options such as dining, exercising, spa treatments, film viewing and gaming.
Going much deeper into the city, one finds the Acqua Private Residences, where two of its towers are now livable communities—the Niagara and Sutherland. Like all of Acqua’s towers, both overlook a simulation of a tropical rainforest, or trails of greens that open to a vibrant waterfront.
In the middle of this is the now-rising amenity called The Pebble, a country club by the water facing an ever dynamic urban center. Located right smack in the center of the development, it’s the perfect retreat for someone entrenched daily in the hustle of an ever mobile city. It is fronted by a Riverwalk Promenade which will house several commercial establishments.
In the near future, residents shall have more lifestyle choices courtesy of Acqua Livingstone which is being interior designed by MissoniHome and Acqua Iguazu, whose interiors are by yoo inspired by Starck. Both seamlessly fuse their nature-inspired designs with the hugely verdant themes pervading the entire development.
Each tower has its own roofdeck amenity. Where Acqua Livingstone has The Canopy, the Acqua Iguazu has The Cielo. The Canopy spans two levels where varied pursuits find their home: function rooms, business centers, gyms, library, and other amenities that promote health, wellbeing, and cultural curiosity on the lower level; an amphitheater, a DJ booth and dance floor, pool, and BBQ facilities, its social and entertainment space on the upper level.
Tying these two levels together is an organic wire-mesh tree that winds its way up and connects to the mezzanine floor which may be used as an open-air dining area or an observation deck.
The Cielo, meanwhile promotes interaction between residents. It has a common dining area, a library, a bar. And looming above this is a Cielo feature, an orb that assumes the sun’s character by day, and the moon, by night.
The Residences Commonwealth by Century in Quezon City, meanwhile, is a venue to pursue one’s passion. It takes a multifaceted approach to amenity development. This community bears a nurturing spirit, what with indoor and outdoor spaces that provide holistic, active, and healthy lifestyle experiences.
There will be areas that promote activity and wellness such as multipurpose courts, athletic boot camp, gym and fitness center, gardens, a yoga deck, and its own version of a children’s playground, The Orchard, a peeled apple-inspired treehouse with slides and ladder.
Forget having idle moments as venues for learning on your own or with groups will abound: a study and library, an arts & crafts studio, a dance studio, a cooking studio, and advanced learning center.
And like most of Century Properties recent developments, it also has a screening room that can be booked for private movie viewings.
Toddlers also get their own space via the crèche (a nursery) and kindergarten.
Surrounding the central amenity area is a nature park that’s highlighted by water features such as a reflecting pond, a rapid pool, and its very own waterfalls.