Spacious living, sharp views at Illumina Residences Manila

December 18, 2009

Urban living can be easy if that home is ideally situated, affordable, accessible, and secure. DMCI Homes’ track record proves that such desirable living environments exist and thrive. Illumina Residences Manila is a high-rise development that’s unique, well-designed, and where all advantages converge.

"All DMCI Homes developments are designed by a team of architects with unquestionable expertise and talent," said Maricar Encarnacion, Project Development Manager. "In terms of external aesthetics, the color and modern minimalist design blends with the environment. People won’t just see it as a 32-storey concrete building. It’s very appealing and doesn’t look segmented. Its design addresses day-to-day living for unit owners as well."

The design of Illumina Residences Manila isn’t the usual four-walled building. It was conceptualized and planned in such a way that it looks T-shaped from above. Units don’t face each other, for maximum privacy. These units open into landscaped atriums and natural light.

"Because of the design, the breeze comes into the building and units are well-ventilated," Encarnacion said. "The natural light contributes to savings, as occupants cut down on the use of artificial lights during daytime."

Such features aren’t the only benefits of living in Illumina Residences Manila. Unique to the development is that all units have balconies which are designed to let unit owners see cityscapes at various breathtaking perspectives.

"There are 360-degree views, because each unit has a balcony. It allows you to have views of the Makati , Mandaluyong, Manila , San Juan and Ortigas skylines. There are no neighboring buildings, so unit owners can enjoy such views. Nighttime is always the best view because of the city lights. Just before that, you enjoy the sunset. You can also see the sun rise at the San Juan skyline."

Encarnacion added that the balconies will keep the residents from feeling boxed in.

"If you have the view of the outside world, you don’t feel constricted. It’s not the same as just having a large window. You can step outside your unit and go to your balcony, put your feet up and read or sip coffee. It’s something that unit owners will enjoy."

The Sky Lounge at the penthouse level is another feature that unit owners will find praiseworthy. The views are likewise postcard-pretty, and it can be a venue for a number of activities.

"We have taken amenity offerings to a higher level-both literally and figuratively. This is because of the Sky Lounge where every resident will have an opportunity to get an excellent view of various cityscapes. We can say we have raised the bar in terms of amenity provisions with the Sky Lounge," Encarnacion explained.

"The Sky Lounge will also provide residents a venue where they can bond with their neighbors. They can just go up there on a weekend, for example, and they can just read the newspaper or relax there. Small nooks can be used for small meetings, or just a game of weekend chess. There is also a study hall on the same floor."

Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, Illumina Residences is well-spaced, inside and out. "You’re really not just buying a unit, you are buying an upgrade in lifestyle—and you are being welcomed by a development that has put your needs into consideration when it was conceptualized," said Encarnacion. "The design is not superficial nor an illusion."

DMCI Homes is the country’s premier triple A builder/developer that offers modest income earning families optimum value for their money by providing homes with exceptional features and amenities, world-standard level of craftsmanship borne out of almost 55 years’ experience in the construction and development industry.

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