Italian tradition inspires 'indoor-outdoor' living
Milano Residences is one of several Broadway Malyan designed buildings at the award-winning Century City mixed-use development, one of the largest real estate developments in Asia.
The public spaces and interiors are designed by renowned luxury brand Versace Home. Forming a notable landmark, the 53-storey tower boasts 340 flexible one- to three-bedroom apartments as well as prime units including penthouses, town houses and Italian-inspired ‘loggia’ lofts that feature private plunge pools and sky gardens. Other amenities include a fitness centre, swimming pool, spa, meditation garden with juice bar, library function room and business centre.
Milano Residences has been designed to embody the character of traditional Italian spaces by fostering ‘indoor-outdoor’ living through the use of sky loggias, sky piazzas and sky terraces. These are reinterpreted through a series of vertical skycourts and lush gardens that punctuate the tower.
Sustainability has been a key driver in the design, with a passive design approach that employs narrow floor plates and high ceilings optimise daylight penetration and further opportunities for natural ventilation.
The design also includes a green roof and an abundance of densely foliated vertical open spaces to help collect excess rainwater, irrigate planting within the building and reduce ambient temperatures. Meanwhile, materials have been selected on the basis of their environmental credentials as well as aesthetics.
The scheme demonstrates the emerging trend of luxury branded condominium living in Asia, with hospitality-type boutique facilities and concierge services set to become regular features of high-end residential developments in the region, and the increasing role of luxury brands in the added lifestyle value of such developments.