The New Way of Living: Sustainable, Urban Dwellings Are the New Standard of Homes



SMDC is changing the direction of urban homes and lifestyles with South 2 Residences

Our ways of living and our standards for homes evolve to fit our ever-changing and fluid lifestyles. What started as a need for grandiose homes tucked away in the outskirts of the city has transformed into a need to be in the midst of the buzzing metropolis. And in the modern world, convenience is king. An hour of traffic to get to somewhere has been deemed too long. Therefore, development corporations have found a way to reduce the wait to a quarter of an hour starting from one’s home. Accessibility to everything we need is the first thing we seek when looking for a new space, and connectivity to technology and a balance with nature closely follow. Taking these factors into account, SMDC has conjured what could well be considered as the epitome of sustainable, urban living for modern dwellers.

The 15-minute city

Developed by Professor Carlos Moreno at Paris-Sorbonne University, the concept of the  15-minute city is based on research on how city dwellers’ use of time could be reorganized to improve both the environment and living conditions. This concept, which is implemented in Copenhagen, is being tested in cities such as Paris, Sydney, and Melbourne. SMDC has drawn inspiration from this concept and brought it to life here through South 2 Residences. 

The convenience and accessibility to basic needs like food and medicine within a self-sustaining hyperlocal development area are essential now more than ever with the current pandemic. In a 260 Lab webinar on Rebuilding Cities, Architect Jet dela Rosa talked about the hyperlocal economy in 15-minute cities. “The hyperlocal economy was a growing trend even before the pandemic. Take the example of 15-minute cities, where people are able to do their business within a 15-minute timeframe whether by walking or biking.”

With this knowledge, SMDC has shaped the new South 2 Residences and pioneered the use of integrated cities in the country. The new residential development upholds the value of a connected world where mobility, accessibility, and convenience are no longer merely an option, but rather a lifestyle in which one can do things that matter and spend time with those who matter most.

Connectivity is key

SMDC gives the gift of ease to work and play in one dynamic complex. Strategically located, South 2 Residences provides a plethora of amenities and destinations all within walking distance of each other—schools, hospitals, places of worship, business centers, and a state-of-the-art shopping mall are just a stone’s throw away.

The world-class SM Southmall and the two-tower, eight-storey SM South Tower Offices are within close proximity, providing convenience and accessibility to homeowners.

Relax and get home essentials in one stop. SM Southmall also houses 6 IMAX theaters, a skating rink, the SM store, SM Supermarket, SM Appliance Center, Ace Hardware, Watsons, and Toy Kingdom.

Work from home and practice distance learning with no glitches or Wi-Fi dead spots. The spacious lobby of the residence offers a suitable working environment with fast Wi-Fi connection, natural lighting, and proper ventilation to ensure comfort while working.

Errands and trips outside the district are made more trouble-free. With transport hubs located close by, you can easily hop on and off to get to the rest of the metro or to nearby provinces like Cavite, Laguna, and Batangas.

An urban utopia

Comfort and safety have been our first priority since the onset of the pandemic. South 2 Residences have kept this in mind and fostered a community that offers a sense of normalcy while assuring that the homeowners are kept in good health. A place where one can work safely and leisurely, a nook to enjoy an afternoon coffee or tea, pocket gardens for a breath of fresh air in open spaces to practice social distancing, and well-appointed amenities to keep one’s physical and mental health in tip-top shape are ready to welcome residents.

Luxury living in the South

South 2 Residences gives homeowners access to a truly cosmopolitan lifestyle in a commercial environment. Three 15-level towers house 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom unit layouts, with the option for a balcony to suit the needs of urban dwellers. The residence offers a wide range of resort-style amenities, including landscaped swimming pools, children’s play areas, pocket gardens, a gym, hotel-like lobbies, and high-speed elevators.

Redefine sustainable urban living in the integrated city of South 2 Residences from SMDC.

For more information on South 2 Residences, visit their website or drop by their showroom at the 2nd Floor, West Wing, SM Southmall, Las Piñas City

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