Live The Japanese Minimalist Lifestyle At This BGC Residential Development
Beauty in simplicity is at the heart of The Seasons Residences in Bonifacio Global City.
At the heart of Japanese minimalism is the cultural concept of “Ma,” or the space between things. It is about finding beauty in simplicity — a philosophy the Japanese apply to all aspects of life, from the respectful pause as they bow to each other, to the quiet moments for contemplation while drinking coffee, and even to elements of design.
The use of space in Japanese residences is where this concept of efficiency is evident and beneficial. Throughout the years, the Japanese people have refined home organization into a lifestyle and an art form — creating clutter-free, relaxing, and welcoming spaces. It is no wonder that Japanese residential designs are a perfect example of smart, yet aesthetically pleasing, space usage and efficient compact living.
Space and storage are given the Japanese approach at The Seasons Residences, the upscale Japanese-inspired residential development that will soon rise at Bonifacio Global City (BGC). Each unit of The Seasons Residences channels Japanese discipline, design, and aesthetics to maximize space.
Similar to a typical Japanese home, the units at The Seasons Residences open to a “genkan,” a transitional space between outdoors and indoors where visitors are welcomed and are required to take off their shoes before entering. This Japanese tradition, which began during the Meiji era over a thousand years ago, has persisted to the present even with the introduction of Western influences.
The Seasons Residences continues this Japanese tradition by installing a “getabako,” or shoe cabinet, at the entrance of every condominium unit. The “getabako” prevents footwear from cluttering up valuable space inside the unit, minimizing dirt, mud, and grime from entering and soiling the floor.
In Japanese homes, the kitchen is considered a utilitarian space where the design focuses on functionality rather than aesthetics. It is important that every element has a purpose and a place.
Following this concept, the kitchens at The Seasons Residences are equipped with practical storage solutions to minimize clutter. The built-in sink is larger than standard, so multiple tasks can be done at the same time.
Each unit comes with spacious cabinets for proper storage of utensils, equipment, and food.
For a clutter-free kitchen, built-in floor storage is also installed to keep heavy items like condiments, bottles, and canned goods out of sight. This is a common feature in traditional Japanese homes.
The innovative storage solutions at The Seasons Residences extend to the bedrooms as well. Floor-to-ceiling Japanese-style closets maximize the space in the area, giving plenty of room to breathe and interact. Going back to the philosophy of “Ma,” having this negative space lets residents focus, de-stress, and keep the mind free from negativity.
The ingenious storage systems, as well as the generous spaces, at The Seasons Residences help residents stay organized, allowing them more time to reflect, relax, and meditate. Embracing harmony at home creates more room for relationships and meaningful interaction.
Take a closer look at space is highlighted by The Seasons Residences by visiting its showroom at 7th Ave cor. 34th St., Grand Central Park, North BGC, Taguig City (across the Lexus Manila Showroom). For more information, call The Seasons Residences hotline at 0998-595-5834 or email [email protected].
The Seasons Residences is a collaboration between Federal Land Inc., Nomura Real Estate Co., Ltd., and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. The development’s first tower, Haru, is set for completion in 2023.