The sheer numbers of the millennials who are slated to change the demographic makeup of India over the next three years and beyond, and the demands for residential units in metros to cope with the burgeoning IT & ITeS sector has ushered in changes in the way homes are designed. The economically active Gen-Y, who are considered as the most open to changes, will drive demand in metros. The visible changes across residential units are the large numbers of compact dwelling units that will rise, conforming to global trends1, riding on the back of stunning designs and concepts that offer comfort in compact designs.
Cities impact nation building and mushrooming projects indicate the importance of real estate in metros, globally. Shrinking spaces have however, bedevilled planners, ushering in the need for compact carpet areas. Individuals residing alone, in PG accommodation, slowly make the transition to compact dwelling units, 1 and 1.5 BHK apartments that promise occupants a huge leap from merely existing to living with greater comfort and privacy, in addition to owning an asset with resale value.
The concepts have uncorked creativity where the scaled down size does not compromise on utility. For instance, compact apartments dispense with interior walls between rooms that are co-functional, like the kitchen and the dining room2. Sharing spaces is not minimalist but intelligent, and builders have embraced and re-invented the concept of using spaces intelligently which also lights up spaces naturally. Laundry rooms that share space with bathrooms cuts down on extensive plumbing and improves aesthetics. Hallways in homes are the new libraries, while beds in bedrooms disappear into walls3, increasing space, offering multipurpose options.
As cities and municipalities grapple with lesser space to raise structures, builders have ushered in hope, with stylized and optimized homes for greater comfort. Hebbal, home to landmarks that infuse life in activities of residents in high rises, boasts of trendsetting concepts in compact homes. Offering the perfect mix of compact homes with adequate lung space around the high rises, residents get a better glimpse of the skyline and the teeming metropolis with large windows and double size patios. Featuring amenities that cater to the needs of mixed families, for e.g. the new residential high rises in Hebbal are not atypical but conform to the global trends in modern housing.
Breaking ranks from large homes that devour spaces, the new age homes are precisely the answer to the woes of home hunters. Urban planners in India have for long been studying the issues that plague other Asian cities where housing is alarmingly cramped due to poor planning. Cities have started going vertical, freeing up cramped spaces, relying on apartments shaped more geometrically to pack in more blocks while creating greater green space surrounding the structures.
Assetz Here and Now, close to Hebbal, offers residents a haven to head back to, after the gruelling grind of work. Incorporating designs and materials that never cease to amaze occupants and visitors alike, the apartments offer residents, unlimited options to unwind. Packed with standout features, the apartments are the very last name in luxury and creature comforts, lending fulfilment to residents. A hub of sorts, equidistant from amenities and recreational activities, Assetz Here and Now offers compact comfort living in bustling Bangalore.