THE Albany, Megaworld Corp.’s “ultra high-end” residential condominium at McKinley West, is bringing urban living to a new level by incorporating smart home technology.
Each unit at The Albany will feature a full home automation system, activated through a smart home display panel at the entrance and through a mobile app.
With the technology, residents can open, close or adjust the lighting in various parts of the house, as well as adjust the thermostat to control the ventilation and air-conditioning systems.
“This is part of our vision to integrate smart technology into all our developments. With this, we are not just able to provide a place where people can live and thrive, but we also empower future residents in our deve-lopments to enjoy other things that matter to them,” Rachelle Peñaflorida, Megaworld Vice President for Sales and Marketing, was quoted as saying in a statement.
The smart home technology can also contribute to improved energy efficiency and privacy.
The Albany’s residents will have their own private key card with access to an elevator opening directly to their foyer. Units also have their own built-in video intercom that connects to the lobby area. For the hands-free lighting system, each unit will be installed with motion sensors, particularly at the foyer and toilet.
Designed by UK-based architectural firm Broadway Malyan, The Albany is furnished with global brands like Germany’s Leicht for kitchen systems; Bosch and Gaggenau for kitchen and cooking tops; Duravit’s Philippe Starck Collection for toilet and bathroom fixtures; and Hansgrohe Axor Starck and Grohe for the luxurious toilet and bath.
A low-density, low-rise residential tower, The Albany only has 64 units with private balconies. Units range from two-bedroom (123 square meters) to four-bedroom suites (up to 349 sq. m.).
The Albany also offers three-level penthouse suites that have four bedrooms in the first two levels, a maid’s room with its own toilet and bath, five toilet and bathrooms including the master’s bedrooms with its own bathtubs, a powder room, walk-in closets, and a dining area with a 7.4-meter ceiling height.
The penthouse suites also have a roof terrace with a private pool, relaxation deck, and a grilling garden.
The Albany will have a two-level amenity deck with a wellness spa, sauna, fitness center, entertainment and game room, infinity pool with submerged lounge deck, kids’ play park, cabanas, function halls, and complimentary WiFi connectivity.It will also have four levels of parking exclusive for the residents.