From the heights of Hong Kong to the towers of Tokyo, it's fair to say that Asia has some of the most impressive skyscrapers in the world. The continent also contains some of the world's largest and fastest growing business hubs, and so people and businesses are keenly looking to the east for their next big move.
Here are some of Plentific's favourite Asian residential skyscrapers!
The skyscrapers of Hong Kong could have easily filled this list all on their own. The city's tallest all-residential skyscraper, High Cliff, stands out for its remarkable and world renowned slender design.
Located in Hong Kong's affluent Happy Valley residential district, High Cliff offers a great deal for sports enthusiasts. It has a close proximity to the Hong Kong Racecourse, as well as the Happy Valley Athletic Association.
Residents of High Cliff can enjoy incredible views of Hong Kong's urban landscape through wall-to-wall windows. The most impressive apartments on offer contain incredible master bedroom suites, which as well as your standard ensuite include home theatres, private dressing areas and walk-in closets.
Conveniently located in the Silom business district, the Mahanakhon has a unique pixelated design. This is not just for show: the 'ribbon' of pixels around the building opens up the interior, providing the residents within with views of the city via stunning protruding glass balconies.
The structure itself offers an outdoor swimming pool and garden, a fitness centre, state of the art security and a residential club bar & lounge, as well as 10,000 square feet of luxury retail space!
The two-to-five bedroom apartments on offer provide their residents with a great level of comfort and luxury. The four bedroom duplex we looked at included a master bedroom with an adjoining ensuite that came complete with an impressive 'master bath', as well as a walk in closet. This was in addition to three other ensuite bedrooms, as well as quarters for the servants.
The two Imperial Towers are the tallest buildings in India, but there's plenty more here that impresses. The location offers quick access to some of the city's top sports clubs, malls and hospitals, while the tower itself offers a number of amenities to keep residents fit, relaxed and entertained.
The towers are designed to provide the best in luxurious modern living, including a state of the art gym and eight high speed elevators considered to be the fastest and most convenient in the country.
Apartments feature beautiful ceramic and marble tiles, private Puja (prayer) rooms, study rooms, store rooms, ensuite bedrooms and separate quarters for servants. In short, the Imperials are mint!
The apartments on offer at Toranomon Hills are far flung from what we'd expect from Tokyo, which most of us might associate with capsule hotels. The 5th tallest building in Japan, Toranomon Hills was completed in 2014 and features, in addition to 172 private residences, a hotel, offices, shops, a spa and several restaurants.
The apartments on offer have an impressive amount of space, along with breathtaking views of one of the most active and busy cities in the world. The open windows turn the view into a portrait that residents can enjoy in comfort while experiencing all the services on offer at the adjoining hotel, including housekeeping and room service.
The Gramercy Residences is a New-York inspired development in the Makati, the financial centre of the Philippines. There is little that a business-bigwig could want for here: state of the art fibre-optic internet and telecommunications, a private shuttle service for taking residents wherever they need to go, and a myriad of amenities to help them relax at the end of the day.
One of the biggest features of the Gramercy Residences is the 'Skypark' on the 36th floor, which covers the entire width of the building. This high-rise slice of nature features three-storey waterfalls, a number of swimming and reflecting pools, a garden island and a cantilevering walkway.
The beautifully designed apartments offer a great deal of space and style, with a level of service from the staff that has caused many to compare living here to staying at a luxury hotel.
Philip knows the most frustrating aspect of a home improvement job is not knowing anything about it! In the news, Phil is always on the look out for properties that inspire. He’s a fan of modern properties, with a particular soft spot for skyscrapers.