Mostly, I’m happy that cool architecture exists and continues to go up, but for every squeal of joy and appreciation of something new and cool, I get enraged that it’s not happening in America. Not cuz I don’t want other countries to have nice things – but because we don’t do nice things anymore. We did the Empire State, Twin Towers, Mt Rushmore, Golden Gate, a couple others and then took a giant ass nap.
Oh, ya, I’ve buried the lead: A 30 story residential building is about to be built in India with glass walled pools on the balconies.
The construction will be by Hong Kong-based architect James Law of James Law Cyberture in Bombay, India (currently called Mumbai, but I’m protesting the unnecessary name change). The influence of water in the design is pretty clear with the fluid wavey features. The building looks like the number 8 emerging from the ground but its actually the symbol Ohm (?) that gives the structure its unique shape. It’s named the ‘Parinee Ism Ohm Tower’.
The press release says that “each unit” will have one of those badass glass pool balconies which means that some of these living quarters will be pretty damn huge if you look at the mockups. If every unit has a pool then, damn: look at the size of some of those around the bulge. When I first looked at it I assumed the 2 parallel bars in the middle on either side of the egg in the middle were smaller units but evidently not.
Needless to say, the building will provide a “luxurious living” environment for its residents.
I don’t have details on this center-egg thing but apparently it blooms??? Idk whats going on there. I guess it’s common space.
The limited info released on it also says the units will offer scenic views, though idk of what (city, ocean, whatever).
Here it is at night: