Friday, June 27, 2008

'Antilla' - Perkins + Will

                    
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The world's first $1 billion, 27-storey 170m tall house now under construction will soon be home to the world's fifth-richest man, industrial Mukesh Abani.  The house, named Antilla and designed by Dallas & L.A. architects Perkins + Will, will be the Mumbai home to Abani, his family, and 600 staff. 

As Nevil Gibson, points out, "the money is now being made in what used to be called the Third World. The fastest growing Rich List numbers are in Brazil, China, India and Russia, the so-called Bric economies.."

More details of the house here and here.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Luke H said...

What the holy hell ... ???

That's amazing.

I always enjoy the architecture posts, PC, thanks.

6/27/2008 02:10:00 am  
Blogger Elijah Lineberry said...

600 staff?!?! ..is that domestic staff, or including staff working for his company?

On a positive note, this chap will be able to consign his lady Wife to, say, the 11th floor, whilst be can escape her nagging by living in the Penthouse! ha ha!

6/27/2008 09:33:00 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does all that foliage bring to mind the hanging gardens? Amazing!

6/27/2008 10:55:00 am  
Blogger Blair said...

I don't know a lot about architecture, but I know what I like, and frankly... that looks like shit.

If you're going to be wonky and avant-guarde, at least avoid making it look like something a five year old constructed out of lego.

6/27/2008 01:39:00 pm  
Anonymous LGM said...

Blair

As you correctly wrote, "I don't know a lot about architecture." That being the case you should keep your ignorant opinions to yourself! Spare us your nonsense.

LGM

6/27/2008 01:48:00 pm  
Blogger PC said...

No, no, LGM, I always like seeing how others see art and architecture.

I think "shit" is a little harsh in this case, but I think it's fair to say the architecture is far less amazing than the concept.

6/27/2008 02:38:00 pm  
Anonymous ropata said...

Reminds me of a Jenga tower.

6/27/2008 04:59:00 pm  
Blogger Annie Fox! said...

Now I have to say this one is butt ugly. It looks like something I would come up with if I was let loose with a Lego set.

6/28/2008 04:33:00 pm  
Anonymous Falafulu Fisi said...

That building looks ugly, which is similar to a square/rectangular building on my street (almost directly opposite to my place).

6/29/2008 09:49:00 am  
Anonymous Sus said...

Agree with Blair & AF & the Lego comparison. Don't like it, PC. Don't like it all.

As Mr Cowell would say: Just an opinion!

6/30/2008 12:23:00 pm  

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