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Old January 28th, 2005, 03:00 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by Yappofloyd

Can you please advise what area of Mumbai both the '7 Towers' and the SD Towers projects will be located? The artist impression of the '7 Towers' project gives the impression of a large, surrounding open space with lots of trees (to be planted one assumes). Surely a premium in the inner Mumbai area!
Developers usually don't include other buildings in their renders, and show vast open expanses, just focusing on their project. The area Planet Godrej (7 towers) is coming up in is in a new area where many defunct mills are giving way, opening up huge land for development. The SD towers on the other hand is infact part of a slum rehab project, where rehab buildings will also be built. So it's actually replacing a slum, hardly a wide green expanse!
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 01:28 PM   #42
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Thanks for the info.

So which slum and where exactly pls?
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 02:09 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by LooselogInThePeg
And personally, I like the buildings but they are rather common looking in the sense that they don't reflect any of India's architectural heritage. Look at S. Africa's newest buildings...very creative and beautiful. India should follow that lead. Well, come to think of it, everybody should follow that lead in the context of their own architectural history but India has such unique architecture to begin with.
I agree, most of the high-rise projects don't reflect traditional Indian architecture. What I've found is that most of the low and mid-rise projects do look distinctly Indian.

However the SD Towers does have the influence of Indian architecture. The architect was inspired by the Gopurams (towers) of the Deccani style of temple architecture, which can be seen in the undulating platform/indentation facade and the 1/2 - 3/4 - 1/2 - 3/4 setbacks of the structure.

Also, the Hirandani developments in Powai subrub have an exotic mix of Indo-Grecan (would it count as Bactrian?) architecture.

In south Indian cities, like Kochi (Cochin), the new buildings better reflect native architecture (in that case Keralaite costal bungalow forms.) Ex:


But I strongly wish that skyscraper development in Mumbai will be more and more influenced by traditional forms.

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Old May 6th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #44
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they are a little better than 80% of the buildings in Shanghai; but still they are lousy designs in my opinion.
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Old May 6th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #45
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I would be very intersted in knowing the status and height info for all these buildings.

Then I could add them to the SSP diagram!!!

Many Mumbai buildings are missing there.
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