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Old August 20th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #1
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Odd and Unusual Buildings

I know we dont have too many but there are enough to start an interesting thread

Infosys Building in Hinjewadi, outside Pune,India.


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Old August 20th, 2008, 09:14 AM   #2
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Old August 20th, 2008, 09:28 AM   #3
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india coffee house, trivandrum
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Old August 20th, 2008, 10:55 AM   #4
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Looks cool.

What was it suppose to be, before it got turned into a commercial property?
The Coffee House of Baker style architecture is a significant landmark of Trivandrum. If I remember correctly there is no staircase but a winding slope till the top with chairs and tables laid out on the sides. I think it was originally designed in this manner for the coffee house
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ya, the Indian Coffee House building at Thampanoor, Trivandrum was designed by Brtish born Indian Architect, 'Laurie Baker.'

"Laurence Wilfred "Laurie" Baker (March 2, 1917 – April 1, 2007) was an award-winning British-born Indian architect, renowned for his initiatives in cost-effective energy-efficient architecture and for his unique space utilisation and simple but beautful aesthetic sensibility. He went to India in 1945 in part as a missionary and since then lived and worked in India for over 50 years. He obtained Indian citizenship in 1989 and resided in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala. In 1990, the Government of India awarded him with the Padma Shri in recognition of his meritorious service in the field of architecture"

You can find more about him at..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Baker

http://lauriebaker.net/

As Arijeet said that building is like a spiral structure with ramps winding up along a central core where the kitchen, wash etc were placed, at different levels. There were no movable tables/chairs, the sitting and dining was in brick platforms which is joined with the sidewalls. The passage winding up is along the central core. The bearers had to walk up and down along this sloping ramp like thing.

You can find the interior pics here..

http://lauriebaker.net/work/work/pic...io-vellut.html

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Old August 26th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #6
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You can see the inside of the building here..

Photo by alec_baskaya @ flickr

[IMG]http://i36.************/21ovr7o.jpg[/IMG]
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Old August 26th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #7
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Cool thread idea. Infosys has really good campus designs. This thread has also made me want to go to Indian Coffee House.
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Old October 16th, 2008, 09:39 AM   #8
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Kharadi, Pune.



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^ ^ Nice Pics


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You can see the inside of the building here..

Photo by alec_baskaya @ flickr

[IMG]http://i36.************/21ovr7o.jpg[/IMG]
wow it looks better maintained from inside..
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same thoughts here. If the outside was given a fresh coat of that colonial british red color, this would be one of the landmark building for trivandrum.
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Time to update this thread.

more pics at source

Geometric Park, pune


iFlex, Bangalore
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Old January 27th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #13
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Pune has a lot of unique buildings
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Pune has a lot of unique buildings
you should post them here lets make this thread more interesting.
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Pics posted by Suncity in different threads are cross posted here.

SP Biotech Park, Hyderabad
photo copyright Divya Bhat


guess there are more pyramids in India than Egypt itself

Eskay Resorts, Borivali, Mumbai


INSA, New Delhi



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Pics posted by Suncity in different threads are cross posted here.

Torrent Research, Ahmedabad
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Indira Gandhi Planetarium, Lucknow




Manikanchan (Gem & Jewellery Park), Kolkata


Mahatta Towers
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Old January 29th, 2009, 12:19 AM   #18
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NITCO tech Park,
Chennai


NIFT
Chennai


Star Temple
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whoever designed this building must have mistaken his child's drawings for his blueprint.
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