Have a Home on the ‘Clouds’ in Kolkata’s “Atmosphere”
The Indian luxury real estate is booming these days with some great works of architecture coming up. The best and most expensive example is Mukesh Ambani’s 27-floor personal home “Antilia” in Mumbai. Another great specimen is being developed by the Forum Group in Kolkata. Called “Atmosphere,” it is a 550-crore luxury residential condominium project whose most picturesque feature is “Deya,” (means cloud in Bengali), a structure joining the twin towers of the building.
Designed by the Singapore based Arc Studio, it is like a hanging sculpture at a height of 500 feet. Deya will be 320 feet in width, with 55,000 square feet of usable space and will have a silver lining featuring 15,000 kinetic discs on its surface to keep it glowing. It will take approximately INR 100 crores to build just this structure.
Upon construction, it will also become one of the most expensive clubs in India, featuring several swimming pools, a gym, a spa, a few squash courts and a badminton court, a meandering jogging track, a mini cinema theatre, open-air party deck, an amphitheatre, and multiple lounges and spaces for smaller gatherings. Only 80 families will get to live in this magnificent condominium. Construction on the Atmosphere will start from mid March 2011 and will take around 30 months to complete.