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Antilia Residence, Mumbai, India

Tuesday 15 Jan 2008

Mumbai claims world's largest residence

Antilia Residence by Perkins + Will in Mumbai, India
Perkins + Will 
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09/02/12 agussalim, Makassar
Good concept, I need to ask is:
A. What plants are suitable for vertical garden at that height.
2. How the influence of gravity and wind on plants that will be used.
the answer is in waiting.
thank you
20/05/11 shona, delhi
love it!
07/03/11 jessica, delhi
i really don't get the point of such a lavish residence...!!ok fine its mr. ambanis....but helloooo parking for 168 cars...???? a 50 seater audi..???
6 floors wasted for parking in a house..???is the tycoon stupid to do this...!!its complete wastage of money and resources...!!
30/10/10 C Bernardo, San Diego
How will these green areas be trimmed and watered ? If re-used water is used for irrigation, how is it prevented from then contaminating the street below?

How will the greenery be trimmed doing so looks extremely hazardous for the workers, who would need safety harnesses.

I do not wish to be overly critical, but this is a project for the monied few.
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29/10/10 Kurosh, Ecbatana
the construction is the ugliest thing I have ever seen in my life. what is this tooth like, fingered thing. Is this the winner of the competition to build the most eye torturing thing in the world ?

it is so damn ugly, it had to be made illegal on that ground alone.

It is so ugly that the owner should pay a million dollar hourly to the people of Mumbai, just for having to look at it.

it is so ugly, monuments have to be built to its uglines.
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02/09/10 Manishaa K Tambat, Nasik
This construction indeed is very beautiful and close to nature, but alas its onluu meant for the tycoons like Ambanis and so..........
I think this techniqe should reach to masses of India.

Work underway on 173 metre high single residence 

Residence Antilia is designed as the largest and tallest “living wall” in the world — a seamless, vertical garden that encompasses all walls of the building climbing to the 40th floor. A modern day Hanging Gardens with a revolutionary design that stretches the boundaries of architecture and engineering, and questions traditional skyscraper design.

The building’s height is significant. At 173m, it will be one of the tallest buildings in Mumbai. Although it only has only 27 floors, due to the non-standard design of the building, using the Indian construction standard of about 3.5m/floor, it will have the virtual height of a 50 storey tower, and will reach toward the nearby Imperial Twin Towers in height.

The tower will have 6 floors of parking; several floors of just gardens; a couple “entertainment” floors including a massive theater; 2 floors of guest apartments, and various floors dedicated to the kitchen, laundry and other services. Reliance Corporate offices will be in the bottom floors and the private Ambani family residence will make up the topmost several floors. A helipad is designed on top, but there is mixed reports on whether this feature has been actually approved by the authorities.

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Status Onsite
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Perkins + Will

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