“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” – Norman Foster, who is a famous British modernist High-tech architect. With this intriguing thought, let us have a look at some of the finest, modern architectural marvels, made as office buildings in India.
Crux of the Matter
Cybertecture Egg Building, Mumbai
Its egg-shaped design covers less surface area on the ground, compared to conventional buildings. This egg is environment-friendly as it uses solar photovoltaic panels and wind turbines on the roof.
The Naga Towers, Gandhinagar
Also called Snake Towers, these 54-story structures are being built in Gujarat International Finance Tech-City, an under-construction central business district. On completion, GIFT will be India's first operational greenfield smart city.
The Naga Towers/ Snake Towers
GYS Vision, Gurgaon
This office complex used many permutations and combination for designing 2 identical towers. It was built to provide a variation of spaces in the form of terraces.
Designed like a spaceship, It has been awarded the famous LEED certification by the US Green Building Council. Its 14 acres campus contains office and residential buildings, food courts, training rooms, etc.
The Al Bahr Towers, twin 29 storey towers in Abu Dhabi have 2,000 umbrella-like glass elements as protective skin. Inspired by the “mashrabiya”, the dynamic facade will automatically open and close depending on the intensity of sunlight.