an egg shaped building…

September 21, 2008 at 9:12 pm Leave a comment

The egg to ancient civilizations is the symbol of creation. some meso american tribes beleive that mankind came from a giant egg.

of recent two egg shaped buildings have caught the attention of the public.

and one is our very own backyard- bombay.

architects  James Law Cybertecture International

client  Wadhwa Developers,Mumbai, India.

size 32,000 sq m

the egg-shaped building the developers claim  will combine “iconic architecture, environmental design, intelligent systems, and new engineering to create an awe-inspiring landmark in the city.”

the other famous egg is a london government building on the banks of the thames.

City Hall is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority which comprises the Mayor of London and London Assembly. It located in Southwark, stands on the south bank of the River Thames near Tower Bridge.Designed by Lord Foster, the architect behind London’s Millennium Bridge and the Reichstag in Berlin, the £43m City Hall will accommodate 440 staff and members. At its heart is a showpiece debating chamber, above which rises a spiral staircase.

The building has an unusual bulbous shape, intended to reduce its surface area and thus improve energy efficiency. It has been compared variously to Darth Vader’s helmet, a misshapen egg, a woodlouse or an Onion.

A 500-metre (1,640 ft) helical walkway, reminiscent of that in New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, ascends the full height of the building.

common man comments on BBc website

……This building is an exquisite gem, a masterpiece of architectural engineering, that is a herald of our times and technologies. Lord Foster has simply outdone himself with this marvellous, yet cost-effective design.

…...Norman Foster does it again. An excellent example of light and space which will assist the city’s modern look.

…….. I can’t believe planning permission was given to put this building so close to two of the capital’s major tourist attractions. Yuk!

……It looks stupid and a complete waste of money. Why not just build a normal building that won’t look totally out of date in five years like the silly buildings they where building years ago, any one remember concrete?


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