Bandra Ohm High-Rise in Mumbai Has Striking Egg Feature
The 30-storey Bandra Ohm high-rise in Mumbai has a soft rounded silhouette untypical of a condominium block. Hong Kong-based James Law Cybertecture designed the Bandra Ohm with water in mind: "The design concept of the tower is inspired by the ripple effect generated by water droplets, which is also known as the capillary wave." Even the crescent-shaped balcony pools (which come with every unit) use the same acrylic material that is utilized in large-scale aquariums.
The striking building is a concept at the moment but would be a fine addition to the Mumbai skyline. The balcony swimming pools are on the small side but in a building of this scope it is likely there will be will be additional facilities for residents, since they seem to act as more of a relaxation space to take in the view than anything else. Though the 100-unit building certainly isn't the only development that plans on giving each home its own private pool, it's the only one with an egg like pod shaped clubhouse in the centre. "The ripple effect usually generates a vortex-like space in the centre. The tower design is trying to recapture the essence of this space by creating a large void in the middle along with a special designed clubhouse form."