Everyone’s heard of the Taj Mahal and all the other architectural marvels in our country, but there are beautiful new buildings being built all the time.
Here’s our list of the 9 most beautiful modern buildings in India:
I-Flex Solutions Building, Bengaluru
It may be an office building, but its design screams creativity. The corner offices must be coveted, since this building lies on the banks of a water body and the view from within must be gorgeous. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s designed to make the most of the natural light available, thereby making this an energy-efficient structure.
Look at that thing! With its egg-like shape and metallic detailing, the iconic Infosys building in Pune looks like something straight out of a sci-fi movie. And it may as well be, given its futuristic energy-saving systems, making it one of the most environmentally-friendly buildings in the country.
Lotus Temple, Delhi
This Baha’i House of Worship in Delhi is the mother temple of the Indian subcontinent. It’s remarkable flowerlike shape has won it several architecture awards and it has become a prominent attraction in the city, drawing in tourists from all over.
Statesman House, New Delhi
Located on Barakhamba Road in the middle of Connaught Place, this majestic circular building has recently been redeveloped and now functions as a massive office complex with space being rented out to all sorts of businesses. If we had to go to work in a building this beautiful, you can bet there’d never be any leaves taken.
Auroville Dome, Puducherry
Formally known as Matrimandir, this awe-inspiring structure is situated at Auroville in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu. It is meant to serve as a peaceful space for practitioners of yoga, and within the dome lies a meditation hall which contains the world’s largest optically-perfect glass dome. The structure may have taken 37 years to complete, but it was well worth the wait.
Cybertecture Egg, Mumbai
Cybertecture integrates technology, multimedia, intelligent systems and user interactivity to create customizable living and working spaces. The building itself provides a blueprint for the buildings of the future by being self-sustainable and environment-friendly through the use of solar panels and wind turbines on the roof, apart from a host of other hi-tech functions meant to ensure employees within are taken care of.
The South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, New Delhi
Stare at the outside wall of this mind-bending building too long and you’ll surely begin to feel a little dizzy. The façade is made out of stacks of bricks rotated and laid atop each other such that stunning twisted columns appear out of the undulating surface. On the other side of the wall lies a stairwell which we can only assume is filled with intriguing shadows from this wall.
Infosys Multiplex, Mysore
Infosys is at it again. This geodesic dome structure houses a 4-screen digital theatre and the largest of the four screens can hold over a 1,000 people, thereby doubling up as an induction hall. It is the world’s largest training centre and spans 1.44 millionsqft. No wonder it’s the highlight of the company’s Mysore campus!
Bombay Art Society, Mumbai
We have to confess – it takes some time to come to love this building. Designed by Sanjay Suri and inspired by European expressionist architecture, this building is one of the most distinctive in Mumbai.
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