Present to you the incredible buildings in IndiaMore spectacular than the Taj Mahal? Stretching one hundred meters into the sky, this glistening new design could outshine anything built in India before. The space station-style structure called Atmosphere could be constructed in Calcutta if architects have their way.
It takes its inspiration from traditional Hindu life and will contain 80 housing units which are designed for multigenerational families. Large terraces off the main facade provide considerable outside space for each home, and special panels carrying shimmering mobile reflective disks are scattered across the building's mesh finish. It even includes an indoor putting green. The futuristic design is in a competition as part of the World Architecture Festival which takes place in Barcelona later this year.
Other efforts range from a clam shell to a long chocolate ribbon design. These startling visions of future have been brought to life as part of the festival's Open Buildings People's Choice Award.
Officially know as NLF Bursa this chocolate ribbon design is designed to be a luxury residential high-rise which is topped off with a helipad.
There is also a restaurant at the top which would give diners a 360 degree unobstructed view.
It also includes a railway system and shopping centres and designers hope will be a built in Turkey.
Dubbed the Oyster, the 18 storey Taipei Nangang Office Tower in Taiwan is almost identical to a shell.
The architects took inspiration for the design from river pebbles and say it creates a 'unique aesthetic that conveys the idea of softness and elegance as well as strength and character.'