A city’s aesthetics and beauty manifest through its horticulture, the layout of its streets, parks and suburbs beyond the concrete structures. A huge aspect of urban planning is to see how cities become inspirational from an aesthetic point of view. In many European cities, the minute you step out of your door, the beautiful city inspires and motivates you to get up and get out says, Hirav Shah, Celebrated Real Estate Strategist cum Business Astrologer and Thought Leader, who is making waves on Global platforms making India proud, shares his unique insights on ‘city-architectural design’.
Meanwhile Hirav Shah shares his valuable opinion on an Indian city, yes the Garden City,
Bengaluru’s unique architectural designs. Shah says,
Trapped in a chaotic ‘development’ maze, Bengaluru is still in sync with beauty and aesthetics.
Known as the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India, Bengaluru is popular for being a major IT hub and housing headquarters of the giant IT companies like Infosys and Wipro. The metropolis is also famous for some of the best architectural wonders in the country. A witness to the magnificence of the royal dynasties and contemporary architectural genius which had once reigned over the ‘Garden City,’ The ‘Garden City’ epitomizes elegance and luxury.
Meanwhile, for Existing and Upcoming Developers, Builders and people in the Business of Real Estate, Hirav Shah quotes-
Exponential GROWTH can be achieved in this field even in trying times, but a second opinion from an expert is a must and is highly recommended.
Hirav Shah’s Astro Strategic Opinion :
2021 is coming FAST and now’s the time to take real, decisive action.
Don’t let another New Years Eve go by making empty resolutions…
🛑 Stop waiting for your life to change by itself.
🟢 Start setting yourself up for success today!
With everything that’s happened this year, it’s natural to have questions about your business. Any confusion or difficult YES/NO Business decision requires an expert opinion. You should have a Business check-up to make sure your business strategy in terms of Brand, Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Mergers, Diversification etc…is still on track to reach your goals. Business Astrologer Hirav Shah’s answers have proven to be game changers.
“If you are going through a Lean phase in Real Estate Business, What you need is ASTRO-STRATEGY not Astrology or Numerology” quotes Astro Strategist Hirav Shah.
It’s time to fire up your future !!
Now, let’s discuss the best architectural designs (new and old)which have made it to the ‘Hirav Shah’s’ list of 2020 which can inspire you in 2021.
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I-Flex is an iconic building which is a must see for everyone. It reflects the values of the company, Iflex Solutions.
The architects, realizing that transparency in the work environment enhances team spirit and interaction, made it the focus of their design concept. Spread over 200,000 square feet, the buildings and landscape seem to be like flowing extensions of each other, reflective of the holistic approach the architects wanted to portray.
The park comprises two blocks, the Development and Corporate blocks, linked by a common entrance and reception area. The facades are all in clear glass, allowing the landscaped exteriors to become an extension of the interior spaces, so that one is constantly in visual contact with nature. A water body wrapping around the buildings is the connecting element that ties them together to form a cohesive whole. There is also a natural lake adjacent to the campus, which along with the water body enhances the concept of transparency and blends the natural surroundings with the built forms.
Regarded as one of the most imposing works of architecture, Vidhan Soudha, built in the 1950s, is mainly popular for operating the legislative chambers of the state government. Reflecting Neo-Dravidian architecture, this building houses 300 rooms to accommodate roughly twenty-two state government departments. The 46 m tall building is purely constructed out of porphyry and granite and is festooned with 4 domes at all the 4 corners. The building entrance is bedecked with the four-headed lion, the national emblem of India. You can enter the building from all the four directions. However, prior permission is required to visit the interiors. Vidhan Soudha looks astoundingly gorgeous on public holidays and on Sunday evenings under the floodlight.
Built in 1887 by King Chamaraja Wadiyar, Bangalore Palace is a classic royal example of South India’s most enduring dynasties. The palace is modelled on the Windsor Castle adopting an architectural style entailing Tudor and Scottish Gothic elements. The fortified towers and turreted parapets of the two-level structure are the typical elements of Tudor houses. The façade of the edifice displays many different designs. The vine-covered walls are perfectly reminiscent of English country houses. However, the living quarters inside the palace reflect a Hindu style décor. The gorgeous arches and pillars dominate the interiors. The patterned walls, elaborate cornices and the grand chandeliers add to the overall luxurious setting. The courtyard has a fountain, a gift to the Maharaja from a Spanish royal. The large collection of photographs chronicling each generation of the Wadiyar dynasty present a glimpse of the development of Bangalore over the last century.
While on one hand, the forts and palaces in Bangalore represent the history of the city, UB City is reflective of modern architecture. Spread over 13 acres of land, it is the biggest luxury commercial property in Bangalore, hosting 1,000,000 sq. ft. of high-end of retail stores, restaurants, a 5-star hotel, food courts, pubs, health clubs, cafes, serviced apartments, commercial banks and offices, multi-level parking areas and landscaped gardens. There is also a helipad to provide an easy commute to the airport. UB City is hailed for its urban scenic architecture and is a must visit place in Bangalore.
5.Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace
Tucked away in one of Bangalore’s busiest markets, Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace is rich in elegance. Bearing an Indo-Islamic architecture, the palace is made entirely of teak wood and stands quietly behind a well-manicured garden. There are four Zenana Quarters on the first level and a small museum on the ground level containing all the achievements of Tipu Sultan. Stunning frescos, gorgeous teak pillars and beautiful arches would get this palace a definite place in your itinerary. There is also a replica of Tipu Sultan’s Tiger in the palace, the original of which is kept at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
This contemporary house is located in Bangalore, India on a rocky hillock. Designed in 2018, the courtyard house has a courtyard which functions to amalgamate the built structure with nature. The house is strategically divided into public, semi-public, and private spaces around this central courtyard.
7.House of Pavilions
The house of Pavilions is a residential bungalow completed in 2011 located in Bangalore. In this structure, issues of privacy, security, cultural orientations, and pollution shape the architecture. The house satisfies the needs of three generations of a family living together in the structure. The site catered to a designed of a pavilion-like structure, bringing the outside inside.
8.The Deck House
The house designed with social space and an office is built on a 15,000 sq. ft of land with Zen garden, multipurpose play court, and water features. The traditional courtyard, the varying volumes, and functionally divided spaces connected the internal living spaces with landscapes.
Based in Mysore, the L-shaped plan of the house integrates the open spaces in the west with the building spaces. There is intimacy, privacy as well as openness. The traditional brick walls, floors, and vaults in the spaces bring in a sense of warmth. The various spaces and skylights bring in light.
10.Chowdiah Memorial Hall
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Chowdiah Memorial Hall is a cultural centre in Bangalore which provides a home for musical and theatrical performances as well as competitions. Located in Malleswaram, it was built as a tribute to Tirumakudalu Chowdiah.It is administered by Academy of Music, an independent registered body, founded in 1961. The auditorium is built in the shape of a gigantic seven stringed violin, complete with the strings, keys, the bridge and the bow. It has marble foyer lit with chandeliers. This is probably the only auditorium in the world that is dedicated to the memory of a musician and shaped like a violin.
So, Famed Astro-Strategist, Hirav Shah, just set you out on a virtual creative expedition to explore the magnificence of Bangalore.