Ambitious Mumbai development which sees balconies replaced with swimming pools

 

Aquaria Grande is an ambitious new collaboration between Hong Kong-based architect James Law and Indian real estate company Wadhwa Group which will see a residential complex with over 200 apartments, three levels of parking, a gym and sauna, and a sustainable podium garden coming to Mumbai. It is currently under construction but here are some mock-ups of how it may look once completed.

Aquaria Grande

Aquaria Grande

Aquaria Grande

Aquaria Grande

Is this an incredible feat of architecture or an accident waiting to happen? Tell us what you think in the comments!

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  1. George Buckland says:

    Loving this. How amazing to step onto one’s private balcony into a pool. When is it due for completion?

  2. Matt says:

    Wow – as a dumb consumer I want one! But there is part of me that says it might be trouble – the part that has a friend who is a structural engineer who wouldn’t even have a balcony in his apartment due to the issues with combining indoor outdoor spaces…

    I still want one though!

  3. Caro says:

    Would make me feel very uncomfortable from the safety aspect, and the view over a third world city. Money would be far better spent improving slum dwellings of the local inhabitants.

  4. Amber says:

    Sign me up! I have seen some balcony plunge pools in KL, but these look amazing! From what I have heard and seen though, when you have a pool this close, you take it for granted, and never end up using it!

  5. Carlie Virginia says:

    I love the idea, but would be afraid to use. I guess it is good but I could never be able to afford some place like that.

  6. Alexander says:

    I Agree with:
    Matt says:
    April 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    Wow – as a dumb consumer I want one! But there is part of me that says it might be trouble – the part that has a friend who is a structural engineer who wouldn’t even have a balcony in his apartment due to the issues with combining indoor outdoor spaces…

    I would want one just to re-sell to the dumb consumers!!

  7. Dimpy Roy says:

    Its just amazing. I am eagerly waiting for this to happen. This would be the biggest hotel in Mumbai as well as in India

  8. Scarlette says:

    My main issue is in the close-up photo above the lady in the water and the gentleman sitting on the side, there is a woman walking on the patio near the pool. The pool becomes narrow towards the ends of it and there isn’t a railing or anything to prevent you from slipping on the wet deck and plummeting to your ultimate death. The see-through walls surrounding the pool needs to be extended upward in order to prevent an accident like this. But then that defeats the purpose of a balcony pool because it’d be in-closed. Though, I am certain they will figure something out.

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