New Typology

Atmosphere is a high-rise residential development to be built in Kolkata, India. Located on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, bordered by wetlands, the eighty units are of a new housing typology for the city. Atmosphere’s duplex and simplex units are equivalent in size to large bungalows traditionally lived in, and likewise can accommodate multigenerational families. These homes are specifically designed to be flexible internally, allowing them to adjust and grow with the family over time. Four different unit types are offered, each distinct in the way the family and entertaining zones are configured. This extends to the arrangement of large terraces cantilevering off the façade, which provide considerable outside space for each home.

Deya

Spanning between the two towers, one hundred meters up in the sky is a glistening porous amorphous form named Deya. Meaning “to give” in Bengali, Deya houses club facilities for the residents of Atmosphere. Initially conceived as a cloud changing in porosity and form, Deya is not a physical extension of the tower as such, since the majority of the spaces within are open air. The skin is composed of expanded mesh panels wrapped around structural ribs. Special panels carrying shimmering mobile reflective disks are scattered across this mesh - they are poetically Deya’s silver lining. The porosity of these materials enables Deya to appear different in form depending on how it is lit. This unique environment, collectively owned by the residents, provides facilities including swimming, squash, a golf putting green and basketball. Further to sports, residents can socialise and relax in lounges and the spa, or take in the view on the many lawns and decks.

Vaastu

As an integral part of Hindu life, each unit is compliant to the ancient science of Vaastu. Traditionally, arranging and ordering the home according to this system promotes harmonious living within the universe. For a high-rise development, this system of rules extends beyond the simply the units, and encompasses the whole physical form. Influencing at both a macro and micro scale, designing Atmosphere to Vaastu principles presented a complex task for the design team.

Following Vastu, the units evolved to have light open communal centres held each side by solid portions, in which, the elements of the home are appropriately arranged. Similarly, a hole at the centre of Deya, known as “the navel”, passes through the three levels. Facilities are wrapped around this void, and circulation provided by a never-ending looped path, travelling between the levels.

Atmosphere

Atmosphere was named after the desire to an atmosphere on three levels; a private atmosphere in each unit, a collective atmosphere of a neighborhood; and in a wider context, an atmosphere of identity for the city of Kolkata. Deya is considered as an artwork held up in the sky, creating an icon, a point of reference and an object of recognition on a global scale, for the people of Kolkata.

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  • kavin babu
    kavin babu commented
    superb
    about a year ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Clair De Baie
    Clair De Baie commented
    Very nice pictures !
    about a year ago via OpenBuildings.com
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  • Antonina Ilieva
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    Atmosphere
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  • keith houston
    keith houston commented
    banal and basic plus plagerised been done in singapore this looks like a german sausage slung between two ugly towers
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Khushboo Saraf
    Khushboo Saraf commented
    It is not just a piece of functional architecture but a form of divine art. The towers that pierce right through the carpet of clouds, hanging between them at a height of 400 ft is the club "Deya" which is completely an architectural showpiece. Be it a cloud or Atmosphere, it keeps changing form & colour. Designed in a unique architectural style to be seen first time in the world with huge open decks for each of the 80 sky villas, Forum Atmosphere will be an unparalleled experience in living.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Brijnesh Shrivastav
    Brijnesh Shrivastav commented
    awesome, pride of Kolkata and India
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Hanady Al-Ramahi
    Hanady Al-Ramahi commented
    this is what we can call TECHNOLOGY; yes we can, this is ARCHITECTURE. The Architectural Technology of the new Millennium...
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • vijaysingh baid
    vijaysingh baid commented
    THIS ARCHITECTURE WOULD MAKE OUR NATION PRIDE THAT WE CAN ALSO SHOW TO THE WORLD THAT DEVELOPNIG COUNTRIES LIKE INDIA SHOULD NOT BE UNDERSTATED .IT IS A AMUST WIN FOR ATMOSPHERE AS IT INCLUDES ALL FACTORS WHICH AN OWNER WOULD BE DREAMING ,
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • leon kruer
    leon kruer commented
    All the possible history will make us more aware and responsible for the future, because the big big problem is that we are NOT responsible for what we do, if we do a building that will be shit in 1 year, we don't care, we got the money, the contractor also, the poor people have a roof, they can't afford to choose whether is good or not because they just need a roof, and the circle of life goes on and we live without going out of the stupid cage in which our minds are living. This cage which is well hided under the sand. So please, STUDY HISTORY, STUDY IT!!
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • leon kruer
    leon kruer commented
    Are we serious? For all the people that will come after us, please, can we do an effort to think out of the box? Can we think about a real new world that is not this wrong world made with some entertaining trick, but that is really different. Can we make a world that is not determined by economics, but we can make and economic that is determined by a cultural need, a social need? And the problem is that we are not responsible for our creations. For example, let's say the people that designed this building sells the building as a New Tipology, where is that new? In the shape? No way. In the concept? There has been so much modernism using these concepts as main features. In the overall feeling? I think you didn't study history enough guys. History and history of architecture. And history of cinema.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • leon kruer
    leon kruer commented
    So that's what i mean, because no one studies history, everyone sees the future as something that in reality already happened, but with some new features, it becomes future again, while for example this one above is just a future coming from the movies and the culture of 1980's, where culturally as an idea of future there was no real innovation and changement if not just cars flying and food cooked in strange ovens with smooth shapes all over.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • leon kruer
    leon kruer commented
    i mean, the concept written sound great, but the results is what is important (and it's the same over and over again). We get so excited for a couple of speculative towers with the same usual blob stuff in the middle, and we see future in it. We are still slave of persuasive images and sadly in all this time governed by images we still didn't develop a critical way to see through pictures.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • mohan mali
    mohan mali commented
    pride of india, thanks atmosphere & its team. be no 1
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Antonina Ilieva
    Antonina Ilieva updated
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  • Shorbo Dey
    Shorbo Dey commented
    what do u mean leon..?.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • leon kruer
    leon kruer commented
    you all should study history because you do the same errors again and again since more than 2000 years.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Vishakha Agrawal
    Vishakha Agrawal commented
    alll the very best 2 kolkata...!!
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Tanmay Chatterjee
    Tanmay Chatterjee commented
    i wish i chould have a room here........ place of dream...........................
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Sabyasachi sarkar
    Sabyasachi sarkar commented
    Yes Kolkata !You are on the move!!!
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Tejas Doshi
    Tejas Doshi commented
    As calcuttans we are proud of this project.....and we hope and pray this project wins because it has been designed and developed with lot of passion. The entire team is so passionate about this project you need to meet them to believe it.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • sandip dutta
    sandip dutta commented
    just amazing....! I'm proud of it...., keep going on...;;;;
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Tree Netra
    Tree Netra commented
    An ace of an architecture!!
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Sudip Choudhury
    Sudip Choudhury commented
    Definitely a path-breaking design, sensitive to the locale and the social environment
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Ankit Agarwala
    Ankit Agarwala commented
    one of the most brilliant think world is going to witness
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Abhinaba Dey
    Abhinaba Dey commented
    Brilliant architecture!!!!
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Galuh Wulandari
    Galuh Wulandari commented
    liegt heute an der zeitung :)
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Joschua Klatt
    Joschua Klatt commented
    This modern building fits into nature like a puzzle thats complete with the last piece.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Hans-Otto Antrup
    Hans-Otto Antrup commented
    absolutely terrific- a dream for retired people-but I think not affordable ?
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Moumita Bhowmick
    Moumita Bhowmick commented
    amazing........just amazing.....
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Shorbo Dey
    Shorbo Dey commented
    this s the link to the blogging site... from where i stay connected to the updates. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1317439&page=4
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Shorbo Dey
    Shorbo Dey commented
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2030807/More-stunning-Taj-Mahal-Indian-building-outshine-Monument-Love-dozens-futuristic-designs.html mind blowing stuff... forum group should pay me for all this free publicity.. hahaa...its just not going out of mind.. like i said... its not just kolkata s pride.. its nations pride.
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Shorbo Dey
    Shorbo Dey commented
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Atmosp...20073261372064 this s the facebook page
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Shorbo Dey
    Shorbo Dey commented
    hi guys.. just happened to visit the sales gallery of atmosphere yesterday!! just couldnt resist posting this here..this project is truly the first of its kind in India..incredible architechture.. marvellous for family life. it facilities are inhouse laundry, automatic carwash, internal lifts, all sports, gym , theatre, restaurant.. just anything n everything one can think of!!! and the gallery itself is something worth seeing... have also got hold of a few links to the videos and their web sites.. will just poth them here in a while..
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
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  • Shorbo Dey
    Shorbo Dey commented
    very true sharmilaji..this s truly wonderful..
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • sharmila tapuria
    sharmila tapuria commented
    no doubt its a dream project ,but then its only that one man who is going to make everyones dreams come true,not only the city,state or nation is feeling proud of such a beautiful future every citizen will want to be assiociated to it,i can very well say soilders make india proud,this project is something which puts milestone that even a very simple citizen can make not only the nation but the whole world feel blessed.....i salute to the mother who bear such a wounderful son,who is making and taking INDIA,one step ahead....
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Shorbo Dey
    Shorbo Dey commented
    awesome creativity
    about 5 years ago via OpenBuildings.com
  • Shorbo Dey
    Shorbo Dey commented
    whoaaaa !!! this s not jus something tht kolkata should be proud of... this is something for the entire nation to be proud of... it truly deserves to win.! other projects are also nice but this is exceptional...
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