This sucks! How come we don’t have anything like this in Toronto?
Tridel? Monarch? Menkes? Freed? Who is going to step up to the plate and give us swimming-pool-balconies??
It’s only the 48th tallest building in Mumbai!
The “Aquaria Grande” in Mumbai, India is going to be the first building of its kind!
The last decade has seen buildings in the Middle East feature towers that spin, Jenga-like floors that move, and some of the tallest and/or most bizarre designs imaginable, but until now, no building had ever featured balcony-swimming-pools!
That’s right, folks! Why stand on your balcony when you can swim in it!
And this ain’t no penthouse thang either!
Virtually ALL the units at the Aquaria Grande have swimming-pool-balconies!
Even the poorest people in the building can escape the 110-degree heat by jumping into the 104-degree pool!
And it’s even more impressive from the ground up, where it looks somewhat like the silhouette of a shapely woman:
But there’s more!
See that strange crystal-egg thing in the middle:
It might surprise you to know that it opens up!
It’s like the roof at the Rogers Centre (nee: Skydome), except inside the crystal egg you won’t find a perennial underachieving baseball:
I also noticed a lot more greenery in this second photo. Scroll back up and compare – it’s the same photo, but the egg is open, and there are a lot more bushes and trees!
The people inside the egg look like they’re squared-off for an intense game of Red Rover. In grade five, I broke through the opposing team’s line so hard that I took a face-plant on the pavement, and I still have a scar on my lip.
“Red Rover, Red Rover….we call….”
Well, I don’t know if this venue is safe for Red Rover. We don’t want people falling out of the egg, do we?
So, I’m calling out Toronto developers.
Cube Lofts? Really? Is that the best we can come up with?
Great Gulf Homes, Lanterra, Aspen Ridge, Cresford – we’re all waiting. It’s your move. Impress us!