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Rain Man
05-06-2008, 05:42 PM
http://gizmodo.com/386717/gadget+filled-2-billion-home-makes-bill-gates-house-look-like-a-shack

Mukesh Ambani, head of Mumbai-based petrochemical giant Reliance Industries, is ranked as the fifth richest man in the world with a net worth of $46 billion. Unlike billionaires like Warren Buffet who reside in modest accommodations, Ambani is going balls-out with his new home. In fact, the home he calls "Antilla" will be the world's most expensive residence when the four-year building project is completed this January. When all is said and done, the 22-story Mumbai Tower it is based on will reach 550 feet into the sky with an absurd 400,000 square feet of interior space at a total cost of $2 billion. So what accommodations does that kind of coin buy you?

First off, no two floors are alike. Ambani specified that each story of his home should be made using different plans and materials, with styles and architectural elements tying it all together. Furthermore, the odd shape of the structure is the result of a discipline called Vaastu, which is an Indian tradition that is similar to the principles of Feng Shui. As for some of the more technological elements, the lobby grants access to the home via nine elevators, and the elaborate crystal laden ballroom features a mount of LCD monitors, a huge sound system and a retractable showcase for artworks. There will also be an ice sauna where family and guests can escape the heat in a room filled with man-made snow. If that was not enough, there will also be a bad-ass home theater that is outlined in the gallery above.







The article has a few pictures that I won't bother linking. Here are some more articles that show renderings of the home. Earlier articles discuss 27 stories, so I'm not sure if they lowered it a little. (However, they're double-height floors, so the home would be roughly the same height as a 60-story building.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=459208&in_page_id=1770

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/06_01/mukeshLL_468s787.jpg

http://www.theindiastreet.com/2008/05/mukesh-ambani-worlds-most-expensive-home-is-in-india.html

http://www.theindiastreet.com/stored_files/images/antilla-by-perkinswill-mukesh-abani3.jpg

Stewie
05-06-2008, 05:44 PM
When you have too much money and a 1" dick this is what happens.

Donger
05-06-2008, 05:45 PM
I guess he couldn't afford to frame it, eh?

MTG#10
05-06-2008, 05:46 PM
I hope it burns down.

Donger
05-06-2008, 05:47 PM
Oh, and I refuse to call Bombay by that other name.

Rain Man
05-06-2008, 05:47 PM
From the top of the building, it's estimated that he'll be able to see over 40 million homeless people.

Rain Man
05-06-2008, 05:47 PM
Oh, and I refuse to call Bombay by that other name.

Imperialist running dog.

Baconeater
05-06-2008, 05:48 PM
:spock: Those two pictures don't look anything alike.

CrazyPhuD
05-06-2008, 05:49 PM
Looks like someone outsourced the design...

Donger
05-06-2008, 05:49 PM
Imperialist running dog.

Yes? How may I be of service?

Stewie
05-06-2008, 05:49 PM
:spock: Those two pictures don't look anything alike.


"Artist renderings" after their "shroom" lunch.

MTG#10
05-06-2008, 05:50 PM
I wonder which floor is going to be used for the homeless shelter? :hmmm:

Rain Man
05-06-2008, 05:51 PM
These pictures look like maybe it's almost done.

http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2008/05/antilla.jpg

Stewie
05-06-2008, 05:54 PM
This was the original idea. There was some "feature creep."

http://www.modeknit.com/blog/uploaded_images/ypsi_penis-737439.jpg

Sure-Oz
05-06-2008, 05:55 PM
Pretty badass

Rain Man
05-06-2008, 05:58 PM
The funny thing is that if it's 400,000 square feet, and 6 of the 22 floors are for servant staff, you can probably assume that maybe 100,000 feet are devoted to the 600 servants. That equates out to about 160 square feet per servant, and 300,000 square feet for the family.

Baconeater
05-06-2008, 06:01 PM
And for the sake of comparison, here's Warren Buffett's house:

http://douglasne.mapping-online.com/assessdoc/Photos/39/R10262900000001.jpg

Stewie
05-06-2008, 06:03 PM
The funny thing is that if it's 400,000 square feet, and 6 of the 22 floors are for servant staff, you can probably assume that maybe 100,000 feet are devoted to the 600 servants. That equates out to about 160 square feet per servant, and 300,000 square feet for the family.

How dare you insult a caste system!

Rain Man
05-06-2008, 06:06 PM
How dare you insult a caste system!

The funny thing is, I bet those 600 servants are living in fat city compared to their families and friends.

ChiefaRoo
05-06-2008, 06:53 PM
What an incredible gaudy, grotesque attention whore of a structure.

Dave Lane
05-06-2008, 08:15 PM
Hold on mine might be bigger....


Let me measure a bit here......

Yes it is I think Oh wait never mind.... :)

dave

Rain Man
05-06-2008, 08:42 PM
Hold on mine might be bigger....


Let me measure a bit here......

Yes it is I think Oh wait never mind.... :)

dave

You're probably accidentally counting the rest of your city.

cdcox
05-06-2008, 08:49 PM
We're getting a new building at work in a few years. I'll be #2 in command in the building. But it's only 1/5 as big and 1% of the cost.

I got nothin'.

angel
05-06-2008, 08:50 PM
I'd live there...

Der Flöprer
05-06-2008, 08:53 PM
Every time you fill your gas tank, you're buying him another tile for his unique floors. Embrace it.

kstater
05-06-2008, 08:55 PM
Every time you fill your gas tank, you're buying him another tile for his unique floors. Embrace it.

Yeah, at $2 billion, I'm pretty sure each tile is more than 50 bucks.

Rain Man
05-06-2008, 08:55 PM
Big seems good, but personally I think it would be annoying to be in your bedroom on the 22nd floor, and then you have to take an elevator down to the 7th floor to get a piece of pie and some chocolate milk, and then you go back up to the 22nd floor and sit down in front of the TV and then you realize that you forgot a fork, so you go back down to the 7th floor and get your fork, and then you come back up and take the first bite and spill it on yourself, and then you have to take an elevator to the 11th floor to the bathroom, and then the 16th floor to put the shirt in the laundry, and then by the time you get back your TV show is over.

Rain Man
05-06-2008, 08:57 PM
I'd live there...

If you sneak in, he might never know you're there. Just hang out on a floor that he doesn't visit very often.

HMc
05-06-2008, 09:17 PM
too bad mumbai's a complete shitheap

Delano
05-06-2008, 09:28 PM
Video:

http://www.forbes.com/video/?video=fvn/billionaires/er_billionairehome043008

88TG88
05-06-2008, 09:59 PM
Big seems good, but personally I think it would be annoying to be in your bedroom on the 22nd floor, and then you have to take an elevator down to the 7th floor to get a piece of pie and some chocolate milk, and then you go back up to the 22nd floor and sit down in front of the TV and then you realize that you forgot a fork, so you go back down to the 7th floor and get your fork, and then you come back up and take the first bite and spill it on yourself, and then you have to take an elevator to the 11th floor to the bathroom, and then the 16th floor to put the shirt in the laundry, and then by the time you get back your TV show is over.
um... servants

KcMizzou
05-06-2008, 10:28 PM
um... servantsThat'd suck too, I think. Who wants a bunch of hired strangers living in your house?

el borracho
05-06-2008, 11:10 PM
Ugly design- looks like a bunch of staples stacked on one another.