Monday, June 25, 2012

Beauty on Earth

It took me quite enough time have this search...nature around is beautiful enough and if we love it like an lover it becomes great.But all of us will have the question why we love the nature...
I will try to make u love the nature.

Mount Roraima

Mount Roraima also known as Tepuy Roraima and Cerro Roraima;Monte Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima chain of tepui plateau in South America. First described by the English explorer Sir Walter Raleigh in 1596, its 31 km2 summit area is defended by 400-metre-tall cliffs on all sides. The mountain includes the triple border point of Venezuela, Brazil and Guyana.
Mount Roraima lies on the Guiana Shield in the southeastern corner of Venezuela's 30000 km2 Canaima National Park forming the highest peak of Guyana's Highland Range. The tabletop mountains of the park are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to some two billion years ago in the Precambrian.

The highest point in Guyana and the highest point of the Brazilian state of Roraima lie on the plateau, but Venezuela and Brazil have higher mountains elsewhere. The triple border point is at 5°12′08″N 60°44′07″W, but the mountain's highest point is Maverick Rock, 2810 m, at the south end of the plateau and wholly within Venezuela.
Here is some pic. of Mount Roraima.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Being rich means what......

Being rich means what to u......
living life in a royal manner and having some of the worlds expensive things in your pocket.
Lets start with basic needs....
House. we Indians believe in the things deeply for living on earth i.e. roti, kapada and makan. and among them the last one is now not easy to get in world as the population grows as costlier  time goes. Among then some manage to make there dream house. Like Indian business giant Mr.Mukesh Dihrubhai Ambanis house Antilla cost 1 billion dollar. have a look on royalty in the house.
So. what the specification that house contains lets see...

Name and Location

Antilia is named after the mythical island in the Atlantic, Antillia.

The Antilia building is situated on a 4,532 square metres (48,780 sq ft) plot at Altamount Road, Cumballa Hill, South Mumbai, where land prices are upward of US$10,000 per square metre.

In August 2008, Altamount Road was the 10th most expensive street in the world at US$25,000/sq m (US$2,336 per sq foot).


The structure was designed by U.S. architects using principles of Vaastu Shastra to maximize "positive energy". No two floor plans are alike, and the materials used in each level vary widely.
The home will include:
400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) of living space.
parking space for 168 cars.
a one-floor vehicle maintenance facility.
nine elevators in the lobby.
three helipads and an air traffic control facility.
health spa, yoga studio, small theatre with a seating capacity for 50 on the eighth floor,[14]there is a swimming pool, three floors of hanging gardens, and a ballroom.
an ice room infused with man-made snow flurries.


Antilia was designed by Chicago based architects, Perkins & Will. The Melbourne-based construction company Leighton Holdings began constructing it. The home was also designed to survive an 8-richter scale earthquake.


Antilla – Ambani Home: Some Pictures

Some pictures have surfaced on the Internet from the much talked about “Ambani’s Home”. We thought we would cover these here on aavaas.
Home Theatre
Dressing Room
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The house is going to cost an astounding 2 billion USD$ to construct. The construction is expected to be completed in January 2009 – a four year project. Apparently no two floors are alike and the building has 22 floors! There are nine elevators in the house!



Nine elevators dot the lobby floor: Two are designated for parking areas, three for guest quarters, two for the Ambani family residences and two for service. The lobby opens to numerous lounges, reception areas and powder rooms. Dual stairways lead from the lobby floor down to the ballroom, which is designed in an open layout with a two-story roof.



The most striking features of the Antilla ballroom are the crystal chandeliers that will take up approximately 80% of the ceiling. The silver stairways lead to a central landing, behind which two retractable doors can open to display works of art. There is also a stage for entertainment or speeches, with a projection screen behind it. A kitchen, about the same size as the ballroom itself, can service hundreds of guests.



One of Antilla's key design themes is the mix of lavish features seen in worldwide homes and elements that are distinctly Indian. The Gingko-leaf sink designs are a good example. Native to India, the leaves in the sinks are shaped in such a way that their stems guide water into the bowl created by the basket of the leaf.


Traditional Lounge

Ambani's home features countless lounges, offering Reliance Industries guests a quiet escape. Chandeliers and mirrors are a common feature of these rooms, as are finely woven Indian area rugs.


Modern Lounge

Each space and floor uses materials not seen anywhere else. The idea is that spaces will blend into one another, giving the impression of consistency and flow, while at the same time displaying different influences and traditions. This furniture, floors, lines and dark woods of this lounge have a more minimalistic approach than the home's other lounges.


Entertainment Level

It's very common in large homes to have a theater or screening room, but usually they're just large projection screens with a few nice seats. The Ambani's theater is more like those seen in George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch or Frank Pritt's Portabello Estate--a full-fledged theater, indistinguishable from a cinema. A wine room, snack bar and entertaining space, including couches and tables, fill out the room.
This is a detail from a floor plan rendering


Health Level

The indoor/outdoor health level features a lap pool and Jacuzzi that take in views of the city skyline, as well as lounge chairs shaded by trees. Yoga and dance studios, changing rooms for men and women, gyms and a solarium with a juice bar fill out the interior space. There are plans to include an ice room in the center space, where the Ambanis could sit on a hot Mumbai day to cool off in a man-made snow flurry.
This is a detail from a floor plan rendering.



The first six floors of the residence will be dedicated to parking for the Ambani family, guests and employees. Hanging vertical gardens dot the exterior. While they make for good decoration, their key function has to do with energy efficiency: The hydroponic plants, grown in liquid nutrient solutions instead of soil, lower the energy footprint of the home by absorbing heat and sunlight and providing shade that helps keep it cool.



The top floor features a covered, outdoor entertaining space with panoramic views of the Mumbai skyline as well as the Arabian Sea. On those days when it's too hot, or cold, an interior space with floor-to-ceiling windows provides the same luxury.