The most expensive house in the world

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...most-expensive-house-in-the-world-851043.html



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    Shame it's so ugly. ;)
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Well, money can't buy you taste.

    It can buy you a lot of booze though. Beer goggles work on architecture too.

    EDIT: Having now seen the image I think even vodka goggles would be ineffective...
     
  3. mpw Guest

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    And in response the 5th richest man in the world says...[​IMG]hatevar!
     
  4. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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    I'm sure it looks much better in person.:p

    Good luck for resale on that pig.
     
  5. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I'm going to put on my socialist cap and proclaim:

    "How does he sleep at night, literally - when it's built - looking down on the poor."


    (P.S. Anybody else think that Mr Ambani is compensating for something?)
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    This farce of a building makes Dubai look like the Taj Mahal.

    And if there is ever an earthquake there, the architect better run like hell.
     
  7. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    Wouldn't it make more sense that if you have a room for evacuation, that it would be closer to the ground? If you're going to try to evacuate from the 9th floor you'd think it would be cheaper to skip the evacuation floor altogether and just put base jumping parachutes by every window.
     
  8. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    a bit extreme to me, but whatever, its his money in the end.
     
  9. Motley macrumors 6502

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    Escape Pods.
     
  10. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    But atleast it`ll be distinct and unique. The only reason this house is this costly is coz he choose Mumbai, one of the costliest cities in the world in terms of real estate. But gotta admit it does looks like crap.
     
  11. egor macrumors regular

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    I think it looks great, personally. It's almost got the look of a shanty town up in the air. Like a village in the sky.

    At least he's doing something different, the biggest architectural criminals are housing estate developers where every house looks identical, bland and featureless. And the people who buy them are just as culpable for having no taste.
     
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    Given how much has been spent on it, you would have thought they could have stretched to an extra wall or two.
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    It looks like he played Tetris, messed up really bad and got a **** score, did a screen capture, and said, "Yo, this is what I want my house to look like. Do it. Do it."
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    I get what he's doing. It doesn't matter how plush everyone else's homes may be in the Mumbai of the future, he's the only one that won't have this monstrosity marring his view. Therefore he's always officially got the nicest home in the city :D
     
  15. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Looks like something out of legoland to me, money cant buy you good taste
     
  16. netdog macrumors 603

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    Quite comfortably from the looks of it.
     
  17. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    It's hard to appreciate the scale of such conspicuous consumption from my little shanty.
     
  18. mpw Guest

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    Ooo I didn't spot the obvious design/construction flaw missed by the professional architects, engineers, building control officials etc., what was it?

    ...or are you just assuming you know better 'cause you saw something you didn't like on the internet?
     
  19. Queso macrumors G4

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    Mumbai isn't in an active Earthquake zone. The chances of a quake there are roughly the same as in Belgium :p
     
  20. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    There was a pretty big one in england ( by english standards ) a little while back so it's a possibility
     
  21. eMace macrumors member

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    on a soft pile of money probably
     
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    I said I didn't like it, right up front.

    But the "W" about mid-height gives me pause.
     
  24. Antares macrumors 68000

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    That's sickening. There's so much more you can do with that amount of money. The people you could help. The research you could fund.
     
  25. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    Who cares what it looks like outside? It's the inside that counts (pictures around - here for example).

    But, yeah.

    It's hard to argue with that.
     

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