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taraporevala aquarium in mumbai by kunal bhatia

we had a little tiff about our urban design / mangalore study trip work's presentation's buttons' graphics and layout today. am a very no-frills-attached person and some didn't agree with my differences...
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photo of taraporevala aquarium at marine drive. mumbai's plans to have a world-class aquarium facility seem to have gone down the sea....
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what do you think of the fish on the façade?

14 reactions:

monsoon-dreams said...

i liked the colours and pattern of the painting,didnt like the building much.

Daniel J Santos said...

Interesting, I like...

richa said...

those fishes on th facade are bad!!!! not needed at all...you do not need to show fishes on a facade just cuz its an aquarium, you'll anyways see them inside where they need to be, isn't it?!

quintarantino said...

I like the facade. And the colors.

Uma por Dia said...

Is hard to answer that question because suddenly I like the façade in general because it is exotic. Looking carefully I dont like to see the whales upside down but in the other hand they are in harmony with the waves. I like the orange fishes at the windows but I hate the ones at the top of the building.

Andrea said...

I love it. It looks like it would be a fun place to go. If I were to walk up to a building like this it would excite me to want to go inside and see more.

zentmrs said...

Interesting. Maybe not my style exactly, but I can see where they are going with it. I like this shot.

Southern Heart said...

It has a definite sense of fun, and I think sets the mood for enjoying a visit there.

~tanty~ said...

I think it's beautiful. Children will love it.

Petrea said...

I like your shot of it, but I think the fish are too childish, even amateur. I'm with Richa! Although southern heart is right, it has a sense of fun. But that could be done with some better artwork.

Uma por Dia said...

You comment please kunal bhatia :)

kunal bhatia said...

@ monsoon-dreams: the building isn't much to speak off; nor do i like the patterns / colours

@ daniel j santos: :)

@ richa: i couldn't agree more

@ quintaranito: :)

@ uma por dia: i don't think the fish make it look exotic, not that it needs to look exotic in the first place...

@ andrea: in a sense it does work for those who may not be able to read, its quite clear that the building is an aquarium


@ zentmrs: :)

@ southern heart: :)

@ tanty: :)

@ petrea: i agree!

@ uma por dia: as i said i'd have to go with richa. not because we come from the same school of thought (quite literally, that!) but because they don't need to have fish on the facade just because its an aquarium... imagine if every building had such symbols on its facades, we'd be living in a colouring book then!

richa said...

:)...how our aesthetic sensibilities get drastically evolved/changed through the years in college! I am amazed ..we never even realize the change..until we independently start critiquing subjects...

Uma por Dia said...

I think the same way, thats why i said that it was exotic! I dont dislike it but I wonder if you didnt thought it was exotic first time you saw it.

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