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    Show House Cubed

    by ArchitectureWeek

    In Gurgaon, India, a fast-growing suburb of Delhi, an unusual house has just been erected. Designed by architect Ganesh Ganapathy, the building is a glass cube seemingly balanced on one vertex. Its uniqueness is admired by neighbors and passers-by, but working out the details of fitting a functional, stable house into such a form proved a formidable challenge.

    The owners, the Mahatta family, participated in, and indeed insisted on, the challenges of such an attention-grabbing form. They own the locally prominent construction firm, Mahatta Towers Pvt. Ltd., and they wanted the structure to boost the visibility of their company's capabilities.   >>>

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    The "Cube" is a house designed by Ganesh Ganapathy, built in a suburb of Delhi, India.
    Photo: Ganesh Ganapathy

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    An aerial view of the Cube during construction.
    Photo: Ganesh Ganapathy

     

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