Credit: Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture, International
Credit: Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture, International
Credit: Courtesy of James Law Cybertecture, International


The Hong Kong-based architect James Law is known for breathtaking designs, but the 30-story tall Parinee Ism in Mumbai, India, aims to step things up a notch by giving residents their very own infinity pool in the sky.

The luxury skyscraper’s design was inspired by the ripple effect of water droplets (also known as a capillary wave). The exterior structure resembles the Greek letter Omega (O), with a large void in the center of the building—the vortex of the ripple—doubling as a central social space for the building’s clubhouse. The balcony pools represent the outer edges of the ripple.

The whimsical design is certainly inspired, even if it inspires vertigo too. Architects applaud the creative vision but question the balcony concept for its lack of railings and support, and the seeming ease with which someone could fall over the side.

Still, those challenges can be overcome: The building is currently being developed though there’s no word yet on an ETA.