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Spiritually Intricate Skyscrapers

The Namaste Tower by Atkins Design Studio is Inspired by Hands

— October 4, 2012 — Art & Design
The Namaste Tower takes its name quite seriously. Meaning 'I bow to you' in Sanskrit, the symbology behind the word has influenced the design of the skyscraper immensely. The Namaste Tower takes on a very spiritual existence by being modeled after the clasping together of two hands, which is what takes place during a traditional Indian greeting. To further the hand analogy, the Namaste Tower is decorated with an intricate skin that mimics Mehndi designs, which women often get on their hands for wedding ceremonies.

Designed by Atkins Design Studio for W Hotel, the Namaste Tower is located in the city of Mumbai. As the ultimate symbol of hospitality and welcome, it is a stunning addition to the Indian metropolis' skyline.
Trend Themes
1. Spiritual Architecture - The trend of incorporating spiritual and cultural symbols into architectural designs provides opportunities for creating transformative spaces.
2. Symbolic Skyscrapers - The trend of designing skyscrapers inspired by symbolic elements opens up possibilities for creating visually striking landmarks with deep cultural meaning.
3. Intricate Facade Designs - The trend of adorning buildings with intricate skin designs creates opportunities for showcasing artistic expression through architecture.
Industry Implications
1. Hospitality - In the hospitality industry, incorporating spiritual and cultural elements into the design of hotels and resorts can create unique and immersive experiences for guests.
2. Architecture/construction - In the architecture and construction industry, designing symbolic skyscrapers inspired by cultural symbols can be a disruptive innovation that attracts attention and sets buildings apart from traditional designs.
3. Art/design - In the art and design industry, creating intricate facade designs for buildings allows for the fusion of artistic expression with functional structures, resulting in visually captivating landmarks.
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