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Beautiful architecture – Trident Hotel in Gurgaon, India

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View walking from the front portal to reception.

View walking from the front portal to reception.

I consider the Trident Hotel in the high-tech Delhi suburb of Gurgaon one of the most beautiful hotels in the world.  From its blend of Arab, Moghul and “Star Wars” (think the planet of Tatooine)  exterior architecture to its richly detailed geometric interior, one is impressed by its use of scale to convey an image of elegance and intimacy.     A visitor is never overwhelmed (and possibly alienated) by the design.  Instead it instantly connects with you.

The Trident Hotel was designed by  Thai architect Lech Bunnag and follows in his tradition of blending traditional ethnic design with avant-garde elements.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 zoom or Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens.

Contrasting dome.

Contrasting dome.

Use of light and shadow.

Use of light and shadow.

Attention to detail.

Attention to detail.



Light to dark.

Light to dark.


Written by leolaksi

December 13, 2009 at 6:39 pm

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  1. Lovely images, especially the dome and the way you captured the high gleaming polish of the cafe floors.


    December 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    • Thanks. It is a beautiful hotel that bears a visit if in the area. A bit outside Delhi though.




      December 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm

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