Discuss urban developement, planning, urbanization, growth of metropolies and future of cities, urban life style etc.
All discussions about architecture, it's impact on daily life, trends(both historical and contemporary) and anything related to architecture in general, are welcomed here aswell.
Post pics of cities, urban areas, buildings, physical structures. Comment and rate.
It's Belgium, Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels not really sure which is which though. : o
Don't we already have an active thread going?
Also what edition is this? I say we make this a /NewEngland/ edition.
probably influenced by the dutch architecture
I just love terraced/row-homes, wish they were more popular in this country.
Pic related is in D.C.
The Tour Vauban
18m-high polygonal defensive tower built to a plan by Vauban on the Sillon at Camaret-sur-Mer, as part of the fortifications of the goulet de Brest.
Drafted in 1683, the tower was designed in 1689 by Vauban and construction was supervised by the military engineer Jean-Pierre Traverse from 1693 to completion in 1696
Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash, Cornwall
Looks modern in design but was actually done in the 1850s by Brunel. Not very Cornwall-y
Ireland is sort of a cross between England and Yurop
had to remove half of my german folder becuase it was somehow corrupted and every time I opened it the pc freezed...
Half of your Polish folder is originally german anyway :^)
Pleordut, Brittany, and Bakewell, England, are doppelgangers. Pic related.
no desu we founded and built these cities
hatred? I don't really see any hatred for la defense
Truro is the southern-most city in the UK.
The Queen Elizabeth conference centre.
Some idiot built this right in the centre of Westminster. Sticks out badly.
It replaced Westminster hospital, pic related.
hate my internet connection
I have 2 providers right now because I'm switching and still have a contract with the old one but both connections fucking suck
the first one is crappy unstable and has fucking 0.5mbps on regular and the second one has 0.1mbps upload...
Yokohama has a lot of nice surviving western-style architecture, being one of the major hubs for foreigners in Japan back in the 19th century and onwards. The glass building you see to the left of it is also in fact a very old building, but with a modern extension on top. The base is still similarly styled as the museum pictured.
It is one of the harsher feels known to man
but I guess Japan is really overrated too
I guess it just boils down to what expectations you go into it with.
a lot of japs and non japs who came to japan complain about it
I wonder is it that bad
A Brit once told me he wished they had straight, squared roads like America instead of yarnball asphalt.
I'd rather have roads with more character like Brits have got.
What about you, /int/?
wanna see roads with character ?
No, but the way he described them sounded nice. I also wish we had good public transportation.
This is true. It is nice to be able to remember your cardinal direction as well as the number/type of turns you've made when you're navigating a new place.
Hovercars will save you.
hahaha, NOPE. Definitely looks driveable but definitely nope. Looks like a one-way, too.
I'd take it with bike only for sure
There are a lot with safeguards tho
The department it's located in is pretty mountainous so it's possible but I can't be sure. They'd probably close it if it was too much, those roads are still used nowadays but come with a lot of warnings and they'll block it if need be
They usually have barriers tho
Well at least thanks to the cliffs, no rain
Not really architecture but while we're at it, post interesting roads ?
Roads go under urban, so I'm sure it's alright.
Here's Trollstigen in Norway, known for its funny shape.
Here a close up of the little church at the top
I think it must be pretty cool with a motorcycle
Alright I'll know it in the future, even though I admit I post them more for the beautiful scenery than for the road itself
While I think the old ones were ugly, I also think they were much more iconic parts of the NYC skyline, not to mention marvels of their time. Something about the new one just feels kind of half-assed, as it's not really as original or groundbreaking as its predecessor(s). Nice tower though, but boring I guess? I would have liked the project much better if it came with a twin, to honor the old towers more.
Good idea tb.h, the opposite must be pretty hard tho
Well here, better with a motorcycle
They were pretty intricate in facade and engineering. Shape is one thing, but square towers were the norm in those days, just like funny shapes are the norm nowadays. It was more original in the sense of its incredible height and dimensions for its time, not to mention it wasn't one tower, but two of incredible height and dimensions. Shit like that probably shook the world to unimaginable ends. As for the new one, a glass tower has been seen before, a glass tower in that shape has been seen before, a glass tower of that height (and taller) has been seen before. Just that, really. They made it in the same height too to honour the original, but I wish they hadn't. Just feels like they were holding back, especially by not even building a second one. The future cluster around it is all fine and dandy, but it just doesn't feel like much. That's just me, though.
I posted it in a previous thread but this is going to be built in my former city, what do you think
And it'll be located here
I don't even
kek, but in all seriousness, I don't think anyone expected a huge-ass plane to crash into it at any time. Maybe they planned for a smaller one, such as the one that landed in the Empire State, but not a big-ass Boeing.
Nothing wrong with that bruh
Here's another popular road in Norway.
The Atlantic Ocean Road, which is an incredibly long one spanning over dozens of little islands.
Oh yes I was thinking about that one but couldn't remember the name
It's a popular tourist attraction for many reasons, for example this one bridge which when seen from certain angles, it looks like it's gonna leap you off.
It makes for a pretty scenic drive
We've come a long way
This is actually pretty comfy, and the commies add an odd kind of charm.
This one is neat, but I always question whether or not it's really that good an idea building on top of land like this.
Cute. How old?
Wish we had bridges like these. Closest I can think of is pic related, lmao.
>but I always question whether or not it's really that good an idea building on top of land like this
This one kinda had to be done, before that the cars (and it's a crowded road) had to pass through the near city of Millau and it caused endless problems, accident, noise, pollution etc in the city
So now fuck it, the road goes straight through the clouds
1882 according to wiki (and pic related)
>Wish we had bridges like these
Well what the Scandiniavian countries lack in pretty cathedral/bridges and all they make up with nature
I suppose, yeah.
We do have some nifty modern ones, though.