Discuss urban developement, design, planning, urbanization, growth 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.
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I really like it ngl
my fav structure
Kek, what would that even imply?
There's nothing wrong about the Skytree, lad.
it looks so fucking based at night
The Skytree was proof that Japan really is capable of building big and succeeding in it, but of course a tower like this is a bit different than a full-on skyscraper. I wonder what the next step of their master plan is.
"Meme tower" doesn't tell me anything. What does "meme" mean in this context? Things you dislike? It was built as a much needed telecommunications tower, considering Tokyo Tower started losing effectiveness because of the increasing number of skyscrapers around it. If you're gonna build a huge-ass telecom tower, why not make it spectacular? Would a single thick concrete pillar standing 600+ metres into the air in the middle of a city be more preferable? The Space Needle is also not the same, as it was built as a monument, not a much needed telecom tower.
>It was built as a much needed telecommunications tower, considering Tokyo Tower started losing effectiveness because of the increasing number of skyscrapers around it
Another reason not to build skyscrapers.
I want to post this just because I hate this style of housing seen in England a lot.
why? you can build taller telecommunication towers : ^ )
Here's a more quaint area in Tokyo, just for a change of pace.
>top tier modern architecture
>top tier traditional architecture
It almost is, as far as urban purposes are concerned at least. Just wish their average skyscraper architecture was more daring, but it can't be helped.
Here's also an interesting juxtaposition between Victorian era and modern age Tokyo.
and a more popular example of such
This is enough urban for me
I like how it has blocks, but it isn't as grid-like as American cities.
>unironically being stuck in the past
lmao'ing @ finland rite now
Here's what REAL 21st century architecture looks like
The Singing Ringing Tree is a wind powered sound sculpture resembling a tree, set in the landscape of the Pennines, 2 miles south of Burnley town centre.
>norwegians in charge of modern urban architecture
I used to live in Detroit when I went to college there. There's still a lot of beautiful architecture around, or at least it all was beautiful back in their prime. Shame about what's happened, but that's the Rust Belt for you.
Someday maybe the fat fuck who's owned this place for the past 30 years can die so that the building can pass on to someone who'll actually do something with it.
Back in the cuckshed with you, Pekka.
Savage. Is the high-rise part of the original construction? Pretty weird to think that Detroit was once considered the Paris of the States, while now it's more like America's Mogadishu.
Indeed it is.
As Detroit's population continues to shrink (it's now just about one third of its 1950 peak population of 1.8 million), more and more buildings are abandoned. Used to be that those things were just left rotting where they stood, but over the years the city's gotten more aggressive about demolishing empty houses and other buildings, as a means of getting rid of potential crackhouses, drug dens, places for bums to squat in, etc.
The city can feel very, very empty in some areas.
Yeah, the high-rise part's always been there. I suspect the upper floors used to be offices for the railroad.
yes their architecture itself isn't that appealing but their urbanism is great
Posting bridges, because bridges are nice
A lot of bridges open and fold to let large ships pass through, but I suppose they didn't want to deal with such bullshit here and just made it really fucking tall because why not. It's very imposing and brutalist in style, which isn't to everyone's liking. Still can't deny that it leaves an impact, though.
I wonder how the current slowdown of Chinese economy and now this panic on Chinese markets will affect skyscraper building there. Some of the projects already got suspended/delayed, some heights were decreased(like Ping An in Shenzhen which originally was to be a 600+ megatall) I guess some could be cancelled too. I hope it won't kill all this highrise/skyscraper boom in China, it was really fun to watch how Chinese cities developed over time.
It gets more common the more north you go, but northern lights occur all over the country. Just before Christmas there was some going on all over the south-east. Here's how it appeared over Oslo.
It depends how fast it takes for them to get back on their feet, but I don't think there will be any fancy projects going up as long as they are in financial trouble. But maybe they'll keep building regardless, to make it appear like they're doing better than they actually are.
Im pretty sure China is devalueing the yuan to promote internal growth. Keeps foreign investors out of the country, raises profits on exports and effects foreign interest who had major assets in Chinese companies. The economy will stop growing as fast but the economy will be more stable, then they can implement social reforma like Xi wanta
Trust me, it looks even better in real life. I always try to catch it whenever I can, as it's an incredibly mesmerizing experience, and it happens too far in-between here in the south. I live in a low-light area, but I imagine city folks might have more trouble seeing it in all its glory because of light pollution.
Well, Russians keep building like nothing happens...
>everything after the 1 minute mark
this is some real nightmare fuel
literally why would anyone make this?
it's satanic chanting taken to the next level, becoming satanic howling
could this be what the souls of dead men sound like?
>Im pretty sure China is devalueing the yuan to promote internal growth.
The thing is it can cause a currency war(and further panic on markets) with other economies in the region pissed off China is yet again devalueing yuan making the other countries less competetive.
Actually some people are saying that turmoil and China, slowdown in the US and other issues (Europe, Middle East) will be followed by another global recession in 2016.
Honestly we don't see a lot of countries in these threads. I mostly spam China. : ^ )
Rate my top 10 skylines ranking
8. Kuala Lumpur
San Jose. Probably the only city with a million+ population that feels like a small city.
I didnt put SF
>replace SF with Kuala Lumpur
you meant replace Kuala Lumpur with SF? I wouldnt do that, Kuala Lumpur has iconic Petronas Towers(which are very tall) + a lot of other tall skyscrapers
I didn't really saw anyone ever considering SF world top 10
It is top 5 in the US probably though
outta my way, cities without one intensely beautiful megastructure defining their skyline
>one of the most iconic skyscrapers in the world
and even besides Petronas Towers, KL has a pretty decent skyline
and it will get even much better in future