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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.


Post pics of cities, urban areas, buildings, physical structures and infrastructure. Comment and rate.
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>>53539977
dubs
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Whats with all the glass clad monstrosities in every financial district these days?

Is it a fashion/cost/insulation/physics thing?
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>tfw no pagoda home
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>>53541762
what other type of buildings do you want to have in a financial district?

it's not even about cost/fashion, it's just ... obvious, everyone associates glass and modern architecture with finances
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>tfw not born in Switzerland
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>>53543037
comfy Switzerland
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>>53543037
nice quality tho
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>>53543345
I've been to the Alps once.
It's beautiful.
Travelling by train amongst the giant mountains, everything feels so remote and the busy modern world just fades away.
A lot of the architecture is trash, stuff built post WWII as European tourism picked up, I guess, but it still feels comfy.
The buses were free and I'd get them in the morning to a little town shopping complex and get some French bakery products to last me the day.
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"Hardwick Hall, more glass than wall"
1590-97.
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>>53543670
yeah I've been to Switzerland too, nice place, it's pretty good though really expensive for me (for less wealthy nations in general)

cities look good, friendly, clean also really rich
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muh asian architecture
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>>53541762
often financial districts are made in land with few or no planning rules, in this way the city councils try to get as much money from planning fees as they can. this drives the investors to get as much as they can get from the land the can develop, by building as high as you can. Glass and steel are good if you want build something very tall because the ratio between the volumes and the weight of the structures is quite low compared to concrete. And then there is also the fact that anyone would instinctively associate a tall and shiny building with a great, successful and modern firm (despite the fact that there is nothing particularly modern about glass and steel skyscrapers). the result is that often the architecture of the financial districts is quite poor and generic.
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>>53545547
Milan isn't poor and generic wew
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why everyone hates glass so much?
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Here's an interesting one in Tokyo. A fusion combining all kinds of Asian architecture with European classicism.
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>>53550292
Only thing I really dislike here is the square in front of it. Not a fan of concrete parking grounds, and a one of its kind building like this deserves a bit better.
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>>53550354
But the temple itself remains nice. Especially at night when the "dome" (if I can even call it that?) is lit up.
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>>53550292
>>53550354
>>53550411
that's a really interesting building ngl

so japs can into architecture after all
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>Australia
>23 millions of inhabitants
>5 decent skylines
>Poland
>38 millions of inhabitants
>0 decent skylines
reee
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>>53550483
Here's another one, although a bit less impressive imo.

>so japs can into architecture after all
Not sure why they wouldn't. I think Japan has some very nice examples of architecture in most styles relevant to them. Some of the finest Asian temples, castles and pagodas are in Japan. Even when they mimic architecture, they do it quite masterfully, such as in the case of the Tokyo Station and Akasaka Palace.
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>>53550770
this is really nice

Koreans don't have any good architecture kek
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>>53551007
Not true. Korea has many top of the line ancient temples too, but during the early modern eras, they weren't wealthy or "important" enough for up-to date constructions like in Japan, Hong Kong and China. Japan brought a lot of architecture during colonization, but most of that was later torn down, and understandably so. While Japan did help bring Korea into the modern era, it was in exchange of their freedom and all that. Not exactly nice artifacts to have around. Still, South Korea has some very nice churches from those early modern periods before Japan came into the picture. This one especially is incredibly beautiful, and maybe even my favorite church in East Asia.
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>>53551671
>but during the early modern eras, they weren't wealthy or "important" enough for up-to date constructions like in Japan, Hong Kong and China.
yeah that's my point
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>>53551671
btw post some more jap or not jap architecture
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>>53552005
They do excel quite a bit in modern architecture, though.
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>>53552031
I have this. Maybe not too special, but like with this >>53551671, I fancy the juxtaposition between not only eastern and western architecture, but also religions.
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>>53552116
I never seen anyone except for me appreciating Korean modern architecture desu

they use a lot of glass
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>>53552266
It depends. I like the glassy towers in Busan, and some towers in Seoul are pretty good too. 63 Building is especially nice. Hard to believe it was built in the 80's.
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What is /int/ opinion of cities with lots of sprawl?
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>>53552600
Not really a fan of sprawl, at least not too much of it. I like it better when towns are really compact and dense.
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>>53552505
yeah Busan looks great and they are building more and taller now, though not in this location unfortunately
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>>53552859
That town looks too claustrophobic to me.
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>>53552600
I dont know it seems if there is a lot of flat terrain to build on around the city it will sprawl, like in the US all these large cities are basically built on flat terrain

American urban sprawl receives a lot of criticism lately because you basically can't do anything without a car, people now are more into human(foot) friendly environment like some more densely packed suburbs
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>>53553109
I can see why it would be, but density is quite common in all of Europe. Especially when it comes to French, Spanish and Italian villages.
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>>53553315
poland is not dense at all reee

this is a centre of our largest city lol
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>>53553275
>>53553315
Wow. Those cities look nice but I can't imagine living there.

>>53553418
I like the building in the middle. That area seems to have a good mix of modern and classical architecture.
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New developement in Busan. I'm really looking forward to see it built.
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>>53539977

Do I have a reasonable shot at being a successful Architect in Canada?

Is the schooling long? Hard?
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>>53553418
But Poland ball, by not being densely packed, you make it more difficult for the Russians to exterminate you. You are being clever.
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Not to sound like a proxy Korean but once the hardship of unification is overcome, Korea will be the number one power in East Asia.
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>>53553677
I hear that the best Canadian architects have to work in Winnipeg for a year.
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>>53553677
>Do I have a reasonable shot at being a successful Architect in Canada?
What do you mean by "succesful"?
>>5355367
>Is the schooling long? Hard?
Are you good at maths?
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>>53553315
WARNING! COMFY LEVELS CRITICALLY HIGH!
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>>53553808
>What do you mean by "succesful"?

Having a job that pays reasonably well (60-70k) while not being under threat of lay off, after few years.
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>>53553773
lol dude even if Korea unites it's still far behind Japan in terms of population and economy

and Japan is not even a big deal here, there is fucking CHINA

Korea can be really succesful(already is) but it never actually had a chance to be more powerful than China in more than 2700 years of it's history and it will never have
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>>53553875
yeah I'm pretty sure
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>>53554020

Good, I know Architecture jobs aren't in demand compared to something like Mech/Electrical Engineering, but I hope there's some decent demand and you can't compare it to something ridiculous like visual art.
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>>53553677
Naturally this depends from country to country, but at least here in Norway it's 5,5 years of schooling at most, and I don't think it's too difficult once you've gotten in. How you get accepted in the first place depends on school, but of the 3 schools that we have, two are purely based on grades/points from high-school (gotta basically be a prodigy to get in on this), while the other one is longer, but based on interviews and I believe they give you some tests too, among those being how skilled you are at drawing. Pay here in Norway is also pretty good once established, ranging from 100 to 150k$ (Canadian ones). But naturally you won't be swimming in cash fresh out of school.
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