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I just had a monumental revelation.
Let's put glass panes over the commie blocks and light those motherfuckers up at night with neons and LEDs.
BOOM instant 1st world.
we have one like this in Warsaw
What kinda arches you want, senpai?
no something lower and more fitting will be built
new skyscraper in Warsaw
Just fuck my shit up senpai.
We have ONE bigger city and they can't even make that one look decent.
How many of those towers are new? But not the worst I've seen, though it might form a flat skyline. Could do with some more height variation in there, with even a single tall landmark tower probably being enough to do the trick. As for those rendered towers, not only do they look weird, but having grassy plains in between each one isn't exactly very fitting for a CBD. The area seems to need some density above all else, and the whole "tower in the park" thing isn't exactly helping.
Kek. Well, Chinese urban planning isn't exactly universally known for being great. But I don't mind the greenery in itself, I just think the towers should be more part of the established CBD behind, with the large gardens themselves being combined to one large open one free of towers.
Bratislava doesn't have a CBD.
They just plop up high rises wherever there is a parcel for sale. Those 4 white/glass buildings in the center are supposed to be housing.
Those blue ones behind them don't even exist, they're prolly just a backdrop for the picture.
Those smaller ugly grey shits in front are under construction.
Two towers on the right actually stand, I don't really know what they are. Behind them is existing headquarters of one of the TV stations.
And the tower on the far left is one of the banks.
BTW the tallest building in the city is meager 111 meters tall National Bank HQ. Basically same size as everything in that render.
Yeah, I don't really like things like these. I think it's alright in defined residential areas, but their problem is that you kind of create a very suburban environment, which isn't fit for a city centre.
here is the other side of the river
basically a bunch of shopping malls and offices and five billion commieblocks
looks familiar, very similar to polish cities - blocks, some modern architecture, traditional architecture all messed up
desu I will just post random pics from Poland
>D-Did a UFO crash into the bridge?
hah that's a memorial bridge of National Uprising and yes, that restaurant on top is actually legit named UFO.
>But judging from this picture, it doesn't actually look that bad.
HDR photo. It looks like dirt IRL.
what do you think about polish ufo?
But as said already, looks pretty legit. Not really too much "UFO" architecture here in Norway. I've posted this one before in these threads, but it is our only notable example. Just an old brutalist building from the 60's, residing somewhere quite rural.
ufo is nice
but the rest of the city...
I just got really, really depressed looking on it
Is this in bolan? Looks futuristic.
It looks so cool, though. It's almost as if the future is here and now.
>city goes completely dark to save electricity
does that happen anywhere else ?
I'd feel 600000% comfy.
REEEE NORGEGUY WHY DID YOU NEVER POST IT
ITS A BESST THING I EVER SAW IN MY LIFE
just look at that house down center
it's completely boxed in by the others
you've got almost no sun, no horizon, no starry sky, no mountains, no nothing, just endless mass of concrete and artificial lights
It's the Eling district of Chongqing in China.
holy shit I was sure that's Chongqing
I don't think it's too common here in Norway, but it's not like any of our """cities""" are all that lit up in the first place once darkness falls. I get the purpose, but in my opinion a city should look as if there's life in it even at night. Must be depressing too.
That's what a little vacation is for.
Makes sense, considering China's growing need for power. Good thing they are switching from coal to nuclear.
I like Jiefangbei and Shapingba a lot but the rooftop city in your pic is disappointing past novelty, they're building something massive over the waterfall.
I think Jiefangbei has much better places than that.
>Good thing they are switching from coal to nuclear.
Lel they are building like 1500 coal centrals currently.
Chongqing is really nice, I wish I took more pictures considering the time I spend there.
Oh, I was gonna post it in the last thread while the Brazilian anon was posting stacked buildings, but forgot lmao.
Tallest wood building in the world was actually recently topped out in our lovely Bergen. It stands at about 50 metres.
I guess that's more urbanism than straight up urban but look at that
Chengdu is built like circles inside circles (great design desu).
and that's straight in the middle, with a statue of Mao overlooking it
Still not completely finished, but soon. Not very special in its design, but still a feat.
An even taller tower of pure wood was proposed a few months ago for another town here, but no new info has gotten out about how the plans are progressing. It's supposed to be somewhere around 65~70 metres.
Hey, I'm 24 and in about 2 months I'll be 25. If I go back to university, I'll be starting in the fall of 2017. My question is, for someone my age is Architecture even worth pursuing if I want some success in the profession at some point in my life? The tuition will be payed for, but my concern is what comes afterwards.
I live in Canada. Are Architectural job prospects here dim? What can I expect as a 30 something year old fresh out of school looking for my first job in a firm?
yu wat ?
this pagoda has 154 m
dude it's pagoda it's a part of temple it's not residental no one lives there
yeah well dude if it's something you like you should go for it
architecture is a good job and well paid
Lack of NYC anons astounds me. Tallest residential in the world going up near Central Park, Nordstrom Tower. About 480m high IIRC.
>btw isn't Chongqing fucking poor compared to France?
Depends, the city is fairly standard fare, they have much better and more modern infrastructure (subway notably) than we do, on paper they are but at the same time it's much easier to start a business/find work there, life is much more laid back and the rough cost of living is lower, although housing is getting really expensive in the centers these days.
The place that really felt poor to me is Guiyang.
Still me. DESU the city is gonna look a lot better when the old shitty brick/stonework is overshadowed by lots of supertalls (see the Essex House hotel to the left, shit like that that only looks good from the first two stories down).
>Is there an industry for it?
Honestly, no, because architecture, in the west at least, is mostly getting hired by a politician friend to build the most expensive building possible that looks the most outlandish to justify the cost and embezzle 1/3 of the money.
See Le Corbusier that literally destroyed Paris.
it's because there is lack of anons at all
and I'm Chinaboo desu
Nordstrom Tower is renamed Central Park Tower and it will be 541 m tall
these new projects in NYC are cancer anyway X-DDD
European skylines will never have the flair that many us skylines have with pre war skyscrapers
I think thanks to this infrastructure and planning Chinese cities will get out of poverty sooner than we think
YES they do
there is a lot of revivalism right now also private people will oftenly prefer something traditional for a house
Surely. This project was recently proposed in Oslo. But a good example of one such industry is within reconstructions of historical buildings, and those happen all the time all over the world, and architects are naturally a key part of those. Otherwise it's scarce, but traditional buildings are still being built in this day and age, despite it being in low numbers.
Moscow will : ^ )
but anyway European skylines are shit
>I think thanks to this infrastructure and planning Chinese cities will get out of poverty sooner than we think
Definitely, but then you get the Beijing problem, the amount of people flocking there far outpacing housing constriction and the fact that Beijing is on a plateau thus can't expand more and more like Chengdu.
I think the real challenge of the PRC in the public will be to make living outside the cities attractive enough, and sadly it's a problem we are also having in the west that doesn't really have any effective solution as of yet.
this shape is a fucking last April joke, right?
no there is a height restriction around ESB don't worry about your skyline
but it seems they are still pushing towards rapid urbanisation
I think they will just try to somehow pack all these people, thats why all these enormous commieblocks and skyscrapers in China
they recently build this, inspired by Seven Sisters
>but it seems they are still pushing towards rapid urbanization
They started putting limitations on who can permanently live in Beijing, and yes they are massively building but keep in mind two points:
In China purchased property becomes state property after 99 years.
Building is good for (artificially) stimulating the economy.
I dare hope the CCP isn't stupid and they have a long term solution in preparation.
Siamese Towers, Universidad Católica de Chile
>eliminate cities all together
Never said that, I'm just saying that an even spread of population around large cities is pretty much required in the long term and that having 1.5 billion people spread over 23 cities is not sustainable.
Architecture School, Universidad Católica de Chile
Villa Verde Housing
Doha qt <3
bretty goood post more
anyway im going to sleep
I'm not really a big fan of his work, but I think he was awarded the prize because of his contributions to social housing all around the world
>this is how it looked before
Sorry, that's Universidad Católica de Chile's Medical School, this is Monterrey Housing
Massive rural exodus = no agriculture, then you have the high concentration of pollution, total consumption of natural underground water supplies, the fact that as I said some cities, notably Beijing and Chongqing cannot keep expanding due to their geographical position (plateau or surrounded by mountains), it's really recipe for disaster.
Novarti's Office Building, Shanghai
>tfw unironically attracted to concrete buildings
>just came buckets to this image
I agree farmers should stay in their fields, but I disagree about the pollution and water, cities consume less water and create less pollution per capita than sprawl.
Considering how much waste heat coal and nuclear plants create, the Chinese could set up cheap desalination tech, reducing pollution and providing water without stressing underground supplies.
The farmers will stay if the demand is high (which it will be).
is there another city on earth that has a skyline consisting of a single tumor ?
Kind of, I guess, those are housing projects for lower-middle class families, I don't really like them desu, but I guess that it's better than having favelas. My father owns a few of these and he rents them, but I've never actually seen them in person.
We could have lasers on those buildings lmao
Paris has more to its skyline than that, but I guess La Defense is a bit far away. I wouldn't necessarily call it a tumor, but Malmö in Sweden could possibly hold the loneliest skyscraper in Europe.
I don't mean sprawl, I fucking hate sprawl, I mean a single big city per province and a bunch of spread out medium ones, pretty much the traditional model really, linked with high speed transit.
China has a model that works currently, but the model is slowly disappearing due to the rural exodus taking place.
Oh yes, linked metropolises with farmland and other things in between. I like the idea, it works for until we can perfect the ultra-metropolis model which as you said isn't very good at the moment.
I think so too, but I wouldn't call the Montparnasse all that ugly 2bh. It's just incredibly out of place, since it was the only tower of a planned cluster that was actually built. It should look slightly better after its rehabilitation, though.
I should also mention the new hospital and medical research institute buildings. Both are practically finished
IIRC this is the first major change in the city's skyline in over 20 years