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.
you've posted this shit again and again and seem to really like urban/futuristic landscapes and architectures. that persistence is pretty impressive man, and i love sci-fi stuff too.
i was raised and live in tokyo so its landscapes look a bit boring to me, but still i feel that night landscapes from shuto freeway are actually futuristic. its not a tourist spot but the most futuristic one. if you came here, you should manage to drive along the freeway.
Same. Winter started off a bit slow, but then it got a lot better after Christmas. Been perfect skiing conditions for weeks now.
if i remember correctly this is a station in germany. one of my fav images
>i will never live in Gdansk, convert to catholicism and have a beautiful polish wife ;_;
Why even live
taiwan, probably. too bad its too small but this one is very atmospheric, scifi and almost anime.
I know. Planning to take the ferry (cost as much as a movie ticket) in the summer. I was there in october last year with a friend.
yes all my pics were dear israeli
underground shelter. probably german one. very videogamey and looks like stuff from akira.
Sad we lost that jewel
I find it far easier saying Gdansk then Danzig.
Gdynia-Gdansk, just roll on the tongue.
>tfw never been to Tokyo
I have to go there some day
NYC density is glorious
I love the density, a lot of tourists are usually suprised by how dense it is. We're only getting denser, this city is always under construction somewhere.
this is how large cities should look like - maximum density(of course with some large green spaces like Central Park)
I agree, but we're one of the only cities to pull it off thanks to the amount of people and business here.
It's really cozy, in the more crowded areas you can actually feel it getting a little warmer.
Chinese megacities would be able to pull it off aswell but instead of building a dense city centre they are going with some cbd parks ...
like pic related - Guangzhou
or Pudong, Shanghai
actually non central areas are more dense than this
I'd love to visit the city as soon as possible, at least before Times Square becomes pedestrian
It's so sad that they always go with the third world-lots of space between buildings-urbanization style in China. They have some god tier futuristic skyscraper architecture but fuck it up with the low density of buildings.
Nanjing Road looks still pretty decent and cyberpunk though, especially with the two background skyscrapers
also the street looked much better and more like Blade Runner before they took off the billboards, but I can't find decent pictures of it.
You should it's really nice if not really busy. It isn't dangerous either unless you go into a really shady neighborhood.
I would even love to live there, somewhere in the Upper West Side, if it wasn't so damn expensive. Some people might remember I'm that guy who really loves the somehow cozy 1990s New York and hopes that at least UWS and Midtown hasn't changed much socially since then
>grow up in town of 5K people
>see this thread
>mfw people actually live like this
this is some Metropolis level shit
>tfw looking through my extremely big 4chan folder looking for good /urban/ pictures
>find pic related
>tfw used it for five years as Twitter profile pic
it's weird to see it that big. Still beautiful after all this time tho
Besides the influx of hipsters it hasn't changed all that much. Crime has decreased a lot from the 90's though so some good change did happen. And yeah it's expensive as fuck, as someone who used to live around Midtown I was paying 3.5k a month for a studio apartment.
>3.5k a month for a studio apartment
Also it isn't that bad with the hipsters imo, I live in a town literally made out of students and the big majority is hipster to some degree. I seriously prefer this over socially challenged neighbourhoods as long as they don't become too much of a cliche.
also I really love your picture
Oh I don't hate hipsters either, they're everywhere now though. Even neighborhoods that used to be 100% black or hispanic are getting taken over. Hipsters drive up the value where ever they go.
I recommend Shake Shack to anyone that visits NYC, best burgers I've ever had. Be wary of the lines though.
NYC is my cityfu but I don't think I'll ever be brave enough to live there.
I actually though the hipster peak was around 2013-2014, since then the whole thing started to get weaker around here at least.
>you'll never live in glorious Shenzhen also China fucked up glorious Shenzhen with a very open CBD urbanization
It's still going strong here. Modern apartments are going up like pic related or old factories are getting repurposed as housing; hipsters go crazy for that.
>you'll never drive down this street to your appartment building full of neon lights after having spent your day chasing replicants
Shenzhen is pretty dense(though not HK or NYC tier)
Me neither, I moved here from Tampa, Florida back in 1993.
Picture of the High Line from above. It's an old unused train line turned into a park.
I get the hype for the factore repurposing, it can be really comfy. Reminds me of how they turned an old industrial complex in my hometown in Luxembourg into a hipster quartier full of museums and university faculties.
Sadly there aren't any decent pictures of the project, it's pretty big for this region tho
It's not as bad as Nanjing or Pudong but it could be much better, especially the southern area
Depends on your job. When I first got here I had literally zero job experience so I had the shittiest of jobs. However once you get on your feet any half decent job should pay more than enough to afford your own place. Prices are going up though so you'll probably have a harder time of making it now. Apartments below 1k a month are basically non existant, but if you live alone you should be able to afford it. Haven't checked on it in a while, but I think Hudson Yard is coming along fine; I can't wait for it to be finished though.
Shenzhen Ping An Finance Center 599m, currently the second tallest building in China
The High Line project is one of the best ideas NY had in the past years and really well done. Repurposing often leads to really creative and good looking stuff
The glass version of the leaning tower of Pisa kinda triggers me
reminds me of how I always forget to post based the Kaohsiung monstrosity called Tuntex Sky Tower
CTF(the tallest one) one of the best skyscrapers imo
looks very generic imo
It does look a little goofy, but I like it because it looks kind of like a volcano. Also yeah the High Line is really nice; it has fewer tourists than you would think too. It has a great view.
Imo it's more like iconic not generic, it's smooth, large and tall
WTC were "generic" too
It looked more generic in the other pic because the colors all blended into each other and everything looked the same shade of grey.
I don't know, the WTC really were a symbol of their time and of the city, even if they looked generic and objectively bad
The skyscraper you've shown though is just another one that looks like every single complex they're building and will be surpassed by a dozen other similar looking Chinese skyscrapers before the end of the deceny. Looks much better from this angle though.
reee it's a symbol of Chinese growth : ^ )
As autistic as it may be I always wish I could bring someone from the past and show them skyscrapers just to see their reaction.
I often have this kind of thought. It's even more interesting if you pick up a big genius of our past, like da Vinci, and first show him what Italy has become, just to compare it to the US, East Asia and London/Paris/Moscow later.
Also show them events like 9/11 and WWII.
Prposed scheme for Mancester. 200m tall, tallest outside London.
Looks pretty bad.
1776 never forget.
Glad I'm not alone.
anything with shock value of course, especially recent pictures showing how half of our world's population is still dying because the system is broke, yo
why is European skyscraper architecture so fucking awful most of the time? Only London and Paris manage to get it kinda decent, while every other high-rise building in the continent has the weird "square" pattern like your picture and looks white/grey-milky.
REEEE WHY DO TAIWANESE ALWAYS DEACTIVE PHOTO DOWNLOADS
>anything with shock value of course, especially recent pictures showing how half of our world's population is still dying because the system is broke, yo
>REEEE WHY DO TAIWANESE ALWAYS DEACTIVE PHOTO DOWNLOADS
you can dl it regardless : ^ )
This, probably scare the shit out of them.
It's weird, but most people actually have many thoughts in common and just never talk about it because they really think it might make oneself look autistic if the person starts talking about it. It's like the floor is lava or like you imagining as a kid a man running next to the highway trying to compete with your car. Only since the internet became a mass media anonymous people started talking about it, and soon everyone saw that many things are really common in everyone's heads
>you can dl it regardless : ^ )
red-light district of Fukuoka, called Nakasu. It's really comfy
I can see mountains from all directions on my roof.
based Taiwan arrived as soon as I finally managed to download based Taipei pictures
Bosco Verticale, Milan
T A I W A N
but it looks as bad as mainland China lol
What's panama city like? The only thing we ever hear is money laundering.
I love buildings like this modern architecture + plants
they look like ruin kek
how is life in Taiwan? besides eee hot weather I guess ?
how is income and living standards in general?
thanks m8, I loved the dump
tbf Taiwan looks like a Japanized version of China imo
always the same people desu, I feel like we're the only good general now
post Santiago pls
Taiwan is inspired by Japan
South Korea looks more like China mainland, they have more of these typical standarized commieblocks
>Taiwan is inspired by Japan
yeah, I always liked it for some reason. Guess the Japs were right when they called the island their best colony.
South Korea looks plastic in every aspect of their culture somehow
also Kaohsiung is based
>how do you feel about the city?
In what way? I've lived here since I was 11, so growing up and spending my teenage years here was pretty nice.
People aren't generally that out going, but you will find your group of friends in no time. Food is getting better and better here, especially price wise, as a port city we get a lot of Asian influence so it's fun going to all the little Chinese/Phillipeno/Vietnamese/Japanese restaurants.
Summer in Seattle is GOAT btw, I'm sure you've heard that before, rest of the year the weather is absolute crap though, so I hope you enjoy the rain.
We are 30 minutes from the mountains, and an hour from surfing, so if you like to do either of those things then you'll enjoy it.
Price wise it costs a LOT to live here, especially since Amazon is now occupying South Lake Union.
>South Korea looks plastic in every aspect of their culture somehow
i kill you
Well I'm American so pay here, generally speaking, is low relative to what I'm used to. Income issues seem the same as everywhere else right now. Few fields with jobs available so young people are a bit hopeless. Then again my school is communications focused so I'm biased. I know one girl who works as a nurse (4 year degree) and she earns about as much as I would on minimum wage back home. Just about every girl I've talked to wants to become a flight attendant because its the best paying profession that they're aware of. It can be a bit grim imo.
I think the standard of living here is good though. The median quality of life here is about the same as where I came from, even if life day to day is fairly different.
Taipei actually gets pretty cold during the winter. Maybe as low as 55 fahrenheit at night.
I dislike South Korea in probably every aspect except PSY and Kimchi tbqh, sorry m8
are you american teacher?
They are trying to. China mainland is the biggest market. Taiwanese creative industries are still pretty small though.
There have been some critically acclaimed films to come out of festivals. Check Golden Horse.
Taiwan music can be okay but its not really my thing. Sodagreen is pretty popular...
its common, i jsut came from doing my money laundry, my bills are all tidy
>my university exams haven't finished
>people are already setting off fireworks
fuck this desu I want to finish my exams
I can't tell if you're being ironic or not
>Taipei actually gets pretty cold during the winter. Maybe as low as 55 fahrenheit at night.
I live in one of those semi legal structures on the top of the real building. This shit is made out of concrete and has no insulation.
55 fahrenheit feels pretty cold at night senpai. I say that as someone who has gone through nights at -30 fahrenheit.
interesting, thanks. Hopefully I would have a computer engineering job so I should be able to afford it.
is the rain as miserable as they say, also hows public transportation/walking downtown
Made me think of where I grew up.
Just a typical Spanish coastal town, but oddly pleasant to live in. Not pretty at all, though, but at least somewhat dense and urban.
>public transportation/walking downtown
Getting better, the lightrail is in as well (basically above ground subway), buses run all over, I personally use both everyday.
>is the rain as miserable as they say
Shits like a monsoon season sometimes, but mostly its just crummy mist/cloudy days.
>above ground subway
In your dreams. I'm fine with any attempts to put in rail in America but most light rail projects are fucking trash. Not sure how yours is though. Honestly the cost of infrastructure is just so completely insane. The feds need to step in and just hire Cedar Point to build roller coasters along major thurofares. It would be cheaper and more exciting to boot.
Seattle is dumping billions upon billions into it, including drilling tunnels for them
In the end it should be quite the big project, but we'll see
All that microsoft money is paying for it, lel
Fuengirola, down the southern Spanish coast. You could see the Moroccan mountains across the sea from there on a good day.
Because I am Norwegian, and the Spanish financial crisis happened.
Proposal for Peterborough city centre next to the cathedral.
The buildings are designed in a collegiate gothic style with courtyards and a distinction of private and public spaces.
I'm reading a book on Kowloon Walled City. It definitely looked like a dump, but it's strangely fascinating.
I like the idea of living underground, without a defined level of reference you are forced to use if you want to go from one block to another, and where residential, commercial, etc. place are mixed. Of course actually living in such a place would probably be less glamorous.
Thanks for the ride
What's your salary? I'm in college and I wanna move to NYC as soon as I'm ready to hit the workforce. Based on cost of living calculations, it seems like it would be impossible to live in NYC and save money if your salary is 60k or below, even if you live frugally
Metrópolis is the most perfect building in the world, prove me wrong.
Barcelona>Madrid : ^ )
nice skyline, quite dense and large(229 buildings over 90m) it has some interesting towers like F&F Tower though in general quality could be better
imo could be top 20 skyline not sure though and it's better than almost everything from Europe
The most noticable thing about most African cities is all the construction going on. Such rapid development hopefully bodes well.
Barcelona is pretty nice, but it looks a bit shitty when not seen from street level or straight above (when the nice grid gets noticeable). I'd say both Madrid and BCN are cool in their respective ways.
I think it's just the roofs that look a bit bad, kinda like those of Paris.
Seville is especially nice in this regard. Here's a juxtaposition between a Neo-Moorish styled church and Seville's first and newest skyscraper.
Sewilla jest przepiękna desu.
Last pic for now, I'm going to sleep.
Buenas noches, my man.
It is, but it was the closest comparison I could think of. Also,
>that tumor to the left
Guess I'll do the same, as we're hitting image limit with this very post.
Good night to you, polskibro, and to everyone else who contributed too.