I decided to create a thread for interesting architecture. Given how rare that is, here’s hoping I remember it the next time I encounter some.
India demolishes beautiful new highrises over environmental concerns. I’m amazed at this. I didn’t think India cared about the environment at all.
They don’t. They obviously have made small strides with environmental pollution issues but it’s not enough that’s not the only thing wrong with that country. They have problems with corruption, illiteracy, education, sanitation, healthcare, poverty, women’s safety, infrastructure, unemployment, agricultural distress and a rise in global protectionism. The only thing that I know of that they have going for them is the large amount of gold they have banked.
I usually love innovative architecture, and I admit this looks great. That said, I just do not see the point to building tall structures in wood. If you really want it to look like wood, build it in concrete and clad it in wood (that can be replaced). I can’t imagine this structure lasting 100 years.
This is interesting. I used to love supertall buildings. I still find them impressive but these days I wonder if they’re not a net negative. They clearly lead to unsustainable density levels. This new mandate by the Chinese government actually seems to make sense to me on first take.