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Old July 4th, 2016, 08:02 AM   #11401
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Old July 4th, 2016, 08:43 AM   #11402
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Nice finds wingwing!

btw that Shanghai shot is lovely, so colourful!
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Old July 4th, 2016, 09:36 AM   #11403
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Old July 4th, 2016, 01:21 PM   #11404
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Bangkok is so charming!!!!!
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Old July 4th, 2016, 03:00 PM   #11405
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just some Tokyo

View of Shibuya. by Phakorn, on Flickr

東京都 とうきょう Tokyo 東京駅 JR Tokyo station by Yung Chen Sung, on Flickr

Aoyama Cemetery & Shinjuku by Justin Bowdidge, on Flickr

View at night Tokyo II by Dorien Ackerman, on Flickr

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Old July 4th, 2016, 03:56 PM   #11406
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Old July 4th, 2016, 05:12 PM   #11407
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Tokyo skyline so epic and dense!
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Old July 4th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #11408
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Hustle and Bustle of Tokyo



Tokyo might not have the most impressive building architecture.Solely due to the fact that these buildings are made to withstand earthquake which is quite frequent in Tokyo.But you already knew that so why am I still explaining like an idiot







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Old July 4th, 2016, 07:52 PM   #11409
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don't want to be picky but what are the bullet train and streets scenes photos doing in the skyline thread.
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Old July 4th, 2016, 11:26 PM   #11410
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Talking about prone to earthquake, taipei also fall under same cat as tokyo but they still managed to have a Taipei 101.

And its not an issue about earthquake but if u notice most of the cladding in grey color. Not much variety. Even the fashion is about simplicity. So i believe japanese doesnt focus on design as much as others.





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Old July 5th, 2016, 10:50 AM   #11411
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don't want to be picky but what are the bullet train and streets scenes photos doing in the skyline thread.
there are several skyscrapers of marunouchi in the background whether a huge river is in the foreground like in the bangkok pictures above or a bay like in the singapore pictures or a bullet train like in this one doesn't really matter, does it? I like variety.

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Talking about prone to earthquake, taipei also fall under same cat as tokyo but they still managed to have a Taipei 101.

And its not an issue about earthquake but if u notice most of the cladding in grey color. Not much variety. Even the fashion is about simplicity. So i believe japanese doesnt focus on design as much as others.
building a 'earthquake-proof' building of that size is very expensive. a lot more than a building of similar height without or less measures like this. that's one reason. height restrictions are another. talking about the design it's certainly true japanese often prefer functionality over an extraordinary design. that doesn't mean the towers won't look great though as you can see at lots of examples
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Old July 5th, 2016, 11:02 AM   #11412
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@ Wing Wing, the UOB Plaza and 1 Raffles Place were both by Kenzo Tange, Japanese. But they have a certain look about them that is pleasing. Elegant, simple use of angular features and lines, but not boring.

Is it just me but I noticed that many of the newer skyscrapers in Japanese cities are really 'fat'. Is that essential for earthquake-proofing strategy?
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Old July 5th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #11413
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[QUOTE=WingWing;133888370]Talking about prone to earthquake, taipei also fall under same cat as tokyo but they still managed to have a Taipei 101.
And its not an issue about earthquake but if u notice most of the cladding in grey color. Not much variety. Even the fashion is about simplicity. So i believe japanese doesnt focus on design as much as others.
And its not an issue about earthquake but if u notice most of the cladding in grey color. Not much variety. Even the fashion is about simplicity. So i believe japanese doesnt focus on design as much as others.



Earthquakes in Taiwan aren't as severe as Japan.Most of them average at about 6.0 magnitude while Japan's average is at 7 and above.Plus those earthquakes rarely happen in Taipei city centre and happen elsewhere in Taiwan.
Japan on the other hand is a sitting duck on a minefield.
I beg to differ.Have you seen the floating kengo kuma building.It's quite astonishing.Their limits in creative architecture only comes at highrise buildings.Earthquake is a boundary for architects.Materials needed to build the buildings are chosen for that purpose and not artistic purpose.Compare that to Korea that is free of earthquake.Hence why Korea have better architecture for their taller buildings.Whatever the case,all these 3 countries have amazing low rise architecture.
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Old July 5th, 2016, 01:12 PM   #11414
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there are several skyscrapers of marunouchi in the background whether a huge river is in the foreground like in the bangkok pictures above or a bay like in the singapore pictures or a bullet train like in this one doesn't really matter, does it? I like variety.



building a 'earthquake-proof' building of that size is very expensive. a lot more than a building of similar height without or less measures like this. that's one reason. height restrictions are another. talking about the design it's certainly true japanese often prefer functionality over an extraordinary design. that doesn't mean the towers won't look great though as you can see at lots of examples
Let me give u an example of a building that doesnt need tall height yet earthquake proof up to 7 skalaritcher.

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Old July 5th, 2016, 02:29 PM   #11415
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Old July 5th, 2016, 04:50 PM   #11416
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Let me give u an example of a building that doesnt need tall height yet earthquake proof up to 7 skalaritcher.
I'm not sure I get your point. or did you just want to make an example?
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Old July 5th, 2016, 08:41 PM   #11417
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I'm not sure I get your point. or did you just want to make an example?
What i mean a building can be beautiful even though its short and the example i quoted is reflections keppel bay that can withstand 7 magnitude.
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Old July 5th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #11418
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couldn't imagine that design in a Business district though...
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What i mean a building can be beautiful even though its short and the example i quoted is reflections keppel bay that can withstand 7 magnitude.
that's certainly true. you have to keep in mind your example is a luxury-housing project in an area far from the actual cbd though. functionality or the price aren't exactly the main goals there but yes of course a nice design is always nice and I guess with enough money and a fitting building site it's pretty much always at least possible.
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Old July 5th, 2016, 10:55 PM   #11420
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couldn't imagine that design in a Business district though...
Its not must be the same but look at moscow, riyadh, pudong, doha etc they do have striking design in the cbd. Looks very distinctive.
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