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Old January 3rd, 2006, 05:36 PM   #1
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Is this the best designed comieblock in the world?


Belgrade,70s
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Old January 3rd, 2006, 11:33 PM   #2
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I love public housing!!!This one is especially nice.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 04:47 AM   #3
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I have a thread on public housing on the Citytalk and Urban Issues section

Here's one good design from HK and it won several awards.

Lai Tak Tsuen


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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:28 AM   #4
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PUblic housing blocks in Asia look so monotonous(?). Like rows and rows of dominoes. No individuality, like the people. Yikes!
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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:33 AM   #5
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PUblic housing blocks in Asia look so monotonous(?). Like rows and rows of dominoes. No individuality, like the people. Yikes!
At least most public housing in Asia are in better conditions and are safer compared to Europe or The Americas!
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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:42 AM   #6
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To answer your question....no.

Those Belgrade "buildings" are not necessarily bad in terms of architecture, but the overall design as it relates to the context of the site is awful. No street grid, no mixed-use...huge amounts of useless space. Where do you have to walk to catch transit or shop or school, libraries, etc, etc.






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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:56 AM   #7
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To answer your question....no.

Those Belgrade "buildings" are not necessarily bad in terms of architecture, but the overall design as it relates to the context of the site is awful. No street grid, no mixed-use...huge amounts of useless space. Where do you have to walk to catch transit or shop or school, libraries, etc, etc.
True. But I think he's talking about the design of the housing estate architecture wise which to me is not the best. I've seen similar ones in France!
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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:28 AM   #8
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That's pretty cool.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:29 AM   #9
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never liked commie blocks. they seem to sap the life out of you.

this belgrade thing looks like it was designed to call the aliens
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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:33 AM   #10
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never liked commie blocks. they seem to sap the life out of you.

this belgrade thing looks like it was designed to call the aliens
Very True

Anyway, I still prefer housing estates to slums
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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:39 AM   #11
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never liked commie blocks. they seem to sap the life out of you.

this belgrade thing looks like it was designed to call the aliens
I think that's a part of the appeal. It's just so surreal and sci-fi. Here are some of the more dramatic panaormas I took of the Pearl Bank in Singapore. It's pretty run-down, and certainly inspiries vertigo when you're on the top !





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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:43 AM   #12
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It's the same feeling when looking down at Lai Tak Tsuen or The Ponte City Apartments in HK. But this one, you have a nice view of Singapore!

Anyway, I see them from the outside. I want to see how they look in the inside!
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Old January 4th, 2006, 06:37 PM   #13
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Some of the newer public flats in Singapore tend to look like condos.


New public housing in Sengkang town, completed less than a year ago.
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Old January 4th, 2006, 08:49 PM   #14
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Yowza. Thats pretty awesome
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It looks pretty neat, but it must get lonely at night...
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Indeed, in terms of scale, this is all wrong. Unfortunately, much, though not all, of New Belgrade suffers from this type of ailment. There is a real contrast between the human-scaled and friendly old town and the commieblock mess that has spawned around it. At the time someone actually thought it was a good idea, I guess.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:14 AM   #17
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Manhattan projects=best in the world.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 04:34 AM   #18
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Sorry, I don't like it
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Old January 5th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #19
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The Ponte City Apartments in HK.
You mean in Johannesburg? (54 storeys/173 metres). At one stage there was a proposal to turn it into a highrise prison - I know most commieblocks are bad but damn... Apparentely when it was built in 1975 it was a very desirable address.



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I lived in commie blocks for some time. It wasn’t surrealistic for me. The size and the unimaginative architecture make it look like a storage facility for the great mass of humanity. It reminds me of the movie Metropolis we live in these cold concrete boxes and go to another concrete box to work, then we die and are recycled.

Now I have nothing against large apartment blocks but I feel that architecturally they need to be made more appealing.

I still think that the Belgrade thing was designed to call the other side
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