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Old January 5th, 2006, 08:49 AM   #21
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This is in Sarajevo.

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Old January 5th, 2006, 09:00 AM   #22
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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.



the hollow core
oops my bad! I actually made a mistake typing that one!

Well it was one of the best flats in Joburg but the Hillbrow area became dangerous after the apartheid era and alot of Nigerian drug lords had units in that place.

I think the conditions there have improved but I wouldn't like to see a prison dominating Joburg's skyline!
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Old January 5th, 2006, 01:36 PM   #23
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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
I guess that is a point where we differ.

To me at least, ugliness is it's own appeal - while I certainly don't expect everyone to share my sentiments, I have been to a few apartments in these commies I they are actually lot more hospitable than you might imagine. Probabily doesn't speak for all of them, but at least a few are OK.

While we're on the topic of well designed commies, there's a new development in Singapore

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which is what I consider a pretty decent housing block, architecturally.
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Old January 5th, 2006, 11:02 PM   #24
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now this tower has class.

my problam is the majority of EE buildings are boxes with windows.
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Wow, these are some really cool looking buildings!
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Old January 6th, 2006, 01:32 AM   #26
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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.
that looks great
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This is an example of a box with windows that dominates EE skylines.

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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.



the hollow core
omg thats pretty cool
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When it comes to public housing, Singapore has the best scheme and programs.
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Old January 6th, 2006, 10:46 PM   #30
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When it comes to public housing, Singapore has the best scheme and programs.
Defnietly.
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But at times some colours can be quite revolting...
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