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Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
I thought it was only an east coast thing, but I saw these buildings everywhere. It's the standard design for all new buildings.

   

   

   

   

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Maximization of land. Typically they are all condos, so the more units you can fit, the more money you make. That results in the ugly box design that goes all the way to the edge of the property line.
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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Well, the buildings are actually kinda large, so I think the design helps to break that up so it doesnt look like one huge monolithic block.
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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
I’ve noticed this too, but, then again will America ever be an architectural wonder? I have been to numerous cities in many states and not one has left me impressed in terms of architecture.

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Let's test this theory. If you see one of these in your town, post it in this thread.

Do these count?

Both are student housing and have funny names that sound like smartphone models, like "The K90" or "The 666"

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
They're all mixed-use buildings. Residential on top and commercial on bottom floor(s). The residential units are getting smaller each year and commanding much more per square foot.

The buildings are of decent value for a renter as they command basically no money down and offer many amenities usually including a pool, gym, concierge, lounge area, free coffee, package storage, etc.
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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
High-rise buildings will always be difficult to build beautifully I think. The last one is 11 floors and wider still. They still only make up a small percentage of housing though. Modern housing I think should look more like inner city areas in Southern Europe. 3-4 story townhouses with a higher density allround vs the Inner City or Suburbs choice you have in America.
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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Because a lot of these buildings are designed by investing firms who are just trying to throw up the cheapest building possible to generate some cash flows that they can then convert into securities and sell on the capital markets. They’re thrown up in a very short amount of time by “lowest bidder” contractors who just try to make them look decent by putting a cheap front on the building designed to appeal to “trendy” millenials.


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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Kind of a neo-Bauhaus style if you ask me.

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
easier to build squares and rectangles than circles. assuming these are concrete structures. rounded edges at building perimeters require radius formwork which is more expensive.
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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Let’s call it a version of modernism with a retro flair, rejecting post-modernism and nostalgic for mid-20th-century architecture.

Works well with cheap IKEA furniture.

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
(12-11-2019 02:04 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  Let's test this theory. If you see one of these in your town, post it in this thread.

Do these count?

Both are student housing and have funny names that sound like smartphone models, like "The K90" or "The 666"

[Image: k14-campus-flats-eugene-or-primary-photo.jpg]

[Image: 206-07-exterior-gallery.jpg]

They're all over the place in Nashville when I do my Uber/Lyft runs...I hate it so bad. It looks lazy

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
(12-11-2019 02:04 PM)debeguiled Wrote:  Let's test this theory. If you see one of these in your town, post it in this thread.

Do these count?

Both are student housing and have funny names that sound like smartphone models, like "The K90" or "The 666"

They usually use the numerical address and add "The" before it to make it sound sexy.

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
There is SO much red tape and cost escalation now in real estate development & actual construction that what appears to be a cheap developer/contractor getting over is sometimes the only way for a development to be viable.

If it were possible to see a time lapse of a skyscraper going up in the 20s versus today the safety redundancies of today versus yesteryear would blow your mind. Not necessarily a bad thing.
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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
I agree that it looks very much like Bauhaus. Bauhaus was a school of architecture in The Weimar Republic; the time period coincided with the Weimar Republic push of trannyism, homosexuality and general degenerative hypersexuality... which of course we have today. Perhaps this style of architecture has a negative impact on one's soul, just as the tranny/homo sexuality does.
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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Assembly Square redevelopment north of Boston:

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
I actually like them. They look better than most other buildings built in recent decades in the typical American city:

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Honestly I think they are beautiful, and I bet they are great to live in - loads of natural light, well insulated, comfortable, and probably extremely affordable. I like them. The fact that they are popping up everywhere is also great. We have such a deficit of affordable housing in the UK, it's a real problem. I'd love to see these popping up everywhere in the UK, both because I personally think their functionality is itself attractive, and because it would be a great sign of a country full of confidence and invested in its future.
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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Like the Soviets decried of their communal housing projects "it's the new collective vision of the future!".

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Can confirm they exist in Lisbon as well.

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
Here are a couple of nicer new condo projects, in Minneapolis and Toronto.

The former incorporates some classic early 20th century elements, while the latter maximizes greenery:

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This is a really good article on the subject of why we hate contemporary architecture, identifying aspects that drive bad architecture: fear/hatred of traditionalism, lack of integration with nature, fear of symetry/harmony, etc:

https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/10/w...chitecture

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
The new architecture of modern day just feels so stuffy/urban and unnatural. I don't feel relaxed in these kinds of habitats that sport this look.
It gives me the vibe I have to conform, or else. I feel rushed when looking at it.

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
They exist all over the Phoenix metro(the land of cheap build outs galore).
   
Thanks for the thread, no one in my real life has ever considered them hideous. They grate on my eyes and just look like glass sealed concrete boxes.
No art and to boot they market them to college kids, grads & empty nesters. To me it's how they cordon the well-to-do off from the riff raff of most urban areas. They're built like jails but with much easier access, entry & exit.
My coworker's building near Arizona State Tempe campus has a boxing ring, tanning, jumbotron, ski simulator and much more!
   
Crazy amount of amenities for sure, in a shitty looking package.
Like a HB4 that does everything a woman should do!

I doubt it. Remember that your lower level, millenial leftist isn't good at critical thinking. They're largely like trained dogs who emote in response to programmed cues like the word "racism" and "socialism". Easy_C

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RE: Why do all new buildings in America look like this?
We have them in Honolulu:

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