In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing the recently unveiled visuals of a 500-metre-tall linear city named The Line, which will be built in Saudi Arabia and other top stories.
Readers are shocked by the city, which will have mirrored facades and is set to stretch 170 kilometres across northwest Saudi Arabia.
Patric Nilsson wrote: “An unbelievable megastructure. It looks like pure sci-fi if it ever gets built?
“This just seems hilariously unfeasible,” said Rowquino. “I don’t think a 170-kilometre-long mirrored monolith can ever ‘blend with nature’ and any sustainability benefits would be negated by the colossal carbon emissions of actually building this,” the reader continued.
“If this gets built I will eat everybody’s hat,” added JC.
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“Not much of an improvement”
Readers are not quite convinced by the redesign of Aston Martin’s logo, which is part of an attempt to boost its appeal among younger people.
“Why was it ‘necessary’ to redesign it?” wondered Apsco Radiales. “Just because BMW or whoever redesigned theirs?”
Strmnzro was not sure: “Wings? It’s clearly a moustache.”
Ken Steffes didn’t think the logo was “much of an improvement” and thought that the “elongated letters looked more elegant in the older style logo.” However, he seemed to approve of the elimination of the half circle and said that the “very basic design keeps the brand recognition”.
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“There’s an Archigram playfulness feel to it”
Australia’s first purpose-built centre for LGBTQ+ communities that incorporates tubular openings across its facade has sparked debate among readers.
“It’s a bit like the architectural equivalent of the 2001 Pontiac Azte,” said Zea Newland. “A lot of interesting ideas going on but the combination is a bit awkward.”
Trewus was not a fan of the building: “Pride can not disguise the fact that this is a hideous building, he said. “Forced and arbitrary ornamentalism on the various facades and a street front that looks more or less unfinished. Overall disjointed and messy.”
However, Troels Steenholdt Heiredal was intrigued: “There’s an Archigram playfulness feel to it, would love to take a walk in it, the reader said. “And also, just amazing to see a structure dedicated to LGTBQ+ community in Australia.”
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“The best thing about it are the jagged boards”
Readers are discussing a former worker’s cottage in Melbourne, which now has black timber forms cut through to create open living spaces.
Deezine loved it: “Brilliant, I love it! At last something different and innovative.
“Another example of a design that will surely provide a truly motivational impetus for people to self-design their own abode,” disagreed Romeo Reyes.
“The best thing about it are the jagged boards,” said Tom Roberts. “It adds an added dimension to cladding.”
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