ruminations about architecture and design

Saturday, July 8, 2017

high rise housing done right-mostly

Towers of ilium has criticized all forms of residential architecture. At times, this blog proclaimed the horror of rural frontierism, the decrepitude of suburbs, the evils of the detached, single family dwelling, and the stupidity of urban high-rises for rich and poor. 

Singapore stands out as an exceptional example of well-managed public housing. The government builds and sells apartment flats in buildings like these. Controls are strict, the architecture is banal, the residents are happy (they are not burned alive like in Britain), and the system is probably the only method that could work for a nation that has lots of people and no land.

Ben Carson has probably never heard of the place.

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