Truly ugly. Everytime I fly up in the air and look down to the city view, I say “What the F…”…
Guess we own too much flexibility… Way too much that can be considered unlawful… But well, this flexibility I think also allows us to be quick acting on new ideas without too much care about limitation and regulation… But the tin shack idea is really a lousy one… Luckily it is formally illegal now; if anyone is found building a tin shack, you can tip it off anytime and police will come stop it.
[quote=“sandman”]Its just what poor people do in underdeveloped countries. Taiwan isn’t just Xinyi district, dude. Although I’m pretty sure at least one of those pics is in Xinyi.
Taiwan, of course, is just a shitstain in the Taiwan Strait. With MASSIVE delusions of grandeur. The GLORY of TAIWAAAAAN!!! [/quote]
Shitstan? Is it bigger than a booger (Singapore) or earwax (Hong Kong)? I only know those shit places are in the leading status among the greater-Chinese countries in creating quality products of fashion, music, electronics, households, etc.
[quote=“Chris”]They’re ugly, but they have a useful function if they’re open and accessible to all residents: they make the roof usable in the summer sun and in the rain. They keep also the sun from beating down on the top floor apartments.
I’ve visited some buildings with open structures (a roof but no walls), and found that they’re often used as common areas for the residents of the apartments below.[/quote]
Yup. You made a good point. If they are more nicely designed, they are a good idea as you said. Probably change them into solar panels!
[quote=“urodacus”]They make for interesting times when they take off in a typhoon.
And they do make part of the roof area usable for BBQ even when it rains![/quote]