In this week’s commentary update, readers debate BMW’s updated iX electric SUV and discuss other important stories.
The BMW car brand has unveiled a version of its iX SUV that can change color from black to white to suit the mood of the driver.
Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show, the concept car is wrapped in “digital paper” which also serves to form the screen of the Kindle e-reader.
“It will be 100% in the next James Bond”
Commentators are torn. “100 percent in the next James Bond film,” said Bobby Dazzler.
“Criminals will love this feature!” Continued FokkovanderVeen.
“It’s actually a really interesting development,” Yourastar replied, “but I can’t help but think that in this form it’s a bit of a novelty. It won’t be widely used in the industry. due to several factors, ease of damage or repair, etc. Perhaps a missed opportunity for this technology. “
Muckers 270 agrees, “Seems like nothing has been wasted on this whimsical, high-end, social media obsessed, fashion-conscious, consumer-focused product that will never see the light of day. “
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Commentator defends Ponte della Costituzione slippery bridge saying “life is inherently dangerous”
Readers discuss the news that the The city of Venice is on the verge of replacing the glass floor of the Ponte della Costituzione de Santiago Calatrava bridge over the Grand Canal with stone due to the high number of pedestrians slipping and falling.
“How dare they slide on this piece of art,” JB joked. “But while they are down, they should humbly thank the visionary architects.”
“Ironically, I’ve heard that the new stone pavers will require a protective layer of banana peels, eels and that stuff that holds the tomato seeds together,” Hassler added.
Michael was more serious: “Life is inherently dangerous. Personal responsibility and risk assessment based on physical capacity is what sets people free. I’m sure the majority of people cross the bridge without incident. We’re going to go bankrupt trying to make the world perfect. “Safe” for everyone. Not to mention killing a gorgeous and / or creative design. “
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The reader praises a “promising new generation of very interesting social housing projects in England”
Architecture studio Apparata has started discussions on social housing with its design for a community-driven housing development in east London. An Artists’ House was designed to provide low cost housing and working space for 12 artists and their families.
“Sleek and well-proportioned,” Pavarreon said. “This is a promising new generation of very interesting social housing projects in England. Lucky tenants who live in this project, because they could enjoy a certain quality of life.
“It’s interesting that people like this kind of building,” replied Cornelis Kater. “Yes, it looks well done on the formal side. But why oh why do we still have these concrete facades? Why can’t social housing have materials that will age gracefully?
“That’s pretty darn cool,” concluded Hint of Brain. “Inhabit the space with potted plants, kilim rugs, strategically placed sculptures and a wide array of original artwork on the walls, and the place will come to life.” “
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Commentator says “postmodernist architecture is the best thing that happened in the 20th century”
Readers are divided over designer Adam Nathaniel Furman’s colorful illustration series titled Postmodern Icons, which celebrates buildings such as Chicago’s James R Thompson Center and London’s Isle of Dogs pumping station (pictured).
“Postmodernist architecture is the best thing that happened in the 20th century,” said Prbslv.
“I’m not a fan of postmodernism,” replied BillH11103, “but at least someone celebrates it in art, albeit simple art. Better than what’s going on with brutalism, which is just destroyed like sandcastles in Brighton. No style of architecture should ever be despised or destroyed, even the ugliest. It is always architecture. “
“Pastel-wash away the horrors of postmodernism”, continues Marc Sicard. “Difficult pass.”
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