have you noticed how ubiquitous it is?
it seems like every new university or public office is trying to look like an airport, which all try to look like spaceships or a space-age factory which is manned by robots. it is marked by conspicuous disregard to people, function, materials, modularity, and nature,
notice how the entrance of the building has no acknowledgment. but the massive random sails that don't serve any function but cost a lot. notice the monolithic appearance, imagine the place while the sun is lower in the sky, how it could roast or at least blind people walking by.
why is this so popular? it feels impossible to tell the particular size of the building without people in the picture. is that why? "this building is so cool it knows who it is and it doesn't give a shit about anyone else"
where is the public outcry against this obnoxious dehumanization and de-naturization they experience.
concrete, steel and glass. abiotic castable materials requiring very high temperatures.
I would feel more comfortable in a world where people exclusively made love to robots and only ate food with red #40 than a world that looked like this. isn't this sickening? are there any long term adverse effects to being exposed to these lifeless monsters? probably not. just like red #40 and sex with robots is probably fine too. its just gross to a small sub set of fanatic nature worshipers that can't appreciate art.
I have no idea if I'm right or if this is even a falsifiable statement but I have a sense of sarcastic nihilism emoted and emitted from these buildings. if post modernism had a musical expression it would probably sound like a set of unrelated pure tones and randomly interrupted static noise. if it had a smell it would be of bleach and volatile organic compounds, and if it had a profession it would be recreational dentistry.
and lord have mercy on these interior designers:
so the basic design principle here is that of a small efficient slaughter house. it is as void of life as possible while still ensuring that it doesn't look like its picture was taken in black and white. so it has some culinarily meaningless bowls of fruit. this is not for people, its for avatars. maybe this is the true meaningful design principle: it is one that makes the image appear digitally generated, to fuse blue-prints and reality, so to dissolve reality or overcome fear of our own living and therefore dying physicality. I think I need to test this hypothesis in mortality salience procedure.
if that was Heavens No! here is the Hell Yes!