"I'll be forced to keep up with the Kardashians, even if I don't want to," says commenter
In this week's comments update readers are debating Kim Kardashian's holiday home projects and other top stories.
Kardashian has hired leading Japanese architects Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma to build a pair of vacation homes in the US.
The reality TV star shared details of the projects during a recent interview with Vogue, in which she discussed her ongoing "love affair with architecture, specifically Japanese".
"Right, the world needs even more holiday mansions"
Readers are not convinced by Kardashian's plans to build a "zen" mansion in Palm Springs (on the site pictured above) and a lakeside lodge for celebrating the Fourth of July.
"Japanese architecture is about simplicity and restraint, said Archi. "The exact opposite of the client and McMansions. This sounds like it would be a nightmare for both of them."
Zea Newland is not impressed: "Right, the world needs even more holiday mansions," he said. "The idea of pushing the Earth over the edge a little bit further just because no rental vacation mansion in the States can possibly accommodate your personal vibes on Fourth of July, is obscene," he continued.
"I'll be forced to keep up with the Kardashians, even if I don't want to," added Chuck Anziulewicz.
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"At least it will be easy to Photoshop when it's built"
BIG's multi-storey film studio for Robert De Niro, which is set to be built in New York, has caused heated discussions among readers.
Jb is not impressed: "This project deserves much better than what BIG is able to provide: architecture."
"As usual, Bjarke Ingels mistakenly assumes "visual gimmick" equates to "fine architecture"," said Walter Astor. "His brand of supercilious form-making contributes nothing to the city and even less to its specific site."
"At least it will be easy to Photoshop out when it's built," agreed LoveYourHairHopeYouWin.
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"If it's not 100 percent recyclable, y'all just re-invented a tougher buggy-whip," says commenter
Readers are skeptical of the newly invented plastic that is twice as strong as steel and could one day be used as a building material.
"Does it break down in landfills quicker than today's normal plastics or biodegrade in a year," asked Steve Hassler. "That would be a real development."
"Unfortunately, plastics that "break down" or "biodegrade" only do so into smaller bits of plastics," Youreastar responded. "Plastic never goes away, the real development would be if it could be fully recycled or fully compost."
"If it's not 100 percent recyclable, y'all just re-invented a tougher buggy-whip," added Mel O'Guy.
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"FIFA should stop new stadiums for the World Cups, too"
Readers responded to an exclusive interview with Olympic Games executive director Christophe Dubi, who said that few permanent buildings will be built for the Olympics in future. Events will be hosted in existing structures and temporary venues instead.
"Finally the penny has dropped," said Tony Briggs. "The Olympic Games are a waste of money, bringing enormous debt to countries who participate."
"It is known that Olympic facilities waste tax," added 竜皐. "Many facilities worldwide will never be used after the two-week games, so it's good to neutralize it."
"FIFA should stop new stadiums for the World Cups, too," said Apsco Radiales. "FIA should also stop building new race tracks for the F1; bring racing back onto public roads like it used to be many years ago or use existing tracks."
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