Is it just me or does it seem to you that the people and places shown in architectural sketches and renderings often seem to evoke a cool or fashionable tone that somehow never translates into reality with the finished product? It has something to do with the stylization, I'm sure.
Look at the people's sillohouettes particularly in the second image - why are so many folks striking hipster fashion poses? Are they so overwhelmed with the building's sense of modernity they are unable to control the impulse? Why do I hear Brian Eno's ambient 'Music for Airports' playing in my head when I look at that?
Has anyone else ever got this impression? Or are all the developments in your neighborhoods peopled by young, beautiful, slick, ambitious, soap opera lookalikes? Just curious.
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