March 25, 2024 at 10:34 am

Tenant Explains Why Modern Housing Looks So Bland And Boring. – ‘That’s definitely not worth it.’

by Ashley Ashbee

Source: TikTok/@brittanybeen

TikToker @brittanybeen hates to break it to you, but unique and artistic architecture is very unlikely to make a comeback for apartment buildings and the bland design of 2010 onward is probably here to stay.

In a video that’s gone viral, she goes into a deep dive on how apartment architecture has changed, but not for the better.

“While it’s popular because it’s cheap and builders love it, it’s hated for many reasons.”

Chief among them? “You can’t even tell what city you’re in any more” by looking at the buildings because they’re all bland and have no style or character that would differentiate them from city to city.

Source: TikTok/@brittanybeen

“It’s cheap to copy and paste in every single city.”

Another reason people hate them, she says, is that they involve gentrification, a phenomenon that displaces the current residents of a neighborhood by pricing them out of it with new businesses or buildings.

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So we start associating bland architecture with “corporations owning buildings and charging excessively high rent for something that’s definitely not worth it.”

Depressing indeed.

She continued, “Buildings today have to prioritize cheap materials over aesthetics.”

Source: TikTok/@brittanybeen

Hoping for change seems futile. OP says that “the best we’re going to get are modern concepts that allude to historic in the most economic way possible.”

Check out the video…


#stitch with @nicole urban i hate it here too #fyp #foryou #fy #architok #buildings #urbanism #architecture

♬ original sound – Design with Been

Here’s what the commenters had to say.

This person wanted to clear something up.

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This person said that big money doesn’t buy quality, just higher profit margins for the owners.

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Some of the commenters like modern architecture and this person said we need to look back in context.

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This person is sick of the complaining.

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Great point. I love walkable cities!

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This person recommends looking at things in perspective.

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Keep travelling to old cities if you want to see classic architecture!

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