So I was sitting, naked, on a rooftop in Bangkok (as you do) surveying the city skyline and musing on the fact that these days, skyscrapers are coming in ever weirder and more bizarre shapes. And being a lapsed Mensan, it didn’t take long for me to work out why.
Think about it. You are The Client – and in walks this empty suit calling himself an architect and presents you with a model of his latest creation. It is an oblong box/flat-topped tube.
You would say, “And you expect me to pay a gazillion pounds/dollars for THAT? The Monolith from ‘2001 – A Space Odyssey’/A Pringle tin? My five-year-old could have done better.”
So these charlatans now have to come up with something more EXOTIC.
Incidentally, the tallest building in Bangkok is a retro-styled pile, vaguely designed to resemble New York’s Empire State Building – which thanks to Osama Bin Liner, is now the tallest structure in THAT city.
Oh, and in case you were thinking I’d TOTALLY lost it, the roof-top I was sitting on – au naturelle – was the roof-garden of a SAUNA!