The Central Embassy in Bangkok. A new icon of the West in the East?

  • Lidia Gerc (Author)

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Current realities have promoted a migration of charismatic artists. Wojciech Kosinski notes that, in a way, it has created a global colonisation – “an export in the creation of skyscrapers from the West to the East” – which results in the shift of the leading centres of the skyscrapers construction to the Middle and Far East.” In the aftermath of the rapid development and urbanisation of Asia, the demand for tall architecture has significantly increased. One of the most striking examples of this phenomenon is the city of Dubai, where the newly erected buildings have changed the city’s skyline. The same has happened in other cities, where modern, tall buildings exist either alongside traditional buildings, or have replaced them completely. [...]