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What we all thought was a metal ring surrounding this is actually smooth carved rock. The smooth, polished ring is made from the same stuff as the raw rock beneath. Craftsmen built this. It’s likely the most beautiful bollard on the planet.

Melbourne vs Tokyo — a tale of two approaches to design

This is a succinct way to sum up a major difference between design in the west vs design in the east; both examples are effective, ie, they solve the problem of cars or trucks driving into area they are not wanted, but one’s execution is cheap/efficient, while the other is beautiful/timeless. Further, the design of each subconsciously signals how they should be treated: with vandalism and art, or with respect. Further, the design of each subconsciously signals how they should be treated: with vandalism and art, or with respect.