“Will they run out of oil or ideas first?” says commenter

In this week’s comments update, readers are discussing Saudi Arabia’s plans for a giant cube-shaped supertall skyscraper in downtown Riyadh.

The overwhelming response from commenters to the cube-shaped skyscraper was to draw comparisons with the Star Trek alien group The Borg, whose space ship was known as The Borg Cube due to its shape.

Paul L asked “have The Borg landed?”

“The Borg Cube has landed and Jean-Luc Picard will convince you all to join,” answered Wyriwig.

Andyandysh reminded readers The Borg have already warned they would come for us: “‘Strength is irrelevant. Resistance is futile. We wish to improve ourselves. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own’ – The Borg”.

JZ considered it in a different light, commenting “[it] reminds me of a bit of Boullée, which is appealing but the power of that project was the absence of commerce”.

Gytis Bickus was upvoted for echoing a similar sentiment with their question: “will they run out of oil or ideas first?”

Meanwhile Justlikemyopinionman just wanted to know if the video contained a dinosaur. “Was that a pterodactyl?” they queried.

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Two-storey home in a forest with a glazed ground floor and mirror-clad upper floor
Studio Okami Architecten has created the Beli House in Belgian woodland

“Killer home for birds”

Belgian practice Studio Okami Architecten’s mirror-clad woodland villa in Antwerp, garnered a slew of comments concerned for local birdlife.

“The mirror cladding doesn’t make the house disappear, it just makes it look ridiculous,” said Alfred Hitchcock. “It will also be covered in dead birds, regardless of what the architect thinks.”

HiKoo joked that if the house disappears in reflections of the surrounding forest, “it’ll make birds disappear also”.

“The vanity of humankind at the expense of nature!” lamented ThinkAgain. “Confusing for poor

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