Thesis #1: Urban cities have created environmental issues that make them vulnerable to uncontrolled circumstances.
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Thesis #2: Japanese architecture has been restricted due to the limited land space.
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Thesis #3: Over the years, architecture design has stopped evolving to a point where it creates a sense of restriction and replication.
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