>but they definitely do not look particularly alien.
What looks alien and what does not look alien depends entirely on your expectations shaped by experience.>>82649
Here's some ideas how to do it better:
We could just build OSB-home next to OSB-home for miles and miles. Or we could live more compactly, kowloon-style, three or four people in 8m² room. Not if they are rich, of course. Only the commoners. Or we could send a few million undesirables where they belong and gas a few million more.
How many square meters per Capita does your place if dwelling have? If it's more than ten, then you are part of the problem. Same as all the assholes who complain about nuclear power/wind turbines/lignite mining, but still use electricity. They make demands, but then demand that those demands are meet magically. Or especially for them, but not for anyone else, because they are so ducking special and should get special treatment. Like
"I should live in a home that gives me able of space, but no one else should, because that would look ugly. Of course, I am very different from other people I am special, because I am so much better." That is the arrogance that goes into your mouth. Put your feet where your mouth is and move into the tiniest slum-hole you can find, if everyone does it, the tower blocks can all be demolished. You don't want to live in the tiniest slum-hole you can find? Then don't complain.