I have seen a common design for buildings upto 18 storeys/floors are "building on pillars" only.
But some buildings are on pillars in the middle but on the left and right hand side, there is wall which covers the entire length on the building. It is like the building is on 5 pillars in the middle and 2 pillars (5 times thicker/wall) on the left and right side.
So which construction/design is the safest ?
Singapore is country of tall buildings