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Oerdin
22-08-2008, 10:44:25
I say the Millennium Dome. What the fuck was the planning office thinking signing off on that ugly piece of shit?

Second place I give to the Jimmy Hendrix Experience in Seattle. Proof that a random collection of crap can be tacked together and made into a building. When no one bothered going to this "museum" they renamed it the new rock and roll experience or something similarly stupid but it remains a money losing crap museum located in a crap building. The citizens of Seattle would be better served if it simply burned down.

mr_G
22-08-2008, 11:05:53
:lol:
come on Funko help this man, you can dooo di dooooo better than this

Dyl Ulenspiegel
22-08-2008, 11:08:30
Architecture forum!

Oerdin
22-08-2008, 11:59:11
Experience Music Project is what they renamed it after the Jimmy Hendrix Experience went bankrupt. Frank Gehry is so over played it is pathetic.

This is supposed to make people "think of a guitar being smashed".

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/7664/800pxemppano11tr8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

It looks like a bunch of crackheads went on an LSD trip, drew some random shapes, and then put tin foil on the outside.

Mr. Bas
22-08-2008, 12:03:01
That is awesome. In a sense.

Vincent
22-08-2008, 12:08:44
World's ugliest building per se is the building Oerdin lives in

King_Ghidra
22-08-2008, 12:23:05
funny thing i didn't know about the millenium dome until i went there a few weeks ago is that it's basically a tent.

Scabrous Birdseed
22-08-2008, 16:29:37
It would have to be some dour, heavy style excercise from the 19th century. The Berlin Reichstag?

Greg W
22-08-2008, 16:49:59
I reckon the Masonic Center in Sydney has to earn some ugly votes...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2318/2180386600_dcba5a2d91.jpg

Greg W
22-08-2008, 16:52:02
I take that back, that's an artist's impression. Here is a realistic view...

http://www.heath.com.au/images/SMC.GIF

Immortal Wombat
22-08-2008, 17:09:07
Any of the buildings in Cambridge named after Humphrey Cripps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humphrey_Cripps).

Queens'
http://www.quns.cam.ac.uk/queens/Images/Cripps.jpg
Selwyn
http://www.cambridge2000.com/cambridge2000/images/0003/P3040226.jpg
John's
http://www.cambridge2000.com/cambridge2000/images/0006/P6101240.jpg

Scabrous Birdseed
22-08-2008, 17:15:29
What on earth is wrong with any of those? Mystifying...

Immortal Wombat
22-08-2008, 17:19:34
hmm, maybe it's just in comparison to the rest of the university

Oerdin
22-08-2008, 18:00:25
I like the proposed Chicago Spire though it does look like a giant sex toy reaching to the sky. Bank of America Tower looks good despite it's abstract shape; it's one of the few which work well.

Oerdin
22-08-2008, 19:56:47
http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/9018/dprkpyongyanghotelrugenoy8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

The Ryugyong Hotel is massive 105 story hotel which was supposed to display the health and vitality of North Korea's communist system plus it was supposed to show North Korea could also deliver the type of modern development South Korea was experiencing. It was massively expensive costing an estimated 2% of GDP but despite that massive cost the building was never completed and since 1992 it has stood abandoned without any windows or interior furnishings what so ever.

Another problem was that the concrete used was horribly substandard and experts have said the building is structurally unsound. Another issue is that very few people bother to visit North Korea so there is no economic need for such a massive hotel.

TCO
22-08-2008, 23:09:46
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r0fM31BXKk

TCO
22-08-2008, 23:11:07
Hey anyone remember "connor" from 'poly? He was a young kid (may have been 10 years ago) who was doing Korean stuff for the Army. I assume he was a CT or a spook or whatever they call it in the Army.

Asher
22-08-2008, 23:14:16
He probably got discharged under Don't Ask Don't Tell.

Asher
22-08-2008, 23:16:51
BTW, here is your winner:

http://archiguide.free.fr/PH/CAN/Tor/TorontoSharpAl.jpg

The OCAD building in Toronto.

It's even more amazing when you discover it was built in 2004.

TCO
22-08-2008, 23:27:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKvf7AGTQQ0&feature=related

mr_G
22-08-2008, 23:35:01
imnsho

http://www.architectenweb.nl/bin/archipedia/113652.jpg

warschau Poland, visited this monstrosity 2 months ago

TCO
22-08-2008, 23:47:48
Originally posted by Asher
He probably got discharged under Don't Ask Don't Tell.

He had a gf.

mr_G
23-08-2008, 00:05:30
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Asher
23-08-2008, 00:07:45
Originally posted by TCO
He had a gf.

That's not what he told me......................

TCO
23-08-2008, 00:11:58
that's what he told the board. fat girl.

Oerdin
23-08-2008, 00:36:34
How very Stalinist.

Asher
23-08-2008, 00:46:39
Originally posted by TCO
that's what he told the board. fat girl.

He was gay, I assure you

Asher
23-08-2008, 00:51:09
And I'm not just saying that like I say for people like you.

He genuinely was.

TCO
23-08-2008, 03:06:08
Dude, I believe you and all. How come he talked about that gf though? Was he just confused? Bi-curious like you and Butters of South Park? And how come so many gays at Poly?

TCO
23-08-2008, 03:06:50
connorkimbro, I think was his name.

JM^3
23-08-2008, 03:49:38
I think he came out after a while, I think I remember him having a GF early on also.

But Asher, even you have had sex with a girl at least once.

JM

Koshko
23-08-2008, 04:31:06
Originally posted by Oerdin
I like the proposed Chicago Spire though it does look like a giant sex toy reaching to the sky. Bank of America Tower looks good despite it's abstract shape; it's one of the few which work well.


It can't possibly be as awesome as Chicago's VAGINA BUILDING!


http://chicagoist.com/attachments/chicagoist_thales/2007_05_asksmurfit.jpg

Asher
23-08-2008, 06:08:36
Originally posted by TCO
Dude, I believe you and all. How come he talked about that gf though? Was he just confused? Bi-curious like you and Butters of South Park? And how come so many gays at Poly?

Gays are everywhere. If anything Poly is actually underrepresented. You're being blinded by the fact that only the gays have personality on Apolyton. For every Asher there are 9 Oerdins.

Oerdin
23-08-2008, 06:18:39
Will you and TCO fuck already? That way you two can shut the fuck up and stop jacking my thread.

Oerdin
23-08-2008, 06:19:19
Originally posted by mr_G
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Bob
23-08-2008, 06:42:35
Originally posted by mr_G
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mr_B
23-08-2008, 10:48:42
Originally posted by Bob

Lazarus and the Gimp
23-08-2008, 20:42:52
http://www.mapsofworld.com/travel-destinations/images/buckingham-palace.jpg

mr_B
23-08-2008, 21:20:09
prince charles will hate you for that

Greg W
24-08-2008, 02:01:00
Now that's harsh, Laz.

Oerdin
24-08-2008, 03:39:49
Has somebody made a Prince Charles DL yet?

Lazarus and the Gimp
24-08-2008, 07:29:45
It's a bad building. A big, lumpy and graceless warehouse.

Greg W
24-08-2008, 11:14:06
Oh, I agree it's not a monument to architectural brilliance, I just don't think it comes close to being one of the world's ugliest buildings. Not by a long shot...

Scabrous Birdseed
25-08-2008, 06:08:07
Buckingham Palace is another one I could agree with. Saw it on TV yesterday and it is particularly awful.

Here in my own city it's definitely the ill-functioning, nationalistically bombastic, badly sited, invasive opera house.

http://k43.pbase.com/g2/62/332962/2/65686565.hjzjcBQN.jpg

AKA "the stack of cigar boxes" as one contemporary judgement would have it. It replaced a great 18th-century opera house that was a virtual copy of the Hereditary Prince's Palace which can be seen across the square on the left and which it now totally dwarfs.

Oerdin
25-08-2008, 07:02:33
I know lets make a giant concrete box and not put any windows on it because that would make for a wonderful building. Then we can pollute downtown Manhattan with it.

http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/5113/450px2columbuscircleln1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Scabrous Birdseed
25-08-2008, 09:21:44
In general I have to say the "style" buildings from the 19th century are the ugliest though. For about thirty or forty years during the 19th century architectural quality was measured through the use of "style elements" from various "style books", and the best architect was the one which was able to cram most different "style elements" into one buidling. Look at this random building for example (I googled "neo-renaissance architecture"):

http://www.igougo.com/photos/journal_photos/hmff04.JPG

Essentially an oblong box of reinforced concrete, it's been dolled up with one row of arched windows, one row where every other window has a crap-looking, unsupported pediment, then one row with rounded pediments, then one row with several smaller arched windows. Different backgrounds and dividing lines run everywhere, and it's incredibly over-ornate. It's utterly, totally ghastly in every way.

mr_B
25-08-2008, 09:36:07
jesjes Xerox architecture

Drake Tungsten
25-08-2008, 09:51:10
I know lets make a giant concrete box and not put any windows on it because that would make for a wonderful building. Then we can pollute downtown Manhattan with it.

That building is right next to the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man when he first appears in Ghostbusters, which makes it a thousand times cooler than any building in San Diego.

Drake Tungsten
25-08-2008, 09:52:52
It's also in Midtown Manhattan, not Downtown, you moron.

mr_B
25-08-2008, 10:03:47
who are you?

Greg W
25-08-2008, 13:37:56
Not sure, but he woke up in a Soho doorway and a policeman knew his name.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
25-08-2008, 13:50:40
And he's from morontown Manhattan.

MDA
25-08-2008, 14:40:44
My wife did her graduate work in this brick on the Ohio State University campus - it does have some very small, narrow windows in it. I was told they wouldn't open back at the time the building was constructed.

Biological research in the building includes the creation of genetically modified bacteria and yeasts - which nowadays is routine and considered of little threat to the environment or public health because the modified stuff just can't compete with what nature creates on its own. At the time the building went up, they were far more cautious.

MDA
25-08-2008, 15:13:45
these dorms may be worse, but dorms rarely look good in my experience

Oerdin
25-08-2008, 19:29:17
Originally posted by Drake Tungsten
That building is right next to the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man when he first appears in Ghostbusters, which makes it a thousand times cooler than any building in San Diego.

Drake you need to get some medication for you obsessive compulsive disorder.

Oerdin
25-08-2008, 19:30:06
Originally posted by mr_B
who are you?

A DL from Poly who got banned and now refuses to post at poly but he still constantly surfs poly. It's sad really.

TCO
25-08-2008, 20:00:30
Scab: You sorta sound as if you are going to have some stellar art insights, but then when we probe, I get the impression that you really don't.

Oh...and what do you make of this place's Beax Arts stuff (and modern fascimiles)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Naval_Academy

Scabrous Birdseed
25-08-2008, 20:09:15
I'm not really an expert on Architecture by any means, just a fan. Ask me about music for the insight. :D

I've not come across the US Naval Academy before but I definitely like what they've done with the modern buildings in conjunction with the old. Asplund, probably the greatest swedish architect, did something similar on the extension of the Gothenburg city hall:

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/4/40/250px-Asplund_fachada.jpg

Oerdin
25-08-2008, 20:11:48
That extension doesn't fit at all. To bad it looks like a cancerous growth on a very nice building.

Debaser
25-08-2008, 20:16:34
Most new prefab 'apartments' are pretty grim, but these, located just outside Reading, are particularly hateful:

http://www.apexplaza.co.uk/images/aboutreading_photo5_large.jpg

Oerdin
25-08-2008, 20:21:44
Most of the new high rise condos in my neck of the woods over the last few years have looked like this. All in all they are pretty god damned ghastly and they're all variations of the same generic theme.

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/1057/bosapacifichwyashlr2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

mr_B
25-08-2008, 20:22:56
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I've not come across the US Naval Academy before but I definitely like what they've done with the modern buildings in conjunction with the old. Asplund, probably the greatest swedish architect, did something similar on the extension of the Gothenburg city hall:
how big is he?

Drake Tungsten
25-08-2008, 21:03:23
Drake you need to get some medication for you obsessive compulsive disorder.

Yes, I am the one here with mental problems... :lol:

TCO
25-08-2008, 21:05:49
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I'm not really an expert on Architecture by any means, just a fan. Ask me about music for the insight. :D

I've not come across the US Naval Academy before but I definitely like what they've done with the modern buildings in conjunction with the old.

It has prettier landscaping in the Yard than any campus (or government building, since it's sorta both) in the US that I know. Wish I had a good overhead shot of it. Yeah, good on you for picking up on the science buildings and how they tried to fit in. That was deliberate. They were part of an expansion and are located on landfill. But they really fit in well with Beax Arts without trying to just duplicate it, keeping something new...and not doing it as akwardly as "po mo". Contrast them with the average 60s-70s concrete baby boomer monstrosity on a US campus (e.g. UCSD). They actually goofed up by having non-weathering copper on the top when the first built it, but they replaced that before I was there.

LoD
25-08-2008, 23:38:12
Originally posted by mr_G
imnsho

http://www.architectenweb.nl/bin/archipedia/113652.jpg

warschau Poland,


We blame the Soviets!

visited this monstrosity 2 months ago

WHAT!? YOU WERE IN WARSAW 2 MONTHS AGO AND YOU DIDN'T BOTHER TO PM ME?

MOBIUS
26-08-2008, 01:38:33
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/images/pics/217CapitalTower_pic1.jpg

Capital Tower: tallest building in Cardiff...:vom:

MOBIUS
26-08-2008, 01:39:01
And Wales actually, at a towering 80m!

Asher
26-08-2008, 01:40:58
What a shit place

Drake Tungsten
26-08-2008, 02:09:35
Almost as bad as San Diego.

Oerdin
26-08-2008, 02:23:36
How's life in Nebraska? It must suck if you keep talking about other places so much.

Drake Tungsten
26-08-2008, 02:45:53
Nebraska does suck. Wow, you really got me on that...

Asher
26-08-2008, 02:50:34
311 rocks!!!!!

Drake Tungsten
26-08-2008, 02:55:05
They're certainly better than any band that's ever come out of San Diego.

Oerdin
26-08-2008, 03:32:37
What ever helps you get through the day. :lol:

Drake Tungsten
26-08-2008, 03:49:48
Another stunning comeback.

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-08-2008, 07:15:44
The recently-demolished Tollgate House was supposed to be the grand architectural gateway to Bristol.

http://www.abandonedbutnotforgotten.com/Tollgate%20House%20is%20a%20now%20derelict%2019%20 story%20building%20in%20the%20centre%20of%20Bristo l/dsci00667hr.jpg

Scabrous Birdseed
26-08-2008, 08:02:52
I'm quite depressed by this thread, to be honest. Since when is it okay to blast modern architecture? If you've got reactionary opinions, you can keep them to yourself.

Lazarus and the Gimp
26-08-2008, 08:18:02
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I'm quite depressed by this thread, to be honest. Since when is it okay to blast modern architecture? If you've got reactionary opinions, you can keep them to yourself.


Isn't that a reactionary stance in itself?

Beta1
26-08-2008, 08:34:59
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2413/2071472695_808bd63d91.jpg

rutherford college, university of kent.

Even in a campus that is adorned by monstrosities rutherford and its twin elliot colleges are bloody awfull.

King_Ghidra
26-08-2008, 10:05:11
:lol:

i was in darwin. moderately nicer.

i was told, (and having been inside both see no reason to disagree) that eliot and rutherford were both designed like prisons, with false centers and wings that can be sealed off in emergencies.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
26-08-2008, 10:07:54
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I'm quite depressed by this thread, to be honest. Since when is it okay to blast modern architecture? If you've got reactionary opinions, you can keep them to yourself.

Maybe because a large percentage of modern architecture is utter and atrocious crap?

Just like most of eclectic/historizing architecture was...

MattHiggs
26-08-2008, 10:08:24
Manchester Arndale

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2060/2112250675_2fbd15e304.jpg

http://www.mattmayer.com/photos/manchester/man2-05.jpg

Nice!

MoSe
26-08-2008, 10:43:57
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
If you've got reactionary opinions, you can keep them to yourself.

that's a rectionary opinion

Funko
26-08-2008, 10:45:23
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I'm quite depressed by this thread, to be honest. Since when is it okay to blast modern architecture? If you've got reactionary opinions, you can keep them to yourself.

Fascist.

MoSe
26-08-2008, 10:45:41
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Isn't that a reactionary stance in itself?

whoops!

I replied on the whim without first reading further
:cute:

I'm sorry Laz, we think alike....

Provost Harrison
26-08-2008, 12:01:10
Yeah, the Arndale Centre is pretty ugly. Why couldn't the IRA have done a proper job on it?

MDA
26-08-2008, 13:23:19
Originally posted by Oerdin
http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/1057/bosapacifichwyashlr2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Stayed in downtown SD twice, and both times my hotel looked like that. :lol:

might have been the same hotel twice, but might not have been!

MDA
26-08-2008, 13:25:28
the Cambridge Hyatt hotel in Boston didn't look too bad -but definitely looks better in the dark

Immortal Wombat
26-08-2008, 17:44:54
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I'm quite depressed by this thread, to be honest. Since when is it okay to blast modern architecture?

Since architecture was invented.


(inappropriate joke answer: since April 19, 1995)

Oerdin
26-08-2008, 17:49:11
Originally posted by Beta1
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2413/2071472695_808bd63d91.jpg

rutherford college, university of kent.

Even in a campus that is adorned by monstrosities rutherford and its twin elliot colleges are bloody awfull.

OMG... I've seen community colleges (junior colleges) with nice campuses then that. :hmm:

Oerdin
26-08-2008, 17:50:03
Originally posted by MDA
Stayed in downtown SD twice, and both times my hotel looked like that. :lol:

might have been the same hotel twice, but might not have been!

That's what I mean. They're all 95%+ alike. It's pathetic.

Oerdin
26-08-2008, 17:53:50
Originally posted by MDA
the Cambridge Hyatt hotel in Boston didn't look too bad -but definitely looks better in the dark

At least it's not just another box.

MoSe
27-08-2008, 07:33:38
it's not polite to diss Lurker's premises

Funko
27-08-2008, 08:29:27
Actually, it is.

mr_B
27-08-2008, 12:06:48
and punch the lady on the left tit