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    Quote Originally Posted by Levgan View Post
    This rings close to home - literally! Here's the house I *live* in: http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9304/...4227a5a_XL.jpg
    Also in Denmark we have this kind of craphousing, this is built in the 60'ties http://www.arkitekturbilleder.dk/images/444i2.jpg
    But they are building similar stuff today. Sooner or later it gets crowded with only poor people.



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    There's a house in my neighborhood, a Cape Cod, like mine. But, it has a hideous addition that looks like another house came over the hill and started humping it. I see a lot of that. Another neighbor decided to design his own addition. The only problem is that he's not an architect, and it shows. I guess he wanted to save some money. However, hiring a qualified architect more than pays for itself with what they bring to the table. (I see a lot of that in my own industry. People try to do their own marketing and don't realize how much they're hurting their businesses.)
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    Copenhagen Town Hall Square - this house is NOT under construction and newly built (3 years ago) and owned by The Confederation of Danish Industry:
    http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/007...us_758110a.jpg

    Fuck them !

    Placed right next to the Town Hall (to the right of this picture - on the other pic you can see a reflection) http://denstoredanske.dk/@api/deki/f...huspladsen.jpg

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    I can't believe they're still building these tower blocks. They always end up the same way unless phenomenal amounts of money are spent on them, putting them out of reach of anyone but millionaires.

    These are (or were) the Red Road Flats in Glasgow...at the time the tallest residential structures in western Europe. Built in the 1970s, deemed uninhabitable by normal people by the 1980s, so used as student accommodation. By about 2000 even the students wouldn't go near them, so used to house asylum seekers. Finally demolished last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate
    Also in Denmark we have this kind of craphousing, this is built in the 60'ties http://www.arkitekturbilleder.dk/images/444i2.jpg
    Oh yes, this is very similar to my house, just a little more tidy
    But they are building similar stuff today. Sooner or later it gets crowded with only poor people.
    Well, I definitely qualify But you're right that this kind of stuff is everywhere, even in Italy with its long tradition of architectural masterpieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    Copenhagen Town Hall Square - this house is NOT under construction and newly built (3 years ago) and owned by The Confederation of Danish Industry:
    http://multimedia.pol.dk/archive/007...us_758110a.jpg

    Fuck them !

    Placed right next to the Town Hall (to the right of this picture - on the other pic you can see a reflection) http://denstoredanske.dk/@api/deki/f...huspladsen.jpg
    I don't think it's that ugly. But well, I like some modern architecture.

    I don't really care for fake old buildings.

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    Exterior and interior of Boston City Hall.

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    101 California. Might I add, brilliant architecture for an earthquake zone?

    One Rincon Hill, popularly known as Ionic Breeze Towers.

    An incomplete, yet nonetheless hideous block of luxury apartments being built in Hercules, CA. This Google Maps image doesn’t do this blight on the landscape justice. They’re closer to completion than when these images were taken, and it’s not getting any prettier.
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    Lots of “beauties” mentioned…thanks gals/guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I love Corbusier's ugly concrete buildings and the 1930s-40 functionalism in architecture of various European countries, especially Bauhaus in Germany.
    Me too. Fun fact: Le Corb actually wanted to raze Paris’ historic center to the ground and rebuild it with symmetrically aligned high-rises. Bit of an ego.
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    Does this qualify? Habitat '67 built for the Montreal World Fair:

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    Another funky Montreal landmark:

    Le Palais Des Congres

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    Another funky Montreal landmark:

    Le Palais Des Congres

    Beautifull.

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    kinda cool looking and ugly at the same time..

    http://www.homedit.com/london-gherki...in-building_2/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    Another funky Montreal landmark:

    Le Palais Des Congres

    Looks like Beeld en Geluid (Hilversum, The Netherlands):

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    Sorry, no chance to upload the picture due to forum extensions
    What about - Denmark’s Fyn island, Villa Korup is a large home designed for a family of six. A collaboration between Danish architect Jan Henrik Jansen and Australian architect Marshall Blecher, Villa Korup, which features three elongated “wings”, was prefabricated offsite using weathered steel and CLT panels. Where are old beautiful village house with wood carving, not simply 3D printed ones? let them be done even by electric wood engraving tools

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    "Post Your Favorite Ugly Buildings Here."

    Whoever posts the ugliest building gets their bathtub re-glazed for free!

    (I can hear the padlock key turning...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Progbear View Post
    An incomplete, yet nonetheless hideous block of luxury apartments being built in Hercules, CA. This Google Maps image doesn’t do this blight on the landscape justice. They’re closer to completion than when these images were taken, and it’s not getting any prettier.
    Aventine is now complete, and as predicted, an absolute eyesore. Yuck!
    Confirmed Bachelors: the dramedy hit of 1883...

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