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Old Posted Mar 23, 2019, 8:50 AM
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Lincoln plaza London

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Carbuncle cup winner 2016
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Those are architectural abominations.
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The architectural version of vomit, my stomach turns whenever I see that building.
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Most of the Carbuncle Cup winners/nominees belong here. Here’s one of my least favourite buildings in Birmingham and Carbuncle Nominee, The Orion
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Most of the Carbuncle Cup winners/nominees belong here. Here’s one of my least favourite buildings in Birmingham and Carbuncle Nominee, The Orion
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As Dolly Parton once said it costs a lot of money to look this cheap
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Birmingham’s candidate for Clockzilla’s next battle, The Cube.

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It and Bullring are tied for worst in Birmingham imo (Orion’s a close second).
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Birmingham’s candidate for Clockzilla’s next battle, The Cube.

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It and Bullring are tied for worst in Birmingham imo (Orion’s a close second).


Holy shit! That’s actually real? What company would want that as their headquarters?
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Holy shit! That’s actually real? What company would want that as their headquarters?
The Cube is nightmarish. It actually looks worse from the side believe it or not.

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It makes Campusone up here in Toronto look like the Taj Mahal! It’s the architectural equivalent of regurgitated vomit!
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2015 Carbuncle Cup Award Winner, Hall of Fame, my personal fave

465 Caledonian Road p̶r̶i̶s̶o̶n̶ student Housing with a beautifully executed conversion of a historic building


https://static.dezeen.com


https://i.dailymail.co.uk


Some of the 2016, 2017, 2018 shortlist:

http://dailybraille.co.uk/news/artic...shortlist.html





www.itv.com











https://i.dailymail.co.uk

https://cdn.archpaper.com



www.designingbuildings.co.uk, https://weburbanist.com

http://www.designingbuildings.co.uk,...elegraph.co.uk

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https://i.dailymail.co.uk

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2015 Carbuncle Cup Award Winner, Hall of Fame, my personal fave

465 Caledonian Road p̶r̶i̶s̶o̶n̶ student Housing with a beautifully executed conversion of a historic building


https://static.dezeen.com


2018 nominees - the shortlist:

http://dailybraille.co.uk/news/artic...shortlist.html



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Don’t forget Opal Court!

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Drake Circus Shopping Centre is one of my least favourite buildings in Plymouth (also a Carbuncle winner). Look at how it looms over that beautiful old church. .



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winner! 2018 Stockport Redrock Development:

“sad metaphor for our failing high streets”
“garish, soulless, leisure shed architecture”
“awkward form, disjointed massing and superficial decoration”
"absolute monstrosity"
“one of the most horrendous architectural responses ever conceived for Greater Manchester”


According to Redrock: “a must-visit leisure destination”


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I mean, talk about 'value engineering':


https://i2-prod.manchestereveningnews.co.uk

www.placenorthwest.co.uk

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Don’t forget Opal Court!
Yep, when I look at that building, I always think of prized, highly colourful gems of rare and brilliant intrigue.
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Looks like a giant bathroom!
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What is the architectural definition of a carbuncle? I’ve seen it applied to everything from cantilevered boxes in the middle of towers, to irregular patterned facades, to glass crowns on top of standard walled buildings?
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Between this and the cube I think you’ve found some worthy opponents for Clockzilla. One of the things I have come to detest the most with a lot of contemporary avant guard architecture is the use of hideously bright and offensive colours. I like colour when it’s well done. A pop of green or red or yellow with mostly white and grey colours can work really well. This thing on the other hand assaults your eyeballs. It’s obnoxious architecture.
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Between this and the cube I think you’ve found some worthy opponents for Clockzilla. One of the things I have come to detest the most with a lot of contemporary avant guard architecture is the use of hideously bright and offensive colours. I like colour when it’s well done. A pop of green or red or yellow with mostly white and grey colours can work really well. This thing on the other hand assaults your eyeballs. It’s obnoxious architecture.
Ikr, it’s Venetianesque. Both University Sqaure and it’s three clocks and “The Cube” could hold there guard quite well against clockzilla.

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