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MolsonExport Apr 9, 2015 5:06 PM

The UGLIEST building in the world
 
Please, one nomination only, and one photograph only, per post.

For Canada, I nominate La Residence Soleil (Retirement complex), in beautiful downtown Laval, Quebec. I believe that this is not only the ugliest building in Canada, but perhaps, in the known universe. Look at it.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e2...C/IMG_7364.jpg
francely57

Xelebes Apr 9, 2015 5:09 PM

Thread moved to appropriate forum.

diskojoe Apr 9, 2015 9:19 PM

In Houston is Probably the new Memorial City Hospital. Its really ugly and the space they built this on is much smaller than what it looks like in the picture.

https://culturemedia.s3.amazonaws.co...61ab338fd5.jpg

Its only saving grace is that it has cool LED's on it and other buildings in the area have adopted them as well. Looks cool at night.

ThatOneGuy Apr 11, 2015 10:55 AM

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/5701/...0_be5a2655_XXL

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photoLith Apr 11, 2015 4:18 PM

That looks like something a 6 year old would build with a bunch of legos.

Leo the Dog Apr 11, 2015 5:29 PM

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7032/6...5f5bab9d78.jpg

Source: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7032/6...5f5bab9d78.jpg

This is pretty ugly. It's San Diego's tallest building, (it just lies on its side) covers across a couple city blocks, with the Trolley cutting through it on C St.

I think its going to be demolished soon.

Guiltyspark Apr 12, 2015 12:44 PM

In Troy Michigan it has to be the Delphi World Headquarters. I see it every day and every day it makes me think of a postmodern Noah's Ark. It looks even worse somehow from the opposite (highway) side without the main entrance.

[IMG]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7718/...3f9b660b_s.jpgDelphiHQ_TroyMich by Hawkeye142, on Flickr[/IMG]

*Photo not by me.

mousquet Apr 12, 2015 2:27 PM

We've entered a post-modern age for quite a while already anyway. Since the 80s, I guess. Post-war brutalism and minimalism are having a hard time. My taste is diverse, I can appreciate things of various styles so long as it seems to be some fair quality to me. But as I'm used to saying now, French post-modernism is causing a little harm to the art of design over Paris in my opinion. Here's an example of what I really don't like seeing too much over here, in Issy-les-Moulineaux.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-haussmann.jpg
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Issy-les-Moulineaux

Bad bad taste. Kind of stuff that tried to mimic the local traditional fabric, but in cheaper materials. I give it zero chance to age well. It's a waste of room to me, amongst the worst things developed at the moment.

Surrealplaces Apr 12, 2015 5:49 PM

^While I'm not a fan of imitating older styles, I don't find that building terribly ugly.

Surrealplaces Apr 12, 2015 5:53 PM

There's this one.... It's my opinion that it's the ugliest, stupidest looking builing on the planet.


http://pic-hzrb.hangzhou.com.cn/0/11...538_487943.jpg

http://pic-hzrb.hangzhou.com.cn/0/11...538_487943.jpg

mousquet Apr 12, 2015 6:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Surrealplaces (Post 6987553)
^While I'm not a fan of imitating older styles, I don't find that building terribly ugly.

It's only a matter of innovative and conquering spirit here, and that is the most essential thing. That's why I hate that crap to my place. We deserve much better, huh.

photoLith Apr 12, 2015 6:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Surrealplaces (Post 6987558)
There's this one.... It's my opinion that it's the ugliest, stupidest looking builing on the planet.


http://pic-hzrb.hangzhou.com.cn/0/11...538_487943.jpg

http://pic-hzrb.hangzhou.com.cn/0/11...538_487943.jpg

I agree, it's pretty terrible. I don't know about ugliest on the planet but it's for sure the ugliest tackiest supertall on the planet. Even worse than that supertall in North Korea.

Hed Kandi Apr 13, 2015 6:05 PM

Xanadu Mall in New Jersey.

Guiltyspark Apr 13, 2015 8:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6987609)
I agree, it's pretty terrible. I don't know about ugliest on the planet but it's for sure the ugliest tackiest supertall on the planet. Even worse than that supertall in North Korea.

I think we have a winner.

MolsonExport Apr 13, 2015 8:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ThatOneGuy (Post 6986456)


Agreed. Wholly mother of gawd, that is absolutely wretched.

HomeInMyShoes Apr 13, 2015 9:20 PM

It's certainly hard to understand what design principles were in play.

Guiltyspark Apr 14, 2015 8:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 6989059)
It's certainly hard to understand what design principles were in play.

The "lets make a lot of money off people with bad taste" principle. I crops up a lot in the suburbs.

Leo the Dog Apr 14, 2015 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Surrealplaces (Post 6987558)
There's this one.... It's my opinion that it's the ugliest, stupidest looking builing on the planet.


http://pic-hzrb.hangzhou.com.cn/0/11...538_487943.jpg

http://pic-hzrb.hangzhou.com.cn/0/11...538_487943.jpg

This would be an awesome casino in Vegas!

texcolo Apr 14, 2015 10:28 PM

Here's the new kid on the block...

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...257ab0b548.jpg
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...257ab0b548.jpg

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...b20f2389b6.jpg

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...b20f2389b6.jpg

http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...139eec20b5.jpg
http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/73...139eec20b5.jpg

It's in the Zaandam district of Amsterdam.

Obadno Apr 14, 2015 11:14 PM

OH that is god awful. Why? How many people saw that design and said... Yeah ok!


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