Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Ugliest Buildings in the World

The Edificio Mirador in Madrid, Spain, was developed by Dutch architects MVRDV.

The Elephant Building is a a high-rise building located on Paholyothin Road & Ratchadaphisek Road in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Kaden building, in Louisville, KY, USA.

While the Boston City Hall, in Massachusetts, USA, was hip for it's time, the concrete structure now gets routinely criticized for its dreary facade and incongruity with the rest of the city's more genteel architecture.

Finished in 2001 in the northeastern capital of Liaoning Province, The Fang Yuan Building, Shenyang in China, is a weird mishmash of ideas.

Upon it's completion in 2006 the 6,000 room First World Hotel was the largest hotel in the world.

Small, boring windows? Check. Humdrum off-white masonry? Yes. Terracotta pilasters and shiny blue glass? That, too.

Set amongst the picturesque fishermens cottages in the coastal town of Ilfracombe, Devon, one is rendered speechless by the sight of the Landmark Theatre built in the primest of locations on Ilfracombe's seafront.

Built between 1968 and 1973 this building, The Pilgrimage Church in Neviges, Germany, made designer Gottfried Bohm a household name

Meet the Federation Square, in Melbourne, Australia. Designed by local architects Don Bates and Peter Davison, they certainly gave it a face only a mother could love.

In the late 1970's architects in Hertogenbosch, in the Netherlands, were given free reign to build 50 futuristic houses known as bolwoningen - roundhouses -, with a view to building more if the idea took off.

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