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    The World's Ugliest Buildings

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    Longaberger Home Office, Newark, Ohio is considered as the first World's Ugliest Building.


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    True, the company purveys handcrafted baskets. And founder Dave Longaberger’s dream headquarters was a replica of his favorite basket. But hey, Crate & Barrel employees don’t schedule meetings in a 10-story sofa.

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    That's the most awesome thing I have ever seen in my life...I would kill to work in that building...

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    That's one neat building...
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    For my money, that construct there is a basket of roses compared to some of the HORRENDOUS New Brutalist structures that sprang up postwar thanks to the miracle of concrete. How could such an atrocity against architecture exist?
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    I agree. The basket is cool compared to that FAIL of a parking garage.

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    I agree with Mordus on this one. That building is cool, especially when compared to A LOT of other buildings.

    I like the reason that some don't appreciate it for what it is, is that this is a building where form didn't follow function, it preceeded it. I would much rather work there than in some of the grossness that I have worked in at past jobs.

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    Ugly? That building is awesome!
    If they want an ugly building, they should post where I work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordus View Post
    For my money, that construct there is a basket of roses compared to some of the HORRENDOUS New Brutalist structures that sprang up postwar thanks to the miracle of concrete. How could such an atrocity against architecture exist?
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    I like the horrendous building, I actually find it aesthetically pleasing <__<

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    I thought this thread was called "The World's Ugliest Buildings".

    WRONG THREAD.

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    I'm sure it might get to be an eyesore, seeing it day after day. The novelty could wear off, I'm sure. But I mean, really? To call this ugly is to deign something that the world desperately needs. Moving in a different direction from heartless, ruthless efficiency by design. Have you ever heard of companies that use certain color wallpapers in their buildings simply because of how it stimulates the brain a certain way? I have.

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    I wouldn`t say "ugly" but stupid.

    Imagine if this would turn into an architecture trend "let`s forget about all that boring rationalism, let`s just do buildings in the form of the most ridiculous shit we can imagine!"

    Suddenly, the world turns into TOONLAND
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    FUCK YEAH. Toon Land, son.

    Although I think you mean Toon TOWN.

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    I think it was called "ugly" because it's so darn cute, it's scary. I wonder what kind of extra money it took to build that thing. O_o

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    Looking at that kinkade hurts my eyes, feels like someone throwing sugar into my eyes ARRGGHH STOP!
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    London's South Bank Centre springs to mind and would probably get my vote. The aesthetic of multi-storey carparks and Nazi gun batteries used on a palace of the arts. Unfortunately there are all too many other examples of this hellish sort of architecture scarring the once handsome faces of Britains cities and towns.

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    What do you guys think of Ando Tadao?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Saksida View Post
    I wouldn`t say "ugly" but stupid.

    Imagine if this would turn into an architecture trend "let`s forget about all that boring rationalism, let`s just do buildings in the form of the most ridiculous shit we can imagine!"

    Suddenly, the world turns into TOONLAND
    I took everything you just said as a positive

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    I guess it`s a matter of taste; but I would prefer to live in a world designed by Zaha Hadid:

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    Tadao Ando is good too, I like his stuff.
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    Jeez. You guys haven't really seen ugly buildings

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    To me, the ugliest building in the world will always be the building my high school moved into when I was a junior

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    because we moved into that from this:

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    that's a nice looking prison Elwell .. umm er I mean school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happypig View Post
    This was posted by a spammer, but since it's actually generated some discussion, carry on.

    Longaberger Home Office, Newark, Ohio is considered as the first World's Ugliest Building.


    The World's Ugliest Buildings

    The Ugly Truth:
    True, the company purveys handcrafted baskets. And founder Dave Longaberger’s dream headquarters was a replica of his favorite basket. But hey, Crate & Barrel employees don’t schedule meetings in a 10-story sofa.

    Spamlink removed, here's the original article this was stolen from: http://www.travelandleisure.com/arti...iest-buildings
    This is supposed to be a thread on worlds' ugliest buildings, but everyone's posting holy shit! Each building is prettier than the one before it!

    Anyway, that basket building is sooooo farking awesome.
    I would love to draw it from life if I had a chance.

    Those futuristic curvy buildings posted by Chris Saksida below are awesome too!

    I nominate my country's own buildings for the world's ugliest buildings:

    Sticks out like a sore thumb:
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    Trying too hard (the 3 tall buildings with that lame roof-thing at the top of the picture):
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zazerzs View Post
    that's a nice looking prison Elwell .. umm er I mean school.
    EGG-zackly. We went from a castle to a concrete bunker. For an ART school!
    Over 25 years later, and I'm still steamed.

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    That basket doesn't look bad at all, and come to think of it; I think that this thread's title feels sarcastic. Besides, I've seen buildings that have less aesthetics than most of the ones mentioned.
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    The art department and sculpture buildings at UC Berkeley are some imo some of the ugliest on campus.

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    I don't know who picked this list of buildings in the article, but they have to be a fan of projects-style box housing to say even half of those are ugly.

    I'd invite them to visit the poor residential parts of Detroit, West Philadelphia, or NYC.

    I love the Ideal Palace.

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    I will probably get reamed for this, but I'm sorry--I have always thought the Guggenheim Museum was hideous:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jiangzu View Post
    I will probably get reamed for this, but I'm sorry--I have always thought the Guggenheim Museum was hideous:

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