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Old 10-23-2012, 02:54 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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My favorite buildings are usually buildings most people think are ugly.

For example:

Perth Arena (thanks to the users in the Australia forum for sharing this)
http://www.openhouseperth.net/sites/...erth_arena.jpg

Aldar Headquarters: Abu Dhabi
http://www.aldar.com/images/pressrel...9-05-23_01.jpg

Faug Yuan Building
http://www.whatsonxiamen.com/news_im...20building.jpg

Oriental Pearl TV Tower
http://www.china-tour.cn/images/Chin...TV_Tower_1.jpg

EMP Museum
EMP Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I just find it strange because i usually have to google "Ugly buildings" to find (imo)Beautiful buildings.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Youngstown, Oh.
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I like modern architecture, but not any of the examples you posted.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:49 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I've gone from a hater to a lover of brutalist structures. That puts me squarely in the minority, for sure.
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Old 10-23-2012, 04:47 PM
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Location: Long Island / NYC
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I've gone from a hater to a lover of brutalist structures. That puts me squarely in the minority, for sure.
I live some, too. In moderation.
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Old 10-23-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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I love modern architecture and its explorations of space. But I have to say I stood across the street from the EMP and I did not get it at all. I think even if a deconstruction, design has to be anchored identifiably. Our relationship to buildings is intimate. This thing is alienating to me.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:48 PM
 
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I like Jeanne Gang's Aqua Tower in Chicago, especially since everybody gets balconies and the balconies reduce the effects of wind on the skyscraper as well as provide shade for occupants--- ingenious !





The National Library in Minsk , Belarus --- I love how it looks like a big jewel at night.





more recent, with front wings added:



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Old 10-23-2012, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Seattle Central Public Library:
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:49 AM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Seattle Central Public Library:
One of my favorites, inside and out.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Canada
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One of my favorites, inside and out.
One of mine too, it functions with pure genius when you're inside of it.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Yeah. I like it from the outside, especially the way reflections play on the surface. Inside, however.... just wow.
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