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Old May 8th, 2014, 09:16 AM   #21
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To me the Novotel doesn't look half bad
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Old May 8th, 2014, 12:27 PM   #22
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Although my heart is bleeding, I think I can add something from my area.

1990s was a tough time for architecture in Warsaw. Many good souls lost their senses in that period of doom and despair - the period which made the Biblical Plagues look like a childish prank. Those of us who survived still try to forget...

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1st of all, a clear example of Postmodernism. Some people hate this style, but it is a style and it's all about that look.

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2nd of all Novotel (Forum) has nothing to do with 90's. It was build in 1971, renovation in 2004-2005.
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Old May 8th, 2014, 01:19 PM   #23
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It is not exactly typical of postmodernism to build a pseudo-historicising building and to paint it all the colours of the rainbow.

As for the Novotel, it was indeed renovated in 2004, but the quality and style of that renovation was very reminiscent of the 1990s.

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Old May 8th, 2014, 06:44 PM   #24
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This house is very near to where I live. It isn't exactly architecture, just a cheap home, built to fit an awkward site. It was in the news a few years ago as the hitler house:

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Old May 9th, 2014, 07:22 PM   #25
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Various houses from Macedonia













This is a hotel/motel and a reastaurant

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Old May 9th, 2014, 07:29 PM   #26
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More houses from Macedonia (keep in mind that most of those houses are built in villages)













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Old May 9th, 2014, 07:34 PM   #27
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Old May 11th, 2014, 05:50 AM   #28
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I think the tribunal of Agrigento, Sicily (Italy) qualifies very well for this thread



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Old May 11th, 2014, 07:09 AM   #29
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Edit: The one below is waaaay worse. Unbelievable someone actually thought that looked good.
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Old May 11th, 2014, 03:48 PM   #30
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Old May 12th, 2014, 01:44 AM   #31
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Those houses in Macedonia are disgusting! But small in scale the one from Minsk just came out the shade and dominate the rest. I have no idea from where architects gets their drugs from but for sure there are strong
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Old May 12th, 2014, 07:14 AM   #32
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That building is what happens when you get the same commieblock architects from 1980s to be "creative"

And what's with Eastern Europe and these clunky white window frames that don't look good on anything?
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Old May 13th, 2014, 12:33 AM   #33
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I've seen tons of these "ugliest buildings" threads - I thought I was jaded. But this is impressively ugly. Bravo.
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Old May 13th, 2014, 12:49 AM   #34
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On the other hand, in view of the current political climate, it's heart-warming to see that the art of fortress-building has not been completely forgotten in the east.
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Old May 18th, 2014, 10:44 PM   #35
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Some examples from Bulgaria

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in the Lozenec village

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Some of these you'd expect Liberace to live in...
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Few examples from my country, from the city of Prilep







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What is so bad with these exactly except the lack of facilities and landscaping? They look above the average European/ American condo.
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Oversized balconies, bad material, senseless decoration (opposite of sensible decoration), off proportions, and just soulessness in general.
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Old May 19th, 2014, 11:29 PM   #40
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I guess you could just say that they're badly designed in one way or another. Let's start at the bottom:
-huge windows on the front of the building - if you have a living room overlooking the street then you probably have your kitchen with a nice view of the backyard
-balconies pointing out in every direction
-some weird support columns in corners of balconies
-balconies pointing out in every direction
-pointless cutouts in balconies
-black outlining elements that overlap from the roof to the ceiling on last-floor balconies
-balconies pointing out in every direction
-another balcony on the last floor
-stupid trapezoid windows on the last floor - I can't even think of a way ot make them useful
-pointless cutout of the wall on last floor on the side of the building
-sloping roof that seems to go everywhere it wants to go
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