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Old November 12th, 2015, 02:09 AM   #421
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These abominations just hit the market here in Florida:




http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/62...80778551_zpid/


-Madison


-Crestview

Caribbean beach house, Georgian plantation, or Italian renaissance? You can't be all three, North Florida, no matter how hard you try.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 02:23 AM   #422
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Out of the countries on Street View, Denmark generally has a low percentage of ugly houses. Most wealthy Danes have the sense to either go for condos or to hide behind gates and hedges:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/29...c3714475fa09db

and most luxury houses are fairly sleek and modern, even those in traditional styles:



Working- and middle-class houses are generally tasteful as well, although their states of repair vary.

There are exceptions, though. One of these is in Vejle and the rest are on one block in Copenhagen.


- look at the 2000s Jaguar



Twofer - rednecks and the Lord of the Ring's house.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 03:01 AM   #423
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Abudja, Nigeria

It's so bad that it's great. While it was likely commissioned by somebody who really likes airplanes, it reminds me of cargo cult science.



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And while I know everyone will recognize it when I say these are "nouveau riche houses", it's not necessarily true. I don't think that houses in, say, Utah (which has a level of income mobility comparable to Denmark) are any uglier than homes in Charlotte, NC (which...doesn't).

Charlotte - http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/35.130808...245.23_-4.69_0

http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/35.160037...452.33_-6.13_0

Salt Lake City -
http://www.mapcrunch.com/p/40.511717..._322.4_-4.31_0
(although admittedly I like Craftsman style houses)
The Charlotte examples look fine. The first one is on a corner lot and slope, so it allows for more layout flexibility. I can't see anything wrong with the second one, considering the fact many of the houses in that neighborhood look quite boring in the first place.

As for the Salt Lake City example, I really don't see the point of a split-level house unless it's on a hill or in a flood zone.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 04:30 AM   #424
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https://www.google.com/maps/place/Di...9b6a65!6m1!1e1

A chateau...and an earthship. Dietikon, CH.
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Old November 17th, 2015, 10:08 PM   #425
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Old November 18th, 2015, 02:38 AM   #426
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Lol that's my school
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Old November 19th, 2015, 03:31 AM   #427
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Red, white, and blue in Addis Ababa

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Old November 22nd, 2015, 03:24 AM   #428
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 03:25 AM   #429
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 05:47 AM   #430
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But actually it looks very tasty ( marcipan and chocolate?, my favourite combination ). Is it allowed to taste the monument?
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 04:36 AM   #431
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Farmington, CT, the adoptive hometown of 50 Cent. Fifty's house is often considered to be tacky, but it ain't bad by Farmington standards, just a bit big and clubhouse-ish:


Rapper mansion? Or country club?



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Old December 4th, 2015, 04:28 AM   #432
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this building in Macau

http://exame.abril.com.br/economia/n...as-do-mundo#12
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Old December 5th, 2015, 05:30 AM   #433
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I don't know the city

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...88967&page=707
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Old December 6th, 2015, 04:22 AM   #434
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Googled last one and that is in Tbilisi, Georgia. Here's the original link.

About Indonesian houses, these abominations are found everywhere, in every city where middle-upper and riches exist, even my house in my hometown may receive this title of dark side of architecture (thanks to soulless curve). Not just houses, some government offices, shops and even apartment has same abomination.
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Surabaya

Dead plastic classic by BxHxTxCx, on Flickr
Fortunately it sat vacant. This building should never deserve to built around Tugu Pahlawan.


Istana Empire by BxHxTxCx, on Flickr
They tried it too hard to made it classic. Locals think it beautiful.

Banjarmasin

BANJARMASINIUM - Hotel G-Sign by BxHxTxCx, on Flickr
Pure paint tackiness. Not just for that hotel, but also for that smaller building.
PS: I don't understand how this photo got 600+ views by adding some suggestive description, which are not allowed here.

Jakarta

Apartemen Robinson by BxHxTxCx, on Flickr
I added this simply because this apartment is pure rundown.
A very unwelcoming spot for everyone who passed the nearby toll way.
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Uff, some Latin American Cities are specialists on doing these abominations, even more because people turn to auto-construction, so they do their own versions of diverse styles, with bad taste, or just architects have very bad taste, they try too hard making something unique and they fail epically, since the beginning of 20th century.


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San Salvador



Tampico, Mexico




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Old December 6th, 2015, 09:02 PM   #437
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Uff, some Latin American Cities are specialists on doing these abominations, even more because people turn to auto-construction, so they do their own versions of diverse styles, with bad taste, or just architects have very bad taste, they try too hard making something unique and they fail epically, since the beginning of 20th century.
Basically, in Latin America you have pretty much every architectural style imaginable. Some are good, some are bad.

Hare Krishna Hindu temple, Bogotá (pretty good aside from that balcony and chintzy sheet-metal dome):



WTF, Uruguay (courtesy our Latin American forums)



Frank Lloyd Wright and Miami Vice had a baby, Brasil



English cottage on LSD, Brasil



A couple of American styles (I actually like these, the left is Foursquare/Prairie Box and the right appears to be a Tudor/Victorian mix), Brasil



Moorish, Mexico



Maysore (Mayan Eyesore), Yucatan, Mex



Balinese/Polynesian (actually competent), DR



WTF, Brasil



Un chateau, Yucatan



Too many curves, Yucatan (where in the living daylights do you put furniture?)



Three more Mexican chateaux in various levels of kitsch:







This is not a mandir (Hindu temple), this is someone's house. Monterrey, Mex



Representative mix of styles in Monterrey:



Those window sizes, Mexico somewhere:



All thanks to our friends in SkyscraperCity Latin America for these, mainly the "Clase alta en América Latina" threads.

TL;DR: Latin America has a lot of styles, which means they have a lot of styles to do badly.
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Not bad at all, aside from the first one having chintzy looking windows and the silly tower on the second, in my opinion. Pretty accurate.
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An awful example from my hometown - The Panko Brashnarov Palace (seat of several state agencies, built this year and now is open for use)
Not ba....

*scrolls down, looks at side and back*

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