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Old March 5th, 2012, 03:20 PM   #2641
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It kind of looks like a rounded version of Genex Center in Belgrade:


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Old March 5th, 2012, 03:49 PM   #2642
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maybe its futuristic at the time when it hs just been built.
Ofcourse it looked better initially

Half of ugly buildings out there are ugly only because of lack of maintenance (a building needs to be taken care of REGULARLY! But unfortunately lots of them are just left there, delivered to the elements.

If (for example) the San Francisco bay bridge would not have had a policy of repainting the entire bridge over and over regularly, it would have looked ugly as hell!
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:39 PM   #2643
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Never thought so ugly slums could exist in Madrid
Actually, it's considered one of the most important masterpieces in modern architecture in Madrid, those flats are expensive and it's inhabited mostly by architects because ordinary people don't like it , however the outside looks quite ugly.
It's called Torres Blancas (white towers) because the project consisted in 2 towers painted in white
http://lapoupeequifaitnonnonon.blogs...de-tuerca.html

Crazy floorplan:


Old restaurant on the thop floor:


Hall and swimming pool
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #2644
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decimos que ha sido un experimento. No se cuanto exitoso la verdad!
Let's say it was an experimental building. I wouldn't say a successful one, but still...
IMHO
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Old March 5th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #2645
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Torres Blancas are not (for me) ugly or beautiful, it is a different building out of time.

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Torres Blancas, Madrid por Huahe, en Flickr. License Creative Commons. CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 06:10 PM   #2646
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Oh my, kill it with fire!
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Old March 5th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #2647
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Give it a fresh layer of paint and it looks fine
Im not saying that it's beautiful , but it aint ugly either.. its.. special
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Old March 5th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #2648
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Actually, it's considered one of the most important masterpieces in modern architecture in Madrid
The floorplan and interior are so creative, I love them! But it's such a shame all this is concealed beneath a brutalist concrete exterior. It definitely needs some kind of cladding.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:14 PM   #2649
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Someone called Torres Blancas "slum", I wouldn't say a building whose apartments costs US$ 2 million is a slum.
Apartment in Torres Blancas.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #2650
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Torres Blancas is beautiful.... the history of architecture!
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Old March 5th, 2012, 10:50 PM   #2651
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This is one of the tallest building in KL. I hate this building not because its ugly, but its fat. tall but fat. it always ruin the skyline.

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Old March 6th, 2012, 03:16 AM   #2652
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torre blancas are just amazing for me ....
massive and curvy ! i like them but never seen with my eyes
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Old March 6th, 2012, 03:19 PM   #2653
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Actually, it's considered one of the most important masterpieces in modern architecture in Madrid, those flats are expensive and it's inhabited mostly by architects because ordinary people don't like it , however the outside looks quite ugly.
It's called Torres Blancas (white towers) because the project consisted in 2 towers painted in white
http://lapoupeequifaitnonnonon.blogs...de-tuerca.html

Crazy floorplan:


Old restaurant on the thop floor:


Hall and swimming pool
The interior looks amazing though. Still, the shape looks ugly to me
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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:35 PM   #2654
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Torres Blancas Madrid

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Looks like the BMW building in Munich
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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #2655
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What? It has nothing to do with the BMW building?


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Old March 6th, 2012, 09:43 PM   #2656
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Someone called Torres Blancas "slum", I wouldn't say a building whose apartments costs US$ 2 million is a slum.
Apartment in Torres Blancas.
I never said it was a slum. I said it LOOKED like a slum... you know the difference

EDIT: Back on topic, I know this one was posted before some times, but this building in NYC looks ugly. It looks like the ugly boxes built in 1970's

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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #2657
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yea look like an old building! wrong clad chosen, should be glass instead of those 'strings.. or 'nets'
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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:17 PM   #2658
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What? It has nothing to do with the BMW building?


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look like a modernized & simplified version
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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #2659
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Or like these apartment buildings in North Korea.


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Old March 6th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #2660
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Not every building with four round wings looks the same. Besides that I like that BMW building and that residential building isn't that bad.
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