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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:26 AM   #1601
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Genex Tower (western gate)

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This tower is so hideous that the giant colorful panel actually enhances its ugliness instead of concealing it!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 01:18 AM   #1602
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Old May 24th, 2011, 12:43 PM   #1603
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This one looks like a volcano, or better a giant "Gugelhopf" cake! Although I think it's quite ugly, something about it is actually mesmerizing...
I walked past it in Rio, didn't have time to visit it. Though I do agree it has such presence it makes me want to visit it, it is not good enough to play the hard but characterful card which makes me like most of the brutalist buildings.

It really is quite a distasteful building (from the outside at least)
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Old May 28th, 2011, 06:48 PM   #1604
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That Cathedral is absolutely hideous!!!!! And the genex building would look great being imploded.
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Old May 28th, 2011, 07:04 PM   #1605
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Old May 31st, 2011, 06:08 PM   #1606
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Old May 31st, 2011, 06:48 PM   #1607
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No last 1 fits perfectly with the surounding buildings. This side then. The building at it self isnt ugly to. Great what an addition to this area.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 12:16 AM   #1608
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It seems like 90% of buildings considered "ugly" are either brutalist, "organic-architecture" or deconstrutivist. I guess certain styles goes in and out of fashion within some cycles. 40 years ago they were probably tearing down art-deco or Chicago-old-style buildings out of their ugliness - and now there are many threads about how "ugly" are their modernist, brutalist replacements.

We already reached, at least for the foreseeable mid-term future, the limits of efficiency in terms of height. You can't attain economical feasibility with 1.200m-high skyscrapers, though you can build them. The supertall boom in Asia turned 200 or 300m a trivial height.

Prefab concrete and structural steel framing pretty much solved basic structural problems that constrained the shape of buildings. So you can "play" with forms that deviate, severely, from the vanilla box-design.

Star architects of a new stream, having overcome the modernist paradigms, meet deep purses of oil-rich states and Asian eccentric rulers and the result has been interesting.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 01:25 AM   #1609
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 08:11 PM   #1610
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Why? Big elevators to live it possible. We will have a space problem so you will need them.
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Old June 2nd, 2011, 09:08 PM   #1611
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It seems like 90% of buildings considered "ugly" are either brutalist, "organic-architecture" or deconstrutivist. I guess certain styles goes in and out of fashion within some cycles. 40 years ago they were probably tearing down art-deco or Chicago-old-style buildings out of their ugliness - and now there are many threads about how "ugly" are their modernist, brutalist replacements.

We already reached, at least for the foreseeable mid-term future, the limits of efficiency in terms of height. You can't attain economical feasibility with 1.200m-high skyscrapers, though you can build them. The supertall boom in Asia turned 200 or 300m a trivial height.

Prefab concrete and structural steel framing pretty much solved basic structural problems that constrained the shape of buildings. So you can "play" with forms that deviate, severely, from the vanilla box-design.

Star architects of a new stream, having overcome the modernist paradigms, meet deep purses of oil-rich states and Asian eccentric rulers and the result has been interesting.
As far as brutalism goes I think we have to admit that alot of it was just cheaply thrown together in the mid 20th century and was never anygood, devolpers looking to make a quick buck while trumpting modernism.

Many/most of my favourite skyscapers break out of the international style but it does present alot more risk aswell, this can and have often gone pretty badly wrong as a few examples here show.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:41 AM   #1612
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Holy cantilever!
you call that a canteleiver?

hows about this?
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 12:08 PM   #1613
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Why is that?
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 01:49 PM   #1614
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bringing the association "phallic" to a whole new level...
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 03:20 PM   #1615
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Some of what has been posted are commie blocks which I don't think should count.
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Old June 6th, 2011, 09:47 AM   #1616
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Undoubtedly the ugliest building in Australia...

Riparian Plaza, Brisbane


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Old June 6th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #1617
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ABSA Buiding, Pretoria
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Old June 8th, 2011, 02:05 AM   #1618
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you call that a canteleiver?

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Why is that?
Building with an erection...
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:23 AM   #1619
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Old June 10th, 2011, 10:25 PM   #1620
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Yeah funny building.
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