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30 Times People Spotted Terrible Architecture, And Just Had To Share It With The World

Anyone can design a concrete box with some windows and call it a building – but it takes a skilled and talented architect to design something that everyone would appreciate even decades after it was built. However, it takes an equally terrible architect to design something that would be universally hated by everyone. And no, today’s post is not about the good ones.

People are sharing photos of the most terrible architecture they’ve come across to the That’s It, I’m Architecture Shaming Facebook group, and you’ll be surprised how badly some architects managed to mess up. From bizarrely placed windows to buildings that look like they’re watching you, check out some of the weirdest examples of architecture shared to this Facebook group in the gallery below!

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#1 This Pillar Was Straight Last Week. This Is The First Floor Of A Seven-Floor Building

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#2 I Do Not Give A Damn How Well It’s Cantilevered Or How Strong The Struts Are. I Do Not Have The Kind Of Luck It Would Take To Set Foot In This House

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#3 I Dunno, Slim Doesn’t Seem To Be Digging This Situation

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#4 The Cactus Is *chef’s Kiss

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#5 I Might Like This If Those Were Slides

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#6 This Looks Like A Place A Villain Would Live

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#7 That Gives Me Anxiety

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#8 I’ll Meet Your Brutalism, And Raise You This

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#9 Opera And Ballet Theatre Of Cheboksary (Russia)

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#10 A Friend Of Mine Cross-Posted This And It Made Me Think Of Y’all

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#11 This Is Not Photoshopped

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#12 Art Nouveau On Psychedelics

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#13 Toilet-Shaped House (Named Haewoojae), Built By Sim Jae-Duck, The Chairman Of The Organizing Committee Of The Inaugural General Assembly Of The World Toilet Association

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#14 You Too Can Have Your Own White Castle

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#15 Who Remembers Those Gerbil Enclosures That Look Like This?

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#16 “Sharkitecture”

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#17 A House I Used To Drive Past In A Little Iowa Town. All I Ever Heard From Locals Was That This Place Had A Terrible Leaking Problem When It Rained

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#18 Spotted This Gem In Tel Aviv

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#19 Um… What Is This?

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#20 I Wonder Who Thought This Would Be A Good Idea

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#21 Can We All Just Take A Moment And Acknowledge That Prince Produced Some Great Music, But He Lived In A Water Treatment Station

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#22 The “Snail House” In Bulgaria Actually Does Look Like A Snail

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#23 I Will Haunt Your Dreams! Residential Building In Belgium

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#24 They Drew The Line At A Fountain In The Kitchen

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#25 Why?

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#26 Interesting Concept

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#27 Bangkok’s Elephant Building. The Tusks Are A Bowling Alley In My Imagination

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#28 I Think Syndrome From The Incredibles Lived Here

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#29 Saw This On A Walk Today. A Table Lamp, In A Glass Box, Hanging From The Roof Of A Carport

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#30 This Is Plane Awesome

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50 Times Architects Really Outdid Themselves And People Celebrated Their Works Online

Architecture is meant to fulfill both practical and expressive requirements, and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic purposes. When you look at a structure, you can distinguish these two ends but they cannot be separated, and the relative weight each of them carry can vary widely. Plus, every society has its own, unique relationship to the natural world and its architecture usually reflects that as well, allowing people from other places to learn about their environment, as well as history, ceremonies, artistic sensibility, and many aspects of daily life.

However, architecture is better seen, not described. So, let me introduce you to “the beautiful impossibilities that we want to live in“, a subreddit dedicated to high-quality images of some of the most impressive (concept) buildings out there. This online community already has over 617K members, and the pictures they share are absolutely gorgeous. Continue scrolling and take a look!

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Design Is All About Connecting People, says Miguel McKelvey of WeWork

During an era of relentless and disruptive change, the key to success in business remains constant: find what works. Miguel McKelvey, the co-founder of billion-dollar startup WeWork (WEWORK, +0.00%) told the Brainstorm Design conference in Singapore that his company was born out of they typical entrepreneur’s vision of seeing a problem and trying to solve it.

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Tel Aviv’s Architectural Treasures Are Being Reborn Thanks to This Enterprising Duo

The cofounders of R2M—the city’s largest, cutting-edge hospitality group—are giving new life to Israel’s neglected landmarks.

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Tel Aviv’s Architectural Treasures Are Being Reborn Thanks to This Enterprising Duo

The cofounders of R2M—the city’s largest, cutting-edge hospitality group—are giving new life to Israel’s neglected landmarks.

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An Imaginative Kindergarten That Will Make Your Kids Love School

A new kindergarten and daycare complex was recently completed at the former Wholesale Market in Tel Aviv by Yashar Architects. Inside, the complex spans 3,000 square meters of innovative design, bursts of color, and playful vignettes to get the kids excited about school. Sarit Shani Hay was behind the inspiring design that had to house six kindergartens for kids aged 3-6 years, and three daycares for babies and toddlers from 3 months to 3 years.

The concept for the design began with the site’s history housing a produce market, hence the reoccurring use of colorful fruits and vegetables.

The kindergarten spaces received themes of fruits and veggies, market stalls, and delivery trucks, for imaginative play and learning.

Some of the custom-made furniture includes drawers for the kids and padded areas for the toddlers to lounge or read.

Photos by Dudi Moskovitz.

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The Reason Why Tel Aviv Completed the World’s Tallest Lego Structure Just Might Surprise You

Any time a new world record is set, it’s an exciting moment in history. But the world record that was recently established in Tel Aviv was all the more touching for a surprising reason: It was completed in honor of Omer Sayag, an 8-year-old Israeli boy who passed away of cancer. Omer loved Legos. Which is why his teachers worked to bring a group of volunteers together to create a monument in his memory—the world’s tallest structure made of Legos. Located in Tel Aviv, the all-plastic structure soars 117 feet and 11 inches into the air. This makes it roughly 35 inches taller than the previous record set over a decade ago in Italy.

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These Designs Have Made the World a Much Better Place

Helping others through the healing creativity of art is priceless. Whether it’s creating a sense of community among those displaced by war or spreading awareness about an imminent issue in the form of a mural, design in 2017 cultivated humanity in a year of ups and downs. Below are eight standout architectural and design contributions that will continue to change the world far beyond this year.

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Harugei Malchut, Tel Aviv, Israel

Designed by HQ Architects, led by architect Erez Ella, Harugei Malchut in Tel Aviv is the urban renewal project that is changing the face of Israel by conforming to the construction and preservation policy known as TAMA 38. Created by upgrading existing buildings to comply with new building policies around natural disasters and political conflicts, Harugei Malchut is putting forth a model that will help citizens to live in a modern and safe building affordably.

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Summer Studio 2017, Brooklyn, New York

In a beautiful collaboration between Groundswell, a Brooklyn community arts nonprofit, and Gensler’s internship program, a stunning mural centered around immigration was installed at PS 373 this past summer called, “Flight of Freedom.”

Kachumbala Maternity Ward, Kachumbala, Uganda

As a country with limited access to healthcare, Uganda was the perfect place to construct a maternity ward for local residents in the city of Kachumbala. Taking into account the lack of access to electricity and clean water, HKS Architects made sure the structure would not be inhibited by these factors, building in a purifying system for rainwater and relying completely on solar power.

 
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The Wing SoHo, New York

Dubbed the “home base for women,” The Wing, a female-only members club, opened its second location in New York’s SoHo neighborhood this year. The open working spaces, stunning color-coded library, and witty tile work cultivate creative energy for women to come together and change the world.

Photo: Courtesy of CASS Community Social Service

Cass Community Tiny Homes, Detroit

These beautiful tiny homes not only work to fight homelessness in Detroit but also provide a unique rent-to-own opportunity, giving tenants a second chance to create a new life for themselves.

Photo: Courtesy of Gensler / © Tom Harris 2017

Thomas Hughes Children’s Library, Chicago

Featuring a brand-new redesign led by Gensler, the Thomas Hughes Children’s Library focuses on providing local Chicago children and families with state-of-the-art learning facilities, focusing on igniting the curiosity within children, inviting learning naturally.

 
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Marston Court, London

Constructed using old shipping containers, Marston Court in the London borough of Ealing is a 34-unit housing complex created for emergency housing and fighting the homeless epidemic, designed by both the Ealing Council and QED Property.

Photo: Credit Yannick Wegner, Mannheim

Refugee Camp Community Center, Mannheim, Germany

A group of architecture students from the University of Kaiserslautern built a stunning community center for a refugee camp in Mannheim. Over the course of three months, the students worked with refugees to design and build the lattice-front structure, creating a common space for residents to build a natural sense of community.

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