Bad Architecture

Discussion in 'Art & Architecture' started by argentine soccer fan, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. Alberto

    Alberto Member+

    Feb 28, 2000
    Northern, New Jersey
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    It's a brise soleil and not a balcony. ;)
     
  2. The Devil's Architect

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    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
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    Chicago Fire
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    United States
    I don't think you know how the architecture business works, especially for major public projects.
     
  3. guignol

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    Apr 28, 2005
    mermoz-les-boss
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    i just want to say publicly that i'm happy to see mr. w here. i thought he'd been rid plumb outta town on a rail.

    though he's often (ok, almost always :D) quite unpleasant i personally don't think the treatment he received for some brouhaha or series of brouhahas (to which i weren't no party) was overharsh.
     
  4. Norsk Troll

    Norsk Troll Member+

    Sep 7, 2000
    Central NJ
    Welcome back, but for someone with Don Rickles as his avatar, your sense of humor is terribly lacking.
     
  5. The Devil's Architect

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    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
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    Chicago Fire
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    United States
    I was never gone, I'm just banned from the fun forums for not being nice to certain groups.
    What do you expect when no one blames the owners for driving (and getting) what they want and contractors (especially subs) for the increasing inability to follow a set of drawings or just going off on their own without any concerns for how it affects other work.
     
  6. Val1

    Val1 Member+

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    Mar 12, 2004
    MD's Eastern Shore
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  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
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    http://engineering.online.ohio.edu/civil-engineering-failures/

    Progress is rarely ever a straight, ascending line. More often than not, accidents will happen in the pursuit of higher technology and practices. Failure is something that engineers and scientists must both be ready for and expect, because failure is what inspires so many people to become better. That said, civil engineering is a field that does not have a lot of room for error. However, despite the best efforts of all professionals involved in the field, these errors may happen and cost governments millions of dollars in collateral damages. While such failures may be demotivating at first, they would eventually go on to inspire others to improve upon the errors that had occurred in the first place. The following infographic, created by Ohio University’s Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program, highlights five civil engineering failures that led to remarkable breakthroughs in the industry, ensuring that the accidents and damages were not in vain.
     
  8. La Trucha

    La Trucha Moderator
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    Nov 16, 2009
    42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
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    Melbourne Victory
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    Australia
    When I visited Florida last year, I saw several outlets with the same style facade as the one @guignol posted. Honestly, I like this style a lot. Especially more than concrete panel commercial buildings like this, which have been popping up where I live, and frankly I find them an eyesore.

    Miromar Outlet in Naples, Florida:

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    Condos also in Naples:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. guignol

    guignol Moderator
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    Apr 28, 2005
    mermoz-les-boss
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    France
    without saying I like the the miramar outlet you show, it is far superior to the picture I had shown; it's colorful, has decent proportions, and is designed for people, not cars. it's coherent, and it's whimsical. it doesn't make me throw up by any means. the condos however are just dreck. I admit they could be worse. just like when you have the flu, you can be happy it's not typhus.
     
  10. jackab

    jackab New Member

    Oct 9, 2015
    Guys, All of you have shared really nice images.
    i must say keep sharing such amazing material.
     
  11. RoyalYank

    RoyalYank Member

    DCUnited
    United States
    Jun 12, 2017
    Alexandria, VA
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    everyone thinks they could've been an architect. Architecture school proves this to be false...but dolts still graduate...and if Yale is on your resume....look out world. :)
     
  12. La Trucha

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    Nov 16, 2009
    42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
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    Australia
    Coincidentally, I graduated from university (bachelor of architecture) just this week :D

    Not Yale, but still ;)
     
  13. The Devil's Architect

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    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
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    Chicago Fire
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    United States
    The ARE is the next safety net. Lots of graduates get their dreams derailed here...

    Woe be to those that call themselves Architects and practice but aren't licensed...

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fake-architect-sentenced-in-operation-vandelay-industries/

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-05-03/news/0505030151_1_buildings-regulators-license

    http://www.architectmagazine.com/practice/trust-me-im-an-unlicensed-architect_o
     
  14. The Devil's Architect

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    Feb 10, 2000
    The American Steppe
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    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congrats
     
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  15. RoyalYank

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    DCUnited
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    Jun 12, 2017
    Alexandria, VA
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    Good luck...the money sucks, so do the hours, but just remind yourself: architecture is the most admired profession in America. :)
     
  16. La Trucha

    La Trucha Moderator
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    Nov 16, 2009
    42 Wallaby Way, Sydney
    Club:
    Melbourne Victory
    Nat'l Team:
    Australia
    Haha so I’ve heard; it’s a lot of work but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love the clout that comes with having studied architecture.

    PS. I’m Australian, not American :)
     
  17. RoyalYank

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    Jun 12, 2017
    Alexandria, VA
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    I'm sure Australians admire their architects as well :) I like Harry Seidler's work quite a bit. Perhaps his American Connection makes me biased?
     
  18. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
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    [​IMG]
     
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  19. RoyalYank

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    Jun 12, 2017
    Alexandria, VA
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    #44 RoyalYank, Nov 16, 2017
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  20. nbanba

    nbanba Member

    Nov 1, 2004
  21. Courtneysmith

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    marseille
    Scotland
    Aug 25, 2020
    Cumbernauld City Centre! [​IMG]
     
  22. Courtneysmith

    Courtneysmith Member

    marseille
    Scotland
    Aug 25, 2020
    Kincorth Medical Practice
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