世界最醜的建築物

10月號的 Travel + Leisure 雜誌評選出世界 15座最醜的建築物中,圖書館就占了二個名額,分別是美國芝加哥 Harold Washington Library 及白俄羅斯明斯克(Minsk) 的 National Library。由於從網站中看不出評選標準,所以也有不少讀者有不相同的見解。


Harold Washington Library

Harold Washington Library
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If buildings came with footnotes, this one, named for a beloved former mayor who deserved better, would have pages worth of citations. Neoclassical references collide with a glass-and-steel Mannerist roof; throw in some red brick, granite, and aluminum—and a bad sense of scale—and you’ve got way too much architecture class for one day.

The Ugly Truth: Opened in 1991 and designed by the firm Hammond, Beeby, and Babka, the Chicago public library has a helter-skelter application of motifs and styles that’s “locked in the postmodern era,” says Peter Koliopoulos of Circle West Architects in Scottsdale, AZ

Minsk National Library

Minsk National Library
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You can’t really hate this glass-paneled, 23-story rhombicuboctahedron (a solid with 8 triangles and 18 squares), complete with color-changing LEDs to make it sparkle at night. After all, it’s difficult to begrudge a library with such mojo. But the designers should have stopped there. Instead, what’s referred to as “the diamond” sits atop a geometry equation gone wrong—tiered circles, huge triangles, winglike flaps.

The Ugly Truth: The winners of a government-sponsored search, architects Michael Vinogradov and Viktor Kramarenko, were expected to make a statement. The government wanted tourist-attracting drama, a desire that seems to have been fulfilled; the 2006 opening attracted a flurry of attention.

在這 15座最醜的建築物中,我驚見 “一群" 很眼熟的建築物,它就是台北縣三芝的飛碟屋。其實我覺得它設計的也蠻特別的呀,應該不到醜的地步吧。可惜的是這些飛碟屋在去年底就被拆除了。

The UFO House
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If visitors had ever arrived at this resort on Taiwan’s north coast, they would have slept in an uncomfortable-looking, spaceship-like pod. As it happens, nothing ever got off the ground at this twice-abandoned project from the 1970s.

The Ugly Truth: Because developers left these four-winged capsules empty for years, information about them is spotty; it seems, however, that the businessman who built the resort in the 1970s wanted it to look like a landing pad for Martians. The Taiwanese government plans to tear down the alien abodes, so see them while you can!

延伸閱讀:
Travel + Leisure Magazine - The World’s Ugliest Buildings
Chicago Tribune - Harold Washington Library Center makes the world’s ugliest list–c’mon, it’s not that bad
RainDog - 三芝飛碟屋12/29拆除!
香腸炒魷魚 - [獨家](San Zhi)三芝飛碟屋-完整事件還原

世界最醜的建築物 有 “ 1 則迴響 ”

  1. 都不醜押,飛碟屋很可愛,維修一下很適合當旅館。
    無意間逛到你們的網站~部落格滿豐富的,不錯唷~有空會常來逛!

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