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  • #16
    Re: The Ugliest building in the UK

    Congratulations.

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    • #17
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      Dear Ians Tata, I took your invitation and here is my interpretation from the original posted here.

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      • #18
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        Cool Horatio. It looks flat, two dimensional, except where it is being "pushed out" from behind in the middle.

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        • #19
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          Originally posted by J H Foto View Post
          This photograph actually came first in my camera club (beginners) first round print competition.....
          Congratulations, indeed.

          Jeff
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            • #21
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              What continues to dumbfound me is how, when these architects are designing these "monuments to themselves" as I call them, that they are doing designs that are "dated" before they are finished. And some are so non-functional for their purpose that you have wonder if their use was even considered. Take for instance, an airport terminal that is so bad acoustically that you can't understand any announcements over the PA system.
              The library here on our college campus was designed with no electrical outlets in the stacks (rows and rows of bookshelves). Now just how did they think, if they thought at all:\, that the cleaners were going to vacuum the carpet.

              Jeff
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              • #22
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                Oh come on, you expect architects to understand ergonomics? Who gets architectural design prizes for buildings which actually serve their intended function? Of course, if we lived in a rational universe that would happen, but then we happen to live here :-)

                It brings to mind one of the quotes from the late, great Arthur C. Clarke, "It has yet to be demonstrated that intelligence has survival value."

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                • #23
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                  Horacio's crop reminds me of an insects compound eye.
                  It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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                  • #24
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                    Yes, except that the images of insect eyes are usually much more interesting and attractive. The fact that they are functional vision receptors is fascinating. One wonders how the visual fields are integrated on the insects with multiple sets of eyes.

                    Having never seen this building in person, it is somewhat hard to judge it's actual impact... but I wouldn't put it on my list of attractions to visit the next time I get to the UK :-)

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