Uglytecture

I'm trying to find some "charm" in the ugly buildings that can be found anywhere around the world, even in the most beautiful cities. It's a struggle and it takes a lot of imagination. 

Triangle
 

One could argue that this triangle shaped building should mimic the mountains you can see behind it, but it makes very little sense considering that it won't live up to the natural beauty of those hills. All it does is looking corporate and dated. 

 
 
Triangle

Triangle

 
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Chur
 

Chur, a small town, is the ultimate uglytecture crime scene of Switzerland. I have no idea how they have managed to ruin this pretty area in the alps with buildings that look like architecture that has been rejected by everyone else. 

 
 
Chur

Chur

 
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Facade
 

It's basically steel and glass. I am not sure what the message here should be. The building certainly doesn't asked to be looked at but then again, it doesn't try to disappear in its surrounding either.  

 
 
Lego

Lego

 
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Lego
 

To be honest, I don't even know where to start. To me this looks like a building made of Lego, or at least out of a limited amount of shapes and forms (and imagination). Actually I think one can make more interesting things out of Lego, but my goodness the combination of squares, circles and ovales makes no sense. 

 
 
Lego

Lego

 
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Window Bars
 

There is simply no reason to install bars in front of a window ever. Not on the ground floor nor on any other floor. Unless of course you are planning to rent a room at a prison. There is nothing more depressing than to live in an apartment that has bars in front of its windows. If the sole purpose is to protect the apartment from intruders, then install solid blinds that can be opened when the tenant is home. 

 
 
Bars

Bars

 
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Blocks
 

At first this might not look particularly ugly but goodness it is so bland. I can only imagine how boring the layouts of those apartments must be. People living in this place might have the pleasure to look at buildings from the late 19th century across the street, while the people from across the street have to deal with this unfortunate view that sharply cuts through the aesthetics of their Hector Guimard apartments. 

 
 
Blocks

Blocks

 
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Glass
 

I often wonder about those buildings that are made out of glass and steel. Glass facades, especially the ones built in the last 20 years, have a lack of identity and just feed off the reflections created by their surroundings. Whether this is a beautiful sky, a park or better looking neighbouring structures. I do appreciate the idea of light entering a living or working space, but there are other ways to do it than the example below.

 
 
Glass Facade

Glass Facade

 
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