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My Mum stayed in this house once:

http://freakymartin.com/nitro/fishki02/47db35e568a1ctn.jpg

http://www.craphound.com/images/bubblehouseforsale.jpg

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looks like Fraggle Rock!

78 (edited by trashman 02-08-2009 20:35:18)

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a polish radio station hq
http://www.onegoodthing.net/files/page0_blog_entry766_summary_1.jpg
taken from high above over Dubai. i love photos like this
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_dlkAw43cLC0/ST-b5LjhReI/AAAAAAAABPU/uDBnkc8BXns/s800/05-dubai-from-the-burj.jpg
http://www.geekologie.com/2008/08/20/dubai-1.jpg

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I can't get rid of the impression that Dubai is the tackiest place in the world!

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i would love to visit this place,where ever it is.

http://www.hoax-slayer.com/images/amazing-rock-house.jpg

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AlexN wrote:

I recommend people read Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino.

Seconded.

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I don't know the name of this thing, but it's in Paris and was intended to be a 3D representation of 4D
http://deco-01.slide.com/r/1/180/dl/MhAwyntd5T-pr5aowOJndTMHBJJPFuki/watermark

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disconcertedsounds wrote:

I don't know the name of this thing, but it's in Paris and was intended to be a 3D representation of 4D
http://deco-01.slide.com/r/1/180/dl/MhAwyntd5T-pr5aowOJndTMHBJJPFuki/watermark

It's the arch at La Defense ... not sure what it's called but it's aligned with the Arc de Triomphe. It's pretty impressive when you're up close.

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this thread is good.

I'll contribute when bored at work somepoint this week!

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ewan wrote:

http://atlasobscura.com/categories/arch … chitecture


and who the hell knew these things sat in the Thames Estuary

http://atlasobscura.lg1.simplecdn.net/files/place_images/Maunsell%20Towers%202008%20309.JPG

Looks like Waterworld!

Yeah, Dubai IS tacky as hell. I flew there about a month ago on the way to Thailand and although it looks amazing, they're just desperately trying to outdo everyone else with tack. Appart from that little bit with all the sky scrapers and all those gay manmade islands that are fucking with the eco system, it's all concrete boxes. Everyone I've spoken to who's been there has hated it and everyone there seems really, really rude.

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wNw Bar in Binh Duong (Vietnam)
http://www.archi.vn/Upload%20Image/Lan%20Anh/090326/2.jpg

Not sure what this one is called (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
http://www.toursaudiarabia.com/images/riyadh-3-large.jpg

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it's like a giant coconut!

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I really like grey concrete brutalist stuff:

http://www.citiesandparks.com/pictures/brunel1.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lasdun_Institute_of_Education_back.jpg/800px-Lasdun_Institute_of_Education_back.jpg

http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Arts/Arts_/Pictures/2007/03/29/barbican460.jpg

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one of my favourite things about grotty leeds is definitely the utterly abhorrent architecture

good old poulson.

city house and the international pool are definitely my favourites

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/142/366317890_19a4685791.jpg

http://www.essential-architecture.com/IMAGES2/Leeds_International_Swimming_Pool.jpg

http://www.swimwatch.net/uploaded_images/leeds-pool-719710.jpg

uni campus is mental.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1283/649767637_7116223737.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_6aQVsGpSJ4A/RhQ-pNB1D7I/AAAAAAAAAEg/9XHadEqjJIc/s320/smithsonshunstanton2.jpg

http://portfolio.jameswilliamgriffin.com/media/9021/4.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3102/2614475836_6553d16e9a.jpg?v=0

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/121/292550812_a6e05d6924.jpg

but then, if you think throwing up shitty concrete structures with no real planning in the 60s was bad, then how can you justify doing basically the same thing now only with enormous grotesque mixed-use terracotta-coloured shithouses?

http://www.thethinktankgroup.co.uk/Leeds%20Properties/city-island-leeds/Santorini/89/external.gif

oh dear. no wonder betjeman and hutchison think it's fucking grim here.

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windofpain wrote:

I really like grey concrete brutalist stuff:

http://www.citiesandparks.com/pictures/brunel1.jpg

i have the pleasure of learning in this building. apparently it's meant to represent a sinking ship. i fractured my collar bone jumping between the bollards in the foreground, bottom left.

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Ben, wait 'til you see Glasgow Uni's Boyd Orr Building. Barring it and the Adam Smith Building the GU campus is beautiful, but this is one of the most horrific buildings I've ever seen:

http://www.glasgowwestend.co.uk/images/boydorrbig.jpg

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The Maths building at Glasgow Uni is awful too.

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I have this bizarre pineapple shaped building just around the corner from me.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/3150499889_0e9332c4a4.jpg

Although the estate in which it is on also has a cool old mansion

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/2998417645_75092e2503_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/3011371832_b7a0c05280_b.jpg


It also has a ruined tower on the estate with a burial volt in the bottom which is broken open

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2849265638_3203f0a530.jpg

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Wow, that's pretty cool. And you're right, I forgot about the Maths building, I guess because it's in the shadow of Boyd Awful it gets a little overwhelmed.

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I went to look round Rauceby Hospital before it was knocked down, was a Victorian Asylum, I actually lived in the grounds when I was about 7 or 8, parents worked for the NHS and we got a free house there while we were waiting for our house in Sleaford to be built, it closed down very gradually, only had old people and very young people through the 90s so was pretty desolate then, even more when I looked around, most of it is demolished now and theres a new housing estate on it, I couldn't live there though.

Whoever said Silent Hill, this place is similar too...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0172.jpg
X-rays left to rot...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0156.jpg
Most of the stairwells were like this, some without floors for some reason, maybe demolition preperation.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0147.jpg
Half of the central block demolished, the whole place was built around a central courtyard like a palace, duno which ward that is, but they were all named after trees, Ash, Rowan, Sycamore, my Mum worked in Sycamore and Ash at points, my Dad worked in all of them I think.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0157.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0150.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0167.jpg
X-ray machine, absolutely massive and surrounded by instructions, warnings, old x-rays etc.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0181.jpg
This was the main boiler, just amazing seeing how big it was, must have served the whole site.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0183.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0188.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0184.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0168.jpg
X-ray machine controls smashed to bits, found loads of bits like that.


There were also loads of books everywhere, massive rooms with no carpets, weirdest thing we found was an old theatre/stage it still had the curtain on and bits of stage props, backdrops and pulleys everywhere, all gone now, really weird.

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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0564.jpg
This is an old seed factory very close to my parents house in Sleaford, been empty for 25 years at least, for some reason, has water cascading down the inside of it and you can't get in, but its in a flat field with no roads nearby so all you can hear is water, very eerie.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0550.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/mikethrone/IMG_0549.jpg

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Ewan_C wrote:

I have this bizarre pineapple shaped building just around the corner from me.

Where's that at Ewan? Also, another vote for the Boy George building being a triumph for bad architecture, brutalism and brown in combination never looked so bad. The inside's even fucking worse and all, absolutely roasting at the slightest hint of a sunny day and baltic the rest of the time.

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those buildings in the Thames estuary - they look like Seeland or whatever that micro-state is called

Tom - is one of those buildings the Barbican?

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Kierkegaard wrote:
Ewan_C wrote:

I have this bizarre pineapple shaped building just around the corner from me.

Where's that at Ewan? Also, another vote for the Boy George building being a triumph for bad architecture, brutalism and brown in combination never looked so bad. The inside's even fucking worse and all, absolutely roasting at the slightest hint of a sunny day and baltic the rest of the time.


Its at Dunmore.  Coming from Glasgow just head for the Kincardine Bridge, then come off before you get to Kincardine Bridge
when you see the signs for Airth, just drive straight through Airth and you will see a sign for the Pineapple on your left just as you come out of Airth.

Then just 5 minutes from that in Larbert at the end of my street is the old Asylum, loads of old build Victorian buildings owned by the NHS that are in ruin are scattered about.

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great thread. love stuff like this.
that Bannerman's island is creepy as fuck.