20 Architects Who Tried Their Best But Failed So Hard They Got Roasted on Twitter
Building is no joke! It takes serious business for architects and engineers to create their masterpieces. Not only does it take years of study and practice, but you need to have the know-how to bring your ideas to life.
So, if you're looking to build something, don't expect to be able just to pick up a hammer and call it a day. You need to be a certified pro if you want to get the job done right.
However, some people don't seem to care about regulations and standards and do things their own way. Building a structure is a huge financial commitment. From buying construction materials to hiring a designer and architect, it can cost a small fortune.
The bigger the building, the bigger the bill. So, you want to make sure you get bang for your buck, and the final result makes everyone go "WOW."
Well, if you want to see some truly horrendous architectural fails, then you have to check out the Twitter account 'The World's Ugliest Buildings.' It's like a bizarre alternate universe full of epic construction disasters.
We've picked out 20 of the ugliest structures that will blow your mind. So, strap yourself in and get ready to fly to the world of architectural hiccups!
1. Mumbai, India. By Perkins and Will & Hirsch Bedner Associates
2. The new OMA department store in South Korea, «modelled on a prolapsed intestine»
3. Bullring. Birmingham, UK
4. London, UK
5. Hotel Casanus, Antwerp, Belgium
6. Renmin Ribao building, Beijing, China. It was ‘erected’ in 2013
7. Intempo, Benidom, Spain. By Pérez-Guerras Arquitectos & Ingenieros
8. Bosnia-Herzegovina, 1977. By V. Stojanović
9. Amertec Building, by Chayo Frank. Miami, Florida
10. Justin Bieber’s house in Beverly Hills
11. University of Cincinnati’s Crosley Tower, USA
12. Belgium. Cheerful but sadBuilding an architecture costs a lot of money. From buying construction materials to hiring a designer and architect, the fee spent on these things costs an arm and a leg. In particular, the larger the building is, the more the owner has to pay. It will be bang for the buck if the final result makes made everyone say “WOW”. But it will be a waste of money if everyone decries the structure.
13. Nunotani Office Building in Tokyo, by Eisenman Architects
14. Jounieh, Lebanon
15. Berlin, Germany
16. Tirau, New Zealand
17. Aoyama Technical College, by Makoto Sei Watanabe, 1990. Tokyo, Japan
18. Edificio Mirador, Madrid, by MVRDV & Blanca Lleó
19. AT&T Headquarters, Houston
20. Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Poland
Architects typically need to complete a professional degree program in architecture, which typically takes five years, and pass the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). After completing the required education and passing the exam, architects must then complete a period of practical experience, typically three years, before they are eligible to become certified architects.
We somehow believe that these people cheated on their exams...