Location: Beijing

Radiator of Death

Building Style: Behemoth

Upright Black Toilet Seat Cover

Architect: MAD Architects
Completed: 2017
Words that come to mind... bowling ball finish | clammy | divisive | melty | noncontextual

It’s not only me…

… the project is disproportionate, unshapely and frankly ugly. I don’t know why I feel such literal anger towards a building, but I do.


The spectacle of structure, evident as well in the sharp finials of the exoskeleton, is reminiscent of nothing so much as the exaggerated, sinister deco of Gotham City…

Ian Volner, Architect Magazine

Dehumanising, tokenistic & arbitrary.


… its wavy, ominous, and transparent black casing… stands out… by putting a sense of fear in your heart…

Tracy Wang, The Beijinger

Hulking Creature

Building Style: Behemoth
Completed: 2012
Words that come to mind... legless | scary | threatening

It’s not only me…

… like some kind of science-fiction creature poised to stomp all over the surrounding central business district.

Robin Pogrebin, New York Times

I always wince when I see the CCTV center building. It… has the air of a doomed structure… it will destabilize very swiftly…

Culture of Life News

… an office tower bent out of shape… the partner in charge… said the structure might be frightening…

Robin Pogrebin, New York Times