Project Category: Behemoth

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


Building Style: Behemoth

Rock climbing enthusiasts barely notice hideously ugly orthodox Modern building. Only 6 employees have fallen to their deaths so far!

If this doesn’t scare the bejeezus out of you, nothing will. That giant smokestack is actually a cigarette blowing symbolic smoke rings to let you know the factory is doing a job on the environment. This may be an eCig vaping itself.

Barely noticeable smokestack serves as delightful background for lunchtime snowboarders. Man in foreground is carrying a rifle for unruly Danes.

Architect: BIG
Completed: 2017
Words that come to mind... mammoth | offputting

It’s not only me…

“It’s not about size, it’s about how you use it,” said ARC spokeswoman Signe Josephsen.

Thomas K. Grose, National Geographic

Looks like a building they forgot for 75 years and where some really old German scientists are still making heavy water for ze Reich.


The guy who was supposed to make the device for the smoke rings killed a woman in his homemade submarine, so that kinda put a damper on the whole project.


Mint Milano

Building Style: Behemoth
Architect: BBPR
Completed: 1958
Words that come to mind... clumsy | eyesore | heavy-handed

It’s not only me…

… rated by the Telegraph’s Property team as one of the world’s 30 ugliest buildings

The Telegraph

Could be the ugliest structure I’ve ever seen. Eye irritation may occur, if happens seek medical help…

The tower, approximately 100 metres tall, has a peculiar and characteristic mushroom-like shape.


Immediately after its construction it was immediately hated by the citizens who considered it monstrous…

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

Spotted Dick

Building Style: Behemoth
Completed: 2003
Words that come to mind... genitalia | noncontextual | penile | plaid

It’s not only me…

hollow priapism… totalitarian bombast… catastrophic hubris…

Leon Krier,

For rent. Phallic property named after immature fruit of the cucumber… Gherkin is just not sufficiently filling… Lord Foster’s shiny protuberance…

Andrew Cave, The Telegraph

A giant glass shaggy ink cap

Prince Charles

a sexual aberration

Leon Krier, The Guardian

Disclaimer:  Please note that Norman Foster is married to a sex therapist.