Project Tag: noncontextual

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

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.