Year Completed: 2015

A Menacing Presence

Building Style: Ominous

Enter into my clam-like clutches, my pretty…

Scaly, disgusting eel. Museum-goers slither in and out, seemingly unaware.

Architect: Jean Nouvel
Completed: 2015
Words that come to mind... eww | genitalia | scaly | scary

It’s not only me…

… a rusty spaceship crash-landed on the edge of the city.

Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian

It is a tyrannical hulk of a thing, its gargantuan grey shell wrenched to and fro as if battered by an intergalactic skirmish, sooty scorch marks burnt across its crumpled mass.

Oliver Wainwright

Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Paris concert hall.



Building Style: Trash Heap
Completed: 2015
Words that come to mind... garbagey | Harvard | hulking | monstrous

It’s not only me…

… it’s more train wreck than prehistoric flying reptile.

James Howard Kunstler

… yet another demonstration of how buildings can be torqued and tweaked with computer-aided design (CAD) in order to produce maximum maintenance problems…

James Howard Kunstler

Banal Beyond Belief

Building Style: Bland!
Location: Des Moines
Architect: BNIM
Completed: 2015
Words that come to mind... derivative

It’s not only me…

… the “file cabinet building”… some say the windows… look like drawers.

Joel Aschbrenner, DesMoines Register

All that’s missing from the 1960s is the cigarette smoke.

Michael Morain, DesMoines Register