Table of contents:
- 1. Is there a "bad" architecture
- 2. Ridiculous benches
- 3. Is it an arch or chimney
- 4. "Chicken Church"
- 5. A monster with empty eye sockets is watching you
- 6. Either old technology, or eclecticism
- 7. Probably the most impractical staircase in the world
- 8. A collection of creepy skeletons of giant animals in the interior … of a restaurant
Everyone knows that architecture is designed to create a comfortable and safe environment for human life, as well as to take care of aesthetics. But there are times when the designer's thoughts are so confused that it is quite difficult to understand the idea of the author of an architectural masterpiece, and sometimes even impossible. Among the absurdities, there are also brilliant creations, but they are located completely out of place, therefore, they also cause only bewilderment.
1. Is there a "bad" architecture
Difficult to imagine? with whom and for what the Macedonian revolutionaries and partisan warriors fought (the Ilinden complex, Krushevo). loveopium.ru.
Such exteriors of houses will cause an attack of pareidolia even among those who have not noticed this before. bigpicture.ru.
Agree, contemplating and exploring well-designed and aesthetically pleasing buildings is one of the vibrant and enjoyable pleasures of life. But there are times when architects have gone too far and are not understood. Their architectural solutions not only do not enrich the lives of those who are nearby, they may absolutely not fit into the surrounding space and be completely inappropriate, causing general rejection and misunderstanding.
This is the vision of a forest demonstrated by the Dutch architect Pete Blom (Rotterdam, the Netherlands). mishka.travel.
Important:Architectural design is the process of creating a human habitat that must be both useful and attractive to its inhabitants. Of course, architectural preferences have changed over the centuries because artistic tastes and cultural traditions have changed over time. But this in no way means that now they cause complete rejection and protest, it is on these achievements that new experiments of modern creators are based.
The installation, popularly called "The Drunken House," adorns the entrance to Paris Gare du Nord (work by Leandro Ehrlich). tripadvisor.ru.
It is almost impossible to say exactly "good" or "bad" in relation to concepts such as art and architecture, because any opinion is always subjective. However, among most people there is an unwritten understanding of what constitutes an "ugly" or "inappropriate / ridiculous piece of architecture" that stands out from the general picture of a particular area. It doesn't matter if it is an urban environment or the vicinity of a park, beach or even a factory.
2. Ridiculous benches
The strange bench near the Laing Art gallery constantly causes confusion and controversy (Great Britain). ekogradmoscow.ru.
Few people notice such a familiar attribute of city streets as benches. They begin to look for them with their eyes only when they want to take a break. But such an inconspicuous object of urban architecture can also cause confusion. Especially if a person sees this masterpiece of design ideas for the first time. Lovers of order immediately have an irresistible desire to fix it, because this bench looks like a piece of sidewalk has come off and bent up. At the same time, glass was inserted at the place of separation, creating a visual failure, which further exacerbates the situation. This piece can be found outside the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. It is part of an art installation entitled The Blue Carpet. It was designed by Thomas Heatherwick in the mid-90s. last century and since then, disputes among local residents have not stopped. They equally love and despise such a masterpiece.
Unsafe creations by Israeli designer Itaya Ohala, which are unlikely to be made in cities. mirum.ru.
Another strangely unsafe version of the bench was developed by Israeli designer Itai Ohala. He decided that the observation deck is a very useful object for a city or surroundings where there are ancient castles or fortress walls. I am glad that no one dares to implement a strange concept, because one version of such a miracle of design thought threatens the life and health of people (especially children), because it is located at a sufficient height without any protective structures. And the second bench, although it has a rail, is so located in the middle of the intersection, which will also not have the best effect on the health of the townspeople.
3. Is it an arch or chimney
A strange skewed arch, located almost in the middle of the field, causes bewilderment for everyone, without exception. interestingengineering.com.
In the small British town of Rimney, locals, looking at the creation of Brian Tolle, cannot decide: "Is this an arch or a chimney?" Such an unusual piece of art, called "Twisted Chimney" by the author, can be found next to the former iron and steel works. Everything would be fine, but until now no one understood why it was there and what a twisted-skewed object made of polystyrene and painted to resemble brickwork means. Neither one nor the other takes place in this area, and no one can remember any events that can be remotely connected with a polystyrene arch-chimney.
4. "Chicken Church"
Instead of a dove that represents the world, everyone sees a chicken (a church on the island of Java). abcnews.com.ua.
An equally strange structure can be found on the island of Java. As it turned out, this incomprehensible object was built by Daniel Alamszhah, who planned to perpetuate his name thanks to the church he created. Believe it or not, this is really a prayer house, which also houses a rehabilitation center for people with drug addiction. Many joke about this that the author of at least a strange work probably smoked something wrong, imagining himself a sculptor and an architect, because according to the idea it is a dove that personifies the world. Naturally, the local people did not recognize the noble bird, for them (and not only) the outlines of the church are more like a chicken. This is where the popular nickname - "chicken church" appeared.
5. A monster with empty eye sockets is watching you
Unconventional vision of beauty from the American architect William Morgan (Florida, USA). elledecoration.ru.
An incomprehensible creature with huge eyes disguised as a green hill will scare anyone, especially if you look sharply into the empty eye sockets of the monster. But not everything is as scary as it seems at first glance. As it turned out, this is the creative fantasy of the American architect William Morgan - the Dune House villa, created back in 1975. The creator so extravagantly disguised an underground mansion on the Atlantic coast. Despite the fact that this object fits perfectly into the environment, it clearly does not correspond to the unwritten understanding of how a "beautiful" architectural object on the ocean shore should look like.
6. Either old technology, or eclecticism
Arkhangelsk landmark - Sutyagin's House. fishki.net/ travelask.ru.
Arkhangelsk businessman Nikolai Sutyagin tried to connect the unconnected. To get into the Guinness Book of Records, he decided to build a 13-storey wooden skyscraper with towers reaching 44 meters in height. The result was a bizarre phantasmagoric object that looked more like a villain's lair than a beautiful castle created using ancient technologies. Unfortunately, the fate of such an unusual structure turned out to be sad, in addition to the fact that the wooden skyscraper was forced to dismantle up to the 4th floor, so later its remaining part was almost completely burned down.But this unusual object with an inexplicable combination of styles from different cultures was so popular that a couple of years ago in France, a wooden skyscraper was recreated only as a model.
7. Probably the most impractical staircase in the world
Interestingly, did the creator of such a miracle try to climb it, or what is worse, to go down sleepily? interestingengineering.com.
Here's another interesting yet useless example of architectural design. Such a "staircase" is more of an art object than a functional and constructive element designed to provide vertical connections. It seems that there is a structure and even steps, but how to move along them is quite difficult to imagine. Fantasy draws more situations when you need to go down / up on it at night or after a fun party. Well, it's more like laughing through tears, because even the most trained person with such a positioning of the legs is unlikely to keep balance, being sleepy or tipsy. The only reasonable explanation for such "architecture" can be given if we assume that the creator decided to acquire a peculiar and not very practical … a simulator for pumping up legs and buttocks.
8. A collection of creepy skeletons of giant animals in the interior … of a restaurant
In H.R. Giger Bar”it is better to go only on a tour. interestingengineering.com.
A strange sensation grips visitors to one of the museum bars in Gruyeres, Switzerland. In itself, the creation of H.R. Giger is an impressive piece of sculptural art, one might even say ideal for a museum. But considering that it is also a place of public catering, it is so difficult even to imagine how a piece in the throat will climb among such a mass of terrifyingly realistic spines, ribs and bones of giant animals and fantastic creatures.
Not only skeletons of giant fantastic animals can be found in a creepy bar. (H.R. Giger Bar, Switzerland). gastrobook.ru/ knowhow.pp.ua.
Interesting: Hans Rudolf Giger (1940-2014) is a Swiss artist, a prominent representative of fantastic realism. His work is so stunning that you can hardly find anything more eerie and demonic in contemporary art. His name became known to the whole world after the Oscar award for the best visual effects in the fantastic thriller Alien (1980). The director of the film, Ridley Scott, became interested in the artist's works after the publication of the book "Necronomicon" (1977), so he invited him to collaborate. "In fact, Giger's art reaches the depths of our psyche and affects our deepest primal instincts and fears," - says the eminent director.