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Thread: Ugly Buildings

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    Default Ugly Buildings

    Guys and gals, thought it might be fun to start up a thread showing properties around the place which are, well, ugly. I'll start off with these 2 gems:

    This one is more dilapidated than ugly, it may well have once been a fine house. It's on the way to Piha in West Auckland:




    In contrast, this one is a brand new commercial building in Hillsbororough Road, Auckland:



    It's been entirely building out of black iron. With very dark tinted windows. Since I took this photo, they've add some more of those vertical red/brown things (where the scaffold lift is). But still...

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    Hillsborough building looks awesome......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsyouruncle View Post
    Hillsborough building looks awesome......
    Well of course these things are subjective.

    I think it's retail/offices but it looks like a farm shed to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davo36 View Post

    I think it's retail/offices but it looks like a farm shed to me.
    fancy farm shed, must be a dairy farm

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    Because of the iron I guess. I like it a lot.
    I think the Glenn Innes HNZ monstrosities are UGLY

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    my nomination - Gordon Wilson Flats in Wellington... but wait - a rare example of poor taste/design being saved from the wrecking ball by the environment court!

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/...-Court-hearing

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    That's a historic building in NZ???
    Eeek.
    The three most harmful addictions are heroin, carbohydrates and a monthly salary - Fred Wilson.

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    Gordon Wilson Flats are winning hands down.
    The Hillsborough building is great for retail/offices. Nothing ugly about it in my view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobsyouruncle View Post
    Because of the iron I guess. I like it a lot.
    I think the Glenn Innes HNZ monstrosities are UGLY
    See, I like those. So we have diametrically opposing tastes in buildings. No surprises there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don't believe the Hype View Post
    my nomination - Gordon Wilson Flats in Wellington... but wait - a rare example of poor taste/design being saved from the wrecking ball by the environment court!

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/...-Court-hearing
    Looks like the old council offices in Auckland.

    Which they are now turning into apartments lol.


 

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