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Before this building was worked on (and inadvertently destroyed) no one ever knew about that painted advertisement on the side of the wall.
Architects have always been fascinated with decay and ruin. The Romans built upon Greek ruins, and in turn, the West built upon Roman ruins to develop Neoclasicism.
My misguided fascination with decay may have its origins here. The picture to the left is where I studied architecture for 5 years.
This post is part of the ArchiTalks series where a group of us (architects who also blog) all post on the same day and promote each other’s blogs. This month’s theme is "Ugly" and was led by Jeremiah Russell. A lot of other talented writers who also are architects are listed below and are worth checking out:
-->Lee Calisti, AIA - Think Architect (@LeeCalisti)
ugly is ugly
-->Lora Teagarden - L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
Ugly Architecture Details
-->Jeremiah Russell, AIA - ROGUE Architecture (@rogue_architect)
unsuccessful, not ugly: #architalks
-->Eric T. Faulkner - Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
Ugly is in The Details
-->Michele Grace Hottel - Michele Grace Hottel, Architect (@mghottel)
-->Brian Paletz - The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
Ugly, sloppy, and wrong - oh my!
-->Eric Wittman - intern[life] (@rico_w)
[ugly] buildings [ugly] people
-->Jeffrey Pelletier - Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Is My House Ugly? If You Love It, Maybe Not!
-->Nisha Kandiah - ArchiDragon (@ArchiDragon)
the ugly truth
-->Keith Palma - Architect's Trace (@cogitatedesign)
-->Mark Stephens - Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
Ugly or not ugly Belgian houses?
-->Ilaria Marani - Creative Aptitude (@creaptitude)
ArchiTalks #30: Ugly
-->Larry Lucas - Lucas Sustainable, PLLC (@LarryLucasArch)
Die Hard: 7 Ugly Sins Killing Your Community