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A recent Magazine article featuring 10 concrete houses that drive people mad captivated quite a replies from readers. Here, some of them choice the buildings they find “shouldve been” drawn the original list.
One building which drew the ire of numerous is Stonebow House in York( above ). It was one of numerous alleged cement monstrosities that people recommended we ought to boast after
our initial segment was published. Some of private buildings peculiarity here undoubtedly divide opinion.
Paul Horrocks, York : Having lived in and around York since 2001 I am still amazed that Stonebow House ever got the planning permission to be built in this historic municipality and is still standing despite being predominantly empty for many years.
Steve Woodhouse: Possibly “the worlds largest” hated building in the UK, largely due to it being so out of plaza in such a beautiful and picturesque city. Image copyright PA Image caption DVLA, Swansea
Ian Lewis, Pontardawe, South Wales : The DVLA building in Swansea dominates a hilltop skyline and can be seen from miles away in all directions. From every direction the building appears bulky, ugly and incongruous. Without a skepticism the whole municipality and county would be improved if the building was dropped and replaced by a truly inspiring section of architecture.
Image copyright PA Image caption Tricorn House, Stroud
Steve Ingram, Stroud, Gloucestershire: I dislike Tricorn House in Stroud which is an office block make use of concrete contained within some kind of pebbledash. It regularly shapes neighbourhood headlines as it is now unused and falling into disrepair with attempts to get onto demolished or redeveloped incessantly failing although action to remove it is very popular locally. It is especially aggravating because it is in such a prominent place on the major route into Stroud – in a residence where a statement structure should stand there is a concrete carbuncle.
Margaret Chadwick, Stroud, Gloucestershire It is an absolute monstrosity. It has been empty for years and is a real blemish on the landscape. Stroud parties would salute anyone who successfully “ve managed” win this battle to rid us of the building. We would impound street defendants! Image copyright ALAMY
Bethany Cox, Coventry : One building which prepares me sneer in Coventry is the Coventry Britannia hotel. Just round the reces from the Coventry athletics centre, it’s a huge blemish of grey-headed blotches and grime and it doesn’t seem to have changed in my lifetime, which is a pity as it is a decent be built upon the inside. In fact I used to be scared about stepping under it when I was little. There are a number of grim constructs in Coventry but this building realizes the residue are beautiful!
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C Kennah, Liverpool : The Liverpool Daily Post and Echo building is a monstrosity. It is the ugliest building in Liverpool and curdles the waterfront.
Tina Farrell, Liverpool: It’s an absolute eyesore. The regeneration of Liverpool has dramatically improved the impression of the cityscape, lots of beautiful new modernist houses side by side with the three goodness. Exclusively spoiled by the brown concrete monstrosity of the Liverpool Daily Post& Echo building.
Lee Rowlands, Liverpool : The thought of it from the dock road is inflict. It’s not the most attractive of structures at all, but when you look at it you can’t help be intrigued. Image copyright ALAMY
Conor Matchett, Edinburgh, Scotland : The David Hume Tower( envisioned) and Appleton Tower, both integral buildings within the University of Edinburgh’s center campus, are absolutely cruel. I’m currently a third time, and within about 2 week of coming to the university everyone hates those buildings. Nonetheless, it must be acknowledged that from the side David Hume Tower gazes good, and the views from the top are breathtaking. Appleton is deplorable, it has no redeeming features. Image copyright ALAMY Image caption The Assembly Rooms, Derby
Louise Healy, Derby : It’s ugly, it was built for the snooker that Derby lost the contract for and people actually want to save it( after the ardor ). Get rid and build a proper theater like Nottingham has.
Jenny Babenko, Wirksworth : A fire at Derby Assembly Rooms last year yielded the building unusable and then led to a conversation as to whether the building should be refurbished or knocked down and a totally new venue built, it has left the city without a mid-scale action venue. There has been much talk of how many people detested the building, personally I think it’s enormous, especially on the inside with its large-scale, sweeping staircases, it’s a real pity that a decision has been drawn not to go for the cheaper option to refurbish the already existing structure, but to search a developer to body-build something new. Architectural experts have already been said they “don’t belief demolition should be part of the plans because it is an important precedent of ‘brutalist’ architecture and the only one of its genu in Derby”.
Image copyright Tom Bastin/ Flickr Image caption Milburngate House, Durham
Ian Crampton, Durham : Currently part of a project team who work in and planning to demolish Milburngate House, Durham City. Adore it or hate it, it’s been part of the Durham skyline since the sixties. It’s a demon, but you had better flit if you want to see it as it will shortly become a circumstance of the past. Image copyright ALAMY
Chris Britton, Twickenham: I loathe Regal House next door to Twickenham station. They have tried to make it better by decorating it light-footed blue-blooded and have attached a Travelodge to one intention. But it cannot escape from being boring and tatty. What specially upsets me is that its elevation is used as an excuse for developers to improve other constructs near by of same height. And one which readers love Image copyright Kay Williams/ Flickr Image caption The UEA ziggurats in Norwich
Joanna Hollins, Norwich : For the last three years, I have been living and contemplating in Norwich at the University of East Anglia. Despite living near some shocking concrete constructs in the past( including the Greyfriars bus station, which was horrible ), I am an adamant champion of the elegance of UEA’s concrete architecture. With the bright lights of private buildings and the large amount of dark-green opening encircling them, the grade-II rolled campus is genuinely quite impressive, especially at sundown! It helps that the main walkways are specified above ground level, which represents the buildings don’t loom too badly. We’ve long embraced the concrete quality of our campus and the character it brings to the university.
Joshua Chamners, Norwich : Take a look at the building of most of the UEA campus, classically post-war cement. Most of the campus is embellished with grey material, and I repute students here have come to love it. It’s practical, long lasting and( although feuded) beautiful.
Adam Kemp : The original campus houses were designed by new brutalist inventor Denys Lasdun, who also designed the Royal National Theatre. It has a strange various kinds of naive beautiful to it which you come to fall in love with. Having been a student there, I must say I do miss walking around the UEA campus.
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