Above: The National Library of Belarus in Minsk; Grand Lisboa Hotel in Macau; the Mirador Building in Madrid; the Metropolitan Cathedral Church of Christ the King in Liverpool and Torre Velasca in Milan, Italy.
Subjective. Arguable. Controversial.
A gallery of architectural horror awaits.
Meanwhile in Ireland, Chompsky (somewhat predictably) nominates the Civic Offices (1980) at Dublin’s Wood Quay, although he’s secretly quite fond of them:
With his bug eyes, wildly crooked teeth and sparsely-whiskered chin, scrawny Ug sat for months, unclaimed and overlooked at an animal sanctuary.
But now, after being dubbed Britain’s ugliest dog, the two-year-old’s less-than-enticing looks have landed him a loving home.
Aww. Fetch my hunting rifle, would you?
Not really. It’s actually an Asian Sheepshead Wrasse, or ‘Shrek Fish’.
As you can see, it fell off the ugly reef and hit every outcrop of coral on the way down.