Archinect - News 2017-07-22T22:56:58-04:00 Walkie Talkie Tower wins Carbuncle Cup for UK's worst building of the year Alexander Walter 2015-09-02T12:06:00-04:00 >2015-09-02T17:45:36-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A City of London skyscraper, nicknamed the Walkie Talkie, has won the annual Carbuncle Cup, awarded to a building judged to be the UK's worst. In its short history, the 37-storey office tower has melted parked cars and critics have compared its three-storey roof garden to an airport terminal. Thomas Lane, who runs the awards, said the carbuncle "crashes into London's skyline like an unwelcome party guest".</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Walkie Talkie Tower summons the elements again &mdash; this time it's wind!</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Walkie Scorchie&rsquo; building given permanent sunshade</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly-designed "Walkie Talkie" skyscraper melts car with light reflections</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of the year</a></li></ul> Gehry worst living architect? Reasonable critique or typical Gizmodo link bait? Archinect 2014-02-16T11:31:00-05:00 >2014-02-21T22:20:07-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>His work is badly constructed, ravey-balls hair metal, a C.C. DeVille guitar solo that cannot&mdash;will not&mdash;end until the billionaire clients who keep paying for this shit can be stopped.</p></em><br /><br /><p>I guess this is what you get when you put a decent writer in charge of driving traffic.</p><p>CPM = 1 / Journalism = 0</p> KTH is considered Sweden's 'worst' architecture school Archinect 2013-12-19T14:38:00-05:00 >2013-12-23T19:01:13-05:00 <img src="" width="468" height="282" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sweden's Association of Architects asked students at KTH's Arkitekturh&ouml;gskolan to rank their education. he survey found that the education at KTH was considered the worst. Sixty-six KTH students responded to the survey and about 70 percent said they were "not getting enough or any training at all in visualization and oral presentation". The same proportion of students also said the school was failing to teach them how to tie their architectural concepts together with actually erecting buildings.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of the year Archinect 2013-08-30T13:20:00-04:00 >2013-09-03T08:21:49-04:00 <img src="" width="555" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cramped rooms with low ceilings and one small window facing directly on to a brick wall. If you crane your neck, you can just about see the outside world. It could be a description of the cells in Pentonville Prison, but these are the conditions enjoyed just down the road from the Victorian jail in a new student accommodation block for University College London &ndash; today announced as winner of the Carbuncle Cup by Building Design magazine, for the worst building of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Britain's worst buildings of the year - vote now for your (least) favorite!</a></p> Britain's worst buildings of the year - vote now for your (least) favorite! Alexander Walter 2013-08-20T18:54:00-04:00 >2013-08-30T13:24:14-04:00 <img src="" width="613" height="460" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Votes have been open for the Carbuncle Cup's annual naming and shaming since May. And now, here's the shortlist for the ugliest building of the year &ndash; from a swirly vertical pier to faux-fronted student flats.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Click <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to cast your vote in the poll for the UK's ugliest building of the year, hosted by The Guardian.</p> <p> In the running for this year's award are:</p> <ul><li> Avant Garde tower, Bethnal Green, London</li> <li> UCL student housing, 465 Caledonian Road, Islington, London</li> <li> Porth Eirias Watersports Centre, Colwyn Bay, Wales</li> <li> Redcar Beacon aka the Vertical Pier, Redcar, Cleveland</li> <li> Premier Inn, Waterloo, London</li> <li> Castle Mill housing, Port Meadow, Oxford</li> </ul><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'Prison-like' student housing wins Carbuncle Cup for Britain's worst building of the year</a></p> New York's JFK ranked the worst airport in the world Archinect 2012-01-18T12:33:00-05:00 >2012-01-18T12:58:56-05:00 <img src="" width="472" height="314" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BEST RANKED TERMINALS: 1. Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) Hajj Terminal 2. Leifur Eriksson Air Terminal, Keflavik, Iceland 3. Seoul (South Korea) Incheon Airport 4. Wellington (New Zealand) &ldquo;Rock&rdquo; Terminal 5. New York JFK Airport Terminal 5 6. Singapore Changi International Airport Terminal 3 7. Marrakech (Morocco) Menara Airport Terminal 1 8. Madrid (Spain) Barajas Terminal 4 9. Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay 10. Bilbao (Spain) Airport Main Terminal</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>