"...taxed operational budgets and personnel due to a number of construction flaws and mechanical-system failures. [...] Even after a major renovation, the CLA would remain difficult to navigate, waste internal space, be energy inefficient and subject to future mitigation issues."MIT has its own unfortunate share of artrocities, including the disasterous Stata Center by incompetent starchitect Frank Gehry -- MIT had to sue for damages and repairs -- the unlivable Simmons Hall dormitory by Steven Holl and even more recent boondoggles such as the new Media Lab by Maki and the new Sloan building, both of which are tragically flawed. Maybe they too will be demolished in due time. Just like this other "Landmark"...
29 September 2010
Architorture Be Gone ~ Cal Poly Abandons Crap
Lawrence Biemiller writes in the Chronicle that Cal Poly Pomona will take the courageous move of abandoning crap architorture... The so-called "landmark" is Antoine Predock's 1993 Classroom Laboratory Administration Building which is so bad it apparently...
Posted by Joost Bonsen at 21:34
Labels: Architorture, Art Vivo, Artrocity, Cool, Design, Future, Honesty, Hubris, Humor, MIT, Reality
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