Friday, 30 November 2012

Pig Ugly Housing in the UK

The Housing Minister, Nick Boles and his lackey Wayne Hemmingway have declared new housing in the UK to be 'Pig Ugly'.

They go on to add that the reason people object to housing being built in the Countryside is because the housing is so ugly. I'm not sure that even the most beautiful house designs can really compete with the English countryside.

The most disturbing thing about the entire affair is that the Minister suggests using 'X-Factor' style voting in order to decide on what gets built. Some would argue that this is a democratic solution - however, it is also relying on the lowest common denominator.

Friday, 2 November 2012

"Hideously ugly, even by communist standards." - A hotel of Doom in North Korea

They don't really get much better than this - The Ryugyong Hotel in North Korea has been under construction since 1987, although economic woes have delayed progress. The building was recently condemned but it seems work has started again and it could one day, perhaps, be one of Wallpaper* magazine's top places to visit?