Is the London Olympic Basketball Venue The Ugliest Building Ever?


I was shocked and appalled at Bonnie's post on the London Olympic basketball stadium; it gives flatpack a bad name. It looks the the shrink-wrapped boats you see at marinas in winter. It looks like a giant bunion pad. Now I know this is not a money-no-object extravaganza like Beijing was, but British architects have done great temporary designs, from Archigram in the sixties to Mark Fisher and Jonathan Park with their rock sets for the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. They know how to do scaffolding. How has it come to this?

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