Why Modern Architecture SUCKS

hater
hater

this guy allways finds something to whine about.

6 godzin temu
Solve Everything
Solve Everything

The reason it looks like that is so that a maximum amount of suicide jumpers will die. No balcony will catch them.

7 godzin temu
Brad Davis
Brad Davis

You are so right! There are modern towers in my city that I can only suppose were meant to be giant middle fingers to the residents; they are monolithic at best while they block the view of the rest of the landscape and no one wanted them there.

9 godzin temu
MrTruthislight
MrTruthislight

I like modern architecture personally and concrete is what bricks are held together with, or mortar to use the trade term.

13 godzin temu
John Walsh
John Walsh

Prince Charles has been campaigning against these abominations since the 1970s.

17 godzin temu
CB BC
CB BC

Nice. I have studied a bit about this. It's nice to bring it forward. Thanks for the video.

20 godzin temu
DrOktobermensch
DrOktobermensch

If form follows function, then the function of modern architecture is to be packaging for the product of investment-oriented apartments and office building s with a useable lifetime of 30 years. Architecture serves the function of disposable buildings that are put up and then torn down to be put up again, keeping the construction rolling and the investments flowing. There is no desire for more humane architecture or inspiring city planning anymore, everywhere you go in London you see construction of another block of flats or another old building being demolished to put up more office units. Real architecture and humane use of buildings will not return as long as architecture and art remain divorced from the thought process of both the big investment people but also as long as greed is allowed to rule among local authorities and councils that are charged with protecting the inheritance of previous generations - they do not own it, they should not be allowed to dispose of it, but should preserve and add to it.

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TheKittenish
TheKittenish

These old buildings sometimes took decades, if not multiple generations to be completed. Especially the beautiful cathedrals and churches. These modern buildings are thought, drawn, and built all in less than 2 years.

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t e r I N E E D L E R
t e r I N E E D L E R

OMG ! Mr Watson. You’ve done something I’ve never heard you do before. To me it’s one of the more egregious language atrocities anyone could be guilty of. It’s not entirely your fault but you just used the noun inactive as a verb. In other words you said impacted. Normally and most of the time- until now -you say had an impact on. It’s the rabid foaming mouthed lefties who say impacted. I’m aghast! I’m going to faint in horror. Again! Oh please don’t ever use that ugly lefty constructed bastardization of the English language. They’ve already started dumbing language down to accommodate the new migrants who want to keep their own culture but if they want to learn English they’ve made it easy by making it unspeakable to us. Everything has suffixes like ology to define an expertise. I particularly hate impact. To have an impact on added to the verb to have taken off sounds either lazy, childish or both. It establishes a precedent for this lazy pairing of words to have no bounds. Please dispense with this now young man! Or I’ll have to spank you. Okay - I won’t - and this time I’ll let you off because it’s easy to do when you hear it all the time. ( I’ve almost done it). However, be vigilant because our beautiful language is under attack by the virtue signalling word police I enjoy your accent - Lancs? I don’t think you’re a Jordy. Leeds is going to be my last guess. Or Hull. You are having a wonderful impact on anyone who listens to your break down of pinko lefty feminist shit and you’ve probably inspired some to see the error of their ways. I’ve been a fan for several months now. You’ve actually helped me write some political jokes ( I’m a stand up comedian ) so I found you while checking facts. I’m so sick of Toronto’s virtue signalling it’s hatd not to just lash out. You’ve helped me keep it together. JordanPeterson has helped as well. And everyone on the rebel. So thank you! And don’t use that word again!

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Bobby Lane
Bobby Lane

Why? Jews.

Dzień temu
Buenade
Buenade

Ya, but what happens when we run out of room

2 dni temu
Marian paździoch
Marian paździoch

Be proud of London, look at Warsaw or other eastern cities

2 dni temu
Serjo777
Serjo777

Dude wtf, most of what you showed looks pretty nice..

2 dni temu
Sydney La Roche
Sydney La Roche

modernist buildings are ugly but it was an inevitable evolution. it's like punk rock after prog rock. we have to look at the Soviet regime, it was very much tied in with minimalism and everything having a purpose. fine and detailed art seems bourgeoisie to them. it's changing with 21st century architecture, with post modernist buildings such as the gherkin, etc. we are rediscovering curves and different shapes, but it will take a while to undo the damage

2 dni temu
JEP-Tech
JEP-Tech

A rightwing SJW complaining about how modern architecture hurts his feelings without facts or reasons, just his opinion. Good job.

2 dni temu
JEP-Tech
JEP-Tech

​+Sans Undertale I think most of modern architecture is about building with utilitarian purposes in mind and is about maximizing efficiency. Building structures as tall and as compact as possible because land is very expensive and is an increasingly scarce resource in expanding city centers. Since most large buildings today are built with glass, steel, and concrete, instead of brick and mortar or stone and wood, many modern architects and engineers like to stretch the boundaries with what kind of shapes and designs they can make that were not possible using old building materials, while also meeting increasingly more strict building codes. I think postmodern architecture takes that a step further with building all kinds of structures and shapes that could not be built in the past. I think many modern and postmodern architects have also broken away from old traditions of trying to make buildings a reflection of society as a whole or recreate what the Greek or Romans had already done, and have instead focused more on pushing the boundaries of their own imaginations and building more types of structures that they want to see. Personally, I like some of the designs but not others. I prefer buildings to be symmetrical, that blend in with their natural surroundings, and are also built with utilitarian purposes in mind. I don't agree there is an objective standard by which to judge art, because people have different personal preferences and different pieces invoke different responses in people's minds. However, I think there are objective standards by which we can judge the skill of the engineer, the artist, or the architect. I see nothing wrong with letting architects, engineers, and private property owners build what they want on their own land. With regard to public buildings, I think the taxpayers should have a right to input their opinion on designs and maybe even vote on various designs or submit their own for a public vote since they will be paying for it by force of law. If people don't like postmodern architecture, they are free to build what they please. I don't see a reason for someone to be outraged by building designs simply because they don't like how they look or blame them for problems caused by economic decline or bad public policy.

2 dni temu
Sans Undertale
Sans Undertale

@JEP-Tech What’s your opinion on modern architecture?

2 dni temu
Fe Simco
Fe Simco

1:16 I actually think that looks fine.

3 dni temu
1stfloorguy
1stfloorguy

Because it's normally the cheapest option

3 dni temu
BooBooBunny
BooBooBunny

They're ugly, I can't stand those buildings. That's why people are in awe at how beautiful cathedrals are or homes, courts, libraries or other buildings from long time ago. They're beautiful!

3 dni temu
Radioactive Kripy
Radioactive Kripy

just more reasons for suicide.

3 dni temu
Sylvester Staline
Sylvester Staline

2:00 I'm happy you've shown the Centre Pompidou in Paris. I've studied in Italy and Renzo Piano, the architect who designed this, was considered a god by my teacher. I'm glad I'm not the only one who consider him mediocre.

3 dni temu
Fabian Susa
Fabian Susa

Many of my architecture teachers here in Chile workships leCorbuisier as a god. But now that im closer to finish the carreer i’ve seen many others that refuse their way and expose the exact same point of this video

3 dni temu
Manus Kleynhans
Manus Kleynhans

Some contemporary minimalist architecture have always been objectively beautiful to me

3 dni temu
Asher Edwards
Asher Edwards

The IBC, International Building Code(sounds pretty NWO , another post) this shit on man kind has suppressed generations of architectural progression. All part of the mind control conditioning to make people believe they belong to an institutionalized state.

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Joseph Eichenberger
Joseph Eichenberger

I couldn’t agree more. Architecture does have a psychological affect on people. When buildings are beautiful, ornate and detailed the inhabitants start to behave better.

3 dni temu
Леонид Полищук
Леонид Полищук

Mean while in cccp, it was never about architecture, 4-8 story tower blocks were just cheap and efficient for the communist economy.

3 dni temu
Prometheus/Adrian Chase
Prometheus/Adrian Chase

3300 construction workers and architects disliked

4 dni temu
Theresa J
Theresa J

Socialists destroy everything beautiful in sight, everything beautiful western culture built because of jealousy and nihilism.

4 dni temu
Alexander Mills
Alexander Mills

Not modern architecture, but postmodern architecture

4 dni temu
Peter Monicid
Peter Monicid

Not all of the abstract artists are shit . And those of them who are talented don't give a fuck for your bullshit talk !!!!!!!

4 dni temu
Juzel Villanueva
Juzel Villanueva

i believe what modern architecture have in mind is "How to make as much room in an area as small as possible" hence the tower blocks. True, they are ugly but in a sense they are efficient. But not all modern architecture is ugly. Burj Khalifa for one is an architectural and engineering marvel.

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Sydney La Roche
Sydney La Roche

Burj khalifa is post modernist, tower blocks are modernist. modernist buildings are a relic of the 20th century

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Плесень
Плесень

c'mon, i was watching u and now you're talking trash. What would be with the Singapore for example.

4 dni temu
v: v
v: v

Ha my hometown, Graz, made it into the video... Well, it was about time that someone point out this brutal waste of money, that dares to call it self "Kunsthaus"(House of Art). Our city was first mentioned in the late 12th century, therefore our city contains various architecture styles throughout history. If you let your gaze strife upon the red bricked roofs frome the "Schlossberg"(the mountain our city is built around), you will be amazed by the many differences in architecture types, even there you can notice them: from late middle Ages, to the Renaissance, from Baroque, to... oh, then there is this certain... "Building"...

5 dni temu
timthedramatic2011
timthedramatic2011

Burn modern artists

5 dni temu
Bitchslapped
Bitchslapped

Brutalism is not as bad if it's surroundings provide contrast or if the spacing is right but most look so bad! As in anything brutalism can be well done but it mostly isn't

5 dni temu
supK
supK

modern architecture is a crime. Bring back beautiful, solid, old architecture. Just look at Haussmannian buildings in Paris. This is truly beautiful.

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Malfino Croce
Malfino Croce

Big Thumps up

6 dni temu
Amaranthus616
Amaranthus616

Birmingham City has been damaged beyond repair. The Forum, a 1960's concrete structure, was demolished.....it left a GREAT nice view of the museum and city hall. Nice classical buildings. You come up through Broad Street and see a nice open, clean space. I thought maybe put a plaza/park there....even if it is modern, at least it is a nice open space. But no....they put right infront of a the sceneic view...some nasty tall skyscraper that totally ruins the view. And all the nice buildings are being torn down for horrible new student housing....well, with how the council are screwing everything up I can see in a few years nobody even coming here anymore...you can't get around, road works that never end. Buildings and renovations that last only a couple of years before being replaced....no wonder we're broke. It's all for nothing. People defend it by saying a city on the move is always growing and improving...well, it's not actually, none of the work is ever finished and when it is...it's soon replaced again anyway. How can a city grow if nobody has the time to really use it? I'm not against new stuff, I just don't like old buildings that could serve many a hundred years more being pointlessly torn down. Like people say, it's our history. Our new "history" is just a construction site...why would anybody want that? I know things can never stay the same, and sacrifice has always been a thing...but some things really don't need to change. What I find somewhat funny, is that some new buildings try to mimic the architecture of old, but it looks cheap and tacky. You'd think with the technology available we would be able to recreate them almost exactly as they were before. We probably could but I guess they don't want too...but they instead opt to half arse it. However, I do like skyscrapers and tall buildings, I love New York's skyline for example...because not all of the skyscrapers are glass blank cubes. A lot of the buildings have really nice stone details on them. If our skyscrapers looked like that I'd like them more. Through out history nice buildings have been demolished for the new style, even if that new style by now is several hundred years old....but at least they were replaced with something equally as nice. I always feel humbled when I see a little Elizabethan house still standing in the city centre. I live in the suburbs in south west Brum, decent little houses and generally nice areas. Still working class but nice. At least here, in the sticks the tower blocks are coming down....but being replaced by modern houses...but at least they are houses and don't look so bad. It's a mix of houses from the 30's, 60's and new stuff. A nice blend. I like a city that has a variety of architecture in it, and whilst I dislike most modern styles some of them aren't so bad and it is nice to see a city with a great mix of buildings, big and small, modern and old. I just like the majority of them to be older ones.

6 dni temu
Judas the Conqueror
Judas the Conqueror

They built a new elementary school where I live to replace the old one, which was built in the 1950s. It stands out from the rest of the whole town because it utilized modern architecture, making it look like absolute shit. It's like putting Christmas decorations out in the middle of summer.

6 dni temu
Ted
Ted

Ah. But tower blocks make housing affordable in high density areas. Look at the regulations in Seattle and LA that make homelessness so common

7 dni temu
retiber1
retiber1

Thanks for the video and for the link. But what is TED lecture, that you also use?

7 dni temu
the womble
the womble

Birds live in the sky.Men live on the earth.

7 dni temu
ThisIDisNOTinUSE
ThisIDisNOTinUSE

I'd bet that people in 150, to 200 years will be making the same argument. People complaining about how some new style is destroying the glass pane, metal frame style that they are used to. It's the contrast that matters. Of course it's going to look ugly if it's a huge obelisk that is by itself. dubai is a beautiful city because it is with buildings that look alike but are also different. In 100 year's those "ugly" buildings will look like they belong.

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N A
N A

I would argue and say Dubai doesn't really have ugly buildings. They might be modern, but they're nothing like the brutalist structures that have popped up all over Europe (and basically a staple style for North America). Plus, with the mentality of UAE, the city won't let its building just get moldy and stained. Likely, they will be pouring millions into repairing, replacing, and preventing damage in the long run. In Europe and North America, we built these hideous structures, and we just let them slowly rot away. These tall structures tower over the beauty of old buildings and rot away, impossible to overlook.

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abominacja abominacji
abominacja abominacji

You have no aesthetic taste ...

7 dni temu
kenneth hon
kenneth hon

It's happening across the world I'm afraid. In my mere 20 year life span I have seen 4 condominiums be built in my neighborhood to replace their once serene parks. Honestly, I'm just waiting for some rich mofo to buy an empty land from across the street from my house to build yet another concrete hive to finalize the implementation of worker bees mentalities.

7 dni temu
dande tande
dande tande

True!! modern art is crap, modern arhitecture crap, modern music crap,modernism in general is crap

7 dni temu
Joffrey Baratheon
Joffrey Baratheon

My new villa was built in the style of Ancient Rome. I bought up my neighbors, built a huge yard, and uses it for explosive tests and executions

8 dni temu
tictonic Midini
tictonic Midini

It is said thay le Corbusier found out he was wrong about modernism and got on a boat and he never been seen since I don't know if that's true or it was just a joke shared between architects. Am an architect it's funny because the era of modernisme is gone, and the main focus of modernism was taking care of the different activities inside a building rather than focusing on the outside that's why you see simple geometry in the modern era, right now we are in the contemporain era.

8 dni temu
gypsytwigg glitter
gypsytwigg glitter

Fuck man....so agree with you.... Calgary has zero tolerance for old buildings....more and more modern...ugly.... architectural monstrosities going up daily....it's sad....

8 dni temu
Thewaltham
Thewaltham

I like quite a few more modern designs honestly. At least, when they're done tastefully and not over designed. Best examples I can think of is the Sydney Opera House, or the Spinnaker Tower, or the City of the Arts and the Sciences in Spain. The key I think is having just a few elegant shapes and getting them all to flow into eachother. Trouble is, that's *really* expensive to do.

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MadBoiCompilations
MadBoiCompilations

You can have a house for each family because they spread primary on the x axis catching up more space. Tower blocks can house more people by expanding to the y axis and thus making the city more compact. We have too many people for warm and fuzzy houses with a lawn up front. I am open to different opinions and will be reading them in the comments.

9 dni temu
Music Man
Music Man

Some glass and steel buildings are very aesthetically pleasing like The One World Trade Center in NYC. I still prefer the old architecture styles though.

9 dni temu
Gordon Imasuen
Gordon Imasuen

LIKE THIS...THOUGHTFUL

9 dni temu
no name x
no name x

Why you make a big deal of every thing ..people are dying by thousands and you angry because of how a building looks like...... absurd

9 dni temu
bigfatpear
bigfatpear

god, i couldn't agree more

10 dni temu
Mr.Fuzzyboots
Mr.Fuzzyboots

some are kinda nice but most are shit

10 dni temu
Jean Louise Scout Finch
Jean Louise Scout Finch

I walk into NYC on a trip,and feel like I’m in City 17 from Half Life

10 dni temu
Chloe Prentice
Chloe Prentice

You'd think we would have lowered buildings after how many people died from the collapse of 9/11. taller you rise, harder you fall.

10 dni temu
Niko 000S
Niko 000S

Lol my whole city is only apartment blocks and couple of glass malls here and there

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Gates of Gergovia
Gates of Gergovia

There's definitely something to be said for tents.

10 dni temu
Max Crow
Max Crow

This video brought to you by Victor Hugo

10 dni temu
Justin Lee
Justin Lee

Sorry, but government controlled architecture sounds atrocious. Read the Fountainhead.

10 dni temu
East Coast Multimedia
East Coast Multimedia

Paris's giant tower looks like the citadel from Half Life 2.

11 dni temu
Ava Yu
Ava Yu

Amen!

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Chris Kilmer
Chris Kilmer

Wonderful ---reject the global invite the local.

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Chris Kilmer
Chris Kilmer

That English architecture critique is brilliant. Ugly begets ugly.

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David 527
David 527

This guy is too whiny

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Helen Plumeridge
Helen Plumeridge

Wow Newcastle my home city featured a lot here.

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Harrison Yates
Harrison Yates

I very much appreciate your show and we have the same views. The old buildings in downtown Toronto have so much character, detail and beauty. Now there's these ugly apartments that look like they were built by soviets. Big, flat, grey and UGLY

12 dni temu
Anthony
Anthony

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbuncle_Cup

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LIL ESAPi
LIL ESAPi

HOW DARE YOU SAY ANYTHING BAD ABOUT MELBOURNE! YOU PATHETIC STUPID MAN! YOU KNOW NOTHING!

12 dni temu
jsR!
jsR!

Its a direct result of budget building & they have perfected it, suitable for max profit & housing sheeples.

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Christopher Patitsas
Christopher Patitsas

"A work of beauty is an act of love in defiance of the sameness and monstrosity of a soulless bureaucracy "

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Archie HW
Archie HW

In Saudi Arabia they are knocking down all their Prophet time old buildings and replacing them with European modern buildings. Hopefully my country doesn’t do this

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Archie HW
Archie HW

My school in Auckland New Zealand has beautiful old buildings, many of them have been knocked down because they were apparently ‘Not earthquake proof’. They are being replaced with ugly looking modern buildings

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Kamil Chocimski
Kamil Chocimski

I think you're kind of misinformed. I'm an architect. I think you're imprinting your own agenda, and many of your claims are speculative, and just flat out wrong. I love you Paul, but I think you need to do better research next time. Going off on a tangent about a topic as complex requires context and careful assessment before spouting argumentative babble.

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kittysmall111
kittysmall111

basically disregarding the historical and urban situation after ww2 which brought about the birth of modernism, but hey, people didn't have roof over their heads, they should've thought of aesthetically pleasing facades though. 10/10. please guys, do some research before blindly believing every bold smart-sounding statement. condemnation of things we don't understand is easy but for every single thing of such scale, there is a reason.

13 dni temu
darklighter
darklighter

where are all these people supposed to live

13 dni temu
Orkish Fury
Orkish Fury

Shit, should've talked to my grandfather more, he was a carpenter who loved architechture, and hated modern skyscrapers. He died early this year, and he will be fondly remembered, thank you for reminding me of him.

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Trans Am
Trans Am

I thought the Twin Towers were great, and it was sad when they were wrecked. I wanted them rebuilt in the same style, only with stronger internals. The Freedom Tower doesn't do much for me. I thought having the twin towers back again would have been the best "bugger off" to the terrorists. A friend of mine wanted them to replace them with 5 buildings. One tall one in the middle, with 4 shorter ones on the sides. if you know what I mean. A great big flip-off to the Jihadis.

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BennysBenz
BennysBenz

My friend and I always talk about ugly buildings we see and visit the old ones.

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0Erem
0Erem

They need to look at korea.

13 dni temu
Bristecom
Bristecom

As if Nazi's have anything to do with it... Nazi's were probably the last European society who treasured art and style. Just look at their uniforms and buildings and art (before it was mostly burnt to the ground by the British and Americans).

14 dni temu
Harsh Bhardwaj
Harsh Bhardwaj

Any links ? What do I Google ? Do you support Heil Hitler ?

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Beto Longhorn
Beto Longhorn

God start, but it kinda got to political

14 dni temu
Haohmaru HL
Haohmaru HL

It's like i'm watching a spin-off to BadMovieBeatdown but about other topics. Honestly, id' rather take all these modern architecture shown here over dreadful depressive socialistic apartment blocks built in Khrushchev era here in russia. Just google that shit - "khrushchev apartment building". They are the majority of buildings in the country. You would stop smiling too if you lived among or inside these..

14 dni temu
Luke Sultana
Luke Sultana

It’s fashionable in Melbourne to tear down these beautiful terrace houses in the middle of traditional areas and build some awful glass box. Sticks out like a Thorne in the earth amongst the other 1900s homes.

14 dni temu
Edward Telles
Edward Telles

Do you realize that the total population of the world (6.5 billion) could fit within the city limits of Jacksonville Fla..?? With everyone having 4 sq. ft.. This world isn't over populated, as aganda 21 suggest it is, it's that globalist's want everyone, or as much as possible, to be located as tightly as possible. So if the need be, a small nuke could "take out" many in a smaller ariea....

14 dni temu
leonardusdesign leonardusdesign
leonardusdesign leonardusdesign

All of China is build recently like shit

15 dni temu
coop coopster
coop coopster

Liverpool (nr Sydney Australia) is a monument to this dreadful crap. It used to be a terrific place, where people came from surrounding suburbs to shop and have a good time. Now, it's a soul-less shithole full of multi-storey apartment blocks that are as welcoming as a bowl of scabs. The people responsible should be jailed.

15 dni temu
Jinty7109 fan
Jinty7109 fan

It's ok when tower blocks are 4-5 stories high,but not when they are 10+ stories.As a Slav,I see them everyday.

15 dni temu
dreamdragon
dreamdragon

why everything has to be the same cars, building, music, clothing

15 dni temu
Mike Davidson
Mike Davidson

Oh yea he mentioned Saddam Hussein, you look at mid east architecture, they really get creative building skyscrapers over there.

15 dni temu
Alasdair McC
Alasdair McC

I think another key aspect of modern architecture is greed. They effectively market the 'less is more' ideology as looking forward.. They 'market' speak their own language with every word desperately trying to be modern, edgy and trendy.. In reality they're really like desperate used car salesmen trying to flog some piece of junk, but with weak minded soyboy leftie milennials in council positions of decision, it now becomes an easy sell..

15 dni temu
Mike Davidson
Mike Davidson

Some buildings we don't need, or nobody wants down. All these classic cathedrals and other houses of worship, libraries , and old universities have character! Instead of looking at these cheesy Concrete buildings . Buildings that been around for centuries outlive these cheap thrown together buildings we have in the States. Europe seems to have alot more historic buildings.We have maybe A few dozen landmarks lol that aren't even over 200 years old I'm guessing?

15 dni temu
Comrade von Herpenderpf
Comrade von Herpenderpf

Damn that docu host is savage

15 dni temu
grumpy old fart
grumpy old fart

We call buildings like that, "the projects". I'd rather live under a piece of blue Walmart canvas pitched on the creek bank.

15 dni temu
FAMILIA BARRAGAN FERNÁNDEZ BARRAGAN 44
FAMILIA BARRAGAN FERNÁNDEZ BARRAGAN 44

As Always s right dumb ugly buildings

15 dni temu
Bubblegun
Bubblegun

9:29 this one is actually in Paris and not in Britain

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ThrownAxe 9
ThrownAxe 9

We need a capsule corp to rebuild our ugly cites.

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Торс Бельведерский
Торс Бельведерский

10:13 the Half-life 2 remaster looks great.

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Bestgirl Asuka
Bestgirl Asuka

ulan sen bi de gel türkiyeyi gör ahaha

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