Uglytechture, Misdesign, Malrepair,

Filthcasting & Related Architorture & other Artrocities

At & Around MIT

 

Photos © 2003 Joost Bonsen : All Rights Reserved

 

On this page I call it like I see it.  If you’re offended by my opinion, that’s your own fault.  Be warned.

 

e51 Lobby : the Psychadelic Turd

 

Off Sloan Plaza : Rock Lobster by Picasso

 

Sloan Plaza : the Rusty Curly Fry

 

Kendall Square : the Legal Fish Hook

 

MIT Faculty Club : a Flock of Aluminum Foil

 

 

Sloan e52 Amenities : Missing Phones, Plopped Paper & Toiletry Trash

 

Sloan e53 : The Concrete Castle (in case HBS comes downriver and invades?)

 

  

Sloan Plaza : Nothing lives, not even weeds

 

The Twiggy Passage in e51-3X5 classrooms

 

  

Memorial Drive in front of Walker : this is one of the main thoroughfares between east & west campus…

 

Ames Street next to the President’s House : More Potholes than Pavement

 

  

MIT’s high-traffic Kendall gateway – asphalt as brick-repair, the Kendall Pond, and the random granite roll-dozer

 

The Ugliest Possibly Lobby at Tech Square

 

  

 

 

“The Physical Incarnation of a Train-Wreck Painted by Picasso”

 

  

Tech Square

 

Here’s a singularly ineffectual thing to do

 

 

Among MIT’s best “Brutalist” style architecture…

 

Wonderful, excellent timing, reconstruct the steps DURING Campus Preview Weekend – fantastic way to attract the freshmen.

 

Wastefully expensive ramp & reconstruction for the one handicapped person in a thousand.  What was wrong with the already existing dedicated elevator?

 

Couldn’t we plug into one of the five buildings surrounding the tent?

 

Sloan’s plan to replace really bad architecture – Dewey Library -- with a merely lousy architecture – a faux-Baker-house with beautiful plaza views of…the Memorial Drive treeline

 

  

 

 

Was it a nice party?  Thanks so much for leaving all your crap outside for the rest of us to enjoy.  Did your mothers teach you this technique?