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”
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?