When proportion, balance, form and function come together in a delicate harmony, architecture is nothing short of an art form. But when, on occasion, those principles clash, the results can be eye-searingly awful. We asked 15 architects and our own staff to weigh-in on what buildings, given the chance, they'd take a wrecking ball to.
The first Barbie Dream House was introduced in 1961 and according to architect Hope Alexander, the plastic pink palace has been corrupting young minds ever since. “For those of a certain age this 'building' did more aesthetic mind-twisting than any other structure in America,” says Alexander. “Bring in the miniature wrecking ball.”