April 9, 2008

Construction Mistakes Gone Wild

While the Longaberger basket building is well made, iconographic, and expressive of the building's function, it is not good architecture. Would the building have been funny without the handles? Would it's positive aspects been more widely accepted if not for the useless handles? Would it still be iconographic? I guess this is one California Crazy building gone wrong. That is why I'm including it in the construciton mistakes section of mockitecture. It is in its own way a construction mistake.

The rest of these are probably just miscommunication between architects, contractors, and subs. One guy claims that in Russia, contractors are afraid to say anything to architects about mistakes, and will build the buildings according to plan.

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