Strange and “ugly”, why pictographic buildings always overturned?
How to do it?So-called “Ugly buildings occur every year, pictographic buildings account for half”.Architects have never lacked imagination when it comes to designing ugly buildings, and pictographs are often the worst victims.Today, Xiaoyin will talk to you about pictographic architecture.01 The rollover king of construction?Pictographic architecture refers to a kind of architecture whose exterior outline points to a specific object.The concept of Manchuria doll Hotel is too abstract to understand, it doesn’t matter, small print this gives you some examples, let you better understand the pictographic architecture.When it comes to pictographic architecture in China in recent years, Little Inna is a treasure.North of hebei Fulu Shou Tianzi hotel, “open the window to worship the immortals”.Tianzi hotel south of Guangzhou Liwan District Tongqian building, “God bless the money rolling in”.In the west of tongqian Building, there are statues of men and women from jiuhuang Mountain glass Bridge in Mianyang city, Sichuan Province, “embracing back to back, being the most familiar strangers”.Flying Kiss of Chongqing Baima Mountain scenic spot, “spinning and jumping, just to hug and kiss with you”, east of jiuhuang Mountain Glass Bridge in Mianyang, Sichuan.Chongqing Baima Mountain scenic area flying kiss small print read just want to say: this blessing to you, do you want?Those who knew said it was a pictographic building, while those who didn’t thought the Chinese horror game Paper Wedding Clothes was a holographic live experience.There is also the Lotus Garden in Baiyangdian, Hebei province, the Golden turtle hall, “looking up to the sky long sigh lakeside lying.”Lotus Grand View Garden golden Turtle Hall Suzhou Kunshan Hairy Crab Culture Hall, “across the sea looking at two vast”.Kunshan Hairy Crab Cultural Center vividly illustrates what is called “you live at the end of the Yangtze River, I live at the end of the Yangtze River”.In addition, there are the famous “Daohuahua Building” and “Wuliangye Building”.Daohuahua Building and Wuliangye building, as well as the world’s largest spiral building “Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis Exhibition Center” and as the world’s largest purple teapot modeling building “Wuxi Wanda Project Exhibition Center in Jiangsu Province”.The pictographic buildings of Wanda Project Exhibition Center and Qingdao Oriental Film Metropolis Exhibition Center in Wuxi city, Jiangsu Province, are like the Spring Festival Gala. They are held every year and cost a lot of money, but every time they can make people see the darkness at their eyes.The only difference is that the soil is the most extreme tide, and the other one is awkward enough to scratch his foot and want to laugh.Such chic architecture is by no means exclusive to China.After World War I, the rise of automobile culture in the United States ushered in the first wave of construction peak of pictographic architecture.In order to attract customers, businessmen at that time built a considerable number of gas stations, restaurants and motels very strange and eye-catching.They range from an ugly duck in Long Island, New York, to a Shell gas station in North Carolina with its logo enlarged several times.Shell gas stations in North Carolina range from Powell’s jet refueling station off Route 25 to the Teapot Dome in Washington state, which was inspired by the Teapot Top scandal.In the late 1990s, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, Japan and other countries have also built a series of pictographic buildings.Cobra building is famous in Bangkok elephant tower, Russia cobra building, New Zealand Shepherd building and so on.Why is the gaffe rate so high?Why do we always think of pictographic buildings as “ugly and cute”?First of all, architects blindly pursue “likeness in shape” while neglecting the artistic conception beauty brought by architecture itself.The pictographic technique of architectural art should pursue the symbiosis of “meaning” and “image” and emphasize the “image of object”, that is, seek the resonance of meaning and culture while highlighting artistic aesthetics with the help of professional design techniques.However, the image design of many pictographic buildings is only simple amplification and reproduction, or simple collage and parody of multiple elements, and even at the cost of functionality and economy, the pursuit of peculiar shape and challenge the public aesthetic.Moreover, many designers only consider the hieroglyphics, but ignore the compatibility with the surrounding environment.Buildings are so harmonious in their overall environment that the first impression of many pictographic buildings is often “abrupt and awkward”.So we see guangzhou Evergrande Lotus modeling football field after the announcement of construction and the release of its lotus modeling renderer, caused the criticism from all walks of life, Suzhou Kunshan Hairy Crab Cultural Center was also demolished in a piece of criticism.Luigi Kolani, a German designer of milk bottles in Boston, USA, believes that “design should be based on the truth of life in nature”.A good building should pay attention to harmony with nature when it is designed.The Sydney Opera House, for example, was inspired by sailing ships.From the outside, the light sailboat shape merges with the sky and sea, quiet and elegant.From the inside, when played indoors, the music is conveyed to the shell ceiling of Purgatory to form a beautiful reflection, constituting a natural sound container.Thus, qualified architecture is not the destruction of nature and mechanical reconstruction, but the realization of harmony between architecture and nature.03 Irritating and still happy?In fact, pictographic architecture has been controversial since its birth.The earliest pictographic architecture in the world can be traced back to the Trojan Horse in ancient Greek legend.However, whether it is built or not is still to be proved, but there is no doubt that this idea has a certain guiding significance for the creation of later generations.Scenes restored in the movie Troy When the various forms of pictographic buildings in various countries grow wantonly, controversy and criticism also ensued.In 1964, American architecture critic Peter Blake wrote in God’s Own Junkyard:The Planned Deterioration of America’s Landscape is The first time to criticize The Great White Duck pictographic building in Long Island, New York.In recent years, hieroglyphic architecture has been listed in the “World’s ten ugliest buildings” and “The World’s most controversial buildings”.Many architects in the National Fishery Development Commission of India even think that fashionable modern buildings prove the charm of geometric structure, while highly sculptured pictographic buildings are rough and ugly, and are negative examples of modernist architecture.Since designing hieroglyphics is such a thankless task, why do designers keep doing it?This is due to a lack of standards.There is no clear standard for the evaluation of the beauty and ugliness of pictographic architecture, and the theoretical study of pictographic architecture is rare in the international architecture field.The lack of standards at The Wolfartsweier kindergarten in Germany has made pictographic buildings a testing ground for designers, with the Sydney Opera House ahead of them and everyone wanting to go down in history as the next Johann Utzon, but not just the last of them.The popularity of pictographic architecture is driven by some famous designers.Li Zuyuan, a famous designer, had a decisive influence on the development of Chinese pictographic architecture.He is dedicated to figurative design and magnification of small objects. He has presided over Taipei 101 Building, Shenyang Fangyuan Building, Beijing Pangu Grand View and other works, and is respected as a master of pictographic architecture.Unfortunately, these works have received mixed reviews in terms of architecture, aesthetics and practicality.Therefore, despite the continuous controversy, it cannot prevent the expansion of pictographic objects and the global spread of pictographic architecture.An architect’s love of pictographic architecture is never changed by a few minor setbacks.Futuro House, designed by Finnish artist Matti Suuronen in 1968, is a good example.”Future House” is defined as a futuristic installation made to explore a Future lifestyle, scattered around the globe.Nowadays, the development of construction technology brings more possibilities to the form of urban public space.Famous architect James Wines once said of pictographic architecture: “Form follows fantasy rather than function, for a building that does not offer fantasy cannot achieve the dreams that humans need.”The Dog Bark Park Hotel building in Idaho, USA is a cultural container that shows the face of a city.We also expect that in the future, pictographic architecture can satisfy people’s pursuit of beauty.Fellow Inkers, are there buildings near you that are too ugly to look at?Let Xiao Yin know in the comments section.Reference: Liu Anding.Pictographic architectural Design thinking triggered by “Guangzhou Evergrande Football Stadium” [J]. 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