Seven Architectural Sins Committed Around the World

00:00 - 13 September, 2013
Edificio “Walkie Talkie” / Rafael Viñoly Architects. Image © Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images
Edificio “Walkie Talkie” / Rafael Viñoly Architects. Image © Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

With the recent news that Rafael Viñoly Architects' 20 Fenchurch Street (or the "Walkie Talkie") in London has been producing an unusually hot solar reflection, dubbed the "Death Ray," we've put together a list of seven architectural blunders around the world - from the worrying to the downright absurd.

Spanish Builders Forget to Resize Skyscraper Elevator

00:00 - 10 August, 2013

Water Treatment Station of Benidorm / Otxotorena

01:00 - 13 February, 2013
© Pedro Pegenaute
© Pedro Pegenaute
  • Architects Office

  • Location

    Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
  • Architects

    Juan M. Otxotorena, Mariano González Presencio, Luis Tena Núñez
  • Collaborators

    Gloria Herrera, Juan González, Pedro Palencia
  • Area

    8884.0 sqm
  • Year

    2010
  • Photography

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Diamond House / Abis Arquitectura

16:00 - 9 August, 2012
© Toni Elvar
© Toni Elvar

Architects: Abis Arquitectura Location: Sierra Dorada, Benidorm, Alicante, Spain Architects: Ángel Benigno González Avilés, Mª Isabel Pérez Millán Design Team: Emilio Cortés Saura Project Year: 2010 Photographs: Toni Elvar, Vicente Martinez

© Toni Elvar © Toni Elvar © Toni Elvar © Toni Elvar +20