The Anonymous Widower

A Design Crime – What Moron Designed This?

To get back from Woolwich today, I decided to take a train from Woolwich Arsenal station.

What Moron Designed This?

What Moron Designed This?

The picture shows the fountain I walked into, as there were no visual clues and it looked like a wide free area leading to the station.

Luckily, I was wearing sensible walking shoes, which didn’t leak.

But you can see my wet footprints.

Obviously Woolwich loves crap design and has created a real Design Crime.

September 3, 2014 Posted by | World | , , | 1 Comment

And The Winner Is!

This dreadful building called Woolwich Central won the Carbuncle Cup 2014.

Woolwich Central

Woolwich Central

You do wonder about Tesco, in that two buildings on the shortlist were their supermarkets.

Perhaps, the previous CEO was architecturally-challenged.

September 3, 2014 Posted by | World | , , , | Leave a comment

A Design Crime – A U/S Building

It is a common term amongst engineers, that might by used by others too, to describe something as U/S or useless or unserviceable. There’s a discussion about the use of the abbreviation here.

So I was surprised to see this building with a big uS sign on it.

But it probably deserved it, as it was on the short-list for the Carbuncle Cup 2014.

I’ve tagged this with Crap Marketing, as who’d want to lve in a uS building?

September 3, 2014 Posted by | World | , , , , | Leave a comment

Is Work Starting On The Hackney Downs/Central Link?

I took this picture today.

Is Work Starting On The Hackney Downs/Central Link?

Is Work Starting On The Hackney Downs/Central Link?

It looks like something is finally happening to build the pedestrian link between the two stations.

It should all become clear in the coming weeks.

September 3, 2014 Posted by | Transport | , , , , | Leave a comment