Top 10 Modern Buildings That Make You A Bad Neighbor

Bad neighbors are loud, obnoxious, snooty, flashy, always putting on a show and airing out their domestic grievances, and give cheap candy away for Halloween. Oh, and they will never miss the chance to yell at your kids/pets for walking on their lawn. The same can more or less be said about these ten buildings, all of which seem to have forgotten the golden rule: do unto your fellow building as you would like your fellow building to do unto you. (In other words, be a good neighbor.)

That’s not to say we don’t like these buildings—let’s call them misunderstood—but we wouldn’t want to live next door to any of them. Imagine having to wake up every morning to a view of the “lollipop” house? Ditto the “graffiti apartments.” The jokes and/or mystery soon give way to spectacular, and worse, very permanent eyesores.


Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Amiens, France
Designed by Chartier – Corbasson


Lollipop House
Giheung-gu, South Korea
Designed by Moon Hoon


The Hive Graffiti Apartments
Carlton, Australia
Designed by Zvi Belling


Urban Woods
Osaka, Japan
Designed by Yoshiaki Oyabu Architects


Open Space Cafe-Bar
Murau, Austria
Designed by Architektur Steinbacher Thierrichter


Congregation Beth Sholom Synagogue
San Francisco, California
Designed by Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects


Toyota Aichi, Japan
Designed by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates


Private Residence, Sarginesco
Sarginesco, Italy
Designed by Archiplan Studio


House in Kohoku
Kohoku, Japan
Designed by Torafu Architects


Siglap Hill, Singapore
Designed by Aamer Architects



Photo: Hirsch Bender Associates

Antilia (a house-cum-skyscraper built for billionaire Mukesh Ambani)
Mumbai, India
Designed by Perkins+Will and Hirsch Bender Associates

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