Architectural sins

Der Spiegel has highlighted some of Germany’s worst architecture during the post-war rebuilding, when modernist trends were dominant. The examples are truly horrendous, and they would be funny if not for the fact that they actually exist, in real communities with real people. Those poor souls.

It’s hard to decide which is worse: the materials being used (concrete, metal plates, and so on) or the actual designs.

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    • My church has a church plant in eastern Germany, and the pictures from the area are indeed dreary. Apparently this part of Germany has a less than 2% church attendance rate and a majority of the population is self-professed atheist. I can’t help but think of some connection, if slight, between this and the surrounding aesthetics.

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