Beauty is subjective, beauty is in the eye of the beholder—most of us were taught to never judge a book by its cover. Or, more simply put, to not be superficial. However, scientists argue that aesthetic appreciation of beauty is hard-wired into our brains—we can't escape it. Subconsciously or consciously, we all like to look at beautiful creatures, be it an animal, or a building.

Therefore, some people that are more leaning towards traditional architecture are worried that the notion of beauty in buildings is fading away. As cities all over the world are experiencing globalization, the newly designed buildings can sometimes look awfully alike, even if they were built thousands of miles apart. We're all familiar with the glass boxes in the prestigious areas of cities, that, according to some, are lacking that certain kind of charm, or je ne sais quoi, that makes them unique in their own way. But before we get all judgy, we want to let you decide what you think of these building renovations. Bored Panda has made you a list of before and after pictures of some buildings around the world that were renovated in a way that didn't sit right with some people. Do they look good to you? Scroll down below to see them all and tell us your opinion!

#1

Tangopaso Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
1 month ago

it looks stupid

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#2

Szawel Sauliazauras Report

Mimi Kumar
Community Member
1 month ago

Where did all the windows go

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#3

Trad_West_Arch Report

Mimi Kumar
Community Member
1 month ago

Ah nooo, the first one was so pretty

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#4

Szawel Sauliazauras Report

idkwhatsmyname
Community Member
1 month ago

UGLY COLOR PALATTE

Night Owl
Community Member
1 month ago

and ugly style

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Kinga Złotkowska
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG, everything is wrong here!

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

They cheapened the look of the enitre block.

Harley Hoglin
Community Member
1 month ago

Butt ugly. The old building had some class.

Jeff Requier
Community Member
1 month ago

its just a shitty building now

Marco Conti
Community Member
1 month ago

Take a stately looking building and rebuild it with LEGO. What could go wrong?

mph seti
Community Member
1 month ago

Charm removal: Successful.

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no. Terrible color.

Azziza
Community Member
1 month ago

WHY??? WHY WOULD THEY DO THAT????

kira griffin
Community Member
1 month ago

the first building had such a warm and welcoming color, this one is just..... ugly.

Auburn Mc
Community Member
1 month ago

For a moment I thought maybe a new build, but the first pic is showing only the second building on the right - plus they cut down the large trees. I liked the character of the original facade.

william wang
Community Member
1 month ago

THAT IS UGLY

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

From distinctive and elegant home to boxy and ugly—-no, more like FUGLY—-eyesore.

Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 month ago

No, it looks so gloomy now, like some corporate building.

Sent From The Slytherin House
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like ugly storage units.

Sanne H.
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like a temporary student housing made of sea containers.

Lærke Littlebird
Community Member
1 month ago

Not a renovation

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 month ago

Bleck!!

Tabitha L
Community Member
1 month ago

Woohoo! Geaux Tigers!! LSU colors! Just kidding, the original looked better, but I wouldn't mind the second picture if it were new construction. In Baton Rouge.

Audrey Hjerpe
Community Member
1 month ago

I like it...

Viv Hart
Community Member
4 days ago

Many of these 'renovations' were demolitions, happens all over the modern world.

The Coated Dev
Community Member
4 days ago

EW bro the colorrrrrr and the architecture is ugly

Debi-Nikita Rentzke
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a dive. (2nd).

Annette Rainbow
Community Member
1 month ago

I have only three words for this renovation, "burn it down". I can't stand to look at it. It hurts my eyes.

Kathy Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

Actually , I like the cheerful color.

mermaidgirl960
Community Member
1 month ago

Nope, I just can't with the color!

okpkpkp
Community Member
1 month ago

this crap is going up all over my city. I think most of the Victorian-style homes have already been saved but still. where is the architecture?

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 month ago

Gawdy!

Tina-Marie Tarrant
Community Member
1 month ago

A little bit of sick just came up.

Barbara Vandewalle
Community Member
1 month ago

architecture is boring nothing interesting

OTTER
Community Member
1 month ago

The look of grandeur to the look of failure

Loraine MacGinness
Community Member
1 month ago

Is someone colour-blind ??

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
1 month ago

Why would ANYONE remove all that charm & period detail? What a pity.

Tina Harbour
Community Member
1 month ago

Abba Zabba,anyone??

Kimberly Brown
Community Member
1 month ago

Ew

Martha Higgins
Community Member
1 month ago

So ugly, the original was lovely.

Lisa Chambers
Community Member
1 month ago

uh...whoa

Lisa Larson
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG! That is HIDEOUS!!!

Anna D
Community Member
1 month ago

Looks like a storage building.

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm sorry, I love older buildings that have history and character. This is terrible.

Marianne Nielsen
Community Member
1 month ago

Tsk-tsk-tsk...

Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 month ago

All these changes are hideous so far. Ugly ugly ugly

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

Why?

Bama Belle
Community Member
1 month ago

I literally gasped.

Alex T
Community Member
1 month ago

ngl i kinda like it?

Dalene Weiss
Community Member
1 month ago

hideous in the now

Damsel in the Dark
Community Member
1 month ago

Obnoxious Yellow.

German Rottweiler#16
Community Member
1 month ago

eww

Elian DeciBel
Community Member
1 month ago

EW!

Neva Nevičica
Community Member
1 month ago

They built a lego house instead, great move.

ML
Community Member
1 month ago

Why?

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
1 month ago

when your rail company goes bust but you bought 38000 engines and painted them

Egg boii
Community Member
1 month ago

With a different color palette it would look decent

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

Why, just why?

kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

the "modern" look. never love that style

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh Russia. This is sadly so common

DDmaybeandor
Community Member
1 month ago

I'm thinking this was a demolition and rebuild, not a renovation.

im normal
Community Member
1 month ago

chocolate banana

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
1 month ago

Nooooooo!

Ashley Conover
Community Member
1 month ago

A waste and very ugly!!

suzanne werbiski
Community Member
1 month ago

Atrocious. The only renovation the original building needed was the removal of that offensive gate

natie marie
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no

Nash Nopper
Community Member
1 month ago

noooooo... why?

Charlotte
Community Member
1 month ago

WHAT JUST HAPPENED

Curry on...
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow! They took the charm right out of that structure.

Carole Deem
Community Member
1 month ago

the word hideous comes to mind

Lara Verne
Community Member
1 month ago

Ouch.

Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 month ago

What the heck.......

Karin Gibson
Community Member
1 month ago

What the heck

person (i think)
Community Member
1 month ago

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Felicity Lemon
Community Member
1 month ago

Sorry but 🤮

ning ding
Community Member
1 month ago

bruh... whoever chose the colors are probably colorblind

jevais
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh noooooo!

Suzanne Clark
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh God, NO!

serge
Community Member
1 month ago

I hope he/she got fired over this

Rebekah
Community Member
1 month ago

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

No charm left whatsoever!

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
Community Member
1 month ago

BROWN AND YELLER DONT MIX

Ms.GB
Community Member
1 month ago

These are just making me angry

manon M
Community Member
1 month ago

mais pourquoi 🤯

Bobby Stahr
Community Member
1 month ago

ugly incarnate

GeoSushi
Community Member
1 month ago

I kinda like how it looks.

Kim
Community Member
1 month ago

Kinda cool though :)

pansexualandproud
Community Member
1 month ago

this is scaring me...

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#5

L'évolution du patrimoine bâti Report

Tabernus
Community Member
1 month ago

This is unforgivable

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#6

Szawel Sauliazauras Report

Samantha Lomb
Community Member
1 month ago

Also Russia, but this cladding just clips on so it could be removed and the oдвук building is still under there

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#7

Western_Trad Report

Tabernus
Community Member
1 month ago

Birmingham central library .... There's a reason the style is called 'brutalist'

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#8

Branko Milošević Report

GeoSushi
Community Member
1 month ago

WHY!!!

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#9

City of Toronto Archives Report

leafy_tree
Community Member
1 month ago

wow, so spiky

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#10

architectural.revival Report

Popcorn Colonel
Community Member
1 month ago

OMG! The first pic was really cute! Why would ANYONE do such a thing?

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#11

Arch_Revival_ Report

ShawtyCantComeToThePhone
Community Member
1 month ago

hey janice let's replace this beautiful building with a yellow block

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#12

Trad_West_Arch Report

leafy_tree
Community Member
1 month ago

nooo....they ruined the historical atmosphere

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#13

jordiaeiou Report

ShawtyCantComeToThePhone
Community Member
1 month ago

What the heck am i looking at

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#14

skyscrapercity Report

Bobby Stahr
Community Member
1 month ago

Sigh

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#15

skyscrapercity Report

Becklass
Community Member
1 month ago

It’s like the lovely old building had been eaten by an ugly one.

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#16

MrDiegolito Report

Monika Rhodes
Community Member
1 month ago

Idk, I kind of like the NOW better.

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#17

architectural.revival Report

Mimi Kumar
Community Member
1 month ago

The roof of the right building is completely lopsided

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#18

L'évolution du patrimoine bâti Report

H Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

I like this, doesn't detract from the other houses.

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#19

L'évolution du patrimoine bâti Report

H Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

I don't mind this one, in fact I think it's an improvement. The original building isn't anything special.

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#20

skyscrapercity Report

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

Prison block.

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#21

L'évolution du patrimoine bâti et des paysages au Québec Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

X marks the spot. This is Monteal.

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#22

architectural.revival Report

H Edwards
Community Member
1 month ago

Nobody would tear down an original Tudor building these days, thankfully.

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