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

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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

doneisdone
Community Member
1 month ago

People actually go to school to learn how to design blocks. Sad

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Marco Conti
Community Member
1 month ago

Once again, what little character the old building had, was obliterated by the same people that design the Amazon Prime boxes.

Wyndmere
Community Member
1 month ago

No artistry here

Raine Soo
Community Member
1 month ago

One word: UGH.

Bobby Stahr
Community Member
1 month ago

UGLY

Mimi Kumar
Community Member
1 month ago

Why Yellow!

Joyous Cat Birb
Community Member
1 month ago

that shade isn't the best choice for a building

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Alyssa Fry
Community Member
1 month ago

*shudder*

Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

From charming to alarming!

Viv Hart
Community Member
3 days ago

I wonder what the earlier building was, not quite a church.

Mae Mosse
Community Member
4 weeks ago

The original was demolished in the 1970’s and the Modernist building built in it’s place. It’s in Oslo, Norway according to the Twitter post

Annette Rainbow
Community Member
1 month ago

Again just a block, and not a nice one to boot. I am not going to continue as I think they might be more, and I am do over this "let change this beautiful building into a square block". So over it.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh no! What happened to architectural form?!

Philly Bob Squires
Community Member
1 month ago

Why replace a beautiful piece of architecture with a plain block? A plain yellow block yet...

OTTER
Community Member
1 month ago

Forgive them, for they know not what they do

Mickie Shea
Community Member
1 month ago

they spent so mucho money destroying a wonderful building

Tina Harbour
Community Member
1 month ago

Yuck....only made worse by the choice of color

Ole Peder Amrud Hagen
Community Member
1 month ago

Not a renovation either... the original building was torn down in 1972, and it's one of those unneccessary demolitions Oslo has seen far too many of.

Kitty Fenerty
Community Member
1 month ago

Why? Who approved of this tasteless change?!

Anna D
Community Member
1 month ago

Why all these storage units?

Ida Johansen
Community Member
1 month ago

Its actually been painted black now: https://maps.app.goo.gl/6iYDhrVyA57rrXHN9

Paizleypie
Community Member
1 month ago

Baby $hit yellow

Sent From The Slytherin House
Community Member
1 month ago

"Hey, you know all of that paint that no one wanted? Well because of that, we got lots of it and I know how to use it!"

Kim
Community Member
1 month ago

I like this. :)

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
1 month ago

The brickwork! :O

Regina De Vries-Doyen
Community Member
1 month ago

Horrific

kjorn
Community Member
1 month ago

looks like it mad of legos :-)

Annie
Community Member
1 month ago

From a beautiful building with character to an ugly cardboard box : (

Carole Deem
Community Member
1 month ago

yeah and lose the great windows

Joan OConnor
Community Member
1 month ago

It looks like a lego block

ArhomR
Community Member
1 month ago

What’s with all the soulless buildings and that yellow!!

ANNIKAH MARTINEZ
Community Member
1 month ago

IT LOST ITS SHAPE

COcO BAMa
Community Member
1 month ago

This is not that bad

HissyFitzz
Community Member
1 month ago

What if we had a building.. but it was a lego. Great idea Shane, let's do it.

Daune Jaimes Diaz
Community Member
1 month ago

If a building was a Karen...

Dana Grunwald
Community Member
1 month ago

Just.... Why???

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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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