Chameleon nursing home, I wish it was invisible!

I recieved a newsletter from The Architectural Review in which they titled this nursing home that has been built in Austria by Christian Kronaus and Erhard An-He Kinzelbach.

Quite how this can be seen as good design bewilders me. The architects seem to have taken their inspiration from a chicken coop, (maybe they thought Chicken Run was real life, who knows!) and they seem to have been distracted by their interest in creating a façade that appears to change colour according to the viewers perspective. By the way, I don’t know how this resembles a chameleon  either, I wish the building would make a better attempt to conceal itself .

The inside is another matter altogether. The bright lights and sickly green surely wouldn’t appeal to many people, let alone the elderly. The overly high ceilings make me wonder how warm it’s going to be and where would anyone relax in this place, even the common room is ridiculously bright with uncomfortable looking chairs in it. This building is almost an experimental piece of art, there is no relation between the architects’ ideas and the people who will use the building.




~ by beckygroves on April 16, 2010.

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