Johnny Rotten's spikes have nothing on JDS Architects' VM House. Photo of John Lydon, 1976, by Ray Stevenson/Rex USA
Studded leather jackets and spiked colors are back, thanks to the Metropolitan Museum's highly publicized "Punk: Chaos to Couture" show, which opens tomorrow in New York City. And while we know that punk constitutes much more than just stapling some metal accouterments onto your shirt and calling it a day, well, we were so inspired by the exhibition's spinous fashions that we decided to honor their architectural equivalents. So cue up some Sex Pistols and to see some seriously spiky, badass buildings.
Designed by JDS Architects
UK Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo
Designed by Heatherwick Studio
Photo: Iwan Baan
Learn more about this project on the Architizer database.
(Recommended listening: some avant-garde- or post-punk, like Talking Heads)
Antwerp Law Courts
Designed by Richard Rogers Partnership with VK Studio
Photo: R. Hoekstra and Kerremans
(Recommended listening: "I Fought the Law" by The Clash)
Designed by HWKN (Architizer founder Marc Kushner is a partner)
Traveling, originally at MoMA PS 1 in Queens
Read more about this project on Architizer.
(Recommended listening: something quintessentially NYC, like the Ramones)
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Designed by DP Architects with Michael Wilford & Partners
Photo: via Wikipedia
US Air Force Academy Chapel
Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Learn more about this building on the Architizer database.
(Recommended listening: something anti-authority, like the Dead Kennedys)