February 8, 2012 9:18 AM EST
Architecture & Design: 6 Horrible Facadist Renovations, from Auckland to Yekaterinburg [SLIDESHOW]
Facadism, as I explained last week, is an ecclectic modern building style where facades of old buildings are retained while the rest of the structure is demolished and redeveloped, generally in a very modern style contrasting with the older facade. Sometimes it works, but sometimes it just doesn't. Here are six of the ugliest facadist renovations from around the world.