Although I prefer ultra modern architecture, I do have an appreciation for historical buildings. I particularly like the ones that have been beautifully and intelligently modernized, keeping some key design elements of the structure that give the building its unique personality. A good example of that would be the CheBanca, an Italian bank in Milan designed by Crea International. As you can see below, although the interior is very modern, the exterior was kept intact. There's a harmonious marriage between the old and the new.
Back in Ottawa, I was shocked when I discovered the following "update" on Queen. It looks like a large concrete wall was poured right in front of two buildings, leaving a few wholes for some small doors. Next to the "GOODLife fitness" sign, you can still see the left over from the previous signage. Talk about laziness and lack of care and consideration for the architecture! I wonder what possessed the decision maker in this project to do such a thing. It looks like a bunker! It's definitely one of the ugliest jobs I've seen so far on a building.