Why was I not informed about this remarkable building, erected in 2002 in Karlsruhe, Germany, until now?:
I am interested in unusual buildings. On Fridays, I like to do creature-related postings here, which are not just regular cats-or-dogs-doing-endearing-things postings, or at least not always. And, for a while, just after this building was built, I was an education blogger. So, The Internet really should have told me about the Kindergarten Wolfartsweier a decade and a half ago, rather than only yesterday.
The above photo is one of these, of Buildings That Look Like Animals. (Again, this list was published nearly two years ago, and only now am I being told about it. Come on Internet, you can do better than this.)
The Internet only got around to mentioning this building to me because Owen Hopkins has written a book about Postmodern Architecture (subtltled “Less is a Bore”), and The Internet finally deigned to send me an email, linking to an article about this book, at a website called “Luxury London”.
This article is quite informative, but the subheadings that sell it are a bit silly. As usual, the stupidest stuff in media is perpetrated by headline and subheading writers. For insteance, this:
London has become the global epicentre for postmodern architecture …
Which merely means that London, being quite big and quite rich, has quite a bit of postmodern architecture.
And this, which is silly, given what the article is about:
… narcissistic steel-and-glass megaliths of the City …
London is about to start seriously pining for more new narcissistic steel-and-glass megaliths, now that it has stopped building them, for the time being anyway.
What the world now needs is a narcissistic steel-and-glass megalith, shaped like a cat.