carbuncle : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
  • n  an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus

  • Back in Washington from their inspection of Pennsylvania's bituminous social carbuncle, Senator Gooding and colleagues of the Interstate Commerce subcommittee drew up chairs and.
  • The carbuncle design was duly abandoned and new architects chosen.
  • This was not some breakthrough in carbuncle research but hot news that couldn't wait one more minute.
News & Articles

  • Awards: 'Frankenstein' Dorm Named Britain's 'Worst New Building'
    Photo via Archinect A hearty congratulations are in order for Stephen George & Partners, the London firm that was just awarded the Carbuncle Cup—aimed to single out "this year's worst new building"—by Building Design magazine. No, seriously. The 350-bedroom block...
    Sept. 3, 2013 - Curbed
  • This Horrible Dorm Is Britain's Worst Building of the Year
    There are some competitions that you lose by winning. Like the Darwin Awards, or an Ignobel, a Razzie, or—in the case of the University College London's brand new £18m student housing block—a Carbuncle Cup , which is awarded annually to the worst building built in Britain. Read more...        
    Aug. 30, 2013 - Gizmodo

  • Prince Charles in TIME
    ...was on May 30, 1984 that Charles denounced modern architecture generally and derailed a proposed modern addition to the National Gallery of Art in London by calling it "a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend".

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