Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Why modern buildings blow ..

ninme alerts us to a nice write up in the Evening Standard (UK) about the latest narcissistic attack on our eyes by modern architecture.  Referencing The Prince of Wales (this is one of the few areas I agree with him about), I think this sums up the problem quite well.
Faced by greedy developers and an arrogant architectural establishment that despises classical design, it requires the occasional influential voice to stand up to them. Let us hope that on this occasion his voice prevails and London ends up with a development to rival that of Wren.
Bingo. The modern architectural establishment is infested with people who don't care about the context of the city they build in, it is all about them and their desire to snub their nose - with material that is both cheap and non-resilent - at everyone else.

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