Thursday, 15 March 2012

Saving the environment by destroying the environment


The the lying, evil vacuosity of the concept of eco/ green or sustainable architecture can be seen by internet image searches on those phrases.

Just look at the results! There are several examples at my work. Walking past them is a visceral assault on human sensibility; like a punch to the solar plexus.

How about this 'award winning' example of grandiose pseudo-sustainability?

Front elevation:

And rear view:

What a scam!

Soul-destroyingly hideous, expensive to build, energetically wasteful and inefficient, almost unbearable to work in...

This sort of building is - in a small but significant way, in terms of the process of building it and its lasting effect on the environment - actively harmful, a perceptible force for evil in the world.

Especially when people are made to violate their natural instincts by pronouncing it beautiful and wholesome.