not at ease...

not at ease

One of many vacant allotments at the industrial estate near our local airport. To me it has the feel of a building that's been abandoned for years despite it having just been built.

These and other buildings constructed recently grate on me because of the extreme to which exterior design minimalism is now being applied. In what can only be the unintended result of attempting to be futuristic (and failing), there is a borderline Brutalist style invading modern architectural design. It's as though minimalism is being strived for but without any creativity, leaving blocky, uncomfortable masses devoid of any beauty.

This inflexible style is past its Use By date and I'll post a photo later in the week as an example.

The mantra "design like you give a damn" has never been so important.