{"content":{"id":1677,"title":"Daily Link","body":"\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\"\u003eThis\u003c/a\u003e is an interesting article on the psychology of modern architecture vs. the humans who interact with that architecture. From the article:\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\"For about 2,000 years, everything human beings built was beautiful, or at least unobjectionable. The 20th century put a stop to this, evidenced by the fact that people often go out of their way to vacation in “historic” (read: beautiful) towns that contain as little postwar architecture as possible. But why? What actually changed? Why does there seem to be such an obvious break between the thousands of years before World War II and the postwar period? And why does this seem to hold true everywhere?\"\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis sounds a little extreme but there is something to it. I went to high school in a neighbourhood of pre-war factories, warehouses, and small homes. It wasn't beautiful, but it was much nicer looking than all the gentrifier houses that have replaced most of that neighbourhood. Interestingly, the extremely smelly slaughterhouse right in the middle is still operating. I guess the wealthy are happy to pay $2.5 million to live in disjointed nightmare houses and smell rotting animal scraps all day???\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2020-10-02T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2020-09-28T23:14:36.000Z","updated_at":"2020-09-28T23:51:57.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=daily_link\"\u003edaily_link\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=architecture\"\u003earchitecture\u003c/a\u003e"}

Daily Link

This is an interesting article on the psychology of modern architecture vs. the humans who interact with that architecture. From the article:

"For about 2,000 years, everything human beings built was beautiful, or at least unobjectionable. The 20th century put a stop to this, evidenced by the fact that people often go out of their way to vacation in “historic” (read: beautiful) towns that contain as little postwar architecture as possible. But why? What actually changed? Why does there seem to be such an obvious break between the thousands of years before World War II and the postwar period? And why does this seem to hold true everywhere?"

This sounds a little extreme but there is something to it. I went to high school in a neighbourhood of pre-war factories, warehouses, and small homes. It wasn't beautiful, but it was much nicer looking than all the gentrifier houses that have replaced most of that neighbourhood. Interestingly, the extremely smelly slaughterhouse right in the middle is still operating. I guess the wealthy are happy to pay $2.5 million to live in disjointed nightmare houses and smell rotting animal scraps all day???