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Most new architecture, like Amazon’s proposed new HQ, is hideous. That’s because it is made for corporations. Despite all the mistakes and brutalities of the Soviet experiment, at least their architecture was designed to serve the people instead.
The Amazon building is a monstrosity. (NBBJ / Amazon) I went to architecture school and write about architecture, so whenever a new building goes up somewhere, people ask me what I think about it. They ask not because they want to know my expert opinion and compare it to theirs, but because they understand that they are “supposed” to like whatever new thing has just gone up in their city, but they don’t,…

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