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“Overwhelming goal in new housing must be to create streets so attractive that few lament the green fields which they replace.
No one much regrets land on which Bath was built: but we’re likely to be regretting for generations what is sold to Wimpey.
British countryside could be saved with 1 move: that every new development must be done by a good modern architect, like in Holland.
The problem of creating good quality mass housing was solved long ago in the Netherlands. UK just needs to copy entire approach.
The notion that ‘no one knows what good architecture is’ is intellectuals’ greatest gift to developers.
Architectural taste is not subjective. Look at travel patterns: no one goes to Frankfurt, everyone to Edinburgh. Beauty is objective.”