July 28, 2008

lipstick on a pig

Treehugger's quote of the day, features Germaine Greer's recent Guardian article about what she viewed as ugly eco housing - a search for a new aesthetic? Hopefully.

The builders of eco-houses accept as a given the basic shape and dropsical proportions of the two-storey suburban villa, with pitched roofs, end gables, front porch, picture windows, chimneys, and so forth. This may be because local planning authorities demand that they be "in keeping", even though there is little aesthetic merit in what they are expected to be in keeping with

corrected post - previous made reference to Germaine Greer as a "he" sincere apologies

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