Do the aesthetic qualities of our environment affect our well-being? Take your time viewing the images below and decide for yourself. If you can’t decide based on these images alone, go and take a look at the nearest bit of civilization and tell me if you feel any difference? My answer to the first question is not only an emphatic yes, but I believe that good design is meaningful beyond lifting spirits; it makes us better people.

Is “Beauty” a quality that can be learned and aimed at by architects? Many would say “No. Beauty is subjective.” But is that so? 

Myself and the creator of this video disagree with the relativist dogmas. Beauty can be learned, and ought to be prioritized in design. 

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