07 Aug '12, 6pm

The Shape of Green: An argument for Beauty (Book Review)

The Shape of Green: An argument for Beauty (Book Review)

Buckminster Fuller, who is not remembered for being an aesthete, wrote: "When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong." But many of us involved with teaching or writing about sustainable design dance around the issue of beauty. TreeHugger was founded by Graham Hill on the principle that sustainable design has to also be good design, so with a few exceptions from TreeHugger Sami, we have been pretty consistent in avoiding the hemp and mud, and have tried to always make the case that green design still has to be good design. But beauty: that is taking it to a different level. Architect Lance Hosey has tackled this issue in his important new book, The Shape of Green. He suggests that you cannot have sustainability without beauty. Long term value is impossible without sensory appeal, b...

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