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Guest Video: “Why Modern Architecture Sucks”

Today’s Guest Video is from Paul Joseph Watson and titled “Why Modern Architecture Sucks.” The image above does not feature in Watson’s video, but would have been a good candidate for analysis. The Museum of Modern Art in Sydney is a perfect example of how a coherent architectural style is defiled by the tumor-like addition of a modernist appendage. The image is a CAD rendition of the museum and does unfortunately not portray the way that the new addition actually appears, especially after exposed to the weather for some years. Notably, the art deco of the original building does not appear “ugly” even if covered in accumulated dirt from air pollution, while the incoherent leggo-block non-style of the appendage (to the right of the main building) must be clinically pristine to give the effect that the architect obviously intended it to convey. Such aesthetics therefore only “work” in theory: i.e. in computer aided renditions. Thus, modernist aesthetics display the same kind of utopian thinking that animates the ideology of the progressive left. It is completely divorced from the realities of the environment, both physical and human. It is also reflected in an almost spiteful attitude to the human ecology within which the buildings are situated. Where the built environment is traditionally a reflection of the culture of the people, and therefore reflects the aesthetic standards of the civilisation which erected them, modernist architecture has become an imposition that thumbs its nose at that civilisation and its values. These and other points are made by Watson in the following video:

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