I am currently on the hunt for a new place to live and, as usual, the process is somewhat discouraging. There are certain apartment complexes whose architecture is so ugly I take one look at them and know that if I had to live there I would become suicidal.
Aesthetics are so important. Once again I have to ask, why do people make ugly things on purpose? It doesn’t make any sense to me. Enough unattractive things exist because of accidents and disasters, why then should we go out of our way to produce more hideous things? Are we punishing ourselves for something? The people who design these unappealing structures must be some kind of sadomasochists who enjoy inflicting visual pain and dismay on themselves and others.