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July 5, 2022

Fugly Design Award

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I would like to second Nick Buckley’s idea for the Fugly Architectural Design Award (in last week’s Echo). Perhaps we could include a subcategory for commercial buildings – You Dunne It Award, sponsored by Jonson Lane or Mercato. And the Rotten Tomatoes Residential Award for houses with the most concrete used and the least landscaping. 

Happy to hear from any local sponsors?  

BE Crowle, Byron Bay


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1 COMMENT

  1. It’s called post-modernism. It’s meant to demoralise us. If we had beautiful things like we use to, we may feel we have something to fight for. Instead the population plays video games, watches porn and ball games, drug, alcohol, and other degeneracy.

    An inspired population will feel they are part of something great, and give resistance to things that threaten them. Put ugliness around them and tell them they are evil, and they will give up and accept anything. Why should they bother to improve themselves and their surroundings when they are told they are evil oppressors with a dark (re-written) history surrounded by a soulless architectural and minimalist design wasteland.

    Don’t even get me started on the ‘art’ in parks. That needs an award of it’s own.

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