Mark Smith: The ‘ugly’ high-rise buildings I would fight to save

There’s been a bit of a stushie about high-rise flats in Aberdeen that we should talk about because it touches on a few interesting questions, such as what is beautiful and what isn’t, what we should preserve and what we should pull down, the role that class plays in the way we look at buildings, and the importance of the two landscapes we live in: the real, and the imagined.

Mark Smith: The ‘ugly’ high-rise buildings I would fight to save
There’s been a bit of a stushie about high-rise flats in Aberdeen that we should talk about because it touches on a few interesting questions, such as what is beautiful and what isn’t, what we should preserve and what we should pull down, the role that class plays in the way we look at buildings, and the importance of the two landscapes we live in: the real, and the imagined.