It isn’t that everything is bigger in Texas but that everything is bigger in the United States. Portions are too big, buildings scrape the sky and (clearly) our spending outweighs our earnings. The extravagant nature of the States can feel in your face, but as I’ve discussed with bad design, we acclimatize ourself to nuisances. Bigger isn’t always bad but I’d rather you didn’t take your big problem onto my streets.
People have asked me if having a discerning, if not critical eye, for good design is exhausting in a world I tout as poorly designed. The question is usually good natured but it is certainly true that I spend a lot of time thinking about how something can be at once easier to use, nicer to look at and simpler to build. It isn’t a theory I only apply to architecture but day-to-day designs. It seems that things in my everyday life are always more complicated than they need to be.
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