“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Winston Churchill

Would you live here?  I was amazed (and horrified) by this photo taken by Polish photographer Kacper Kowalski, shortlisted in the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards.  Rows of identical houses with a playground in the middle, in the city of Jiangyin, Jiangsu, China.

(Apologies to Alain de Botton who wrote The Architecture of Happiness – a treatise to the importance of the quality of our environments)


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