Scandanavian Eco-bling

What exactly did Grant Shapps mean when he included this diatribe against Scandanavian Eco-bling? Did he mean this rather lovely building in Stockholm than any architect would be proud of?

New Housing in Hammarby, Stockholm, Sweden

Or this, less beautiful, but no eco bling here?

New Housing in Hammarby, Stockholm, Sweden

Or this?

New Development at Hammarby, Stockholm, Sweden

I think housing ministers should stick to their brief and talk about things they understand rather than presuming to offer advice on the design taste of the nation. What do you think?

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2 thoughts on “Scandanavian Eco-bling

  1. Shapps seems to align himself with Prince Charles, who seems to equate green-ness with old fashioned or out-dated views. Coming from the Duchy of Cornwall, I am used to the double standards and greenwash which typify that school of thought.

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