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Designed for life: How design can support wellbeing

Words: Matt Moody
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Would a greater say for planners in the design of buildings lead to higher well-being standards – or just add another layer of complexity? Matt Moody considers the intersection of planning, design and well-being.

The Carbuncle Cup owes its name to Prince Charles, who in 1984 called the design of a planned extension to the National Gallery “a monstrous carbuncle on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend”.Since 2006, the competition has crowned what its judges deem the ugliest UK building completed that year. Each year the result is picked up by the press, reigniting the debate over building design........
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