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Giving Up On Green Architects, Hawthorne Settles for the Ugly Ones

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While he finds it incredibly difficult to locate architects working in the field of sustainability, Christopher Hawthorne has no trouble naming names when it comes to architects creating eyesores.

Earlier this year he cringed with other architectural luminaries when judging Curbed LA’s Ugliest Building Contest (which we judged alongside Hawthorne). In a long-awaited commentary, “Bringing ‘Ugly’ Back,” he provides his analysis of ugliness, including naming Eric Owen Moss, Thom Mayne and Frank “F’in” Gehry the Fathers of Fug.

We hope the Los Angeles Times also got the hint when publishing the name of its own building as the ugliest runner-up in Curbed’s contest, to which Hawthorne quips: No Comment.

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