The opposite of beauty isn't ugliness, but laziness or indifference.
The Poetics of Space: Why Space Matters
From churches and libraries to parks and offices, the space we inhabit affects how we interact with others. How these spaces are designed, and ultimately used and maintained, are part of an established social infrastructure that determines our feeling of connectedness with one another. Spaces that are aesthetically impoverished deter interaction, while those that are inviting promote strong social bonds. Can the spaces around us affect our individual and collective well-being?