architectural myopia

noun; compounding
Attempts made by architects to make buildings with rather outlandish design without taking into concerning its practicality. It's a disastrous attempt to fashion built environment for others.
The phenomenon of “architectural myopia” may also explain the repeated mistakes that architects make in fashioning built environments for others, which turn out to be woefully unsuccessful in what may seem obvious ways to laypeople.
Etymology : compounding of the "architectural" and "myopia"
Source : Article from Guernica , a magazine of arts and politics. October 19th, 2011
Last modified: 4 December 2011