A new review has called for architecture to be taught in schools in order to drive up standards of buildings and places.
Sir Terry Farrell makes the recommendation in his review into architecture and the built environment, which also calls for a chief government architect to be appointed.
Lessons in den-building could become part of children's education, according to the Independent, to give them an understanding of the world in which we live.
The review condemns the standard of everyday design in the UK, claiming that many places such as supermarkets, housing estates and hospital waiting rooms are not built to adequate standards.
Sir Terry says this is partly due to the fact that the subject is not widely taught, and he argues that children should be encouraged to learn about architecture as early as possible.
A spokesman for the Department for Education said: "Architecture is covered in the new art-and-design curriculum, which will be compulsory in all maintained schools from this September."
Posted by Alan Douglas