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The design of the euro banknotes does no favours to architecture

Complaints about the dull and soulless design of the new 'conceptual architecture'euro banknotes do not go far enough. Overshadowed by the mixture of football triumphalism and foot-and-mouth anxiety that surrounded their appearance last week, the seven euro notes, like the opening notes of an ominous symphony, offered a grim intimation of things to come.

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