You can utilize the same energy of constructing something out of bricks and stones and wood into a nice
That was the vedic culture
Still in old cities you will find in lanes and streets, there are so many temples. I have seen, especially in Kanpur.
Even within the lane there are so many temples,
So all over India you will find the temples.
People were so spiritually advanced, even Muslim, They are also. They have constructed so many mosques. So that should be utilized. If we have got the tendency for making a house or construction of some building with stones and bricks, let it be utilized for constructing temple of the Supreme Brahman.
This is a Lecture by Swami Prabhupada