Rethinking Foundational Norms

Architecture as an example of our openness to change

Implications - Architecture has looked relativity the same for centuries. In the past, it was rare for outlandish designers like Antonio Gaudi to make it, but today, unique architecture is not only embraced but in demand. This points toward a willingness to innovate from the ground up and a new open-mindedness to change.
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