While saying nothing new really, it did remind me of the Form Follows Finance neo-maxim. And the notion of a new modesty in architecture:
A new modesty, then? Yes, for a while. But, when the wheel of fortune turns up again, expect a reaction to the New Modesty. Expect, at the very least, a Modesty Blaze, and then new forms of architecture that those being made redundant from their jobs, and those about to leave architecture school, are only beginning to formulate.
I guess he mean me. Onward ho!