Inspired by the book of Richard Florida called «Creative class».
Self-identifying of people has changed greatly last dozens of years. Before (let’s say, 50-100 years ago) people identified themselves with the companies they worked for. If to ask a person to introduce himself, 50 years ago the answer would be: «I’m John, I work in General Motors,» or «I’m Bob, I work on aircraft factory». This factory is his constanta.
If you will ask the same question now, you will see that people no longer associate themselves with their employers. Their constanta is now different: general occupation and sometimes place of being grown up. «I am Kseniya, architect from Russia».
What immediately comes to mind regarding to modern architecture in Asia is folowing: it is simple, formal, symbolic and carries a simple message — what is higher, larger and longer is better.