Case in point: Drake's house. "Architecture" as what one chooses for oneself.I'm becoming further convinced that architecture--with the exception of landmark tourist attractions--and possibly celebrity mansions-- may no longer matter much to most folks, since few people these days are actually gazing up or out at it. The eventual transition to VR headsets will only exacerbate this trend.
It's obvious that the design is based on the elegance of our subway system pre-1978.That podium is certainly "men's room tile" jarring, isn't it.
Not sure why a single member of the design/architect team didn't take a second look at the plans and say "nah, this isn't really going to work".