wasoxygen here's a firm entry in the things-are-getting-worse category
i don't believe this article mentions cost much, and of course it's a factor, but that can't be the whole story because it ain't cheap to make eisenman's crap; it's clearly just a gesture
I have to say, I really appreciate architecture in places you don't live in but that you visit for a short time. And strongly agree that gardens and vegetation are an integral part.
I loved walking around The Getty in LA. The desert-reminding building surrounded by gardens and ponds was really lovely. I didn't want to leave. And I was even more sad when the next place I visited was this fake re-make of a german village. EWWW
And this Museum in Portugal looked super cool at sunset! (skip to 4:00)
My only beef with it are those stupid stairs every modern art museums needs to have that are impossible to walk on.
But for living and hanging out, revitalization of old industrial buildings into awesome plant-filled graffiti-covered lofts and restauration of antique building with some glass and steel are my jam.
Now that I think about it, my Portugal trip was filled with awesome architecture.
skip to 0:40 and 5:00 for an example of both things I love :)