Originally Posted by Uptowngirl
I'm pushing for a continuation of Classical * Revival Revival
I actually tend to agree. In a future of ever-increasing oil costs people will trend towards increasingly local designs and materials. Combined with the inherent efficiency of traditional building materials, I think we will see quite a bit of newly constructed traditional architecture - which I think will be a great benefit to neighborhoods and communities.
I wouldn't mind seeing a return to things like load-bearing masonry walls, in fact. Read Quinlan Terry's articles on the superiority of these designs from a "green" perspective.