From Accommodating Life, The accommodation of human beings within created space is the true concern of any well-conceived built environment.
In architecture, the term modern means an architecture that is acutely responsive to the demands of current accommodation while utilizing the most advanced techniques available in order to achieve an apt expression of its particular now. In other words, modern architecture, in each era, means an architecture devoted to accommodating life.
In recent decades, an architecture of true relevance to life concerns has been conspicuously absent as a cultural force. In its stead, a succession of design initiatives divorced from their social moorings, dedicated primarily to image and motivated as much by subjective whim or the dictates of fashion as by any direct response to human need, has long been dominating the determination of the human habitat.
It is vitally important that we consider where we are and how we got here and make an attempt to point the way toward a new modern architecture, an architecture that enhances existence, an architecture that encompassing both use and beauty and accommodates and enhances life (Martin Bloom).