Most surround us everyday buildings, nothing special stands out. Of course it depends on where you live and in what kind of environment you are, but there is no denying that most of the architecture is pretty average.
Architects have a difficult job to. They have to design buildings, which will last many years. Of course, we live in a time in which build enough durable building isn't especially difficult task. Taking into account the technology and materials at our disposal.
But that's not all. The project must be practical, inexpensive, environmentally friendly, fit in with the surroundings and timeless (as far as architecture can be timeless). Let's focus on the latter. Painter can go wrong, and musician as well. Artists can create their works at its own discretion, in the worst-case, their work is like by anyone. The architecture is a little different, because of this is not an art form. Although probably everyone has an opinion on the subject. On architect is the responsibilty. If someone doesn't like a painting, he can not look at this. However, the designed building will serve a specific function. Will be a place of work, home or a meeting place. It will be used by many people, it must be comfortable therefore, stylish and practical.
Suppose, however, that we have designed a building that meets all the requirements. Its creator is satisfied, presents it to the client, and there appears the first obstacle. People taught an average architecture that surrounds us around, they want to do the same. The first task of the architect is to convince the investor to his right, inspiring him to expect something more than this whate he's seeing around.
The investor can change his mind and be sympathetic to an interesting project, but not so much as to pay extra for it. In such a situation most often focus on cheaper, probably ready solution. So that interesting project could be realized, more often than not can be expensive. It's another challenge, how to do better for less.
Many people tend to rave about classical architecture, with decorative ornaments, and rejects the contemporary. Classic architecture is great, if it was built hundreds of years ago. Now we have new technologies and more durable materials, and modern architecture should be used instead to imitate the patterns of the past. Why do people choose new phones, new cars, generally anything new they consider better, beyond architecture? Architecture is stable, not changing so quickly, what's why people in this case slower accept the changes. But they accept it. Our suggestion for today is to find interesting examples of architecture in your area and appreciate that work. Look for those are on the internet, this map can be useful.