I saw some interesting works at this month's Architectural Record. All of them are about creating a skin with unique pattern, material and lighting, to reflect the identity of the building. Following the trend of patterning, architecture is getting FLAT (if not FAT). Abstracted or oversized graphics become the skin of the architectural body, either interior or exterior. Image is more concerned than the depth or volume of the space, perhaps as a result of the fast information exchange and the importance of advertizing in today's world.