Good design needs to serve the requirements of the client while responding to the local context, respecting historic structures and celebrating innovation where sensible.
The resultant architecture is sensitive to its surroundings especially in a historic context though it shouldn’t create a pastiche of the past where the historic context isn’t given.
Who would design a car in the 21st century to look like one from the 1920's ?
Why make a building look artificially old?
Architecture should reflect confidence and self-belief and make well considered use of the technology, knowledge and materials available at the time of construction. Spacial quality and high levels of natural daylight are paramount for providing great places to live and work in.