What do I want to do as an architect? Is the house under construction pictured above a good idea? Is it something I wish I had been involved with?
The first rule of architecture is to stay in business. Morality cannot invoice clients. Such is the crass reality of a profession that depends on the financial capacity of others to accomplish anything. Even a speculative development presupposes a client who has a set of wants and needs that may not align with the values set forth by a firm.