An instant in time.
Architecture is not something to be viewed in a static light. (Pun intended). The changing seasons, weather and path of the sun are elements that should not only dictate certain "good design practices", they are also an opportunity for creativity and playfulness.
This is a render of a residential property I am currently working on. The graduated shading shown here in the form of a covered pergola not only provides a functional role in preventing internal heat-gain, it also creates texture and movement on an otherwise un-articulated surface.