We know in "western" architecture, that it became much more expressive of the person and what they wanted, much more "free" and artistic. Gradually, one generation rebelled a bit more until technology finally broke the back of "traditional" and "Classical" architecture.
Can you give some examples of what you mean here, please?
In the East, was the same thing occurring? Or did architecture remain traditional, beautiful and vernacular?
Things that are "traditional" were once new when they were first done.