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I'm also curious about what these "proven rules that allow for originality within proven constraints" might be. Please elaborate.

While we're at it, what are these flaws that "show a pitfall of thinking with style."? Should architects avoid thinking "with style"? (Not sure what that means.)

"the architects who built in that style had different roots and were trying to accomplish different kinds of architecture." Again, what roots are you talking about? And how were they trying to accomplish different kinds of architecture?

"The massing and patterning are more classical than the buildings from that period, so the art deco lines that emphasize linear motion, like in the existing building, don't exactly match, to my mind." Fair enough, but in case you are unaware, every style has as many iterations as there are personality types. The site below shows just a few, but there are as many combinations as one's imagination can dream up if one frees oneself of "rules".

http://www.invitinghome.com/art-deco/art-deco-modern.htm#3

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