Some days the young architect would draw houses with flat roofs. They looked the same in almost every way, but they were from a different world - a place where smart people discussed modern art instead of watching TV, the women were fascinating and polygamous, freed as they were from traditional moraity, and the menfolk could admit in confidence that government run by a few men without elections could get things done.
Then he threw away the drawings and drew traditional roofs. That's the way it was now. But it wouldn't be that way forever.