Architects will often strive to ensure their designs will complement existing buildings and will blend in with the landscape. This is important for an aesthetically-pleasing design that everyone will be happy with and that will look good within the surrounding area. It’s something that should be seriously considered with any architectural or construction project.
Sometimes, there may even be building regulations dictating the way properties should look. This is often the case in places like historic villages, where buildings have all been constructed in a certain way. This will dictate things like the colour of the buildings (they may all need to be whitewashed/ made from a certain colour of stone), the style of roof tiles, the style of windows and doors and the number of storeys that can be built. Even if there are no regulations, many architects will build in a sympathetic style to maintain pleasing aesthetics for the building owner and local residents.