I know nothing about this subject, really. The only architect I'm familiar with is Frank Lloyd Wright -- some of his stuff gets me, like the Guggenheim museum in NYC, and some not so much, like his famed home, Tallesin, or some such name.
I admire more earthy structures, round domes and such. Homes built with the trees coming into the living room. Although I do admire a sleek look as well, as long as it's somewhat lived in.
The architecture around the neighborhood is nothing to speak of. The design on this building shows a woman's head, and a bit above that it appears to be a viking ship of some sort.