I have everything against concrete and glass when there is a much more asthetic designs available. Sochi Airport is very indicative of Russian architecture from the period. Santa Barbara is what architecture in the region looks like.
My post isn't at all on functionality, is it on architectural grandeur. I don't see why an airport should be a 'temple to modern technology'. There is nothing stopping an airport from being functional and modern, but there is also no reason why an airport can't be designed to reflect on that city/country.
Soekarno-Hatta Airport in Jakarta is a modern facility, but yet it's design is based upon traditional Indonesian architecture
Seoul's Kimpo Airport, whilst modern in design, still keeps a Korean feel with it's design
And from memory, Albuquerque Airport is designed in the architecture that is "unique" to New Mexico and Phoenix