Architect: Frank Gehry

Spanish Castle Manic

Building Style: Trash Heap
Architect: Frank Gehry
Completed: 2000
Words that come to mind... engine block | garbagey | horrific | insulting | tailpipe | throwup

It’s not only me…

Frank Gehry has created some wonderful buildings… but his Seattle effort, the Experience Music Project, is not one of them.

Jonathan Raban

Something that crawled out of the sea, rolled over, and died.

Herbert Muschamp, New York Times

One of the world’s 10 ugliest buildings.

Erica C. Barnett, Forbes

aka “The Hemorrhoids”

Jonathan Raban

Global Warning

Global Warning

Building Style: Trash Heap

Nice to know that this facility treats Multiple Sclerosis. I’m sure the patients aren’t the least bit irritated by the building design.

Architect: Frank Gehry
Completed: 2010
Words that come to mind... arrogance | error | junkyard | melty | trashpile

It’s not only me…

… metal monstrosity… twisted, massive and, frankly, ugly… Gehry came up with the design… by crumpling a piece of paper, giving it a toss then looking at it’s odd form and saying: “That’s it.”

Robert Cochrane, Parkinson’s Place

Some of these strategies — intentionally crude detailing, exposed structure and the casual juxtaposition of dramatic and banal spaces… have lost more than a little freshness over the years…

Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times

A jumbled, twisted series of misaligned openings arranged among unfamiliar forms… Is this thing even finished?

Eric Strain, Las Vegas Sun

Sad Cardboard

Building Style: Trash Heap

“Maybe it’s a brown paper bag,” speculates the architect.

One wonders if the businessman who financed the building with a $20,000,000 gift, Dr. Chau is satisfied with the outcome.

This may have been designed using an early 3D methodology called “Wet Chipboard,” used in Genry’s office when they were in arrears. The building is droopy and depressed like a lost hound in a rainstorm. Tiny yellow angled couch in foreground tries unsuccessfully to brighten things up.

Architect Frank Gehry (R) invokes God to convince client Dr. Chau that his squishy new building won’t collapse during the first rainstorm. Chau’s face is an essay in concern.

Architect: Frank Gehry
Completed: 2014
Words that come to mind... collapsing | droopy | garbagey | sad

It’s not only me…