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.

Someone left the cake out in the rain
The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
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