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Sad Cardboard
Building Style: Trash Heap
Dr. Chau
Medicine cabinets unsuccessfully glued to brickpile.
Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Architect: Frank Gehry
Completed: 2014
Words that come to mind... collapsing | droopy | garbagey | sad

It’s not only me…

Maybe it's a brown paper bag.
Frank Gehry
When I saw the elevation I thought "what a piece of crap!!"
Perhaps it's fitting that a business school looks like it's rotting away from the inside.

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.

Author’s Note: Not long after this event, Gehry gave the finger to the press corps in Australia when asked about his architecture.