Was Gehry right?

Frank Gehry

rekitectureLast October at a press conference American superstar architect Frank Gehry said that “98 percent of what gets designed today is pure …” well, you can fill in the rest.  Suffice it to say he’s not impressed with the 98%.  He was probably having a real bad day and felt a bit cranky.  But was he right?  How do you feel about the buildings you see around you and use every day?

Architecture has been around since the beginning of time.  Similarly, it has been said that “there is nothing new under the sun”.  Technology changes and is ever evolving.  Thanks to new materials we can design buildings that reach higher and span further, enclosed in forms never before seen.  But there are common denominators between buildings old and new.
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