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View Poll Results: What do you think of Gehry's Sydney building?
Love it 15 14.71%
Like it 7 6.86%
It's okay 17 16.67%
Dislike it 31 30.39%
Hate it 32 31.37%
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Old January 16th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #21
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Christ, if I saw that thing in person I would run in looking for Carol Anne
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Old January 16th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #22
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strange art
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Old January 16th, 2011, 10:46 PM   #23
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It's a lot more 'crumpled' than a lot of Gehry's other stuff. But since he uses wooden blocks for his models, I'll wait and see what it looks like on a computer rendering.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #24
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All of Frank Gehry's buildings are terrible, including this one.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 11:08 PM   #25
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It's gorgeous. I love it. I'd love to have this in my city. It beats any boxy alternative for sure
Beats any boxy alternative?

Mhhh.. There exist a lot nicer solutions these days
But as i said before, with a nice cladding this can be a nice building
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Old January 16th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #26
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OMFG!!! I don't know what to think about this building! Definitely strange
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Old January 16th, 2011, 11:43 PM   #27
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I like many Gehry's creations, but this one looks like a very unimaginative/pointless/random mixture of his previous projects. Similar failure as his brain research center in Vegas.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 12:45 AM   #28
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Speaking of his building in Vegas, there is a running joke in that Gehry designed his building to resemble a melted brain. Which is funny considering that it's a research facility for Ahlzheimer's.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #29
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I like most of Gehry's work. But this one is pretty awful. Bad choice of color, and just looks crumpled.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 03:19 AM   #30
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I don't get the complaints about Gehry's architecture "being all the same". That's exactly why he was chosen for this commission. It's branded Gehry starchitecture and clients usually know what they're getting if not the exact shapes or massings. It may have devolved into schtick but most architects do that. You want a Frank Gehry? This is what you're going to get. That said, this proposal isn't among his best work just as Beekman Place missed the mark. Perhaps Gehry should rekindle his muse and find more striking, creative solutions than was presented here.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 04:55 AM   #31
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Buhahahahah! I could draw better in the 4th class! Not dismissing other Gehry's stuff but this monstrosity looks like a psycho's mind
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Old January 17th, 2011, 05:19 AM   #32
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Gehry is a very hit or miss kind of guy - this is a miss i think.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 05:08 PM   #33
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Gehry is a very hit or miss kind of guy - this is a miss i think.
That's what I think of his stuff too. This one doesn't work for me.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 07:22 AM   #34
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Looks like everything else he's ever built...
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:37 PM   #35
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And it will be next to this beauty:


I hope they start fighting or something.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:57 PM   #36
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I don't think it's this bad- with new cladding and new color it will look just fine.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:19 PM   #37
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It looks likes like a bunch of crunched up brown paper bags with reflectors on them! lol
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:45 PM   #38
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looks like any other gehry building except with a different color.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 02:44 AM   #39
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A glimpse of the future UTS campus:



Video only highlights the already designed buildings and all in all, every building in the campus will undergo some sort of change along with a few additional buildings. The tower envelopes and excavated site right next to the university is the "Central Park" site with buildings designed by Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster.

Anyways, on Gehry's building, I think I'll wait for the computer renderings. It might actually turn out to be fairly decent, depending on the materials used. I agree that it could have been better though given the money spent on it.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 05:19 PM   #40
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I like some buildings by Gehry, but this one is probably the ugliest project I've ever seen in my life. Architecture freak show. Hope it is not approved, for Australia's sake.
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