Gehry, always overdoing it... here again, at Foundation Louis Vuitton - because we all know "98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit" I think he is just in the expensive part of the 98 percent. Regardless, I needed to stop by. Interesting to look under the skin, to see the structure supporting the trusses and glass panels.
"Let me tell you one thing," the architect replied to a few journalists "In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit. There’s no sense of design, no respect for humanity or for anything else. They are damn buildings and that’s it."... "Once in a while, however, a group of people do something special. Very few, but God, leave us alone."
As expected, press coverage everywhere. All these articles are over two years old, as the building was completed Fall 2014 --- The Verge, "Frank Gehry drops a spaceship in Paris. Legendary architect flashes defiant middle finger to his critics with new Fondation Louis Vuitton art museum". The Guardian, Archdaily, Architectural Digest, Design Boom, Vanity Fair, Vogue.