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Frank Gehry: "I'm Not a Starchitect"

Frank Gehry: "I'm Not a Starchitect"
Frank Gehry: "I'm Not a Starchitect", The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles. Image © Gehry Partners, LLP

For Peter Aspden's first encounter with the architect of the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LAFrank Gehry did not "exude sweetness." "You are not going to call me a [...] ‘star-chitect’? I hate that." In a candid interview with the Financial Times, Gehry discusses the problem of being branded for beginning the Bilbao Effect in spite of the fact that he insists that "you can’t escape your signature." Gehry talks at length about Facebook's latest headquarters and, in particular, his relationship with his client, Mark Zuckerberg. Read the full interview here.

Cite: James Taylor-Foster. "Frank Gehry: "I'm Not a Starchitect"" 08 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/455368/frank-gehry-i-m-not-a-starchitect/>