Frank Gehry, one of the world's most distinctive architects, officially opened his latest unique creation in Sydney, Australia, on Monday.
The Dr Chau Chak Wing building serves as the new business school for the University of Technology, Sydney, and features an undulating mix of brick and glass.
"It's the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag I've ever seen," Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove said at the ceremony.
The building, Gehry's first Down Under, originated from a sketch of a treehouse the architect threw together back in 2009.
Gehry said the design was also inspired by folds in skin and clothing. "The fold is primitive, you're in your mother's arms when you're a child, and so we tried to do that with brick," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
"Maybe it's a brown paper bag, but it's flexible on the inside, there's a lot of room for changes or movement," Gehry said.
“I won’t do this building anywhere else,” Gehry said.
It's a masterpiece.It's batshit insane.It's a crumpled paper bag.It's a building. Let's just say that.
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What do you think of Gehry's new building?
vote votesIt's a masterpiece.
vote votesIt's batshit insane.
vote votesIt's a crumpled paper bag.
vote votesIt's a building. Let's just say that.