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Frank Gehry's Latest Building Is Trademark Insane

"The most beautiful squashed brown paper bag ever seen."

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Frank Gehry, one of the world's most distinctive architects, officially opened his latest unique creation in Sydney, Australia, on Monday.

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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.

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"It's the most beautiful squashed brown paper bag I've ever seen," Australia's Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove said at the ceremony.

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The building, Gehry's first Down Under, originated from a sketch of a treehouse the architect threw together back in 2009.

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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.

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"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.

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“I won’t do this building anywhere else,” Gehry said.

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