The thing is, I hate the celebrity architect thing. I just do my work. The press comes up with this stuff and it sticks. I hate the word starchitect. Stuff like that comes from mean-spirited, untalented journalists. It’s demeaning. It’s derisive, and once it’s said, it sticks. I get introduced all the time, “Here’s starchitect Frank Gehry.…” My reaction: “What the fuck are you talking about?”
Το πιο ενδιαφέρον από όσα είπε, δε:
Ninety percent of the buildings we live in and around aren’t architecture. No, that’s not right—98 percent. Ninety-eight percent are boxes, which tells me that a lot of people are in denial. We live and work in boxes. People don’t even notice that. Most of what’s around us is banal. We live with it. We accept it as inevitable. People say, “This is the world the way it is, and don’t bother me.” Then when somebody does something different, real architecture, the push-back is amazing. People resist it. At first it’s new and scary.
Βεβαίως, ο δαιμόνιος ρεπόρτερ του Playboy κώλωσε να τον ρωτήσει γιατί τα κτίριά του μπάζουν νερά.