Frank Gehry, the architect of the Pritzker Pavilion and the adjacent serpentine BP footbridge at Millennium Park, is interviewed in the January edition of Playboy, which hits the stands and the web tomorrow.
Gehry's featured in the Playboy Interview, which has picked the brains of starlets, actors, politicians, musicians (it's where John Mayer famously ran aground a year ago)--but seldom architects. The magazine sent me a PDF of the interview yesterday and it is a good read with Gehry opining about the banality of architecture, the initial negative reactions in Spain to his now world-famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and other topics.
Hardly anything is said of Chicago, though. The 81-year-old Gehry mentions the Pritzker Pavilion, but that's all. He does focus on two Mies van der Rohe works, the glass Farnsworth House in Plano, IL and the twin 860/880 Lake Shore Drive. "There are also places that are so designed they are unlivable," he said. "I used to rail against the Farnsworth House..." he said.