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    Frank inhaled, a FOGgy memory...

    Orhan Ayyüce
    Dec 24, '17 1:46 AM EST

    This reminded me the story. People still won't believe me when I admiringly say Frank inhaled. I did too, and four-five of my classmates inhaled as well. We all smoked a joint together at the Gund Hall. I do have living witnesses. Year was 1980, when the true bad boy then, Frank Gehry, was teaching a shopping mall studio to sober Harvard students who thought their school was the most important place in American Architecture. We were a group of students from SCI Arc, a leaky corrugated metal building in Santa Monica where the legend says they made LSD. Cambridge was our short stop driving a big American car from New York, where we were for a semester. It involved a spontaneously arranged meeting to participate in a day long discussions with Frank's students, see some low-end architecture in poor neighborhoods, and to put down some east coast booze. Those days Gehry still had a bit of truck driver in him and the reefer was his. We were wild and those were the west coast years in American Architecture with FOG in the front.


    • JLC-1

      tell me more about the LSD, weed is legal now.

      Dec 26, 17 1:52 pm  · 

      Ready to "turn on, tune in, drop out" ?

      Dec 26, 17 7:34 pm  · 


      Dec 27, 17 10:32 am  · 

      The LSD would actually make a lot of sense if it factored into FOG's form-making

      Dec 30, 17 6:45 pm  · 

      Sounds like the first paragraph of a very interesting book, more please :)

      Dec 28, 17 1:42 pm  · 

      would be interesting to know what's the drug of choice of today's starchitects. Can't just be ego.

      Jan 4, 18 12:04 pm  · 


      Jan 12, 18 9:41 pm  · 

      Did he ever exhale?

      Jun 14, 18 4:40 pm  · 

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