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Robert A.M. Stern: 'Buildings Should Not Look Like Lady Gaga'

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Architect Robert A.M. Stern effectively summarized his approach to contemporary buildings with the following quote he provided to the Louisiana Channel: "Buildings should not look like Lady Gaga." Which is to say they should not have the building equivalent of beetle wings or haloes or pyrotechnic bras. They should not be born that way.

Here's the segment in full, where RAMS talks about how his design for 15 Central Park West, the so-called "Limestone Jesus," was informed by his desire to create "background buildings" rather than "twisting and turning isolated things":

· Robert A.M. Stern: The Limestone Jesus [Louisiana Channel via Arch Daily]