Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry, FAIA, opened to the public today in Paris. There has been coverage aplenty; Joseph Giovannini interviewed Gehry for ARCHITECT's October issue. Here's what some of the other critics had to say.
Rowan Moore: "Everything that is good about the Fondation could have been achieved, and better, without the sails." [The Guardian]
Alex Bozikovic: "The Fondation building, whose gestation began over a decade ago, feels a bit like a time capsule from the Age of the Starchitect." [The Globe and Mail]
Jay Merrick: "The Fondation's giddy geometry is hard to resist. It has created a building with no clear sense of inside and outside." [The Independent]
Oliver Wainwright: "For an architect often criticised for making 'logotecture,' this is one tricky logo to distill – as the tourist board sign-writers have already discovered." [The Guardian]
Christopher Hawthorne: "The museum is as ambitious as anything Gehry has ever produced but also, surprisingly, as refined." [Los Angeles Times]
Jonathan Glancey: "From a distance, the Fondation is remarkably discreet: close up, it is all architectural adventure." [The Telegraph]