And now for a word from one of the inhabitants (or is it inmates?) of Frank O. Gehry's "architecture"--in this case the Loyola Law School ("Grand Designs," May 3, by Elizabeth Venant).
The interior of this building has all the warmth and charm of a cross between a mental hospital and a minimum-security prison. It lacks any attributes of a human habitat; it is a human warehouse.
In the apt words of The Times' beloved urban good-taste maven, Sam Hall Kaplan, there is more to architecture than whether it photographs well.
Loyola Law School