Comedy Central has put out a wonderful video spoof of modern architecture in the guise of Gerhardt Fjuck, an apparent play on Bjarke Ingels, the Danish designer of some of the world’s most ridiculous buildings. Videographer and humorist Arturo Castro plays Fjuck as someone everyone would just love to punch in the face, and who has designed the world’s five worst buildings, all icons of modernism that every viewer knows and hates.
Entirely implausible. Nevertheless: Fiction meets reality.
As the editors at Comedy Central engagingly inquire, “Have you ever watched Daniel Libeskind or Bjarke Ingels speak in hollow truisms about inspiration and ‘creating the world’ and thought it was an elaborate joke, perhaps a Comedy Central sketch?” Well, this is that sketch.
“The Man Behind the World’s Ugliest Buildings” is four minutes long and featured on Castro’s new show Alternatino.
“Architecture begins with a thought, a dream, a single line. But then you build it. And all of a sudden, the dream, you can touch her, she is real.” It is the culmination of all the ridiculous fundraising, condo-sales, and vapid inspirational videos out there. We won’t spoil the rest for you.