Philippe Starck appears to be something of a wunderkind in the design world -- many see his persona as a combination of the outrageous "bad boy" and the traditional French "je ne sais quoi." In fact, his foray into the world of design stems from somewhat dark, existential roots.
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According to Frank Gehry, architecture is intimately linked with social structure and purpose. He insists that his buildings address the context and culture of their particular sites, as well as provide a comfortable, stimulating experience to their occupants. Gehry also believes that architecture is