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26 Oct 2014
Frank Gehry Architecture
Architect Frank Gehry travelled to Spain to receive a prestigious award but shocked his hosts by responding to a reporter’s question with an obscene gesture and making contemptuous comments about most modern architecture, according to El Pais.
The American-Canadian was in the northern city of Oviedo to accept one of Spain’s Prince of Asturias prizes Friday 24 Oct 2014.
Local media reported that on the eve of the ceremony, Gehry reacted with a rude gesture at a news conference when asked if his work was based on “spectacle”.
A long silence followed before a different reporter asked whether “emblematic buildings” such as his would continue to be a feature of modern cities, according to The Guardian.
“Let me tell you one thing,” he replied. “In this world we are living in, 98% of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit. There’s no sense of design, no respect for humanity or for anything else. They are damn buildings and that’s it.
“Once in a while, however, a group of people do something special. Very few, but God, leave us alone. We are dedicated to our work. I don’t ask for work … I work with clients who respect the art of architecture. Therefore, please don’t ask questions as stupid as that one.”
The most famous building designed by Frank is the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain, described by Time Magazine as “The Building of the Century”. More recently he completed the Walt Disney Concert Hall in LA.
Frank Gehry (1929-) was born in Toronto, Canada and has become a naturalised American citizen.
The architect has won the most prestigious architecture & design awards incl. Pritzker Architecture Prize (1989) American Institute of Architects Gold Medal (1999) and the Royal Institute of British Architects Gold Medal (2000).
Frank Gehry News
Architectural News, chronological:
Mirvish+Gehry Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 22 Oct 2013
Design: Gehry Partners LLP
model photo : Gehry Partners LLP
Three new towers in Toronto’s downtown theatre district for David Mirvish, a Canadian art collector and theatre producer. The client is a passionate supporter of the theatre and Canada’s artistic community.
Frank Gehry Architecture : info on the architect
Gehry International, Inc., Architects : practice information
The Gehry Residence, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, CA, USA – new photos added 18 Oct 2013
photograph © Kenneth Johansson Photography
This is Frank Gehry’s house, a key building for understanding his approach to architecture and design – using industrial materials in new ways, assembling building form almost like an artist such as Kurt Schwitters.
Experience Music Project Building, Seatle, WA, USA – added
photo : Alain Lucier
EMP Museum Seattle
Dancing House – ‘Fred and Ginger‘, Prague, Czech Republic – new photographs
photo © Ivan Andera
Dancing House Prague – 15 Mar 2013
After Jean Nouvel turned down the invitation, Frank Gehry architect accepted. He nicknamed the project Fred and Ginger. Some interiors of the investor’s offices were designed by Eva Jiricna. Completed 1996, first very controversial for the Prague citizens, now widely acknowledged piece of art.
Facebook Campus Expansion, Menlo Park, California, USA
photo from facebook
Facebook Campus Project – 5 + 4 Mar 2013
Approval for Frank Gehry design for the Expansion Of Facebook’s Headquarters in Menlo Park, California. the project is located on the former Tyco Electronics site.
Maggie’s Hong Kong, China
Design: Frank Gehry, Architect
general HK photo © Andrew McRae
Maggie’s Hong Kong – 4 Mar 2013
Secretary for Food & Health, Dr Ko Wing Man will open Maggie’s Hong Kong on Thursday, March 7. They will join Charles Jencks Maggie’s co-founder, Laura Lee chief executive, Keith Kerr chairman of Maggie’s Hong Kong Board of Directors and Eleanor Ling from the Keswick Foundation.
Ocean Avenue Project, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA
Design: Gehry Partners, LLP
image © Gehry Partners, LLP
Ocean Avenue Project Santa Monica – 4 Mar 2013
This building design reminds me of the architect’s skyscraper in New York (Eight Spruce Street) with its twisting fluted form, though here is is mdoelled in a white palette more suitable to the sunny Californian context. “After 25 years, I am excited to finally design a project in my hometown of 40 years,” said Frank Gehry, Gehry Partners.
Emporis Skyscraper Award
New York by Gehry at Eight Spruce Street wins the Emporis Skyscraper Award
photograph : Gehry Photos
Emporis Skyscraper Award – 6 Dec 2012
New York by Gehry at 8 Spruce Street has won this architecture prize for new skyscrapers, beating over 220 towers from around the world. This building – clad with a flowing stainless steel facade – is the first skyscraper by architect Frank Gehry.
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, UTS, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Design: Gehry Partners LLP with architect Daryl Jackson Robin Dyke (Australia)
East façade, view across Ultimo Pedestrian Network, model scale: 1-to-100
image : Gehry Partners, LLP
Dr Chau Chak Wing Building
2 Dec 2012 – Lend Lease, one of Australia’s largest contractors, has been appointed by UTS to build the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building aka ‘Gehry’s Tree house’.
To open in mid-2014 at a total development cost of $180 million, the building will house the UTS Business School. The UTS building will be 12 storeys high.
One of the key construction challenges presented by the project is its unique, undulating brick façade, comprising of 320,000 bricks, all laid by hand in situ. The bricks, a reference to Sydney’s sandstone heritage, will sit on top of a steel substrate.
Frank Gehry Exhibition
Outside the Box | Frank Gehry, ArtisTree, Hong Kong – see ‘Architecture Events’ for details
photo : Philip Greenberg
The exhibition marks a milestone for Hong Kong’s arts and cultural scene, and pays tribute to the work of one of the world’s most important and distinctive architects, whose bold designs have changed the face of architecture. Cited as one of the most culturally influential people in the world in the last 15 years by Wallpaper magazine, Frank Gehry has redefined the boundaries of architecture.
Recent Buildings + Designs by Frank Gehry
New York by Gehry, NYC – news : Rippling Building Manhattan – 29 Jul 2011
photo : dbox
Novartis HQ, Basel, Switzerland – 3 Jun
photo : building owner
Frank Gehry building : Novartis HQ Basel
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, UAE – news, 31 May 2011
image from Saadiyat
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
New York by Gehry – 8 Spruce Street, NYC, USA
photo : dbox
Rising to 870 feet, Frank Gehry’s first skyscraper, the 76-story New York by Gehry, with its undulating stainless steel cladding shaped to look like draped fabric, is now the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere, and an inspired addition to the Lower Manhattan skyline.
Santa Monica Place Mall, Los Angeles, USA – original by Frank Gehry
picture : Babak Bassir
Eisenhower Memorial, Washington DC : designs unveiled – 26 Mar 2010
image from architects
Signature Center, New York, USA : designs unveiled – 23 Mar 2010
building image from architects
V&A Museum Dundee, Scotland : Frank Gehry rules himself out of competition
Maggie’s Dundee Garden, Scotland – counterpoint to the Gehry architecture
photo © Keith Hunter
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, USA – Oct 2009
image courtesy Gehry Partners
Major Architecture by Frank Gehry
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, California, USA
picture © Andrew McRae
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Home to Los Angeles Philharmonic: the concert hall building is a key part of downtown Los Angeles cultural hub and after Bilbao became the architect’s ‘next big thing’.
Frank Gehry – List of Buildings + Designs by this celebrated architect
Iconic Frank Gehry Building
Bilbao Guggenheim, Spain
photo © Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Featured Buildings by Gehry Partners
Serpentine Pavilion 2008, London, England
photograph © Gehry Partners LLP 2008
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
InterActivCorp Headquarters, New York, USA
picture © 2008 Gehry Partners LLP
InterActivCorp New York Building
DZ Bank Building, Berlin, Germany
photo © Adrian Welch
DZ Bank Building
Maggies Centre, Dundee, Scotland, UK
with James F Stephen Architects
image © Adrian Welch
Frank Gehry Project : Maggies Centre photos
Frank Gehry’s reinterpretation of a Scottish Broch: signature architecture of shiny surfaces on ‘vernacular’ base. The architect was selected as architect to design Dundee Maggies Centre by friend Charles Jencks and his late wife, Maggie Keswick-Jencks – who died of cancer and set about creating civilised buildings for people learning to cope with cancer.
Barcelona Fish Sculpture : Frank Gehry Building Photos
photos © AW
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Gehry Partners Practice Information
Frank 0. Gehry & Associates Inc
1520-B Cloverfield Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90404 USA
tel 310 828 6088 fax 310 828 2098
Frank Gehry : Los Angeles Architects
Winner of RIBA Gold Medal 2000
Museum of Tolerance, Jerusalem, Israel
Museum of Tolerance Building : Frank Gehry departure from the project Jan 2010
Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, Paris, France
Louis Vuitton Foundation Building
Fred & Ginger building, Jiraskuv Bridge, central Prague, Czech Republic
aka The Dancing Building, officially the Rasin Building
More design projects online soon
Architect Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry is Design Principal for the firm of Gehry Partners. Before founding the practice, Frank Gehry worked with architects Victor Gruen and Pereira & Luckman in Los Angeles, USA, and with André Remondet in Paris, France.
Frank Gehry was raised in Toronto, Canada. He moved to Los Angeles in 1947 with his family. Gehry received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954, and he studied City Planning at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
As well as designing stunning buildings, Frank Gehry has made many designs for cardboard & bentwood furniture.
Frank Gehry – Architecture Awards
Pritzker Architecture Prize 1989
Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture 1977
Wolf Prize in Art (Architecture) 1992
Praemium Imperiale Award 1992
Gold Medal – American Institute of Architects 1999
Gold Medal – Royal Institute of British Architects 2000
Lifetime Achievement Award – Americans for the Arts 2000
Another key building not far from the Frank Gehry building in Dundee is another Maggies Centre – by Zaha Hadid
Frank Gehry : Californian Architects
Frank Gehry Client & Friend : Charles Jencks
Frank Gehry Pavilion : Serpentine London Photos
Frank Gehry Architecture Exhbition, 18 Feb – 7 May 2006 : Toronto
Frank Gehry Award : Pritzker Prize Winner 1989
Guggenheim Building, Leith : unbuilt Scottish proposal
Frank Gehry : Canadian Architect
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Gehry Partners LLP – www.foga.com