The household names architects are not commonly known. On the other hand, Frank Gehry has never been following the crowd. More than half a century ago the award-winning architect questioned architectural design. From the splendid Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (known by Philip Johnson as “the greatest building of our time”) to the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Gehry has demonstrated over and over again the power of the whimsical design.
Gehry was born in Canada and attended the Harvard School of Design and the University of Southern California in 1929. His career at Victor Gruen Associates and Pereira started in Los Angeles.
He returned to California and set up his own business in 1962 after a brief period in Paris with Andre Remondet. The Pritzker Prize was awarded to Gehry in 1989. Gehry’s work has never been badly praised because it doesn’t seem like limits. Thirty-one of AD’s most famous buildings have been listed.
Los Angeles, California, Walt Disney Concert Hall
The Los Angeles Philharmonic was commissioned in 1988 with Gehry and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2003. According to both the critics and the general public, the landmark structure was worth waiting.
New customs courtyard in Dusseldorf.
In Dusseldorf’s Neuer Zollhof, the city was rebuilt in 1999 to what is today known as the Media Harbor. In 1999, the city became a new shoreline. For other notable architects, including Fumihiko Maki and Murphy/Jahn, the successes in the three towers resulted as well in orders for the German edition of monopolies.
Venice, California Chiat/Day Complex
The huge pair of binoculars which have marked the entrance to a parking garage, a collaboration between Gehry and the artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, has been dubbed the Binoculars building since the construction was completed in 1991 by the advertising company Chiat/Day, based in Venice, in California. The work of art, which currently welcomes 500 employees of Google every day, is surrounded by offices like prow and tree trunks of a ship.
Weil am Rhein, Germany Vitra Design Museum
Vitra has been designing structures for its campus in Weil am Rhein since the early 1980s by young architects. The Museum of Vitra Design opened in 1989 is one of these museums. Gehry stacked simple, geometric forms against a cubic area in the 8,000-square-foot theatre that connected them with white plaster surfaces and zinc roofing.
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