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FRANK OWEN GEHRY
INTRODUCTION: OWEN FRANK OWEN GEHRY (BORN FRANK
GOLDBERG) WAS BORN ON FEBRUARY 28,1929 IN TORONTO,CANADA. AT THE AGE OF 17,HE MOVED TO LOS ANGELES WITH HIS FAMILY.
EDUCATION & EARLY LIFE:
GEHRYS STYLEHE FOLLOWEDTHE STYLE OF
DECONSTRUCTIVISM,WHICH BASICALLY REFERS TO STRUCTURES THAT DO NOT REFLECT SOCIAL OR UNIVERSAL IDEAS AND DO NOT REFLECT THE BELIEF THAT FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION.HIS OWN RESIDENCE IN SANTA MONICA IS THE
COMMONLY CITED EXAMPLE FOR THIS STYLE.
GEHRYS STYLE AT TIMES SEEMS UNFINISHED OR
EVEN CRUDE, BUT HIS WORK IS CONSISTENT.12/28/12
LIST OF FAMOUS WORKS: GEHRY RESIDENCE-CALIFORNIA
His own residence GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM-BILBAO,SPAIN Museum to exhibit works of artists 8 SPRUCE STREET-MANHATTAN,NEW YORK CITY Residential building WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL-LOS ANGELES,CALIFORNIA It was built as a performance venue. WEISMAN ART MUSEUM-UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA,MINNEAPOLIS It was a teaching museum for the university, often called as a modern museum DANCING HOUSE-PRAGUE,CZECH REPUBLIC It houses one of the finest dining restaurants. EMP/SFM MUSEUM-SEATTLE,WASHINGTON It stands for Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum CINEMATHEQUE FRANCAISE-PARIS 12/28/12 daily screenings of movies from around the world. It offers
GEHRY RESIDENCELOCATION: SANTA MONICA,CALIFORNIA YEAR: 1977 MATERIALS: CHAIN LINK FENCES,WOOD AND
CORRUGATED STEEL. DECONSTRUCTIVISM
THE ORIGINAL HOUSE WAS A SMALL TWO
STOREY COTTAGE COVERED BY SHINGLE LOW AQUA CONCRETE WALLS WERE USED TO MARK THE BOUNDARY. CORRUGATED METAL WALLS WERE USED TO BUILD NEW SPACES LIKE THE KITCHEN AND DINING. WOODEN PLANK WALLS WERE BUILT IN THE BACKYARD. A NEW ROOF WAS ADDED TO THE ADDITIONAL SPACES CREATED CHAIN LINK FENCING WAS USED TO ENCLOSE THE FLOOR ADDED GLASS CUBES WERE PLACED OVER 12/28/12
ONE OF THE MOST ADMIRED WORKS OF
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTUREHAS BEEN HAILED AS A SIGNAL MOMENT IN
THE ARCHITECTURAL CULTURE BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS ONE OF THOSE RARE MOMENTS WHEN CRITICS,ACADEMICS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC WERE COMPLETELY UNITED ABOUT SOMETHING
INTERIOR OF THE
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL LOCATION: LOS ANGELES ,CALIFORNIAYEAR:1999-2003 TYPE: CONCERT HALL CAPACITY:2265
CONCEPT:THE FORMS ARE EXTERNAL INSPIRED BY A
BOAT WITH SAILS DRENCHED
THE EXTRAVAGANCE OF ITS FORMS SEEMS TO
DEFY ANY RULES OF HARMONY AND SYMMETRY.
MATERIALS:12,500 PIECES OF CORRUGATED STEEL WAS
USED ON THE OUTER SURFACES. WITH FIR WOOD.
INTERIOR OF THE AUDITORIUM WAS LINED12/28/12
After the construction, modifications were
made to the Founders Room exterior.
while most of the building's exterior was
designed withstainless steelgiven a matte finish, the Founders Room and Children's Amphitheater were designed with highly polished mirror-like panels, because of which the neighbourhood suffered glare caused by sunlight that reflected off the surfaces and concentrated in a manner similar to a parabolic mirror.12/28/12
In 2005,these were dulled by lightly sanding the panels to eliminate the unwanted glare.
The design of the hall included a large
concertorgan, completed in 2004, which was used in a special concert for the July 2004 National Convention of theAmerican Guild for the organ of Organists
Gehry wanted a distinctive, unique design
It has an attached consolebuilt into the base of the instrument It is also equipped with a detached, movable console, which can be moved about as easily as agrand piano, and plugged in at any of four positions on the stage In all, there are 72 stops, 109 ranks, and 6,125 pipes; pipes range in size from a few centimeters/inches to the longest being 9.75m (32feet) (which has a frequency of 16 hertz)
CZECH REPUBLICCONSTRUCTION :
1992-1996WAS NICKNAMED FRED AND GINGER AFTER
THE FAMOUS DANCERS FRED ASTAIRE AND GINGER ROGERS AS THE BUILDING RESEMBLED A PAIR OF DANCERS
STRUCTURE:IT HAS A RESTAURANT ON THE TOP FLOOR The dancing shape is supported by 99
concrete panels, each a different shape and dimension. On the top of the building is a large twisted structure of metal nicknamedMedusa.
The Dancing House has two central bodies.-
The first is a tower of glass that is close to half height and is supported by curved pillars & the second runs parallel to the river, which is characterized by the moldings that follow a wavy motion and distributed through the windows so that they are non-aligned
8 SPRUCE STREETORIGINALLY CALLED BEEKMAN TOWER LOCATION: MANHATTAN,NEW YORK CITY YEAR: 2011 ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: DECONSTRUCTIVISM HAS A HEIGHT OF 265 MTS IT IS A 76 STOREY SKYSCRAPER IT IS THE 11TH TALLEST RESIDENTIAL
ITS STRUCTURAL FRAME IS MADE OF12/28/12
GEHRYS INNOVATIVE INCORPORATION OF BAY WINDOWS CREATES THE TOWERS DYNAMIC SILHOUETTE AS WELL AS AN EXCEPTIONAL VARIETY OF PANAROMIC VIEWS FROM WITHIN THE RESIDENCE. BY SHIFTING THE BAY WINDOWS FROM FLOOR TO FLOOR AND TAILORING THE CONFIGURATION FOR EACH RESIDENCE. GEHRY HAS GIVEN RESIDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO, AS HE PUTS IT STEP INTO SPACE WRAPPED IN STAINLESS STEEL CURTAIN WALL WITH GLASS PANELS,THE BAROQUE INSPIRED STRUCTURE HAS THE UNDULATING ASYMMETRIC LOOK OF AN ICONIC FRANK GEHRY STYLE.
FAMOUS QUOTESARCHITECTURE SHOULD
SPEAK OF ITS TIME AND PLACE, BUT YEARN FOR TIMELESSNESSI THINK MY BEST SKILL
AS AN ARCHITECT IS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF HAND-TOEYE COORDINATION.I AM 12/28/12 ABLE TO TRANSFER A
NOT EVERY PERSON HAS THE
SAME KINDS OF TALENTS, SO YOU DISCOVER WHAT YOURS ARE AND WORK WITH THEM. DONT TRY TO BE ME OR F.L.WRIGHT OR I.M.PEI. TRY TO BE YOURSELF. YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT DRIVES PEOPLE TO BUILD BUILDINGS.EVERY BUILDING IS BY ITS VERY
NATURE A SCULPTURE.YOU CANT HELP IT. SCULPTURE IS A THREEDIMENSIONAL OBJECT AND SO IS A BUILDING.
CONCLUSION:GEHRYS ARCHITECTURE HAS UNDERGONE A
MARKED EVOLUTION FROM THE PLYWOOD AND CORRUGATED METAL VERNACULAR OF HIS EARLY WORKS TO THE DISTORTED BUT PRISTINE CONCRETE OF HIS LATER WORKS.
HOWEVER,THE WORKS RETAIN A DECONSTRUCTED AESTHETIC THAT FITS WELL WITH THE INCREASINGLY DISJOINTED CULTURE TO WHICH THEY BELONG.GEHRY HAS COMBINED SENSUOUS CURVING
FORMS WITH COMPLEX DECONSTRUCTIVE MASSING,ACHIEVING SIGNIFICANT NEW 12/28/12