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INDEX::-1. COVER SLIDE..2. MADE BY….3. ABOUT FRANK GEHRY4. CAREER OF FRANK GEHRY5. MEMORIALS.6. GEHRY DESIGNS.7. AWARDS..8. WORKS OF FRANK GEHRY..9. MREEIWEATER POST PAVILION, COLOMBIA,
MARYLAND.10. FRANK GEHRY’S PRIVATE HOUSE…11.WEISMAIN ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF
MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS.12.GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, BILBAO, SPAIN.13.MAGGIES CENTRE, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND14.WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, LOS ANGELES..15.SOURCE OF INFORMATION..16.THANKYOU SLIDE……..
Born: February 28, 1929 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Birth Name: Frank Owen Goldberg.
Left Canada: Moved with his Polish/Russian parents to southern California in 1947. Choose U.S. citizenship when he
Los Angeles City College
University of Southern California. Architecture degree completed in 1954
Harvard Graduate School of Design. Studied city planning for one year.
Personal Life: From 1952 to 1966, married to Anita Snyder, with whom he has two daughters. Frank Goldberg's name
change to Frank Gehry is generally attributed to his first wife's encouragement. Gehry divorced Snyder and married Berta
Isabel Aguilera in 1975. They have two sons.
Buildings: Frank Gehry established his Los Angeles practice in 1962. Early in his career, he designed houses inspired by modern architects such as Richard Neutra and Frank Lloyd
Wright. Gehry's admiration of Louis Kahn's work influenced his 1965 box-like design of the Danziger House, a studio/residence for designer Lou Danziger. With this work, Gehry began to be
noticed as an architect. As his career expanded, Gehry became known for massive, iconoclastic projects that attracted
attention and controversy.
CAREER OF FRANK GEHRY
Furniture: Gehry had success in the 1970s with his line of Easy Edges chairs made from bent laminated cardboard. By 1991, Gehry was using bent laminated
maple to produce the Power Play Armchair. These designs are part of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
collection in NYC.
Memorials: The Eisenhower Memorial Commission choose Frank Gehry's design for the Washington, D.C. memorial honoring Dwight D. Eisenhower's command of the Allied
Forces in Europe in World War II and as the 34th President of the United States.
Gehry Designs: Because architecture takes so long to become realized, Gehry often turns to the "quick fix" of designing smaller
products, including jewelry, trophies, and even liquor bottles. From 2003 to 2006 Gehry's partnership with Tiffany & Co. released the
exclusive jewelry collection that included the sterling silver Torque Ring. In 2004 the Canada-born Gehry designed a trophy for the international World Cup of Ice Hockey tournament. Also in 2004,
the Polish side of Gehry designed a twisty vodka bottle for Wyborowa Exquisite.
Ice hockey tournament trophy
1977:- Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters
1989:- Pritzker Architecture Prize
1992:- Wolf Prize in Art, the Wolf Foundation
1992: Praemium Imperiale Award, Japan Art Association
1994:- Dorothy and Lillian Gish Award for lifetime contribution to the arts
1998:- National Medal of Arts
1998:- Friedrich Kiesler Prize
1999:- Lotos Medal of Merit, Lotos Club
1999:- Gold Medal, American Institute of Architects
2000: -Lifetime Achievement Award, Americans for the Arts
More than 100 awards from the American Institute of Architects
Numerous honorary doctorates and honorary titles
1967: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, Maryland (first Gehry structure reviewed by The New York Times)
1978 and 1987: Gehry House (Gehry's private home), Santa Monica CA
1993: Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 1997: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain 1999: Maggies Centre, Dundee, Scotland 2000: The Experience Music Project (EMP), Seattle, Washington 2001: Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College,
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 2004: MIT Stata Complex, Cambridge MA 1989-2004: Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles CA 2004: Jay Pritzker Music Pavillion, Chicago, Illinois 2005: 'MARTa' Museum, Herford, Germany 2007: IAC Building, New York City 2008: Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, Kensington Gardens, London, UK 2010: Dr Chau Chak Wing Building Design, the "Treehouse,",
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia 2011: New York By Gehry, New York City 2014: Biomuseo, Museum of Biodiversity, Panama City, Panama
MREEIWEATHER POST PAVILION,COLUMBIA,MARYLANDMerriweather Post Pavilion is an outdoor concert venue nestled within the 40 preserved acres known as Symphony Woods, conveniently located in the Baltimore/Washington corridor in Columbia, Maryland. Originally built to be the home of the National Symphony Orchestra, Merriweather was designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry. The natural outdoor setting, the state-of-the-art sound system and large video screens make this amphitheatre a favorite for bands and fans.
Frank and Berta Gehry bought a pink bungalow that was originally built in 1920. The original structure is the
conventional two-storey bungalow with framing. Some interior finishes have been stripped to reveal the support of the
structure inside the residence. The bearing wall is raised inner and outer structural frames wooden support beams, girders
GEHRY HOUSE (GEHRY'S PRIVATE HOME)
• Concept: Frank Gehry said "... I loved the idea of leaving the house intact ... I came up with the idea of building a new home about. We were told there were ghosts in the house ... I decided they were ghosts of cubism. Windows ... I wanted to make them look like
they're dragging. At night, since the glass is tilted reflect light ... So when you are sitting at this table all
these cars are passing by, you see the moon in the wrong place ... the moon is there but it reflects here ... and you think it's there and do not know
where the hell are you ... “ The architect explains: "... Armed
with very little money I decided to build a new house around the old and try to maintain a tension between the two, making one define the other, and making them feel that the old house was intact within the new, from the outside and from the inside. These
were the basic objectives ... "
Materials: It makes use of unconventional materials such as fences with trellis, glass inner wire and corrugated metal sheets, wood framing, corrugated steel, plywood and
light wood frames.
The museum's current building, designed by renowned architect Frank Gehry, was completed in 1993. The stainless
steel skin was fabricated and installed by the A. Zahner Company, a frequent collaborator with Gehry's office.
WEISMAN ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS
It is one of the major landmarks on campus, situated on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River at the east end of theWashington Avenue Bridge. The building presents two faces, depending on which side it is viewed from. From the campus side, it presents a brick facade that blends with the existing brick and sandstone buildings. On the
opposite side, the museum is a playground of curving and angular brushed steel sheets. This side is an abstraction
of a waterfall and a fish.
The work of American architect Frank O. Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum has played a key role in the urban revitalization and transformation of the area, in addition
to becoming the symbol of the city of Bilbao, Spain.
It is situated on a plot of 32,500 square meters, of which 24,000 square meters are occupied by building. 9,066
square meters are devoted to exhibition spaces.
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, BILBAO, SPAIN
Concept: The design of the building follows the style of Frank Gehry. Inspired by the shapes and textures of a fish,
it can be considered a sculpture, a work of art in itself. The museum is essentially a shell that evokes the past industrial life and port of Bilbao. It consists of a series of
interconnected volumes, some formed of orthogonal coated stone and others from a titanium dkeleton covered
by an organic skin. The connection between volumes is created by the glass skin. The museum is integrated into the city both by it height and the materials used. Seen
from the river, the form resembles a boat, but seen from above it resembles a flower.
Structure: The building is built with load-bearing walls and ceilings, which have an internal structure of metal rods that form grids with triangles. The shapes of the museum could not have
succeeded if it did not use load-bearing walls and ceilings. Catia(three dimensional design software) determined the number of bars required in each location, as well as the bars positions and
orientations. In addition to this structure, the walls and ceilings have several insulating layers and an outer coating of titanium. Each piece is unique and exclusive to the place, determined by
Materials: Built of limestone, glass and titanium, the museum used 33,000 pieces of titanium half a millimeter thick, each with a
unique form suited to its location. As these pieces are so thin, a perfect fit to the curves is necessary. The glass has a special
treatment to let in the sun's light, but not its heat.
The Maggie’s Centre is very much on a domestic scale, with a floor area of 250m2 and around the size of a large
It includes an information library, a kitchen, sitting room, large relaxation common room, and two small consultation
MAGGIES CENTRE, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND
Structure: Stability for the remainder of the single-storey
structure was achieved by tying the square hollow sections to the walls. These are all
curved on plan, and are constructed in brickwork. This was for two reasons: firstly,
some of the walls are to small radii which was not easily achievable in blockwork, and
secondly there was a need to minimize control joints. To maintain uniformity of beam sizes,
raking kickers were provided to minimize overhang deflections.
The tower was designed as a separate structure, inherently stable in its own right.
The Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by the architect Frank Gehry, opened in 2003 after many years of gestation.
The history of the building began in 1987 when Lillian Walt Disney, widow of businessman donates $ 50 million to start
building a philharmonic hall. The idea was to create a reference point for music, art and architecture, which position the city of Los Angeles in the cultural level.
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, LOS ANGELES CA
Concept:The design represents the style of their creator, architect Frank Gehry, could be considered a work of art in itself.
The extravagance of its forms seems to defy any rules of harmony and symmetry. The forms are external inspired
by a boat with sails drenched.The building is essentially a shell which consists of a
series of interconnected volumes, some form of orthogonal coated stone and other forms of organic and surfaces covered with a corrugated metal skin of steel.
As a bridge between the different volumes are used glazed surfaces.
The centerpiece of the interior of the building was designed to represent the hull of a boat. The idea of the
architect was to design a room with an evocative sculptural forms of music, achieving an intimate connection between the orchestra and audience.
The building also fulfills an important role in urban areas.
Structure:To calculate the complex shapes of the curves Walt Disney Concert Hall was used to Catia software. This allowed us to
determine the structure and shape of each piece of steel that covers them.
:To coat the outer surfaces were used corrugated 12,500 pieces of steel together on the outside. No two equal parts, as each piece takes a unique
form of agreement to their location.
In areas outside of regular forms, the stone was used. Glass surfaces function as a liaison between the various volumes.
The interior of the auditorium and rooms, is lined with fir wood. This is the same type of wood that is used in the back of violoncelos and violas. Here was
used in floors, walls and ceilings.
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BIOGRAPHY OF FRANK GEHRY BY:-CAROLINE EVENSEN LAZO..