Famous works of Frank Gehry
Frank Gehry is one of the most acclaimed architects of the 20th century and is known for his use of bold, postmodern shapes and unusual fabrications.
Gehry’s style is considered deconstructivist which is a movement in postmodern architecture where elements of the design appear to be chaotic or disjointed.
Gehry was inspired by some junk art that deals with raw construction materials and questions the concept of beauty.
This Canadian-born American architect residing in Los Angeles has created several world-famous attractive structures including his private residence.
Frank Owen Gehry originally Ephraim Owen Goldberg studied architecture at the University of California and city planning at Harvard University.
After working in several architectural firms, he established his own firm, Frank. O Gehry and associates in the year 1962.
In this blog, we will be looking at Frank.O Gehry’s top five works:
1. Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a museum of modern and contemporary art designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and located in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The museum is inaugurated on 18 October 1997 by King Juan Carlos I of Spain, with an exhibition of 250 contemporary works of art.
It represents Deconstructivism, Contemporary architecture, Expressionist architecture and it was opened on 19th October 1997.
2. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
The Walt Disney Concert Hall at 111 South Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, is the fourth hall of the Los Angeles Music Center and was designed by Frank Gehry. It opened on October 24, 2003.
Deconstructivism the architectural style used here by Gehry. This concert hall is used as the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, presenting the best in classical music, contemporary music, world music, and jazz
3. Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
It is a privately-owned museum for design in Weil Rhein, Germany. The style for this notable work of Frank Gehry was Deconstructivism. The museum is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past, and present, and examines design’s relationship to architecture, art, and everyday culture. The museum started functioning on November 3rd, 1989.
4. Ray and Maria Stata Center
The Ray and Maria Stata Center or Building 32 is a 720,000-square-foot academic complex designed by Frank Gehry for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. On March 16, 2004, the building opened for initial occupancy.
Gehry’s masterpiece style of deconstructivism was used here in the design.
Robert Campbell said that ” this building is a work of architecture that embodies serious thinking about how people live and work, and at the same time shouts the joy of invention.”
5. Torre Beekman
Torre Beekman is the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere. standing 870 feet tall, the building looks to reinterpret the classic design language with a tower that alters and impacts the dense city skyline. The Beekman Tower is a unique fusion of public and private spaces.
“You can look anywhere and find inspiration”
– Frank.O Gehry