They are very unusual.
Frank Gehry – Pritzker prize in 1989 and one of the brightest representatives of deconstructivism in architecture. During his long career he created many impressive buildings. Curved lines, polygonal shapes,unconventional materials have become the hallmark of the architect. Talk about his most recognizable projects, museums, research centers, banks and not only.
The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
A branch of the Guggenheim Museum in Spanish Bilbao project, after which Gehry came international fame, and one of the most famous buildings of the twentieth century. The undulating silhouette of the building of stone, glass and titanium in harmony with the curves of the river Nervión. The construction process of the building little coverage in the press, and the opening of the Museum in 1997 produced a bombshell in the blink of an eye made Gehry famous and provoked the famous “Bilbao effect”. In a matter of years, the capital of the Basque Country has evolved from a bleak industrial city in the rapidly developing cultural centre, attracting millions of tourists.
The Biomuseum, Panama, Panama
Inspired by the “Bilbao effect”, in the late 1990s, the Panamanian government invited Gehry to build a building for the Museum environment. The project was implemented only in 2013 and became the first Gehry building in Latin America. The biological Museum with its striking asymmetrical roof has become a visual highlight of the Dam Amador – because of the long spit at the beginning of the Panama canal visible from afar. Brought to the surface of the building internal fittings is characteristic of Gehry, and the atypical combination of bright colors – red, green, yellow, and blue symbolizes the rich flora and fauna of Panama.
Center for the study of diseases of the brain behalf of the Lou Ruvo, Las Vegas, USA
The idea of founding belongs to entrepreneur from Las Vegas Larry Ruvo, whose father died from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He’s idea was it to ask for the construction of the complex of the famous architect: thoughts Ruvo, the impressive exterior of the building should draw attention to the problem of brain disorders and to raise funding for their research. The center consists of two buildings, which are radically different from each other in form and function, but operate as a single whole, so many critics compare them with the hemispheres of the brain. The interior space filled with sunlight coming through the many Windows, and the curved shape is equally bizarre look, both inside and outside.
Dancing house, Prague, Czech Republic
The Prague office of a Dutch insurance company Nationale-Nederlandenв joke called “ginger and Fred” after the famous acting Duo of Fred Astaire and ginger Rogers. The two cylindrical towers of the building do resemble a couple dancing. Gehry built the Dancing house together with Czech architect Vlado Milunić, and home construction was supervised personally by Vaclav Havel, the first President of the Czech Republic. Now in addition to offices, the building is the Dancing House hotel and restaurant on the roof, “Ginger and Fred” with a panoramic view of the city.
Building DZBank, Berlin, Germany
РуководителиDZBankорганизовали closed competition for the design of the building, inviting to the participation of star architects from around the world. The original draft submitted by Gehry, was a vivid example of its author’s style and reminiscent of the Guggenheim Museum. However, the Berlin architectural Charter strictly reglementary the appearance of buildings near Brandenburgskiy the gate – they must not divert the attention. Gehry significantly changed the draft and still won the contest – in the end, the facade turned out to be quite atypical for the architect: restrained, from plates of Sandstone, with neat rows of Windows. But inside the atrium futuristic meeting room of stainless steel immediately makes it clear who the author of this building.
Building Peter Lewis, Cleveland, Oh
The building was constructed in 2002 for the Weatherhead School of management, one of the strongest business schools in the U.S. with funds from philanthropist Peter Lewis. The impressive exterior of the building is a recognizable style of Gehry: curved stainless steel structure like the petals grow out of a brick wall of the main building. Open interior space with high white walls and natural light, according to the author should encourage communication and cooperation between students of different specialties.
Stata Center, Cambridge, Massachusetwith
Center of computer and information Sciences and artificial intelligence research – the most unusual building of the Massachusetts Institute of technology (MIT). It is named in honor of ray and Maria Stata, alumni MTI of his main sponsors. Inside are the laboratory for computer science and artificial intelligence, laboratory for information and decision systems, Department of linguistics and philosophy, as well as offices computer geniuses like Richard Stallman and Tim Berners-Lee. Stata Center replaced the famous building MIT building 20 (Building20), which was considered one of the most creative places in the world: Bose Corporation was born here, the first videogame and linguistics Chomsky. Gehry designed the building so that the setting is as encouraging interaction between the residents of the building.
Neuer zollhof, Dusseldorf, Germany
New custom (Neuer Zollhof) is a complex of buildings “Art and media in the Rhine harbour” in düsseldorf Hafen district. The project was implemented in 1999 and became the first stage of transformation of the coastline of the city and turning it into an office area with excellent infrastructure. New custom quickly gained popularity and even was in the German version of the game “Monopoly”, and the area began to develop rapidly: after the success of Gehry buildings, the city authorities attracted for construction of the Hafen many other famous architects.
Complex Chiat/Day, Los Angeles, USA
The building, built for an advertising company Chiat/Day in Los Angeles at Venice is the result of collaboration of Gehry and the artists Claes Oldenburg and van Bruggen cozy. Oldenburg, known for his ironic sculptures, along with his wife and co-author van Bruggen created a huge pair of binoculars mounted at the entrance to the complex. The right and left parts of the building are not similar to each other: one is reminiscent of the hull of the ship, the other as if assembled from huge tree trunks. Now the building is one of the Google offices.
Loyola law school, Los Angeles, USA
Reconstruction of a law school in Los Angeles – one of the longest projects for Gehry. It was commissioned to the architect in 1978, when he was still little known, and the final completed only in 2003. Initially the school was located in the same building; after the renovation it was a full campus consisting of several modern buildings of different styles, blending harmoniously with the surrounding hilly landscape.
The Olympic pavilion “Fish”, Barcelona, Spain
Pavilion in the shape of a huge fish Gehry built in 1992 for the Olympic village in Barcelona. During the work of Gehry used new technology – it was the first project of the Studio, the shape of which was calculated on a computer using three-dimensional design applied to Aeronautics. The theme of fishes is Central in the work of the architect: during his career, he created fish sculptures, fish lamps, fish-furniture and fish-building. According to Gehry, he started to draw the fish to give vent to its irritation from postmodernistic trends in architecture, and then fish healed his own life. With their help, Gehry expresses the architecture of the movement.