Frank Gehry has designed its architect to transcend, to be large with capital letters, an architecture that sets aside functionality to become artwork. All complemented by his obsession with cheap materials and furniture design.
Student of urbanism at the University of Harvard, Gehry career has not been so easy. In the 70s, he is going through financial difficulties. The architect defines that moment as the turning point. His Panamanian wife, Berta Aguilera, had bought a residential house in Santa Monica (USA). Gehry began to deconstruct the inner carried away by his intuition. When it happened to coat the outside with metal mesh, plywood and its unmistakable stamp: corrugated sheet metal, it was like putting a giant artistic work of his admired Marcel Duchamp in the middle of a bourgeois neighborhood. Architect charisma quickly grew.
DANCING HOUSE, Praga (Czech Republic) – by Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic.
Pritzker in 1989, the most functional and current orthodox architecture buildings scolds him for wasting structural resources for the benefit of unused forms. But Gehry simply puts one thing: HIS ART.
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, Bilbao (Spain) – by Frank Gehry.
BODEGAS MARQUÉS DE RISCAL, Álava (Spain) – by Frank Gehry.
SO GEHRY WARRIOR designed by DASTON.
SO GEHRY ANIMAL designed by DASTON.