Frank Gehry

Link: Archispeak 46 - 98 Percent by Evan Troxel

Catch up on the tabloids of architecture with us as we discuss Frank Owen Gehry and his middle finger in Episode 46 of Archispeak. The comments on the page are great too, so don't miss them.

According to Frank Gehry, "In this world we are living in, 98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit." So, where does that leave us, the rest of the world's architects? In Episode 46 of Archispeak, we discuss Mr. Gehry's comments and whether you agree or disagree, it's good to have these conversations.

 

✱ Weekly Photograph #18 by Evan Troxel

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Looking Up

Frank Gehry's work is polarizing. This image was made the first time I visited the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown LA. His is an architecture of possibility. I don't know about you, but I couldn't stop looking. Looking in every direction. This image is of a typical vantage point I find myself in when experiencing his firm's architecture, and I find that to be a wonderful thing.

They are clearly pushing to see how far they can take it with steel and glass details like these. Beyond that, they are one of the few firms that are including how the sky becomes part of the experience. Good architects use light. This takes it to another level.