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About deconstructivism Started in the 1980’s and still going on today. Deconstructivism is an approach to building design that attempts to view architecture in bits and pieces. Deconstructivist buildings may seem to have no visual logic Ideas were borrowed from the French philosopher, Jacques Derrida. Buildings may appear to be made up of abstract forms.
Contemporary art Two strains of modern art, minimalisn and cubism , have had an influence on deconstructivism. A synchronicity of disjoined space is evident in many of the works of Frank Gehry and Bernard Tschumi.
Frank Gehry Frank Owen Gehry, is an architect based in Los Angeles, California. His buildings, including his private residence, have become tourist attractions. Gehrys best-known works are as follows
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao It is very curvy, has a spider sculptureoutside of it, a lot of shapes put together. This is a museum of modern and contemporary art. This building has been hailed as a "signal momentin the architectural culture“. The museum is clad in glass, titanium, and limestone
The Frederick R. Weisman art Museum Made in 1993 in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Frank Gehry. A teaching museum for the university since 1934. Curvy frame, round shapes and very angular.
Gehry House Frank Gehry made this house at Santa Monica, California in 1978. It has a light wood frame and is an unnatural shape for a house. Made up of lots of shapes that are different sizes. It makes use of unconventional materials, such as chain link fence and corrugated steel.
Stata Center Academic complex designed for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). It has a pointy frame with square and triangle shapes.Several MIT classes held here.
Dancing house The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time. Czech president ,Vaclav Havel who lived for decades next to the site, had supported it, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity. The “dancing” shape is supported by 99 concrete panels, each a different shape and dimension. Windows of dancing structure.
The monorail, built for Seattles 1962 Worlds Fair This museum, focussed on pop music and is dedicated to Jimi Hendrix. This building seems more confusing than most of Gehrys buildings. This large sculptural building (140,000-square- feet).