BIOGRAPHY <ul><li>FRANK GEHRY WAS born in Toronto, Canada, in 1929 </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 17, he moved with his family to Los Angeles, California and studied architecture at the University of Southern California. </li></ul><ul><li>Later, he studied city Planning at Harvard University. </li></ul><ul><li>He established his own firm in 1962 in Los Angeles. </li></ul>MAGGIE’S CENTRE, DUNDEE, SCOTLAND VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM, WEIL EM RHEIM, GERMANY
BIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Since that time, he has designed public and private buildings in America, Japan and Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>Gehry’s work has earned him several of the most significant awards in the architectural field. Including the Pritzker Architectural Prize. </li></ul>The dancing house, Prague, Czech republic Gehry tower, Hanover, Germany
DESIGN STYLE <ul><li>"Every building is by its very nature a sculpture. You can't help it. Sculpture is a three-dimensional object and so is a building.“ </li></ul><ul><li>Frank O. Gehry </li></ul><ul><li>“ I approach each building as a sculptural object, a spatial container, a space with light and air, a response to context and appropriateness of feeling and spirit. To this container, this sculpture, the user begins his baggage, his program, and interacts with it to accommodate his needs. If he can’t do that, I’ve failed.” </li></ul><ul><li>Frank O. Gehry </li></ul><ul><li>In spite of changes in Gehry’s design over the years, his approach to a building as a sculpture retains. </li></ul>
DESIGN STYLE <ul><li>Gehry’s architecture has undergone a marked evolution from the plywood and corrugated-metal vernacular of his early works to the distorted but pristine concrete of his later works. However, the works retain a deconstructed aesthetic that fits well with the increasingly disjointed culture to which they belong. </li></ul><ul><li>Most recently, Gehry has combined sensuous curving forms with complex deconstructive massing, achieving significant new results. </li></ul>
The Gehry House <ul><li>Location : Santa Monica, California </li></ul><ul><li>Date : 1978 </li></ul><ul><li>Construction System : light wood frame, corrugated metal, chain link </li></ul>Photo coutesy: Thomas mayer
THE ORIGINAL BUNGLOW By wrapping the perimeter of the lot with construction materials and leaving the original house as it was, Gehry created a new space between the lots lines and the old house. THE NEWBUNGLOW THE ORIGINAL HOUSE WAS A SMALL, TWO STORY COTTAGE COVERED BY SHINGLE.
THE CONCRETE LAYER Low aqua concrete walls were used to mark the boundary
THE CORRUGATED METAL LAYER CORRUGATED METAL WAS USED CORRUGATED METAL walls were used TO build NEW SPACES AS KITCHEN AND DINING
THE WOODEN LAYER Wooden plank walls were build in the back yard
LAYER OF FLOOR A new roof was added to the additional spaces created
LAYER OF CHAIN LINK FENCING Chain link fencing was used Chain link fencing was used to enclose the floor added.
LAYER OF GLASS Glass cubes were placed over the kitchen and dining to throw in light