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Architects and studios: Frank Gehry 1-9 / 9

Trip Cycling in Paris /05/2015

Paris

Josephine Baker was in the Parisian avant-garde “très hot” because of her dancing dressed in 16 bananas. Hemingway called her “the most sensational woman anyone ever saw.” Adolf Loos was responsible for her unbuild “Roosmalen house.” Josephine and architecture. But Josephine Baker and Le Corbusier? We are looking for an answer.

Trip NAV & ARCHIPEL /04/2009

An architectural quest through magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines or impossible vast ‘sprawl’-cities with a focus on 120 years of contemporary architecture.

Trip Los Angeles, San Fransisco & La Jolla /2007

An architectural quest through magnificent landscapes, breathtaking coastlines or impossible vast ‘sprawl’-cities with a focus on 120 years of contemporary architecture.

Film by Sydney Pollack

't Leerhuys, Brugge

Gehry loves to sketch. The launch of the architectural process seized the acclaimed director Sydney Pollack to explore the projects of his good friend Frank O. Gehry till realisation.

Trip Nueva simplicidad: part 2 /04/2004

Madrid, Pamplona, Bilbao...,

The last decade brought a wave of architectural renewal in Spain. We were impressed by the quality of work of a new generation of architects working all over Spain.

Trip Berlin /04/2002

Berlijn en omgeving, Berlijn

The city of Berlin is an emotionally loaded city, a mystical metropolis. The images of Berlin are burned into our collective memory. Berlin is a city with an ‘Earth-shaking’ history in a country with a horrific past.

Lecture Weil Am Rein

Interieur, Kortrijk Xpo, Kortrijk

He’s not only a manager with vision, but also the client of an architectural project in which cultural achievements to Gehry, Siza, Ando, Hadid to effect the startling architecture site.

Trip The unbearable lightness of architecture /05/1994

Zürich, Basel, Weil-am-Rein...

By the fruitful collaboration of talented architects, sensitized clients engaged politicians, interested officials and critical media, a cultural climate arose in a region which proved to be a fertile ground for good architecture.

Lecture by Paul Robbrecht

't Leerhuys, Brugge

LA an open-air museum of the American residential architecture of the 20th century.

Frank Gehry

Frank Owen Gehry, born as Ephraim Owen Goldberg (°Toronto, 28 February 1929) is a Canadian architect, currently a United States resident based in Los Angeles, he won the Pritzker Prize in 1989.

A number of his buildings, including his private residence, have become world-renowned tourist attractions. His works are cited as being among the most important works of contemporary architecture in the 2010 World Architecture Survey, which led Vanity Fair to label him as “the most important architect of our age”.

It was his private residence in Santa Monica, California, that jump-started his career, lifting it from the status of “paper architecture“—a phenomenon that many famous architects have experienced in their formative decades through experimentation almost exclusively on paper before receiving their first major commission in later years. In 1947, Gehry moved to California, got a job driving a delivery truck, and studied at Los Angeles City College, eventually to graduate from the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture.

After graduation from college, he spent time away from the field of architecture in numerous other jobs, including service in the United States Army. In the fall of 1956, he moved his family to Cambridge, where he studied city planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He left before completing the program, disheartened and underwhelmed. Gehry’s left-wing ideas about socially responsible architecture were under-realized and the final straw occurred when he sat in on a discussion of one professor’s “secret project in progress“—a palace that he was designing for right-wing Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista (1901–1973).