I remember spending many nights in my friend's dorm room, listening to him describe the INSPIRATION and meaning behind every LINE and BREADTH he created on his architecture project models. From the position of a hallway to the construction material a piece of cardboard represented, every DETAIL had its importance and PURPOSE. I was completely enthralled, not just by his VISION and passion, but to observe the thought process and EVOLUTION of an idea from a two dimensional sketch to a three dimensional living SPACE.
What I love the most about architecture is the PROCESS, CREATION, and expression of a person's ideas or views through design; the STORY being told in every nuance. Every project has functional, technical, social and aesthetic possibilities that are LIMITLESS!
Frank Gehry, controversial or REVOLUTIONARY, is one of the architects whose work I really enjoy because he continues to REDEFINE how SPACE can be created. His work first CAPTURED my attention when I drove by the new IAC headquarter building in New York, near the Hudson River on the West Side Highway. I was both puzzled and completely enamored by its MOVEMENT and structure.
|IAC Headquarters in New York|
A few of my favorite Gehry buildings:
Vitra Design Museum-Weil am Reihn, Germany
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao- Bilbao, Spain
Ray and Maria Stata Center (MIT)- Cambridge, MA United States
Frank Gehry website- http://www.foga.com/
Vitra Design Museum- http://www.design-museum.de/index.php
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao- http://www.guggenheim.org/bilbao
Massachusetts Institute of Technology- http://www.mit.edu/
Here's to being a pioneer who stimulates IMAGINATION!
What do you think of Architecture? How as it influenced you?