Frank Gehry

Frank Owen Gehry, b. Goldberg, was born in 1929 in Toronto. His parents were immigrants of Jewish-Polish origin. Gehry is a multi-award winning architect and designer and has lived in California since 1947. Its style is mainly characterized by a deconstructivist architecture, which can be admired in buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, or the Gehry Tower in Hanover. He also boldly transformed his own dwelling-house with his wife's permission, according to his ideas, and extended it and some annexes. He is often referred to as one of the most important architects in the USA since Frank Lloyd Wright.

First beginnings
Already at an early age Gehry had fun in architecture and design: his grandfather had a store of iron and household goods. With his waste he already made the first houses and cities together in his childhood. He later moved to the University of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, where he studied architecture until 1954. He financed his studies by driving truck transports. After this first degree, a second at the Harvard Graduate School of Design followed. There, Gehry was concerned with the map. It was not long since he had his own architectural office in Los Angeles (1962).

Simple material
Perhaps his love for sparse materials came in his childhood, when he used the fall of his grandfather. For even in the further course of his life and in the design limited gehry often to cheap materials, such as plywood and corrugated cardboard. From these simple materials, he created typically deconstructive buildings and curved furniture (cardboard furniture "Easy Edges" 1969-1972). The houses designed by him have a very special style: tilting rooms, broken geometry, angled planes and inverted shapes are just a few keywords. Thus, Gehry wanted to develop a completely new understanding of space, whereby spaces flow into each other and the whole is given a collage-like character.

Frank Owen Gehry, b. Goldberg, was born in 1929 in Toronto. His parents were immigrants of Jewish-Polish origin. Gehry is a multi-award winning architect and designer and has lived in California... read more »
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Frank Gehry

Frank Owen Gehry, b. Goldberg, was born in 1929 in Toronto. His parents were immigrants of Jewish-Polish origin. Gehry is a multi-award winning architect and designer and has lived in California since 1947. Its style is mainly characterized by a deconstructivist architecture, which can be admired in buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, or the Gehry Tower in Hanover. He also boldly transformed his own dwelling-house with his wife's permission, according to his ideas, and extended it and some annexes. He is often referred to as one of the most important architects in the USA since Frank Lloyd Wright.

First beginnings
Already at an early age Gehry had fun in architecture and design: his grandfather had a store of iron and household goods. With his waste he already made the first houses and cities together in his childhood. He later moved to the University of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, where he studied architecture until 1954. He financed his studies by driving truck transports. After this first degree, a second at the Harvard Graduate School of Design followed. There, Gehry was concerned with the map. It was not long since he had his own architectural office in Los Angeles (1962).

Simple material
Perhaps his love for sparse materials came in his childhood, when he used the fall of his grandfather. For even in the further course of his life and in the design limited gehry often to cheap materials, such as plywood and corrugated cardboard. From these simple materials, he created typically deconstructive buildings and curved furniture (cardboard furniture "Easy Edges" 1969-1972). The houses designed by him have a very special style: tilting rooms, broken geometry, angled planes and inverted shapes are just a few keywords. Thus, Gehry wanted to develop a completely new understanding of space, whereby spaces flow into each other and the whole is given a collage-like character.

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