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* Residential Architecture: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 26 May 2012

Residential Architecture: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry: “..When Frank Gehry and his wife bought an existing house in Santa Monica, California, the neighbors did not have the slightest idea that the corner residence would soon be transformed into a symbol of deconstructivism. Gehry, however, knew something had to be done to the house before he moved in. His solution was a bold one in the 1970′s that involved the “balance of fragment and whole, raw and refined, new and old” and would strike up controversy..Gehry actually did keep the existing house almost completely in tact, but not in a conventional manner. The Dutch colonnial home was left in tact and the new house was built around it. Holes were made, walls were stripped, torn down and put up, and the old quiet house became a loud shriek of contemporary style among the neighboring mansions–literally. Neighbors hated it, but that did not change the fact that the house was a statement of art entwined with architecture..”  Inspirational in its philosophy, kaleidoscopic in it realisation..

See our other posts on work by Frank Gehry: Architecture: Opus Hong Kong by Frank GehryFrank Gehry’s Riotously Sculptural $100-million Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas Opens and New York by Gehry Now Complete.

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image: © netropolitan.org; article: Perez , Adelyn . “Gehry Residence / Frank Gehry” 05 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/67321&gt;

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