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* Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica

Residential Architecture: Frank Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica: “..Developers M. David Paul Associates and the Worthe Real Estate Group have commissioned Frank Gehry to design a mixed-use hotel and residential tower in his hometown of Santa Monica, California, USA. The 22-story “Ocean Avenue Project” aims to stimulate the coastal city’s economy with street-level restaurant and retail space below a 125-room hotel and 22-unit condominium tower topped with a rooftop observation deck. As for accommodating the car-centric lifestyle of the West Coast, resident and visitor parking will be available in a three-story subterranean garage beneath the tower. In addition, the developers plan to integrate a 36,000 square foot museum campus that will add a cultural perk to the development just North of its two-acre site..Although this project looks promising, the 244-foot, Gehry-esque tower is currently pending approval from the City. A vote by the end of March will decide its fate..”

See some of our other posts on work by Frank Gehry:

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image: © Gehry Partners; article: Rosenfield , Karissa. “Gehry Designs Mixed-Use Tower for Downtown Santa Monica” 04 Mar 2013.ArchDaily

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* Residential Architecture: Video: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 26 May 2012

Residential Architecture: Video: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient: “..The AIA sat down with famed architect Frank Gehry – recipient of the 2012 Twenty-five Year Award – to discuss his eccentric Santa Monica home that has enormously influenced both theory and practice over the last 25 to 35 years. In the late 1970s, Frank Gehry transformed an existing Dutch colonial home in a quiet Southern California neighborhood into a controversial symbol of deconstructivism by surrounding it with an unconventional new addition. As the AIA describes, “The exposed structure, chaotic fusion of disparate materials, and aggressive juxtaposition of old and new communicate a sense of real-time formal evolution and conflict, as if the building were dynamically, violently creating itself with found objects.”..Towards the end of the video, Gehry advises students to “learn to be yourself and be curious about what is going on around you and respond to it.”  Wonderful three minute video via AIA National..

See our previous post on the Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry: Residential Architecture: Gehry Residence by Frank Gehry.

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image: netropolitan.org; article: Rosenfield , Karissa . “Video: Gehry Residence, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient” 25 May 2012.ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/238247&gt;

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