Experts in the building industry don’t expect the slump to end anytime soon—especially for the big marquee commissions for which Gehry is known. “The U.S. domestic market is not in the position right now to fund [major] projects in the private or public sector,” says Clark Manus, president at the American Institute of Architects and chief executive officer at San Francisco-based Heller Manus Architects. “This is the new normal.” — businessweek.com
Wojcicki said the new campus — three adjacent buildings including Frank Gehry-designed Binoculars Building — would also help Google attract candidates from area colleges and universities... The company's focus on Web search is evoked by the iconic binocular sculpture at the site, created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. — latimes.com
“If you take a percentage and you work with western salaries, you can’t make it work,” Gehry said. “So it almost forces you to open an office in China and work with local people.” — Frank Gehry, via bloomberg.com
In many conversations you will hear people say how much they loved Gehry's early work. Here is an early video recorded in 1975 when he talked about his early and few ground breaking projects since he didn't have too many built projects he could talk about. Picture quality is bad but clear sound...
Gehry Technologies (GT), a global leader in applying technology to building industry challenges, today announced that Co-founder and Chairman, Frank Gehry, has brought together the world's most distinguished architects and designers to form a strategic alliance furthering his vision to transform the building industry and the practice of design. As part of today's announcement, this core group of renowned architects will also serve on Gehry Technologies' board of advisors. — gehrytechnologies.com
Besides Frank Gehry himself, initial alliance and board members include: Zaha Hadid & Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects ), Greg Lynn, Moshe Safdie, Ben van Berkel (UNStudio), Wolf D. Prix (COOP HIMMELB(L)AU), David Rockwell (Rockwell Group), David Childs (SOM), Matthias Schuler...
The world’s most-famous architect sailed into a storm of old-fashioned Washington controversy this week.
At a public conversation Wednesday at the National Archives, Frank Gehry encountered hostile questions from audience members about his designs for a memorial to Dwight David Eisenhower planned for a prominent spot on Independence Avenue, just south of the Mall. — washingtonpost.com
The Opus Hong Kong is located at 53 Stubbs Rd. in the city’s Peak area, one of its most expensive neighborhoods. The cost of renting one of the 6,000-square-foot apartments in the 12-story, 12-unit apartment building has not been set yet, but Swire Properties has “every expectation it will break records,” Chief Executive Martin Cubbon said. — blogs.wsj.com
GEHRY: No, no, no, no. That was just a fun – fun thing. But it has – it has haunted me. People do – who’ve seen “The Simpson’s” believe it. — New York Observer
He may be a Canadian of Jewish extraction, but The Observer always figured Frank Gehry was part Irish. How else to explain his golden touch? — Observer
Frank Gehry’s vision for a series of his signature folded towers placed in the heart of the historic Parc des Ateliers in Arles, France will have to wait – as the project has just been put on hold. The French National Commission for Historical Sites and Monument has rejected two of the five necessary permits required for the Luna Park campus development to commence. — http://inhabitat.com/gehrys-plan-to-transform-historic-french-site-is-put-on-ice/
An Iowa-based philanthropist and architecture aficionado has offered a $300 million reward to any city anywhere in the world that dares to hire someone other than Frank Gehry to design its gleaming new art museum. — WSJ
World-renowned architect Frank Gehry has unveiled plans for his first building in Australia - a state-of-the-art business school to be built in Sydney. The building will feature a wrinkly facade built using a combination of brick and glass. "The hardest thing to do with modern architecture is...
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