Archinect - News 2017-09-22T09:19:14-04:00 Frank Gehry to partner again with Thomas Krens on Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-31T14:22:00-04:00 >2017-09-01T09:55:51-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Famed architect Frank Gehry agreed earlier this summer to design the Krens museum, the fifth such project they've worked on together ... Krens, who is credited with conceiving of Mass MoCA before leaving to serve as the director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation until 2008, first proposed a model railroad and contemporary architecture museum at Western Gateway Heritage State Park in 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The museum will be one piece of an 11-part revitalization plan issued by Krens for the North Adams neighborhood in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massachusetts</a>, best known as the home to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MASS MoCA</a>&mdash;a project <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry</a> and Krens previously partnered on. The wide-scale development includes renovation of a historic theatre, the creation of the Massachusetts Museum of Time, a new luxury hotel, a distillery and the Extreme Model Railroad and Contemporary Architecture Museum, of which Gehry is to design. Architects <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Gluckman</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel</a> will also be involved in the revitalization.</p> Frank Gehry about his Battersea Power Station project, Norman Foster, Mark Zuckerberg Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T20:28:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:44:40-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>He&rsquo;s waited until his ninth decade, but Frank Gehry is turning his attention to the London skyline, starting with Battersea Power Station, where he will draw on the capital&rsquo;s sweeping crescents and stucco terraces as part of its &pound;8bn redevelopment. He tells Harry Mount about courting controversy, banter with Norman Foster and working for Mark Zuckerberg</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Facebook hires architect Frank Gehry for Dublin, London offices Archinect 2013-11-07T15:19:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:12:33-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Facebook is taking its friendship with Frank Gehry across the Atlantic, reportedly signing the Los Angeles architect to work on new office space in Dublin, Ireland, where the company already has a major presence. He will also design new office space for Facebook in London.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook's positive experience with Gehry in California leads to commission to design new NYC office</a></p> National Art Museum of China Entry by Gehry Partners Alexander Walter 2013-07-15T14:04:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T14:22:57-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Gehry Partners has sent us detailed information about their entry to last summer's most buzzed about architectural competition, the National Art Museum of China in Beijing. Gehry's beautiful NAMOC entry made it all the way to the final of three competition rounds and found itself in lofty company with submissions from fellow Pritzker Prize winners Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The project is currently being exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles as part of MOCA's exhibition <em><a href=";id=473" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A New Sculpturalism: Contemporary Architecture from Southern California</a></em>.</p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel Confirmed as Winner of the National Art Museum of China Competition</a></p> I Like Ike (and His Memorial) davvid 2012-03-23T14:39:00-04:00 >2012-03-27T12:56:38-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"What has fueled the Eisenhower memorial controversy in the media are the public pronouncements of two of the president&rsquo;s granddaughters, Susan and Anne Eisenhower, who have proclaimed themselves dissatisfied with the design. Understandably, their position is being taken seriously. Yet I am concerned that the growing public brouhaha will ultimately weaken the memorial design."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Witold Ribczynski&nbsp;adds&nbsp;his opinion and some&nbsp;new&nbsp;information to the&nbsp;Eisenhower Memorial design&nbsp;debate&nbsp;with this&nbsp;Op-ed piece for The New York Times.</p>