Frank Gehry


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Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada in 1930. He became world-famous as architect.

Gehry studied architecture at the University of Southern California (USC) until 1954 in Los Angeles. Afterwards he went to the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and studied design there.

Frank Gehry leads his own architecture office in Los Angeles since 1962.

At the beginning of his career, Gehry’s works were very conventional. With time they became more and more exceptional. He used other materials as it was usual, among them plywood, corrugated sheeting and corrugated cardboard, materials that are not really considered noble. Gehry’s form-speaking is characterized by stretched levels, tilting rooms, turned-around forms and a broken geometry since then.

The list of buildings he designed is long. Among them are great and namely buildings such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Guggenheim-Museum in Bilbao, the American Center in Paris, the building of the DZ Bench in Berlin and many more.

Frank Gehry has been honoured with diverse awards for his works in architecture and arts. Furthermore he had a guest-role in the American cartoon-series “The Simpsons” and the director Sydney Pollack made the film “Sketches of Frank Gehry” in 2006.

For the world-famous Italian company Alessi, Gehry designed the “Pito” water kettle.