frank gehry


Frank Gehry at a Glance Name: Frank Owen Gehry Date of Birth: February 28, 1929 Place of Birth: Toronto, Canada Design Signature:    Deconstructivism – an architectural style with a deliberately chaotic outcome    Fluidity – expressed in the use of metallic folds in multiple buildings    Asymmetry – his buildings defy the convention of rigid structure and often look warped Signature Material: Corrugated metal Frank Owen Gehry is a Canadian-born American architect is one of the world’s most notable architects. He was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1989, with the jury citing the following, “Always open to experimentation, he has as well a sureness and maturity that resists, in the same way that Picasso did, being bound either by critical acceptance or his successes. His buildings are juxtaposed collages of spaces and materials that make users appreciative of both the theatre and the back-stage, simultaneously revealed.” Frank Gehry’s Iconic…