I am a big fan of Frank Gehry , but not only because of the unusual shapes and remarkable work, but also because of the concept and behind each project, and this building in Cleveland shows that, it plays with our eyes and minds.

Cleveland Clinic for brain health treatment in Las Vegas is Gehry's last finished project. The building has certainly his signature all over it, either by material or by mild forms in movement, a mark of his architecture. Together these extravagant forms create a composition with clean and simple shapes, representing the two sides of the brain (the classic left-side and the creative right-side). These two forms seem to be connected and at the same time being affected, as the shift in thinking we have all the time.

Besides that all the space is terrific, the photos show the customization of each room, the connection of the shapes and the contrast of vibrant colors in some internal sites, in short, a great inspiration for architecture!

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © isaac brekken

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

“The unobstructed, informal movement that the design promotes from one wing to another suggests the way we use our brains every day, flowing from left-brain to right-brain thinking and back again without noticing the difference.” - Christopher Hawthorne, LA Times

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © etslee

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery
photo © isaac brekken

The 2 Sides of the Brain on Cleveland Clinic, by Frank Ghery

More images of Gehry's Cleveland Clinic at etslee's flickr photostream.

About the author of this post

I'm an architect and designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. I've been working with design since he got my degree in architecture, a bit odd isnt it? I'm a fan of Fireworks, CSS among other skills. Besides that I'm co-founder of ZEE.