Frank O. Gehry é um arquiteto mundialmente conhecido e premiado. A sua longa carreira conta com inúmeras obras, das residências no princípio, aos grandes museus que se tornaram cartão postal das cidades.

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Frank Owen Ghery nasceu na cidade de Toronto no Canadá, no dia 28 de fevereiro de 1929. Era uma criança criativa que brincava de construir pequenas cidades com pedaços de madeira, acompanhado de sua avó. Passava tempo desenhando com seu pai e sua mãe o introduziu no mundo da arte.

“So the creative genes were there … But my father thought I was a dreamer, I wasn't gonna amount to anything. It was my mother who thought I was just reticent to do things. She would push me.”

Em 1947 se mudou para California e estudou na Los Angeles City College e se formou na University of Southern California’s School of Architecture em 1954. Ficou um tempo longe da prática da arquitetura, trabalhando em diversos setores, porém voltou a estudar por um ano o curso de Planejamento de Cidades na Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Influências

Gehry trabalhou para o escritório Wdton Becket & Associates e para Victor Gruen em Los Angeles e para Remondet em Paris.

Em 1962, formou o próprio escritório, projetando uma grande variedade de obras residenciais, comerciais e institucionais. E foi com sua própria casa que ganhou notoriedade para seu trabalho.

Trabalhos

Frank Gehry recebe críticas frequentes aos seus trabalhos, pois sua arquitetura é muito polêmica e conta formas e movimentos inusitados. Porém ao ver suas obras notamos a evolução e o rumo que seus projetos, assim como seus conceitos de arquitetura tiveram. De formas mais puras, passando por ícones como o famoso binóculo, até chegar aos volums orgânicos.

Em algumas obras está claro alguns preceitos deconstrutivistas, porém quando se solta para as formas orgânicas, essas características vão além. Gostando ou não, a arquitetura de Frank Gehry é reconhecida e visitada no mundo toda, sendo cartão postal de cidades que antes eram esquecidas pelo turismo.

“Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.”

Easy Edges Furniture series

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Loyola Law School, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Edgemar Retail Complex, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Frances Howard Goldwyn Hollywood Regional Library, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Chiat/Day Building, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Frederick Weisman Museum of Art, Minnesota, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratories, Iowa, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Center for the Visual Arts, Ohio, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

American Center, Paris, France

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Der Neue Zollhof, Dusseldorf, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

DZ Bank Building, Berlin, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Experience Music Project, Washington, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Gehry Tower, Hanover, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts, Bard College, New York, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Maggie’s Dundee, Dundee, Scotland

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Walt Disney Concert Hall, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Ray and Maria Stata Center, Massachusetts, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Jay Pritzker Pavillion, Illinois, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

MARTa Museum, Herford, Germany

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

IAC/InterActiveCorp Headquarters, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Marqués de Riscal, Elciego, Spain

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Art Gallery Of Ontario renovation, Ontario, Canada

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Gehry House, California, USA

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

Architect Day: Frank Gehry

About the author of this post

My name is Marcelo Seferin, I’m an architect from Porto Alegre, Brazil and I’m the chief architect at Seferin Arquitetura, an office that works with architecture, interior design and sustainability projects.