Posts tagged with "Frank Gehry":
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Following Donald Trump’s election, renowned architect Frank Gehry might be exiling himself to France. At least, that’s what French newspaper Le Figaro reports. The newspaper quotes Gehry as saying, “If Trump is elected, [French President Francois] Hollande said I could go into exile in France.” Apparently, the architect has plenty to fear from a Trump presidency, citing a long-standing dispute with the President-Elect as reason enough to flee the country. The incident stems from 2010 when Gehry’s Beekman Tower beat out Trump’s building next door for the title of tallest residential building in New York City by a few inches. Both buildings have since been surpassed, but as we’ve learned, a few inches matter quite a lot to the President-Elect, so maybe Gehry would be wise to book a flight to Paris.
According to Linder, though, Gehry viewed the fish as an "empty signifier." Being "architecturally dumb," the fish's abstraction from architecture allowed the celebrated Canadian architect to "rethink architectural forms" from a withdrawn perspective. The fish was "anti-architecture" and "anti-humanist." Gehry played with these ideas at a time when referencing history and humanist themes were prevalent postmodern qualities in architecture.
Probably more than any architect, Gehry liked to incorporate fine art and sculpture into his work. More freedom was available to him as an artist than with buildings. In 1970s he liked cardboard because it’s a material where you go from concept to prototype to finished product in one day. Gehry identifies as a an artist more than any other architect.
If elected, can we expect a deconstructivist foreign policy from Hillary Clinton? Apparently so!
In Benjamin Bratton’s newly released book The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty, he recalls when Clinton, in a recent address to the UN Security Council, evoked Frank Gehry’s work as analogous to contemporary, decentralized global politics, stating: “We need a new architecture for this world, more Frank Gehry than formal Greek... Where once a few strong columns could hold up the weight of the world, today we need a strong mix of materials and structures.”
Getting way ahead of the criticism a pluralistic Clinton foreign policy might evoke, she went on the clarify some of the fundamental aspects of the architect’s oeuvre, explaining, “Some of his work might appear haphazard, but in fact it’s highly intentional and sophisticated.”
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- An eight lane (Olympic half-size) swimming pool with moveable floor and 352 spectator seats
- Teaching pool with moveable floor and a 4,305 square-foot leisure pool
- Sports hall, the size of eight badminton courts and multi-purpose hall
- 120 station gym, bike spinning room, workout studio, quiet activity studio and a sauna suite
- Gymnastics centre
- 3 rink indoor bowls hall
- Martial arts dojo
- Public square
- Communal art space
- Crèche and soft play room
- 200 space car park for sports centre users.