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Frank Gehry’s Strategies “How do I get some Sky in there?”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Frank Gehry’s Strategies

Frank Gehry was asked. “How do you get some sky to your buildings?” And his answer was “I don’t know what I do, I just “punch” a few holes here and there and….. somehow they end up being in the right place”.

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In this post I will try to learn from Frank Gehry what are his varied -strategies to get “some sky” into his buildings….

Notice that Gehry puts “sky” into his buildings rather than open holes in wallsto let light and air penetrate his buildings”.

I will cover only a small part of Gehry’s variety of strategies.

To be continued in my next posts….

1.The strategy of the “Invasive prisms

 Model of Gehry’s

unbuilt design for theFamilian Residence

inSanta Monica,California, 1978

Frank Gehry’s house

  Santa Monica

California 1978

2. The strategy of the “pile of boxes

Frank Gehry Architect

working model of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi 2007

 courtesy of  hoss gifford

Frank Gehry Architect

 Public Library Hollywood Branch

 USA  1983–1986

3.The strategy of the “perforated veil” 

 Frank Gehry Architect

Cleveland Clinic ,Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed  2010

You are invited to visit my previous posts dealing with “walls with holes”

 Le Corbusier & SANAA  “walls with holes”

 The “Conscious Inspiration Chain” strikes again



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Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 5, dealing with economic reality?….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by eliinbar

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Frank Gehry dealing with economic reality

If you will be asked, how does look, a typical Frank Gehry‘s building. Most of us will agree that they look very sculptural.

Just as Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center Looks in the following image….

 Frank Gehry Architect

Front facade Cleveland Clinic ,Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed  2010

Now look at the next image…would you believe this is the same building shown above?

This image is Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center building  rear façade ,

It looks like a completely different building….

 Frank Gehry Architect

rear façade  ,Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed 2010

It looks like this building is a demo to Gehry’s ultimate strategy implemented in many of his projects  

I suppose that Gehry developed this “strategy” to deal with the high construction budget needed to built his sculptural Buildings ….

First  floor plan of Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center

Eliinbar sketches 2011– frank Gehry-dealing with economic reality?….

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  event space

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  a typical interior

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  a picture from east.

Note the difference between the two parts of the building.

All photographs are copyright Matthew Carbone

What did I learn from this post?

1.Frank Gehry does not give up his desire for creativity and uniqueness .

2.He designs buildings with effective floor plans.

3.Gehry develops tools (Codex rules), and uses his architect skills to  design buildings directed budget. 

4.I do not always identify with the result of his “strategy”….

You are invited to visit myFrank Gehry’s relevant posts:

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy 

Learning from Frank Gehry . ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy” 

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 4 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”…. 

Frank Gehry & Steve Jobs, Do they have something in common?


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