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Frank Gehry reveals his inspiration Sources….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2011 by eliinbar

Here are Gehry’s unrevealed Inspiration Sources from the 90’s, when he developed his original Gehry’s style that he later also implement in his famous Bilbao Museum.

Gehry’s style has a structure that consists of radically sculpted, organic contours.

In this Post Frank Gehry reveals his inspiration Sources for the Weisman Art Museum (designed at the beginning of the 90’s) .

From MPR’s Euan Kerr who spoke with Gehry

The first inspiration came from the Tibetan monasteries that are on hills, where the big frontal elevation is off the side of a cliff”

Tibetan monasteries

Frank Gehry’s Weisman Art Museum frontal elevation

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 completed in 1993

 Eliinbar sketches 2011 ,  Frank Gehry’s inspiration Sources for the Weisman Art Museum

In my future Posts I will share with you some more characteristics of Gehry’s Architecture….

Do not leave this Post…. before visiting my previous post about Le Corbusier Inspiration Sources for the famous la Tourette Monastery.

The Conscious Inspiration Methode;

I Believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:  knowledge, tools and invention.

Knowledge”:  as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing process. We architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis….

Tools”:  develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,  tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information…

(I intend to demonstrate some of my ideas in future posts)

Invention”:  with the methodology of “conscious Inspiration” , we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

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