Frank Gehry and his creative architecture. Interview at Yareah magazine: Deconstructivism, Museum Guggenheim in Bilbao, Marques de Riscal Wine Cellar, The Dancing House in Praga, The Experience Music Project in Seattle…
Frank O Gehry (Toronto 1929) studied architecture in the university of California and urbanism in Harvard. In 1962, he founded his own company and soon, his projects showed a very different attitude to Modernism and opposite objectives to Functionalism.
During the 80s he joined the Deconstructivism movement and his works developed a very expressive language. He started to consider his buildings as giant sculptures and of course, a work of art.
Today, Yareah magazine has several guests to talk about Frank Gehry and his architecture…
John Glass: No doubt, he is one of the best architects of past and present centuries. He assumes the achievements of ancient Constructivism (remember Tatlin and his monument in honor of the Third International, 1919) and Deconstructivist theories of the philosopher Jacques Derrida at the end of the 80s. However, his love for experimentation goes further than the simple fragmentation of forms. He is able of creating so imaginative language… only comparable to Antoni Gaudi. Last Summer, I visited the Museum Guggenheim in Bilbao (Spain) and I was absolutely astonish by the beauty of Gehry building.
Isadora Sartosa: I agree. The Museum Guggenheim in Bilbao is near the river and its organic forms remind a ship, a silver ship stopped in that marine city forever. Furthermore, its brilliant materials and its reflections on the river waters create a very special atmosphere, where a mermaid can appear in any moment. I love this work and of course, the winery building of Marques de Riscal in La Rioja (Spain), 2006.
Michael Metcalf: Me too. In La Rioja, we can claim that ‘form is the result of fantasy’ and what a fantasy! Gehry has similar objectives to the Iranian architect Zaha Hadid. Their works are fantastic, as if they created new Wonderlands.
Isabel del Rio: What I admire the most is the game of forms and ideas. We are speaking about a theorist, nearly a philosopher. He is studying geometrical concepts, looking for a Pythagoric perfection. Thus, breaking the perfection of a sphere o cube, he finds freedom and truth. He is one of the most creative current artists. Furthermore, I would like to name The Dancing House in Prague and The Experience Music Project in Seattle… Incredible Frank Gehry!