Video: Gehry Residence, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient

The sat down with famed architect Frank Gehry - recipient of the 2012 Twenty-five Year Award - to discuss his eccentric home that has enormously influenced both theory and practice over the last 25 to 35 years. In the late 1970s, Frank Gehry transformed an existing Dutch colonial home in a quiet Southern California neighborhood into a controversial symbol of deconstructivism by surrounding it with an unconventional new addition. As the AIA describes, “The exposed structure, chaotic fusion of disparate materials, and aggressive juxtaposition of old and new communicate a sense of real-time formal evolution and conflict, as if the building were dynamically, violently creating itself with found objects.”

Towards the end of the video, Gehry advises students to “learn to be yourself and be curious about what is going on around you and respond to it.”

Learn more about the Gehry Residence here on ArchDaily!

via AIA National

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: Gehry Residence, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient" 25 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 23 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=238247>
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