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The Laser Light Show Goes Highbrow At Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall

An artist turns Gehry's L.A. concert hall into a canvas for lights that respond to music in real-time. Last month, Refik Anadol, a Turkish-born visual artist and designer, turned the inside of Frank Gehry's sparkling Walt Disney Concert Hall into an explosion of light that responded to music. Read Full Story

Sun-Times editorial, Tribune op-ed: Save Prentice

The pressure is building on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to save Bertrand Goldberg's old Prentice Women's Hospital. Yesterday, Frank Gehry and other prominent architects urged Emanuel to preserve the building. Today, it's the editorial page of the Chicago Sun-Times. In a...

Frank Being Frank: Frank Gehry Defends the Lucas Museum, Calls It a 'Great Asset'

Frank Gehry, the resident crotchety old man of the architecture world, has published an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune in support of the widely criticized Lucas Museum. The gist of his argument? "Please do not dismiss it because it...

Architect Frank Gehry defends Lucas Museum's novel design

The recent outpouring of negative sentiment in Chicago against MAD Architects' proposal for billionaire George Lucas' lakefront museum is troubling to read.

Preservation Watch: Zaha and Gehry Campaign to Save an Iconic Vienna School

Photo by Manfred Seidl via Arch Daily A long list of big-name architects have launched a campaign to fight proposed alterations to Vienna's Science Secondary School, a 1994 work by late modernist Helmut Richter. Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Bernard Tschumi,...

Uniqlo’s Chief Creative Officer Talks About the Retailer’s Spring Refresh

4 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Earlier this week, in the Frank Gehry–designed IAC building — which resembles a spaceship that just happened to dock on the side of the West Side Highway — LeAnn Nealz was getting to work. The recently appointed chief creative officer of Uniqlo (she joined the company in January) walked purposefully... More »

Provisionally Definitive–CSO’s Tribute to Boulez and Other Art Dreams

Lise McKean, PhD A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Beyond the Score Series. Gerard McBurney, creative director; Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor; Frank Gehry, scenic design; and Mike Tutaj, projection and sound designer. November 14 and 16, 2014. Adrian Leverkuhn, Painting? Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago. October 10 to November 2, 2014.   […]

Frank Fucking Gehry: Frank Gehry's New Rippling Thing is a 'Cluster of Tree Houses'

Photo by Andrew Worssam courtesy of University of Technology, Sydney The University of Technology in Sydney now has a very Seussian new building with two drastically different façades, which will, always and forever, be known as starchitect Frank Gehry's first...

Office Spaces: Facebook's Gehry-Approved NYC HQ is Ready for its Big Debut

Tonight, Facebook is unveiling its completed New York office, which was designed, like its upcoming Menlo Park compound, by Gehry Partners LLP, the firm of twinkling silver starchitect Frank Gehry, who recently described billionaire Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as...

Archicritics : Is Architecture Getting Too Chummy with Luxury Goods?

Photo via Fondation Louis Vuitton "One of the most depressing illustrations of how far architecture has lost its grip on reality is Frank Gehry's new handbag..."—so begins a charged editorial in the November issue of the international architecture magazine Architectural...

Quote of Note | Frank Gehry

“I’ve always talked to artists about designing art museums. I’ve always heard the same thing, which is the opposite of what Glenn Lowry [of MoMA] and those people always push for: the white pristine box. I guess they don’t know any better. Show More Summary

What’s Behind Frank Gehry’s Raised Middle Finger to Contemporary Architecture?

Architect Frank Gehry’s raised many controversial buildings over the years, but few as controversial as the middle finger he recently raised during a press conference in Spain. During a press conference for Gehry’s upcoming receipt of...Show More Summary

Shitshows: NYT Lets Out Prolonged Sigh, Backs Gehry's Eisenhower Memorial

The editorial board of the New York Times has stepped into the ring for Frank Gehry's embattled Eisenhower memorial design, an altered version of which was given the green light by the Fine Arts Commission three weeks ago. The...

Group Efforts: Frank Gehry Costume Thinks All Other Costumes are 'Pure Shit'

Photo by Yuko Torihara via Hyperallergic Here's the group costume version of Frank Gehry flipping out and flipping the bird. That is all. · Critical Halloween 2014: Costume Competition

The World’s Worst Living Architect

It’s hard to argue against the point that Frank Gehry is a terrible architect: Gehry long ago stopped pursuing any interesting material or tectonic experimentation—and he used to be an interesting architect!—to become the multi-billion dollar equivalent of a Salvador Dalì poster tacked to the wall in a stoned lacrosse player’s dorm room, an isn’t-it-trippy […]

It Came From Tumblr: Famous Designers Across Time Flip the Bird in Support of Gehry

A host of iconic architects and designers have lifted their middle fingers in support of Frank Gehry, though some of them might not know it, and others are long-deceased. Following Frank Gehry's recent off-the-cuff tirade against the "98 percent"...

Frank Gehry Is Architecture’s Mad Genius

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Frank Gehry is enjoying a major moment: his retrospective is in full swing in Paris and his latest creation opens today. Is he at the height of his talent or just a little bit crazy?

Louis Vuitton Foundation museum designed by Frank Gehry opens in Paris

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Emerging from the woods at the edge of Paris like a glass ship, the hyper-modern Louis Vuitton art museum was inaugurated, kicking off an art-filled week in the French capital. French President Francois Hollande hailed architect Frank...Show More Summary

Required Reading

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

This week, Picasso Museum problems, Sweden's font, content moderators, Frank Gehry's f-you, John Constable reconsidered, the endangered bookshops of New York, and more.

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