Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Frank Gehry House at Santa Monica, California
Before Frank Gehry acquired international prestige as the architect of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, he designed his own house in Santa Monica (1977 - 78). The story starts when his wife, Berta, bought a small pink bungalow in a bourgeois neighbourhood. Gehry decided to redesign what he considered "a dumb little house with charm", to build around it and try "to make it more important". The result was so emotive among their neighbours that the new house was even shot at one night!
Continue reading the story about the Gehry House, at Santa Monica, with pictures from the house and plans .
greatbuildings site has also information and images about Frank Gehry's work.
There is a guide about the Simpsons episode with Frank Ghery. Watch a video of the episode at You Tube (in spanish).
Visit the wikipedia entry about Frank Gehry for more links and information.