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Architecture Frank Gehry Frank Gehry Is an Architect who designs buildings. Biography Frank Gehry was born in 1929 in Toronto, Canada to a Jewish family. When he was 17 he moved to California where he went to college. He even went back to school to study Design at Harvard University.

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architecture

Architecture

Frank Gehry

frank gehry
Frank Gehry

Is an Architect who designs buildings.

biography
Biography
  • Frank Gehry was born in 1929 in Toronto, Canada to a Jewish family.
  • When he was 17 he moved to California where he went to college. He even went back to school to study Design at Harvard University.
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Frank Gehry

He became famous in the 1970s for creating his style of furniture

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Frank Gehry

Now he’s famous for his architecture.

People say his architecture look more like sculptures than buildings

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Frank Gehry

He’s so famous that he was even in “The Simpson's” and “Arthur”, where he played himself.

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Frank Gehry
  • When he gets an idea, he sketches it
  • Can you guess what this will look like?
ta da
Ta Da!

Walt Disney Concert Hall

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Frank Gehry
  • He does know how to draw; that was just a gesture thumbnail.
  • This is more like what architectural designs look like
making a building
Making a Building

Most times, the architect or another artist adds details to make a full drawing to show what it would look like within the environment

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Making a Building

Some Architects use computer programs to make realistic images to see the finished product

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Making a Building

After the architect sketches the ideas and draw the architectural design, they make a model.

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Making a Building

Finally, they start building

wait what is architecture
Wait! What is Architecture?

It’s the art of designing buildings and the space around it.

kinds of architecture
Kinds of Architecture

It can be houses, schools, museums, shopping malls, pyramids, and even castles

what in the world
What in the World?

Can you guess what this famous architecture was for?

elements of art
Elements of Art

Architecture has:

Line

Shape

Form

Space

architecture has lines
Architecture has Lines
  • Line is a dot that moves from one point to another
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Architecture has Lines

What kind of lines do you see here?

The Guggenheim Museum in Balboa, Spain

architecture has shapes
Architecture has Shapes

Shape is a closed 2D area

architecture has form
Architecture has Form

Form is a 3D closed area.

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Architecture has Shapes

Check out these shapes

architecture has space
Architecture has Space

Space is the area around

principles of design
Principles of Design

Architecture drawings use:

Emphasis

Unity

architecture uses emphasis
Architecture uses Emphasis

Emphasis is the strongest area of the composition where all the attention goes

Compare this architecture by I.M. Pei with Frank Gehry’s.

architecture uses unity
Architecture uses Unity

Unity is when a composition feels whole and belongs together.

conclusion
Conclusion
  • Architecture is a combination of science, math, and Art
  • Frank Gehry is one of the most important architects in the world
  • He used the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design to create is sculptural Architecture