Frank Gehry is an award winning architect who has been redefining the norm of architecture. Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada and graduated from the University of Southern California’s School of Architecture in 1954. Despite his prevalence in the more recent years, Gehry didn’t break from the traditional styles and designs of architecture for many years. His more famous works are anything but usual. He uses nontraditional materials to create visually stunning and unorthodox geometries.
His work has many critics who say that the designs have no thought towards the environment. One of his famous works, the Disney Center in Los Angeles, has reported that the structure radiates heat onto the sidewalk raising the temperature to 140 degrees F. This temperature is reportedly high enough to burn people walking by.
I am fascinated by Gehry’s work. Actualizing his designs in the physical world have taken some serious efforts. The Olympic Fish Pavilion in Barcelona was created for the 1992 Olympic village used advanced aeronautical 3D modeling software and rigorous analysis in order to be built.