Architect Frank Gehry 'I Have an Idea'!

by Valentina Ieva
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In Tokyo 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT will hold "Architect Frank Gehry 'I Have an Idea'" starting October 16, 2015.


The exhibition features projection mapping where one can visually experience exteriors full of the life force of Gehry's architectures and comfortable interior spaces, along with "Gehry's Room" where one can get a feel for Gehry as a person. It also introduces Gehry's ideas born from building, tearing down, building again, questioning, and sometimes rejecting, along with the technologies, materials, and construction processes necessary for achieving those.

Tsuyoshi Tane, the young director of the initiative, focuses on Gehry's "power of ideas," which greatly affected his own work, composing the exhibition from the three perspectives of "architecture," "people," and "technology."


Frank Owen Gehry, one of the most preeminent architects in America, has spent over half a century upending architectural norms and defying expectations. His works span from the stunning Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attention-getting Fondation Louis Vuitton, which opened last year.

How does architecture nobody can copy - works overwhelming those who see them and leaving a deep impression - come about? This exhibition focuses on ideas that are the driving force behind Gehry's creativity, tying together the background behind formation of ideas, the process up to their completion, and the unchanging conviction and strong commitment of the architect.

The "ideas" of architect Frank Gehry - sources of wonder, discovery, happiness, and emotion to visitor - along with the stance of him working to achieve those demonstrate the enjoyment of thinking freely and inspiration to keep striving.


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  • Valentina Ieva

    Valentina Ieva


    Bari / Italy

    Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al)

Guggenheim Bilbao 75

Guggenheim Bilbao

Bilbao / Spain / 1997

Fondation Louis Vuitton 86

Fondation Louis Vuitton

Paris / France / 2014