Saturday, 7 February 2015

Gehry: Thinking outside the square


This building, named after its main sponsor, was opened in the Haymarket area of Sydney, this week. It is the new home for the School of Business at the University of Technology (UTS).

I find it quite splendid, indeed, any photographer would.

The architect Frank Gehry, born in Canada but resident in Los Angeles, is now 85, and was present for the opening. Today, the queues for guided tours were a couple of hundred people long, the sun hot, and benches non existent.

I feel the building could do with a greensward abutting its entrance. Not going to happen, I fear.

16 comments:

Audrey said...

tres tres original j aime bcp ;o)

Kate said...

That man is an architectural genius. I'd love to take a tour of all of his public buildings.

Stefan Jansson said...

He is a great architect. I'm guessing this building will be a big hit with the local photographers and one or two visitors1

s.c said...

Nice addition to your city. The wave facade reminds me a bit of casa mila from gaudi in barcelona. Still a great eyecatcher here. Thanks for showing.

RedPat said...

I've been a Gehry fan for years - way before he became a star. Thanks for showing this, Julie! I love it.

Jack said...

I predict that in the coming years Gehry will be regarded like Frank Lloyd Wright, namely, a creative architect who designed buildings that leak, can't be maintained, and are a financial drag on owners who want to tear them down but are afraid of the public backlash.

Julie said...

Hah, Jack, jack, jack. You sound like a Republican.

Julie said...

SC, I was immediatly reminded f Gaudi, also. The difference being that Gaudi is mre gaudy than Gehry. But as I wandered around Barcelona in 2010, I was equally as mesmerised as I was yesterday. Quite fantastic that, here in Sydney, we have this vision. I put it up there with the Opera House, just a different function.

William Kendall said...

The style is visually appealing!

Gail said...

I think it is a wonderfully imaginative building Julie. I am so sick of the lego buildings with glass panels - they are so ugly.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I dislike this style of wonky architecture.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The wavy effect reminds me of Mies van der Rohe's work. But the rest is totally unique. What an imaginative piece of architecture that has a wonder about it.

Alain said...

On ne peut pas dire que ce soit très joli, mais on est peut-être très bien dedans, ce qui est l'essentiel.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Definitively strange to me

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Definitely on my must see list for April Julie.

Jim said...

It's out there but I like it.