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"Most people don’t think of architecture as an art, and it gets blurred" according to Frank Gehry

France Architecture News - Aug 13, 2018 - 02:49   6886 views

Nowness, a global video channel, has released a new video of Frank Gehry, presenting a "moving architectural journey" through Paris's Fondation Louis Vuitton

A 4,5-min video reveals deep sense and in-depth spatial discovery on Frank Gehry-designed Fondation Louis Vuitton building with "Creating Feeling" title. The film, co-produced by the Fondation Louis Vuitton and director Emile Rafael, focuses on one of his most unique structures speaking for themselves. 

Video courtesy of Emile Rafael

"The great architecture expresses feeling, when you visit and see, there is a transfer of a feeling for only the artist and the architect over time through the ages to now," says Frank Gehry in a video interview.

"Most people don’t think of architecture as an art, and it gets blurred because architecture, as well as an art, is an active social conscience, because you’re making buildings for low kinds of people and you give them shelter that make them feel loved and accepted," Gehry adds.

World-renowned architect Frank Gehry completed the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris in 2014. The building comprises an assemblage of white blocks (known as “the icebergs”) clad in panels of fiber-reinforced concrete, surrounded by twelve immense glass “sails” supported by wooden beams. 

The sails give Fondation Louis Vuitton its transparency and sense of movement, while allowing the building to reflect the water, woods and garden and continually change with the light.

Top image screenshot from the video

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