Friday, February 25, 2011


The blog has provided an opportunity to learn how to apply the elements and principles of design in 3D in the interior built environment.  Every definition, diagram, and image have built upon one another enabling me to move from the theoretical to the practical.  I definitely have a greater understanding and look forward to applying what I have learned in my life as a designer.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Movie-Sketches of Frank Gehry

We watched a documentary of famed architect, Frank Gehry. 

A few insights that struck a cord with me:
  • Artists take risks
  • Make the decision to say "no" to doing things like everyone else.
  • Director, Sydney Pollack:  Need to get to a point where you stop pretending to be, i.e. architect, director, designer--and just be.
  • Process of design: 
          back & forth between plans & models < give & take
          work on 2 or 3 scales of the same model
  • Vitra CEO on Gehry building:  "Forces unleased found a new order"
  • Bankruptcy in finances & relationships < low confidence
  • Teach clients instead of trying to seduce them into believing & understanding your work
  • Director, Sydney Pollack: "Talent is liquified trouble"
  • Find a small % of space in the commercial world where you can make a difference
  • Art as achitecture:  composition in art < composition in architecture
  • Guggenhiem Museum in Bilboa, Spain:  way to express feelings in 3D
  • Important elements & principles:  light & scale
  • Perception of process -- 2nd opportunity to do again
  • Free association into practical reality
  • How do you humanize a space especially modern spaces?  It's all in the materials
  • Surround yourself with good people
  • Accepts projects based on whether or not he likes the people
  • Most important influence on project:  THE CLIENT
  • Criticisms:  try on, look at, but don't take in
  • Form (Exterior) + Space (Interior) = Interrelated