WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CURVES – bend it like Gehry

Hotel in Elciego, Spain

Hotel Marques de Riscal in Elciego, Spain.

Want to win an architecture award? Put a few curves into your design; those straight lines are so boring and someone else will deal with the problem of fitting square bookcases and wardrobes into the bendy walls.

If I sound a little cynical, I shouldn’t be. Frank Gehry’s buildings are a wonderful gift to us photographers and we’ve been lucky enough to see a few of them on our recent travels. So here’s my offering for the Weekly Photo Challenge.

What do you think of his work – genius or gimmick?

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago.

Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Chicago.

And here's the Pritzker again.

And here’s the Pritzker again.

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain.

You have to love the Guggenheim. No photography is allowed inside, but it's almost as impressive there.

You have to love the Guggenheim. No photography is allowed inside, but it’s almost as impressive there.

And here's that hotel again.

And here’s that Elciego hotel again. ‘Elciego’ means ‘the blind man’.
Read that how you will.

14 Comments

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14 responses to “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CURVES – bend it like Gehry

  1. I so want to stay in that hotel.

  2. Excellent entry! I love his work!

  3. I’m not a great fan but when you see the plans for the development of Barangaroo at Darling Harbour here in Sydney which threatens to make this wonderful location look like a strip of Surfers’ Paradise or maybe the CBD of Dubai, anything by Gehry would be a relief. (Darling Harbour = Dubai Harbour. Maybe that’ll be it’s new nickname.)

  4. I feel for the builders.

  5. you made me smile with “Want to win an architecture award? Put a few curves into your design…” – my daughter and son in law are architects (and won prizes for architecture)

  6. I just LOVE Gehry’s work – the outside of the Guggenheim in Bilbao is far better than the inside IMHO :)

    Great photos, Richard.

  7. LOL, love the name! Great challenge choices!

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