Ruin or architectural masterwork?

Yesterday’s Zippy, a reflection on art and architecture:


Not too far off Gehry’s own house in Santa Monica.


From the freshome site:

The architect’s own home in Santa Monica is often cited as a perfect example of his type of architecture. The house, which was renovated in 1978 seems to be influenced by those Saturday morning trips to his grandfather’s hardware store with his use of unpainted plywood and corrugated steel and other seemingly “utilitarian” materials.

In Gehry’s work, things go askew. As in the celebrated Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao:


And the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A.:


And for inspiration for Zippy’s shed, here are two Rem Koolhaas designs:  one side of the Rotterdam Kunsthal and the Seattle Public Library:



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