Sunday, June 9, 2013

Dancing House, Prague, Czech Republic

The Dancing House or Fred and Ginger, was designed by Frank Gehry in 1992 and completed in 1996. The original site was the location of a house which was destroyed by U.S. bombing.
There's was a controversial at the time being due to its unusual shape and non-tranditional design which was very stand out among other building surrounded in the area of Gothic and Art Nouveau style.

Czech President, Vaclav Havel who lived nearby who supported this project and hoping that the building will become a center of cultural activity.
Behind Gehry's design concept is that to let the form of the building 'be the thing' which he means by let the form to replace the decoration to getting the passion and feeling into the building.
The glass wall which is a shape of twisting  structure of metal, resemble the movement like 'dancing', the way he chosen the material is that he did not want to have any decoration, but when the light hit the material, the material itself shows three dimensional shapes.
The architecture is one of those deconstructionist.

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