Creative Fish Lamps by Frank Gehry

Frank Gehry is one of America’s best known architects. His award winning designs can be found around the world and have gained him the honor of being called the most significant American architect of our generation. Frank Gehry has a another passion, Fish. Over 25 years ago when Frank was working on a project for Formica, he shattered a sheet of ColorCore laminate. Instead of fretting over the damage, Frank’s creative mind kicked into high gear seeing the shards of colorful plastic as fish scales. Soon he had created a series of Fish Lamps by using metal framework and the ColorCore shards that are treasured works of art traveling from museum to museum. Recently, the 80+ year old architect created a new series of Fish Lamps, once again using ColorCore from Formica. Take a look at his new pieces.

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, designed by architect Frank Gehry, consists of the architects signature steel forms. This leading research centre for degenerative brain diseases costs $100 million and consists of two wings connected by an open courtyard. In the ordinary northern part of the building is a research center and hospital, in the creative south part – the life activity center. In the architectural sense, the two parts of the building differ from each other, but they act like two parts of the whole. The life activity center can be rented out for parties, weddings and special occasions with the proceeds going to fund the center’s research.