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Inner linings and exterior wood cladding, wood ceilings and wood panels, etc… wood is also the star of some of Frank Gehry’s works

Although one of the best-known icons of the Canadian architect Frank Gehry are the titanium plates of the design ceilings of some of his most emblematic works, like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the hotel at the Marqués de Riscal winery in Elciego, Rioja, wood has also captivated the forthcoming Prince of Asturias arts prize-winner on many occasions.

Here are 3 good examples of the use of wood panelling in the works and projects of Frank Gehry:

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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, one of the largest projects in wood by Frank Gehry

In 2008, Frank Gehry designed this pavilion for the Serpentine Gallery in London, in what would be his first project in England. The beams and wood slats of different dimensions, the wood design ceilings and thewood interiors star in a project that, according to its author, was designed as a wooden structure to serve as an urban street running from the Park to the existing gallery.

Here you can read the article at plataformaarquitectura.cl

Here you can see the photos in our Pinterest Board dedicated to Frank Gehry, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album.

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Wood panelling of the access ramp in the entrance hall of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), in Toronto

In this case, Gehry designed a foyer offering a spectacular winding ramp with wood panelling. It is made with Douglas fir wood panels that reach a height of 5 metres.

Here you can read the article at saraviacontenidos.blogspot.com

Here you can see the photos in our Pinterest Board dedicated to Frank Gehry, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album.

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The wood panelling and acoustic panels in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles

Few people know that the concerts held in the Auditorium do not employ any sound amplifier sound thanks to the wood walls that are lined with wood acoustic panels made of Douglas fir (the same wood used for the backs of cellos and violas) offering optimal acoustics. In collaboration with the specialist in acoustics Yasuhisa Toyota, Gehry personally designed all the elements in the room, including the sail shapedacoustic ceilings.

Here you can read the article at moleskinearquitectonico.blogspot.com

Here you can see the photos in our Pinterest Board dedicated to Frank Gehry, in our Facebook album, and in our Google + album.

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