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Old Apr 22, 2009, 2:00 PM   #1
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I thought I would make a separate post of this unusual building. It was fun to photograph with my 16mm Zenitar.
Frank Gehry's buildings are so unusual and seem to jump out of their surroundings. Some of the photos were taken over a year ago and some this month for the April Challenge. The colors, mirrored finishes, shapes and lean back facades make you wonder if your lens is telling the truth. The blending of traditional brick and mortar construction mated with the seemingly stuck on windows and bizarre add on structures makes this something way outside of the box.
One photo cannot tell the whole story, so I have posted several in the hopes of conveying what the structure is like from different perspectives.






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Old Apr 22, 2009, 3:43 PM   #2
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Maybe the architect had a little headache that morning...:lol:

Wonderful building, I'd like to see more playful surroundings like that in this world. Good pictures to show it to us, thanks for posting Keltech.

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These are great Keltech!
kinda looks like Frank Lloyd Wright meets the Dhali Lahma!
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Fascinating building! It's almost like the architect was bored with straight lines and order, and decided to crumple things up. Very interesting, something you could sit and look at for quite a while.
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Great shots of wild buildings.
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Old Apr 23, 2009, 8:25 AM   #6
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Maybe the architect had a little headache that morning...:lol:

Wonderful building, I'd like to see more playful surroundings like that in this world. Good pictures to show it to us, thanks for posting Keltech.

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The architect indeed has a headache now as MIT is in the process of sewing him and the building contractor as the building has leaks, mold and crumbling bricks in the amphitheater, that had to be replaced.I am sure all will be resolved in time.

This is a very complex structure standing in a climate of temperature and weather extremes. It is a joy to visit and photograph!

Thanks for looking and commenting.

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These are great Keltech!
kinda looks like Frank Lloyd Wright meets the Dhali Lahma!
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Yes I agree, and I think they had a few drinks together before getting to work!

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Fascinating building! It's almost like the architect was bored with straight lines and order, and decided to crumple things up. Very interesting, something you could sit and look at for quite a while.
Gehry usually takes his inspiration from art. He was an accomplished artist before becoming an architect. The inside of the building is as interesting as the outside but is off limits to photographing without permission from the MIT media center.
Each time I visit this building I find a new perspective to Photograph. I intend to go back and try to view it from some of the upper floors to get a view looking down on some of the structure.
Thanks for commenting.
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Great shots of wild buildings.
Thanks for looking and commenting!

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Isn't that the way now with new buildings? Always the lawsuit after its done. Theowner saying thecontractor messed up and withholds money, the contractor saying the engineers were wrong and the architect saying the owner didn't tell him whatthey really wanted. Meanwhile the contractor countersues the owner for the money they withheld because of all the contstruction problemsthat weren't fixed.Meanwhile, the department that moves in doesn't like the configuration and so remodels the whole area as soon as the paint is dry. It's still a fascinating building and they'll eventually sort out all of the problems.
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