gehry and hotel marques de riscal

Update 12.7.2007(11.7.2007)billn

I’ve loved the work of architect Frank Gehry, and the new ‘Hotel Marques de Riscal’ looks like a continuation of that Guggenheim genre – except. Except that from some angles, I’m sorry but, what the…
hotel marques riscal
Here it’s looking good – or at leasing interesting.

not good
But here? Are recent pictures from Baghdad and Falluja his current inspiration? Methinks he’s lost the plot. Perhaps too many bottles of vintage Rioja…

Learn more from the articles in Expatica and the architects website.

Photos, copyright Thomas Mayer.

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There are 2 responses to “gehry and hotel marques de riscal”

  1. Eduardo12th July 2007 at 2:16 pmPermalinkReply

    Well, Thomas i need to say i wish more architects have “too many bottles of vintage Rioja” in order to create magic like Frank Gehry, you obviously are too afraid of anything new in your life, that’s why geniuses are busy creating not badmouthing

    Eduardo Garcia Ch

  2. bill nanson12th July 2007 at 2:29 pmPermalinkReply

    Hi Eduardo,
    Bad-mouthing seems harsh and I’m not called Thomas – maybe you think of me as a doubting Thomas! Life is about personal taste, and from most angles I love the building, but that second photo – well, it just doesn’t do it for me – sorry – no crying, no spilled wine. I could be persuaded that it looks better in the ‘flesh’ or maybe that’s ‘sheet titanium’ and maybe one day I’ll decide on that basis, but today…

    Live long and prosper

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