|Address||1002 22nd Street|
Santa Monica, California 90403
|Design and construction|
The Gehry Residence is architect Frank Gehry's home. It was originally an extension, designed by Gehry and built around an existing Dutch colonial style house. It makes use of unconventional materials, such as chain-link fences and corrugated steel. It is sometimes considered one of the earliest deconstructivist buildings, although Gehry denies this.
The residence is in Santa Monica, California. In 1977, Frank and Berta Gehry bought a pink bungalow originally built in 1920. Gehry wanted to experiment with the materials he was already using: metal, plywood, chain link fencing, and wood framing. In 1978, he chose to wrap the house with a new exterior while leaving the old exterior visible. He hardly touched the rear and south facades, and to the other sides of the house he added tilted glass cubes. Many of Gehry's neighbors were unhappy with the unusual architecture appearing in their neighborhood.
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