Monday, August 01, 2005

Join The Gehry "Fan" Club

A Daily Dose of Architecture has a good post on the Simpson’s episode with special guest Frank Gehry. He designs a concert hall for Springfield that fails miserably and is eventually turned into a prison. Maybe starchitects do have a sense of humor after all.

For more info on real life problems with his LA concert hall, click here to learn about the acoustic problems and scroll down to Gehry Redux, and here to learn about how the roof had to be fixed because people were being blinded by reflecting sunlight, which also created an intense heat island problem. The article also mentions problems with the roof design on a building in Cleveland where huge piles of snow and ice slide off and whack people on the head.