Confessions of an Interior Designer: Dancing

"Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness." 
Frank Gehry
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Ever since I first saw this beautiful building in one of my architectural history classes it has been one of my favorites!  The beauty, the lines, the textures... I could go on!  

This beauty is designed by the amazing architect Frank Gehry and Vlaso Milunic.  To be honest I am on the fence about a lot of Gehry's designs, but this one I love.  

The Dancing House is in Prague, Czech Republic and it's nickname is Fred and Ginger.  The architect originally named the house after the famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers because it resembles a pair of dancers, but later dropped the name because he was afraid to import American Hollywood into Prague.
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This house stands out among the Baroque, Gothic and Art Nouveau building around it which Prague is famous for.  This house was very controversial at its inception not only because it stands out so much, but also because it is asymmetrical.  After some reading, I found out the other day that there is a restaurant on the top floor with 'wonderful' views of Prague.  Sign me up!  Anyone want to have lunch in Prague with me?

Perhaps I am just being silly and swooning after an weird house.  Perhaps I should take dancing lessons to be like Ginger.  Or perhaps this is just a Confession of an Interior Designer.

Comments

ohh that is too cool!!!