Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Frank Gehry's Dancing House Prague

The Dancing House in Prague 1996. Designed by architect Frank Gehry the house was originally named Fred and Ginger due to it's resemblance to a pair of dancers. It was originally approved with hopes of becoming a cultural center, but due to it's location along a busy street this was never realized. Personally I enjoy the contrast to it's surrounding buildings and the glass "blanket" over the concrete slabs. My only real frustration with the building is the rooftop sculpture and the balcony that protrudes from the fifth floor. I enjoyed this building immensely however and will visit it again in later trip, it's worth the time.
Virginia M Byers

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