Sick architecture. Compared to the buildings in the background it looks like Gehry’s mind is just stronger. The walls look like they’ve been sculpted by big thumbs.
Computers give architects SimCity control over concrete, steel and glass. An architect can test designs in a Computer’s Imagination. It enables them to virtually construct a Building and test it for wind-resistance, weight-capacity, structural integrity. The Computer’s Imagination is strong enough to account for all the rules of Physics, which our Brains cannot. Our Brains are currently way more creative, so together, Architects and Computers make a good team. Architects today have incredible creative freedom.
Actually, I don’t even know if Gehry uses computers, but he must. It’s very complex and new using construction equipment like this. And dangerous and expensive if done wrong.
I really dig this building, I’m going to post some more photos from the NYTimes slideshow.