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Gehry Residence
Loyola Law School
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Fish and Snake Lamps
Chiat/Day Building
Vitra International Headquarters
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Fish Sculpture
Lewis Residence
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum
EMR Communications and Technology Center
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Nationale-Nederlanden Building
Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
Der Neue Zollhof
Experience Music Project
DG Bank Building
Ustra Office Building
Conde Nast Cafeteria
Telluride Residence
Performing Arts Center at Bard College
Peter B. Lewis Building
Guggenheim Museum New York
Hotel at Marques de Riscal
Ray and Maria Stata Center
Maggie's Centre Dundee
Millennium Park Music Pavilion and Great Lawn
New York Times Headquarters
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Venice, California 1985–91

The surprising facade makes this one of Gehry's most recognizable commissions. Approaching the building on Main Street, one is confronted by a succession of three elements that essentially function as a billboard for the advertising agency. Its literal centerpiece is the monumental pair of binoculars—developed in collaboration with artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen—which functions as an entrance for cars and pedestrians and contains conference spaces within. This playful component is positioned between the hull-shaped building on the north and a facade of copper-covered rectangular columns and diagonal beams, which has been likened to a group of trees, on the south.

As a starting point for the interior design of the L-shaped, 75,000 square-foot plan, Gehry drew upon his previous configurations for the Rouse Company Headquarters (1969–74) and Mid-Atlantic Toyota (1976–78). The space is open, and the height of cubicle walls are varied to break the monotony of the interior, also facilitating interaction between departments. Natural light filters through the entire space via a network of skylights located throughout the main office area and within individual meeting rooms. Although the detailing is limited to basic plywood fixtures and standard office furniture, this neutrality gives employees the freedom to personalize their spaces, thus acknowledging the inventive nature of the company.