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30 Detailed Tattoos Of Paintings And Popular Characters By Hakan Adik

Adding one and one doesn’t always equal two. Sometimes the thing becomes less than two, and other times it is much more than just two. In other words, sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. The latter case is true to Hakan Adik, who adds motifs of famous paintings and popular characters to create his own unique style of tattoos.

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Dolomites in 50 Shades of Grey

Art director and photographer based in Paris, Clément Merouani likes to immortalize and sublimate the places he visits around the world : London, New York, Venice, Barcelona… In his “Black & White Dolomites” project, published on Behance, the artist unveils a series of monochrome landscapes. We discover the quiet and majestic reliefs of this mountain range located between the Alps and the north of Italy, in different shades of gray.closevolume_off

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Besides Being A Pilot, This Man Also Takes Stunning Photos Of Places He Visits Around The World (105 Pics)

If you are sick of lockdown in your house and being forcefully turned into a couch potato, this British pilot, currently based in Hong Kong, will take you on a trip around the world. And although following his father’s footsteps, Lee Mumford indeed knows how to fly a plane and he also can show you the jewels of the planet in an easier, corona-free, and much cheaper way. While working as an airline pilot, he has visited over 40 countries and has seen some of the most magical and picturesque places on Earth. It would be a shame not to share them with others, so he combined his love of flying and photography to provide us with breathtaking photos that range from beautiful landscapes to vivid cityscapes.

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Sony National & Regional Photography Awards Announces Its Winners And They’re Pretty Impressive Interview With Artist

Established in 2007, the World Photography Organisation set out to raise awareness and level of conversation around photography worldwide. Each year, they provide a platform to Sony, which celebrates photographers’ works in over 50 countries and awards the Sony National & Regional prize. So far, the program has rewarded more than 500 photographers and is still counting. The prestigious and influential program is now in its ninth year and hand-picks the best single images from each of the countries entered and the winners are given Sony digital imaging equipment as well as plenty of global and local exposure. The initiative helps to support the artists working in the medium of photography and showcases their work. The World Photography Organisation arranges international exhibition tours and competitions, as well as contributes to collaborations and prestigious awards. Bored Panda is celebrating the photographers and their exquisite work and have connected with some of the winners. You can read about it below, as well as vote for your favorites on this list and let us know your impressions.

Established in 2007, the World Photography Organisation set out to raise awareness and level of conversation around photography worldwide. Each year, they provide a platform to Sony, which celebrates photographers’ works in over 50 countries and awards the Sony National & Regional prize. So far, the program has rewarded more than 500 photographers and is still counting. The prestigious and influential program is now in its ninth year and hand-picks the best single images from each of the countries entered and the winners are given Sony digital imaging equipment as well as plenty of global and local exposure. The initiative helps to support the artists working in the medium of photography and showcases their work. The World Photography Organisation arranges international exhibition tours and competitions, as well as contributes to collaborations and prestigious awards. Bored Panda is celebrating the photographers and their exquisite work and have connected with some of the winners. You can read about it below, as well as vote for your favorites on this list and let us know your impressions.#1 

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If 57 Iconic Artists Were Architects, As Imagined By Federico Babina

Federico Babina is an Italian architect and graphic designer who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He’s a curious person. Every day, Federico tries to rediscover a way to observe the world, and his series Archist and Classic Archist are perfect examples of that.

“[For these] exercises, I reimagined art, taking pleasure in transforming famous artists’ works into buildings, virtually reconstructing and reinterpreting their artistic language into mine,” Babina told Bored Panda.

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The First House Ever Designed By Gaudí Turns Into A Museum

When you think about Barcelona, the world-famous architecture of Antoni Gaudí, immediately pops into the mind. Finally, the father of Catalan Modernism is getting his own museum in the city. It will be situated in the newly renovated Casa Vicens, the first house ever designed by Gaudí.

Gaudí was only 31-years-old when he was asked by brick and tile factory owner Manuel Vicens i Montaner to build a summer house that is now known a Casa Vicens. The young architect worked on it between 1883 and 1885. The building is considered as one of the prime examples of Art Nouveau architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. To the excitement of architects and other art-loving fellows all around the world, it will be open to public later on this year.

Joan Abellà, director of the museum, says that their goal is making Casa Vicens “a mecca for people interested in [Gaudí’s] work” and spreading the message that the building “is the prelude to everything else that Gaudí went on to create.”

More info: website | facebook | instagram(h/t: mmm)

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I Use Traditional Persian Rugs As Canvas To Spray-Paint Female Portraits (61 Pics)

I’ve been painting in the streets for 12 years. In 2015, during a residency in Barcelona, I started using the traditional Azulejos ceramic design that we often see in Spain, Portugal, and Maghreb in my work. I started including these colored patterns in my murals, and it became my trademark as a street artist. This led me to great interest and study of traditional crafts of different cultures around the world and their symbols. I searched for a way to link traditional arts and crafts to my paintings and urban art.

Carpets are one of the most ancient, visually rich, and meaningful traditional arts that can be found. They are traditionally weaved by women, which is why I chose to represent women’s portraits on them.

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

My, that is beautiful. Especially when you know it’s just sprayed on a rug!1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

I kept the idea of painting on a carpet in mind for a year before jumping into it. Thinking about whether it’s possible or not, how to do it, which materials I could use… Then, I finally tried to apply my street art techniques to the carpet as if it was a wall. I painted with spray paint, and it worked perfectly! The face merged into the traditional pattern of the carpet as I used transparency and shading techniques.#2 

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Silly String1 day ago

beautiful and striking!3ReplyView more comments#3 

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FANTASTIC!!!!2ReplyView more comments

Carpets, as well as human portraits, are composed symmetrically. I try to find the magical symmetry between the two elements. I see something truly beautiful in the center medallion of the carpet which often gets positioned in the place of the third eye of the face.#4 

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I consider myself a spiritual person; I meditate and perform a ritual before each piece before entering a flow state of painting. I am not entitled to mistakes as I’m painting directly on a valuable rug—each line and movement has to be perfect.

It results in a great mix of contemporary urban arts with ancient traditional craft and culture. I love this duality: by adding a human element to a traditional carpet, these works touch our deep being, our universal consciousness, they question our cultural identity which is currently cannibalized by standardization and mass culture.#6 

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

Really, I’m so impressed with the beauty.1ReplyView more comments#8 

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

I like the open eyed view!1Reply#9 

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Silly String1 day ago

Stunning!2ReplyView more commentshttps://37d2e24cadb300de9307eafb1e1e32b9.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html#16 

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Bethany Schaefer1 day ago

How many cameras do you use to see each angle……. is it just one you roll around the room?1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#17 

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My fave1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

Now, this is different. More of a profile. I like it.1Reply#22 

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

Yea, he’s widening his repertoires. The whole rug!0Reply#23 

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

I guess my problem is that I’m really not into the ones that look abstract. I mean, in their way, they are all beautiful.0Reply#24 

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

I don’t like the placing or hi-lightening of the rug.0Reply#25 

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Lovely1Reply#26 

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Love this view of her. Beautiful.0Reply#28 

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

Different expression, I love it.0Reply#30 

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How much beauty can you take?0Reply#33 

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Dorothy Cloud19 hours ago

Oh, earrings this time. Does add a different dimension.0Reply#37 

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Again, love the placement of the rug pattern.0Reply#44 

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Mateo is a french artist based in Montreal. He is best known for his baroque street art inspired by ornaments from around the world, as well as for his striking oriental carpet paintings, resulting in a mix of urban art with the heritage of ancient cultures. Read more »

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30 Of The Most Breathtaking Aerial Photos Submitted To The #Aerial2020 Contest

After a whole year of waiting, the winners of the Agora #Aerial2020 aerial photography competition are finally here. This year, the organizers received over 9,000 submissions and the grand prize of $1,000 went to a Dutch photographer going under the nickname @by_ewold for his breathtaking photo of windmills in the village of Zaanse Schans, titled “A magic morning in The Netherlands”.

“When you see the world from above, you realize how important the point of view can be,” said Octavi Royo, the CEO and co-founder of Agora. And we couldn’t agree more. Check out the amazing winning photo and the runner-ups in the gallery below!

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#1 Magic Morning In The Netherlands

Location: Zaanse Schans, Zaanstad, Netherlands

“I was waiting for a long time to capture this typical Dutch scene with low fog. And finally, on the 10th of May, the weather forecast looked perfect: no wind and low night temperatures are the ideal ingredients for low fog. My alarm went off at 4:00 am to drive to the Zaanse Schans; when I got there the fog was everywhere except around the windmills. I decided to check first some other spots, after 1 hour I came back and wow! The wind had turned and blown the fog in the direction of the windmills. I had only 50% battery left on my drone and took off to find a unique angle to capture this place. When I looked on my phone to see the drone view it was like a dream!”

@by_ewold (Netherlands)

#2 Overcrowded

Location: Dameisha beach, China

“This is a public beach next to a five stars hotel. The hotel had its own private beach right next to it, which was empty. I was initially interested in capturing that contrast. The crowd density was so high, I had to gain quite a lot of altitude to make it fit in the frame. At that point, those indistinguishable people started to create a pattern that I found even more powerful and fascinating.”

@will_tm (France)

#3 Floating In The Air

Location: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

“This is a cable car ride inside Zhangjiajie National Park. Within the park, there are altogether more than 8,000 cliff mountains, towering into the sky. During our ride, it was a misty/cloudy morning which is why this scenery looks even more mysterious. We couldn’t believe our eyes when we raise above the clouds and this view appeared. I wanted to capture this the best way possible, putting my GoPro through the small window because shooting through the scratched glass wouldn’t turn out good at all. 1 minute later, the view disappeared again. Turned out we got lucky! I absolutely love the result and the feeling it transmits, cause when I look at this photo I get this mysterious feeling and “wow-effect” back immediately.”

@sjoerdbracke (Netherlands)

#4 Magical Mood

Location: Mont Saint Michel, France

“One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen: it was a cold sunrise, but certainly worth it. On top of the rock, you can see a church overlooking the village of 70 residents. The strongest tides in Europe rule here, with the water going back kilometers.”

@arnold_maisner_photo (Germany)

#5 Rice Paradise

Location: Bali, Indonesia

“I had to wake up at 5.30 am to take this shot. The early morning light bathing the rice terraces with the 2 volcanoes in the background made my day.”

@carlesalonsophotography (Spain)

#6 Crazy Road

Location: Tianmen Mountain, China

@rakia10 (Spain)

#7 Life On Mars

Location: Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, USA

“I wanted to show that our planet has landscapes that look like they are out of this world. We don’t need to go to Mars to find these kinds of landscapes. Like in most of my photos, I want to make people realize we can find beauty on this planet. We need to take care of nature, lots of times you see that when a location gets popular, tourists overcrowd the place and basically ruin it. If you decide to visit these kinds of places just leave nothing but footprints!”

@tomdewaart (Netherlands)

#8 Desert Sunset

Location: Tatacoa desert, Colombia

“On this ancient rock formation, you can see how the drought slowly scraped out these patterns and structures. Imagine the time that has been needed to create this. Layer by layer… that’s just mind-boggling. You’d expect that this is a huge mountain range, but look at the green trees for scale reference…”

@johandroneadventures (Belgium)

#9 Racing The Tide To Safety

Location: Sandy Cape Light, Australia

“Cruising the Fraser Island highway at the sandy cape: an ever-evolving landscape where Giant dunes meet crystal clear water.”

@lukeylove (Australia)

#10 Fortress Of The Dragon

Location: Basque Country, Spain

“A tiny island joined to the mainland by a bridge clung to rocks and stacks; one of the best places I’ve ever visited! That day was super windy, I flew my drone about 3 km away to get this shot and I was so worried that I would never see it again! Fortunately, it came back and it was definitely worth it.”

@sixthlens (Italy)

#11 The Rock In The Middle Of Nowhere

Location: New Mexico, USA

“This has to be one of the highlights of my US trip. Shooting this rock with the drone was pretty epic, I had to fly it directly into the wind for 3km to capture this.”

@joelfriend (UK)

#12 Chasing Waves

Location: Perth, Australia

@blakehobson (Canada)

#13 Road In Winter

Location: Allgäu, Germany

“It was such a cold day. There was fresh snow and I wanted to take my dream shot. A lot of people around the world have never experienced snow so I wanted to show them the beauty of winter through my photo.”

@imkaphotos (Germany)

#14 Wind Farm

Location: Denmark

“See the sailboat for scale!”

@henrydo (USA)

#15 Bridge Topdown

Location: Vladivostok, Russia

@panvelvet (Russia)

#16 Bangkok Market From Above

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

“Nearby this market was a parking garage. We climbed almost to the top and were amazed by its beauty from above. The lesson to learn from this photo: if you’re in a place to do some photography, don’t just stay at the location itself. Do some research beforehand and look around the area to find unique points of view.”

@michelle.wandering (Netherlands)

#17 Lost In The City

Location: Whampoa, Hong Kong

“This is one of the weirdest sceneries I’ve ever imagined. Yes, it is a shopping center, but from above it looks like a boat in the middle of countless identical residential blocks.”

@poletaev.photo (Russia)

#18 The Road North

Location: Iceland

“When you’re exploring new terrains for the first time, you’re not really sure what’s around the corner—particularly the weather. This was a calm before the storm moment when the snow had settled and left miles around blanket white. Driving the sub-arctic, North of Iceland in winter is no mean feat with snow blizzards, whiteouts, and weather fronts that appeared from nowhere – have never seen the weather change so instantly… incredible, but keeps you on your toes.”

@joncleave (UK)

#19 Warm Summer Evening In Budapest

Location: Budapest, Hungary

@jprphotos (UK)

#20 The Mood In The Mountains

Location: Lago Di Braies, Italy

“The Dolomites area is full of picturesque landscapes, and no trip would be complete without a visit to Lago di Braies. I arrived in hope of a sunset but that did not happen; instead, I was greeted with some moody conditions with loads of low clouds. I enjoy shooting in challenging conditions and I was still determined to get some shots of this beautiful place.”

@jamesxtheo (UK)

#21 World’s Best Airport

Location: Singapour

@jordisark (Spain)

#22 Old Castle Ruins In Upper Austria

Location: Austria

“This region has so much history and a lot of old castles! This castle was built around 1100 a.d, and I find it really impressive that there is still so much left off these old buildings.”

@hardingmicha (Austria)

#23 Collecting Salt

Location: Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA

@jassensf (USA)

#24 Globos

Location: Cappadocia, Turkey

@sance (Spain)

#25 Whales

Location: Australia

“The east coast of Australia offers excellent opportunities for whale watching. As I was flying my drone, I spotted this whale calf and mother surfacing.”

@simonpastor (France)

#26 The Dreamscape

Location: Central Hong Kong

“A city without clouds is like a musical without music. I captured this shot during the sea of clouds season which only happens once a year. One has to wake up super early and keep monitoring the latest weather forecasts for a chance to capture such low clouds floating through the city. Hong Kong is like a magical dream: I want to show the world that this city is not just a cold concrete forest, but a city with a warm, beautiful soul.”

@jsrpixel (China)

#27 One Of The Most Amazing Sunsets In Barcelona

Location: Barcelona, Spain

“It took me a whole year to get this shot right. I waited patiently for the sun to set in this exact position, so the lights create a path straight to the Sagrada Familia.”

@alvarovaliente_ (Spain)

#28 Patterns Of Death Valley

Location: Mojave Desert, Death Valley, USA

“I wanted to convey the beauty and scale of this unique location. It was important to photograph early as the temperatures here can reach to 134 °F (56.7 °C) during the day!”

@cannonmatt (UK)

#29 Like A Chess

Location: Barcelona, Spain

“As a photographer, I love shooting city landscapes. I have always dreamed about seeing the famous architecture of Barcelona and its symmetrical neighborhoods. Over the years I’ve seen a lot of aerial photos of the city, so I thought I had an idea of what was awaiting me, but when I flew my drone to see it for myself it just caught my breath. Barcelona is truly an amazing place that is unlike anywhere else.”

@mikhail_derevyanov (Russia)

#30 Sunrise On Gunung Bromo

Location: Mount Bromo, Indonesia

“We hiked on the rim of Java’s Mount Bromo before sunrise, in almost pitch darkness, surrounded by rumbling sounds coming from the volcano. As the sun rose, we observed a cloud of smoke coming from a crater and felt suddenly so small in the front of nature. I did this hike with my 3-year-old daughter on my shoulders!”

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The First House Ever Designed By Gaudí Turns Into A Museum

When you think about Barcelona, the world-famous architecture of Antoni Gaudí, immediately pops into the mind. Finally, the father of Catalan Modernism is getting his own museum in the city. It will be situated in the newly renovated Casa Vicens, the first house ever designed by Gaudí.

Gaudí was only 31-years-old when he was asked by brick and tile factory owner Manuel Vicens i Montaner to build a summer house that is now known a Casa Vicens. The young architect worked on it between 1883 and 1885. The building is considered as one of the prime examples of Art Nouveau architecture and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. To the excitement of architects and other art-loving fellows all around the world, it will be open to public later on this year.

Joan Abellà, director of the museum, says that their goal is making Casa Vicens “a mecca for people interested in [Gaudí’s] work” and spreading the message that the building “is the prelude to everything else that Gaudí went on to create.”

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21 Stunning Rule-Bending Buildings By Architect Frank Gehry

When it comes to architecture, like in all forms of art, there is no unified opinion on how it’s supposed to look like. Every architect follows its own path – and that’s what makes them and the buildings they design unique. However, there sometimes emerge people, whose unique talent is impossible to compare to anyone else’s. And one of those people is Frank Gehry.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of some of this architect’s most iconic designs and his rule-defying buildings will leave you mesmerized. Check them out in the gallery below!

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#1 Fred And Ginger, Prague, Czech Republic

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Perhaps one of the most iconic and controversial buildings designed by this artist is the Dancing House, or Fred and Ginger, in Prague, Czech Republic. Although at first it was criticized for not fitting in with the classical buildings surrounding it, the Dancing House has now become somewhat of an icon and is even featured on a gold 2,000 Czech koruna coin.

#2 Museum Of Pop Culture, Seattle, Washington

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Although the building slightly resembles a Moscow Mule mug, it was actually inspired by the energetic rock music and the architect says he even used guitar pieces to create the form.

#3 Stata Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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The Stata Center, or The Ray and Maria Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences, was built in 2004 for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, replacing an old building called simply “Building 20”.

#4 Marqués De Riscal Hotel, Elciego, Spain

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The Marqués De Riscal Hotel is an extravagant and lavish building located in the small Spanish town of Elciego. It is truly an unexpected sight when visiting, especially since it’s surrounded by fields and small homes.

#5 Walt Disney Concert Hall In Los Angeles, California

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This stunning concert hall (inspired by wind, according to Gehry) was finished back in 2003 after a whopping 15 years of building and cost $274 million. However, both local residents and critics agree that it was worth it – the building is a real icon of modern architecture.

#6 Lou Ruvo Center, Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health was finished in 2010 and was commissioned by a businessman of the same name, whose father died of Alzheimer’s disease.

#7 Vitra Design Museum, Weil Am Rhein, Germany

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The Vitra Design Museum was not only Frank Gehry’s first project in Europe but also the first one where he used curved forms.

#8 Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

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This museum of modern and contemporary art built in Bilbao is said to have brought the city back to life – in the first year, it attracted many tourists to the city, generating a $160 million profit. This phenomenon was even given a name – the Bilbao Effect.

#9 Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building, Sydney, Australia

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This building finished in 2015 was Gehry’s first project in Australia. Over 300,000 custom-made bricks were used in the construction of the building.

#10 Biomuseo, Panama City, Panama

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The Biomuseo was the architect’s first project in Latin America. It was commissioned by Panamanian politicians in order to create another Bilbao Effect. The bright colors are said to represent the rich nature of Panama.

#11 Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

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The museum, opened in 2014, is located by the Bois de Boulogne park in Paris. 19,000 concrete and 3,600 glass panels were used in the creation of the building.

#12 Art Gallery Of Ontario, Toronto, Canada

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This the first time Gehry finished a project in his home city of Toronto. He was 79 at the time.

#13 Marta Herford, Herford, Germany

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Gehry transformed this old textile factory in Germany into a piece of modern art.

#14 The Fish, Barcelona, Spain

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The Fish is a truly unique building, even by Gehry’s standards. It was built in 1992 for the Olympics that were held in Barcelona that year.

#15 Weisman Art Museum In Minneapolis, Minnesota

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The building was completed in 1993 and contains over 25,000 pieces of art inside.

#16 The Iac Building, New York

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The IAC building was completed in 2007 and looks rather tame when compared to the architect’s other works. It is said to resemble the sails of a ship.

#17 Binoculars Building, Venice, Los Angeles, California

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The building was originally called the Chiat/Day building but you have to admit that Binocular Building suits it way better.

#18 Peter B. Lewis Building, Cleveland, Ohio

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The building, named after a philanthropist and CEO of an insurance company, houses the Weatherhead School of Management.

#19 Frank Gehry’s Residence In Santa Monica, California

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As one would expect, Frank Gehry lives in quite an eccentric house himself – the many intricate shapes and forms never fail to attract attention from both passers-by and future clients.

#20 Richard B. Fisher Center, Annandale-On-Hudson, New York

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The Richard B. Fisher Center was opened back in 2003 and since then has been described as “the best small concert hall in the United States”. Just don’t be deceived by the outside – on the inside, the building contains two theaters and several rehearsal studios.

#21 The Cinémathèque Française, Paris, France

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This building, designed by Frank Gehry, contains one of the largest collections of movie-related objects in the world.

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