Sculptural Architecture, Vegas Style

October 17, 2013 at 8:11 am (Black and White Photography, Landscape Photography, Leah McDaniel Photography, Photography) (, , , , , )

Twisty!

Twisty!

Removed from the glitz and glamour of the strip in Las Vegas lies the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. The polished stainless steel work of modern art gleams in the desert sun as the mirror-like panels catch and reflect the light in its sinuous curves and seductive slopes.

Curves

Curves

When I first glimpsed this unusual building, I knew two things. One, I longed to place it in front of my lens, and two, I knew that it must be somehow related to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in southern California. Indeed, both were designed by Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect based in Los Angeles, Frank Gehry. His works are among the most important works of contemporary architecture, and one look will tell you why. You can’t help but stare when you see one, amazed that a work of art such as this could actually double as a functional building.

Sinuous

Sinuous

If you get the chance to visit Las Vegas, tear yourself away from the casinos for an hour and take a look.

Reflections

Reflections

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