Maybe it's because this building is in Vegas, or maybe it is because I've read too many post apocalyptic and dystopian society books lately, but does this look like a building or the aftermath of some catastrophe.
Maybe this angle is better,
or this one,
Nope--still disturbing. It makes my heart palpitate a bit just to look at the pictures!
Are you wondering what this building houses--something like a casino, a trendy restaurant, or maybe art, well, you would be wrong because this is a brain institute--a brain institute. It is the Cleveland Clinic and The Lou Ruvo Brain Institute in Las Vegas.
The clinic has incredible goals:
Hopefully the quirky nature of the building helps raise awareness. Go brain team!
I am actually a fan of Frank Gehry--I think his architecture is interesting, fun and thought provoking. With the brain institute he definitely succeeded on the thought provoking!
Here are some Gehry buildings I love:
Disney Concert Hall in California
Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain
and look at the amazing Star Wood Hotel in Spain
But a brain institute--that looks like a very, very disturbed brain--is well, disturbing!
Hopefully those goals are achieved--and people can actually think in there.