As if architectural overlord Frank Gehry hasn't been busy enough, we found out today that he's been busy re-inventing himself -- or rather, his home. Manifesting what Inhabitat calls "the first post post-modern architectural work," the residence draws from the suburban Southern California "McMansion" vernacular, expressed through Gehry's signature palette of titanium, NASA-level complexity and astonishing expense. Authentic details such as superfluous gables and PVC-framed windows are all there, adding up to a ground-breaking design and some well-deserved praise:
It expresses, both without any irony and by having a profound sense of modern causticness, the expression of contemporary urbanism. A critical look at the consumer expressionism of the spatial factors involved in the formal relationships of how the shapes simply seem as though they formed themselves. It is a simple, yet brilliant reinvention of the modern American house. It is a work of genius.
Maybe it's just the arrival of springtime, but genius-level innovation seems to be coming out of the woodwork today, check Google's latest success in the field of retroactive time management, and Gizmodo's acquisition of a remarkably talented new celebrity spokesperson.