June 22, 2012
Photo of the Week: Architecture with a Twist
Just put one foot in front of the other and you’re dancing. But for these two buildings and this week’s travel photo, it took a few more precise steps for the architect to get them moving!
Waltzing in Prague, Czech Republic, the Dancing House is a non-traditional design dreamed up by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and Croatian-Czech architect Vlado Milunić. Standing – or should we say swirling – on a corner, downtown street that was previously destroyed during the bombing of Prague in 1945, the Dancing House shows off its style by contrasting with the city’s traditional Baroque and Gothic architecture.
Two-stepping its way into people’s hearts, the building was originally named after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, a famous dancing duo, but today is simple known as the Dancing House for its style, movement and fun flare.
Photo credit: Dancing House, Prague, szeke
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