Gehry originally named the house Fred and Ginger (after the dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers – the house resembles a pair of dancers) but this nickname is now rarely used. Gehry himself was later "afraid to import American Hollywood kitsch to Prague", and thus discarded his own idea.
Frank Gehry’s impact on Prague The great architects have achieved international renown, and the stamp of their personal style can be seen in the most important cities of the world. In the Dancing House, Frank Gehry plays with movement, and achieves a magnetic, enormously captivating effect.
Gehry had an almost unlimited budget, because ING wanted to create an icon in Prague. The construction started in 1994 and the house was finished in 1996. The building is an example of deconstructivist architecture, with an unusual shape. It reflects a woman and man (Ginger Rogers and Fred Astair) dancing together.
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Jan 09, 2017 · The Dancing House is the name given to Nationale – Nederlanden building which is located at Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6, 120 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic and is also known by nickname Fred and Ginger. It was architect Frank Gehry who originally named it Fred and ginger after two famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
May 09, 2019 · In 1996, Canadian/American architect Frank Gehry (previously) and Czech architect Vlado Milunic were commissioned by Dutch bank Nationale-Netherlanden to design a memorable, innovative building for their Prague location, but were given fairly free reign as to what that design could be.
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With the intention of creating an emblematic building in Prague, the Dutch bank, Nationale-Netherlanden (previously ING), commissioned the architects, Frank Gehry and V. Milunic, to accomplish an innovative architectural project, entrusting them with an almost unlimited budget and complete artistic freedom.
Jun 08, 2009 · Also Known as Fred and Ginger, architects Frank Gehry and Vlado Milunic, 1996 Photos by Mark Favermann Prague is a city known for its magnificent Gothic, Neo-Baroque, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings.
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Meet the dancing house in Prague, Czech Republic Frank and Gehry agreed to a design. The Ying Yang, meaning a combo of static and dynamic. The style of design is known as deconstructivist (“new-baroque” to the designers) architecture due to its unusual shape.
The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům) or Fred and Ginger is the nickname given to the Nationale-Nederlanden building in Prague, Czech Republic, at Rašínovo nábřeží (Rašín's riverbank).