MIT building designed by Frank Gehry

MIT building designed by Frank Gehry

This is the new MIT building designed by Frank Gehry in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is the Stata Center for Computer, Information and Intelligence Sciences.  It seems almost cartoonish, with its windows being perpendicular to the ground and the walls being all at different odd angles. This was built on the same site as the previous building, Building 20. Building 20 was supposed to be temporary, built during World War II. It was meant to serve only 6 months after the end of the war, but instead lasted about 55 years. Because it was a sort of a legend, said by many to bring out the best in its occupants, Gehry designed the current building to carry on the same innovative spirit.

This building houses the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. It gives me the idea of a work in progress, something that will be a great invention, but in its working stages. It gives me this idea because of the towers jutting out at different angles, giving the impression of incompletion. It looks like all the pieces are there except it needs to be put together in the right order to be completed.

MIT Campus #Frank Gehry

MIT Campus Frank Gehry

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