His buildings are unmistakable. Materials–concrete, glass, wood, aluminum–appear to become unbound by the laws of physics, by the limiting realities of their composition. Frank Gehry doesn’t simply make shelters; he makes structures that fly, swim, tower, dance, bend, ripple, topple. It is magic, in a way. And, in another, it is definitely art. In a new video for Nowness, the famed Canadian-American architect is interviewed on his creative process–in particular, what inspired the design behind his La Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, which broke ground in 2006. Here, the building is revealed in all its peculiar splendor, as is the mind that brought it to life. Have a watch.
Header image courtesy of Gehry Partners, LLC and Frank O. Gehry