Architecture Photo of the Day – #163 – Galleria
Architects often attempt to capture within the aesthetic of their buildings the idea or image of something else, to harness within the architecture the representation of this other. It can be hard to appreciate this sometimes, especially when they employ unsubtle means of representation. Today’s photo however perfectly captures the architecture, as envisaged by the architect:
“Designed by Canadian-born architect Frank Gehry, the Galleria Italia was funded by a consortium of Canadian-Italian families led by AGO president Tony Gagliano, The curving design is intended to suggest the ships on which Italian families traveled to Canada.”
This photo was taken by Flickr user Maia C.