Gehry, Gartner And Glass Make For Luminous Buildings

By Lisa Rochon, Globe and Mail
September 28 2012

Billowing clouds of glass are the next holy grail in architecture. Keep your eyes lifted and alert: The race is on to achieve visually ephemeral buildings that look as if they might cleanse your mind while they float away. Frank Gehry has been hired by luxury titan Louis Vuitton to create a luminous vessel within Paris’s Bois de Boulogne. If the Verrière glass, half of which will be ceramic-white frit, is manufactured to exquisite levels and the craft of its assembly is superb, the forest pavilion could resemble a great white heron in flight. More …