For his 87th birthday, Frank Gehry embraces yacht life with a sailboat of his own design

Design, News, West
Friday, January 8, 2016
Like these sailors in Wales, Frank Gehry embraces yacht life. (Velela / Wikipedia)

Like these sailors in Wales, Frank Gehry digs yacht life. (Velela / Wikipedia)

For his 87th birthday, avid boater Frank Gehry will be living the yacht life. He will receive FOGGY 2.0, the 80-foot-long sailboat he designed for his friend, real estate investor Richard Cohen. Read More

Ahoy! Greg Lynn’s carbon-fiber racing sailboat hits the water

Architecture, Newsletter, West
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Gregg Lynn's vessel docked in Marina Del Rey (GLForm)

Greg Lynn’s vessel docked in Marina Del Rey (Jason Bloom)

Long interested in the potential of composites, Los Angeles architect Greg Lynn has just launched his 42 foot long by 32 foot wide carbon fiber racing sailboat. Created by Greg Lynn Form and a team at Santa Ana–based shipbuilding company Westerly Marine, the vessel was formed using CNC-formed molds, the resulting pieces held together with high tech adhesives. Read More

Ahoy! Chicago entrepreneur wants to park a floating pool in Lake Michigan


(SPACE Architects + Planners)

Party boats are common in Lake Michigan off the shores of Chicago’s more well to do neighborhoods. But local entrepreneur Beau D’Arcy wants to corner that market with Breakwater Chicago—a floating club and leisure destination anchored in the city’s downtown harbor year-round. The 33-year-old engineer told the Chicago Tribune he’s hoping to create the city’s “next Bean,” referencing Millennium Park’s Cloud Gate sculpture.

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