The Dancing House (Fred & Ginger House)
Created in the deconstructivist ("new-baroque") style popularized after World War II, Vlado Milunić designed the exterior of the Dancing House with Frank O. Gehry to reflect structures that play against each other while shunning traditional architectural layouts. The building was designed to create a 3D effect for the viewer and give the impression of movement. Situated next to a river, the glass and metal structure of the left tower takes on the fluidity of water. The stone and exterior décor with uneven windows in the right tower produce sway without sacrificing stability.
"The famous dancers Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are represented in the structure. A tower made of rock is used to represent Fred. This tower also includes a metal head. A tower made of glass is used to represent Ginger." - The Dancing House, The Official Tourism Website for Prague
The interior was designed by British architect Eva Jiřičná. Due to the inconsistent shape of the interior space, there is a mixture of offices, restaurants, hotels, apartments, retail, and art galleries calling this iconic building home. A recent addition includes a glass bar that accents the left tower. There are two underground floors and nine floors above the ground.
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