edited by Craig Kellogg -- Interior Design, 8/1/2006 12:00:00 AM
Frank Lloyd Wright's nautilus shell in New York was only the beginning. After Thomas Krens, then director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, commissioned its titanium sister from Frank O. Gehry & Associates, the Bilbao effect ignited a Gugg boom felt 'round the world.
The vast majority of the designs will never get built, so the best place to experience them—through drawings, models, and photography—is at Bonn's Bundes- kunsthalle, host of "The Guggenheim Architecture." Look out for Asymptote and TEN Arquitectos's concepts for Guadalajara, Mexico; Ateliers Jean Nouvel's for Tokyo; and Zaha Hadid Architects's for Taichung, Taiwan. Through November 12; 49-228-9171-0; kah-bonn.de.