Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit, and it should be realized by a plastic artist = Architect

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 Le Corbusier and Carlos Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

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The following quote, is from le Corbusier’s  book “Towards an Architecture” ,published in 1923:

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Extrusion is the touchstone of architecture

It distinguishes Art from Engineering

Extrusion is free of all constraint

This is not a question of conventions, tradition, construction method or even usefulness

Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit, it needs a plastic artist

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Le Corbusier ,in his book Towards  an Architecture, presents to us the Pantheon‘s coffered dome  ,as an example for an extrusion’s inspiration source

The Pantheon was built during the reign of Augustus in Rome ,Italy

Pantheon's Coffered dome

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Years after the Pantheon was built

The renowned architect ,Carlo Scarpa, was inspired by the coffered dome of the Pantheon

Here Is a typical detail from the Brion’s Family mausoleum ceiling, designed by Carlo Scarpa  1969-1978

typical detail from the Brion's Family mausoleum, designed by Carlos Scarpa  1969-1978

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 Le Corbusier and Carlos Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist = Architect

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David Chipperfield & Oscar Niemeyer & The Parthenon Conscious Inspiration

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Le Corbusier to Peter Zumthor passes one straight line….”Conscious Inspiration”

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From eliinbar's sketchbook 2013- Le Corbusier to Peter Zumthor  passes one straight line…."Conscious Inspiration"

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2013- Le Corbusier to Peter Zumthor  passes one straight line….Conscious Inspiration

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Peter Zumthor recently published a model for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  - LACMA ,new building

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 Does Peter Zumthor also plans according to the principals of the Conscious Inspiration method

Apparently so
Let’s examine how Conscious Inspiration works for Peter Zumthor
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The first step in any process of conscious inspiration, is knowledge.

 The most dominant feature in Peter Zumthor’s building,  is the fact that it is raised from the ground by huge PILOTIS

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-Columns, pillars, or stilts that lift a building above ground or water ,are traditionally found in stilt and pole dwellings such as fishermen’s huts in Asia and Scandinavia

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Fishermen’s Stilt Houses, Pilar, Bicol

Southern Luzon, Philippines

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The architect that is most ןdentify  with the idea of ​​PILOTIS is Le Corbusier.  THE PILOTIS is the first principle of  le corbusier’s five
points of architecture
The main idea that led to lifting building PILOTIS ,is to allow a sequence of green areas and free movement of pedestrians.
The next sketch by Le Corbusier is showing a typical section of  Unite D’habitation = high-rise housing block 1946-1952
Le Corbusier's sketch
notice the  Unite D’habitation is raised up on pilotis  ,the green landscape spaces surrounding as  Le Corbusier’s Vision for  “La Ville
Radieus”  =  radiant city
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The second phase of the Conscious Inspiration process is the development of the conscious inspiration Tools.
Zumthor chose to present his project using a physical model
The model represents the initial phase of the project
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art  (LACMA) zumathor’s new
design would act as a “user-based village” of experiences with several access points and routes. Just as one would wander through a forest

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The third step in the Conscious Inspiration process,is to identify relevant sources of inspiration (existing buildings)
There are two types of buildings that can be a sources of inspiration
Buildings that are highly recognized representing a source of inspiration for many architects

one of them is  Le Corbusier’s Unite d’ Habitation built in Marseille  1946-1952 

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The same year Le Corbusier’s Unite d’ Habitation in Marseille was finished 1952Kenzo Tange’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan ,was opened

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 notice Kenzo Tange’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a  raised horizontal beam up on pilotis

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Newly constructed buildings are used as specific inspiration sources

 Recently were published two buildings (one of them a museum) that realize the design principles developed by Le Corbusier in the 20s of the last century, the first principle of le corbusier’s five points of architecture, lift the building on PILOTIS to allow continuity of the ground level of pedestrian movement and sequence of the forest

The first building is Jean Nouvel’s quai Branly Musée du Paris, 1995-2005 

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Note the prominent principles of this Museum
raised horizontal beam up on pilotis, allowing passage of pedestrians on the ground floor,in a clear green Characteristics.
One year after completion of the  Jean Nouvel’s Branly Musée 
Steven Hall plans an horizontal skyscraper, the  VANKE CENTER in Shenzhen,China  2006-2009
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Once more ,note the prominent principles of this building,
raised horizontal beam, up on pilotis,llowing passage of pedestrians on the ground floor,in a clear green characteristics.

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Step Four  realise your invention

The next image is a general view of Peter Zumthor’s Los Angeles County Museum of Art model

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Unlike the very characteristics raised horizontal beam, up on pilotis
  Zumthor’s  Museum is a very large amorphous surface.

   

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Le Corbusier and the double message of the Conscious Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2013 by eliinbar

Here is Le Corbusier’s thought-provoking quote, published in his book “Towards Architecture“, in the early 20′s of the last century

The iron and cement  during the last fifty years brought achievements , indicating the powerful of construction, but also architecture that its code is disrupted

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? What was Le corbusier‘s message when he wrote this phrase

It is possible to interpret Le corbusier’s  message literally

Architects failed to take advantage correctly ,of new construction technologies that were developed at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century

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I think Le Corbusier wanted to  send us a message bit different

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:That is how I understand, le Corbusier’s message 

 Since its birth, the architectural bases itself on the guiding principles

    These principles serves the needs of the primary users, we all

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?Where do we find the guiding principles

We finde the guiding principles in existing buildings

 Architects failed to take advantage correctly ,of new construction technologies because they did not base their new designs on Inspiring buildings

 Instead of learning the guiding principles that have evolved over the centuries, they choose to skip this legacy, and reinvent the wheel

 This architecture does not serve us

 I can suggest a name to Le corbusier’s message , I would call  it Conscious Inspiration

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Here Is an interesting example , Le Corbusier has published in his book Towards Architecture

This example shows us how “Conscious Inspiration” works for Le Corbusier

Here are the four Conscious Inspiration steps, who led Corbusier to high quality and creative architecture

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First step-  le Corbusier choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers his vision,  guiding principles = Outlining guidelines

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Second step- this is one of Le Corbusier’s first buildings. le Corbusier implements consciously the principals of the “Outlining guidelines” in a building characterized by periodical architectural characteristics   

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Third step – le Corbusier develops his own personal design tools =five points of architecture / Maison Domino

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Le Corbusir’s five points of architecture - Eliinbar sketches 2011

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Fourth step- le Corbusier use his inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, he combines the tools developed and design high quality creative architecture, The building shown in the next image is a completely radical design compared to buildings which are being built at the time

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Inspiration from existing buildings = Conscious Inspiration….”If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2013  "If You're Gonna Do It, Do It Right"

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  “If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right”

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Todays  post presents for the eighth time, my “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days that we can easily identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

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The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music, not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are ,existing buildings

Existing  buildings , that we are exposed to in countless websites, design brochures and  books ,everybody  is talking about this phenomenon these days , it is  called The availability of information

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This is Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block project In  Chengdu, Sichuan ,China 2007-2012

Steven Holl Architect Sliced Porosity Block 2012 Chengdu, Sichuan China

Steven Holl Architect

Sliced Porosity Block 2012

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Notice  Steven Holl’s  scale strategy 

The irregular shape of the towers, the openings and the changes in scale, add a sense of human proportions and individuality to the huge mass of the buildings

The dominant regular grid of the façade,accentuated by dominant expression of the diagonal reinforcement beams , reinforce the sense of human scale 

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Zaha Hadid demonstrates us, how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to

significant architecture

And discover the historical inspiration sources for Steven Holl’s  façade strategy

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013 - Zaha Hadid helps us understand how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  – Zaha Hadid helps us understand how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

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Now let’s examine QLAB architects design strategy, as reflected in the NTFSH Gymnasium Published in Archdaily 26 MAY 2013 ,and shown in the next image

NTFSH Gymnasium / QLAB architects  project year 2013 Tainan, Taiwan

QLAB architects

NTFSH Gymnasium , project year 2013 Tainan, Taiwan

Published in Archdaily 26 MAY 2013

QLAB’s NTFSH Gymnasium is characterized by a basic morphological box with A dominant regular grid on the façade, accentuated by diagonal reinforcement beams

  Does the NTFSH Gymnasium  represents the principles of Conscious Inspiration  

My personal opinion…. not enough

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2013  "If You're Gonna Do It, Do It Right"

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  “If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right

While  Steven Hall’s “Sliced ​​Porosity Block” is characterized by openings and changes in scale, that add a sense of human proportions and individuality , QLAB’s NTFSH Gymnasium ,is characterized by a basic morphological box 

 The effort expended on the NTFSH Gymnasium’s façades, is relevant?

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Trends, there is an interest to recognize the existence of trends

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2013 by eliinbar

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There is an interest to recognize the existence of trends, and understand their origins

From time to time I like to examine, the hottest trends in architecture

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 - the inspiration sources of the “Origami Envelopes Trend”

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 - the inspiration sources of the Origami Envelopes Trend

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Today’s post is about “Leaning Buildings“, here are few examples for you to judge

Zahah Hadid,Eli and Edithe broud art museum

Zahah Hadid ,

Eli and Edithe broud art museum

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70ºN ArkitekturTromsø Norway 2003-2009

70ºN Arkitektur 

Tromsø Norway 2003-2009

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KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten.Tianjin Sports Arena

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Tianjin Sports Arena

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 Is the leaning tower of Pisa shown in the next image,their inspiration source

the Pisa tower

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the Pisa tower reminds me a small discovery from a forgotten post

The French architect  Emile Aillaud describes in his writings that his source of inspiration for 3 office buildings in LA Defense (near Paris)  was the Piazza Dei Miracoli  with the Tower of Pisa

This is  Emile Aillaud’s  sketch for the 3 office buildings in LA Defense that were never built

Three Towers  for La defense – France- Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

Three Towers  for La defense – France- Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

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….I thought that eventually they were never built

Asrieli center – tel aviv – israel- Asrieli David ,Atia eli and Yasky architects-1999-2007

Asrieli center – tel aviv – israel

Asrieli David ,Atia eli and Yasky architects

1999-2007

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….Something to think about

It started with Conscious Inspiration
and ends with a little less ….

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Inspiration from existing buildings…. Apparently we can get inspired from a number of buildings simultaneously

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-   Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 - Spiral Architecture

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Today post presents for the seventh time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not  ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

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The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more like “Copy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 

? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

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You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of a Snailtower designed by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

 published lately in ARCHDAILY

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In my privious post we saw how Steven Holl Is inspiered consciously from Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette  monastery

Le Corbusier’s La Tourette  monastery, is Steven Holl’s  Inspiration building

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The Snailtower building , published lately in ARCHDAILY, is characterized by a variety of sources of inspirations

for you to judge

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  What was the “floor plans strategy” of the “SnailTower” designers

This is Zvi Hecker’s floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s

Published in  arcspace.com

Zvi Hecker's floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s.

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And this is the Snailtower typical floor plan

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical floor plan

Notice the spiral floorplan with the apartments grouped around a central, load bearing column within which all the service functions were located. In the Spiral House, the retaining column has been removed and replaced by an open courtyard

The Spiral House deploys the principle of terracing typical of Arab villages where the roof is used as part of the living space for the apartments. The organization of the living spaces around an interior courtyard and the use of inexpensive, readily available materials are local components that compliment the geometric order based on a spiral.

From arcspace.com

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?What was the Snailtower’s designers facades strategy

This is the well Known Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA in the early 2000. Essen,Germany 2003-2006

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And this is the Snailtower typical façade

building year : 2008

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical façade

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in the Snailtower  and SANAA’s building facades

Square openings , with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade

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 you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : MVRDV, Rafael Moneo and SANAA are leading the age of the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

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Inspiration from an existing building…. Le Corbusier and Steven Holl shows us, that it is worth trying….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by eliinbar

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

from  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s “Inspiration building”?

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 Today post presents for the sixth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days,100 projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of Steven Holl

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Steven holl‘s Campbell Sports Center was published in Archdaily  May 2013

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl Architects Campbell Sports Center Columbia University, New York, NY, USA 2013

Let’s see what are Steven Holl‘s inspiration Sources….

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This is Steven Holl’s competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin1984

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl's competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin .1984.

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Interesting enough,  Steven Holl was not the only one that showed interest in

The “Floating Buildings Trend

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Here is Zaha Hadid’s Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower

In Moscow, published in 2007

Zaha Hadid Architects Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project Moscow Russia Published in 2007

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and this is my sketch describing the evolution of the

Floating buildings trend

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

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And finally, as I keep repeating it in many of my blog entries

knowledge is the foundation for all designing process

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This is Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

notice Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette dominant building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

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Steven Holl is a well-known fan of Le Corbusier

   Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette , is probably the “Inspiration building” for  Steven Holl‘s  American Library expansion from 1984

 More than 25 years later, Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette,is probably once more, the “Inspiration building” for the campbell-sports-center

For you to Judge

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 - Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s Inspiration building

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