Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922 and the “Conscious Inspiration Chain” 2

Fromeliinbar’s sketchbook   Chicago Tribune  1922 “Conscios Inspiration Chain” 2

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“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools to improve observation and differentiation of details.

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This post Is about two talented architects….

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Their  sources of inspiration for a glorious career  are Probably the proposals of Adolf Loos and Walter Gropius  to the international design competition for the new Chicago Tribune office building in 1922 (see my previous Post)

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Michael Graves and Richard Meier were part of the New York Five (  New York City architects).Peter EisenmanMichael GravesCharles GwathmeyJohn Hejduk and Richard Meier.

Their works were published in Museum of Modern Art exhibition in the 60’s and in a book  Five Architects  in the 70’s. 

These five had a common allegiance to a pure form of architectural modernism, harkening back to the work of Le Corbusier in the 1920s and 1930s 

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At The 80’s Graves embraced postmodernism and

Meier’s buildings remain truest to the modernist aesthetic

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  Walter Gropius / Adolf Meyer architects  

Chicago Tribune

Competition entry, 1922

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Richard Meier Architect

redevelopment of Madison Square Garden,

competition late 1980’s

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Adolf Loos architect

  Chicago Tribune

Competition entry, 1922

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Michel Graves Architect

Denver Central Library

 expanded by Graves  in 1995

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eliinbar Sketches 2011  the Conscious Inspiration Chain 4

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Check the   NEW CONSCIOUS  INSPARATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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In my blog, I juxtapose examples of projects without the intention to insinuate that one architect copied from another, but rather to spur a dialog among architects.

The goal is to encourage an architectural planning process that I like to call Conscious Inspiration. 

I am obviously not the first to consider this approach:

Le Corbusier mentions in one of his books that his sources of inspiration for the Cathedral of Ron Champ was Villa Adriana at Tivoli. 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. Louis Kahan eventually got his inspiration  to design the  Hurva Synagogue from the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, and Tadao Ando traveled all over Europe to get inspired by existing buildings as a way to train  him self to become an architect..

 

So far, I have only scratched the surface of this concept, and I am in the beginning of this journey. I believe the journey itself may lead us architects to a more rigorous architectural planning.

 

Eli Inbar

 


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4 Responses to “Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922 and the “Conscious Inspiration Chain” 2”

  1. Agustín Says:

    Hello! Here in Buenos Aires exists a residential tower by Rafael Viñoly that probably has been “conscious inspired” on Gropius proposal for the Chicago Tribune. Take a look at the comparison in this blog: http://arquitecturamashistoria.blogspot.com/2009/06/sc-101-walter-gropius-rafael-vinoly-y.html

    Saludos!

    • eliinbar Says:

      Agustín hi
      Rafael Viñoly’s inspiration source is probably Gropius proposal for the Chicago Tribune … the horizontal projections….the morphology of the building….Thanks for your comment

  2. Jean Nouvel looks to be inspired by Gropius aswell (the Landmark in Beirut).

    http://www.dezeen.com/2007/10/17/the-landmark-beirut-by-jean-nouvel/

    Quite an inspirational proposal.

    • eliinbar Says:

      Martin hi
      Jean Nouvel’s inspiration source is probably Gropius proposal for the Chicago Tribune …
      the horizontal projections….the morphology of the building….
      Thanks for your comment

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