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Inspiration,Inspiration;Inspiration …. West and east… Well there are mutual relations between them…. another reflection for “Conscious Inspiration” ?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 - The mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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My inspiration for this post are Simona Rota’s photographs, published in WALLPAPER on “Soviet Modernism”. Unknown Stories”!!

Thank you  Simona….

In my last post, I showed the mutual inspirational relations, between the “Soviet Modernism” architecture, built in the second half of the 20th century and western architecture, built in the last two decades….

In this post, I would like to share with you some of the strange cases of conscious and unconscious inspiration…. from the “Soviet Modernism” period….

Let’s look at some of Simona Rota’s photographs….

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This is the known Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower built in Tokyo, Japan 1970-1972

Kisho Kurokawa architect

Residential, office

Tokyo, Japan 1970-1972

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And this is a residential building built in the 1980s in Bobrujsk, Belarus

Residential Building on Minskaya Street

1980s, Bobrujsk, Belarus

Copyright: BelorussianState Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation

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From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 - Kisho Kurokawa and them mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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This is the known Kaufmann House / “Falling water” designed by  Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright architect

Kaufmann House “Falling water”

Mill Run, Pennsylvania  USA 1936- 1939

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And this is the Sanatorium Zori Rossii

Sanatorium Zori Rossii (Sunrise of Russia), 1985, Crimea, Ukraine
Copyright: Simona Rota

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From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 - Frank Lloyd Wright and the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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And finally ….. You have already recognize the following picture, taken by Simona Rota?…. It was shown in my previous post

Cascade – the development of Northern Radius

1975- mid 2000s,

Yerevan, Armenia .Copyright: Simona Rota

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This is  Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dacca, Bangladesh. 1962 to 1974

Louis Kahn Architect

 National Assembly Building in

Dacca, Bangladesh. 1962 to 1974

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Now look at the building in the upper right corner of Simona Rota’s photograph, shown in the next image….

See the formal similarity to Kahn’s National AssemblyBuilding in Dacca

Notice the circular opening, separated by a horizontal Beam….

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From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 - the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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And this is Mario Botta’s  “Casa Bianchi” 1971 – 1973

Mario Botta  architect

La Casa Bianchi

Riva San Vitale Switzerland 1971 – 1973

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Now look at the building in the upper left corner of Simona Rota’s photograph shown in the next image….

See the formal similarity to Botta’s Casa Bianchi

Notice the square shape of the structure and the dominant pillar in the corner….

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 From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 - the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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The  “Conscious Inspiration Method‘ ,  How it Works?

First step:  the inspiration Source.

Second step:   Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools.

Third step:   Realize the design idea.

 

The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

The ultimate inspiration methodology:

1. How to filter out relevant Knowledge from the Web with abundance of information?

2. How to develop your own Vision?

3. How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers your Vision?

4. How to develop your personal Design tools?

5. How to use your Inspiration Sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and design high quality and creative architecture?

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

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all, as I illustrate in my posts.

I Believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:  knowledge, tools and invention.

Knowledge”:  as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing processWe architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis….

“Tools”:  develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,  tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information…

(I intend to demonstrate some of my ideas in future posts)

“Invention”:  with the methodology of “conscious Inspiration” we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

Eli Inbar

Le Corbusier…. Do we need more evidence that he is the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 - Le Corbusier, the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century.

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This Post is about a dominant morphology that was first applied by Le Corbusirer at the 50th.,…. 

I call it the “sloping cylinder

The next image is Le Corbusier’s Palace of the Assembly  in Chandigarh

Notice the dominant sloping cylinder on the roof of Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh.

Le Corbusier Architect

Palace of the Assembly

Chandigarh, India  1953 to 1963

Published in ARCHDAILY – AD Classics

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Mario Botta  is recognized as a “Conscious Inspiration Follower” of   le Corbusier,

You are invited to visit a relevant  previous post of mine….

The main idea shown in the post, is presented in the next sketch

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2010 Le Corbusier the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century

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Mario Botta was one of the first architects who were inspired from the dominant morphology of the Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh.

Following this inspiration…. Mario Botta designed some  significant buildings in the 20th century

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Here are two of Mario Botta’s  most significant buildings inspired by Le Corbusier’s Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh

Mario Botta architect

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

San Francisco California  USA  1995

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Mario Botta Architect

Evry Cathedral

Evry, France  Completion 1996

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The next images are showing another example of a typical “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

The short story starts in the 50 with Le Corbusier’s  Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh…. It continues with Mario Botta and his dominant buildings designed in the 80 s and 90 s ,and reaches its peak with Rem Koolhaas’s  Prada Pavilion designed  in the beginning of the 21 century

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Le CorbusierArchitect

Palace of the Assembly Chandigarh

India  1953 to 1963

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Mario Botta Architect

Church of St. John the Baptist Mogno

  Switzerland  1986-1996

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

  Prada Pavilion

Seoul  ,South Korea  2009

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From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012- Le Corbusier the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century

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A short Comment….

Certainly  Le Corbusier is the most significant “Source of Inspiration” for architects, in the last century.

At this point of my journey, I want to distinguish between two planning processes….

Conscious Inspiration and Unconscious Inspiration as it sometimes called “Copy Paste

Unfortunately Le Corbusier is also the most significant “Source of Inspiration” for architects who their planning processes is more like the “Unconscious inspiration”……..

I intend in my future posts to give examples and explain the significance of the “Conscious Inspiration Method” for us architects….

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Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPARATION  PAGE

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The  “Conscious Inspiration” Method,  How it Works?

First step:  the inspiration Source.

Second step:   Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools.

Third step:   Realize the design idea.

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A “small talk” about “Conscious inspiration”

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Be inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that will serve your creative desires….

But first we must develop our “TOOLS” or in other words, our” Codex rules”…. 

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The abundance of information in the Web affects us all, as I illustrate in my posts.

I Believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:  knowledge, tools and invention.

Knowledge”:  as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing processWe architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis….

“Tools”:  develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,  tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information…

(I intend to demonstrate some of my ideas in future posts)

“Invention”:  with the methodology of “conscious Inspiration” we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

Eli Inbar

Mario Botta Architect S. Angeli Chapel Mount Tamaro

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , on July 28, 2011 by eliinbar

Recently I visited the S.Angeli Chapel designed by Mario Botta on Mount Tamaro,Switzerland.
The Chapel was designed and built between 1990 and 1996.

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A lot was written about Mario Botta inspired by Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn,
Two influential architects who worked in the twentieth century

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What do you think was the inspiration source for Mario Botta’s S.Angeli Chapel round openings?
In The following posts I’ll try to find out what are Mario Botta’s  sources of inspiration .

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 Mario Botta  Architect 

S. Angeli Chapel 

Mount Tamaro

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Mario Botta  Architect 

 S. Angeli Chapel 

 Mount Tamaro

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S. Angeli Chapel

interior

Mount Tamaro

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Mario Botta  Architect 

 S. Angeli Chapel 

Mount Tamaro – round openings 

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Check the   CONSCIOUS  INSPARATION  PAGE

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Rem Koolhaas & Mario Botta -”Consious Inspiration” 3

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by eliinbar

Mario Botta Architect

 Church of St. John the Baptist

 Mogno  Switzerland  1986-1996

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

Prada Pavilion

 Seoul South Korea  2009

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 Eliinbar’s Sketches 2010

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Inspiration Awareness – the Gothic arch

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2010 by eliinbar

Gothic arch _ 12th century , France  - 16th century 

Notre – Dame de Paris _ 1163-1345

Louis Sullivan Architect _ Transportation Building _Worlds’ Columbia Exposition _ Chicago _ 1893  _ (Demolished the late 19th century)

 

 

 

 

Heinrich Renard Architect _ Dormition Church _ Jerusalem_ 1910

Frank Lloyd Write Architect _  V.C. Morris Gift Shop_ San Francisco _ 1948

Mario Botta Architect _ St. John the Baptist Church _ Mogno Switzerland _ 1986-96

“Inspiration Awareness” is a Transformation process  that can shape the  Gothic arch  into Mario Bottas’ Arch ….

Le Corbusier

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , on February 23, 2010 by eliinbar

Le Corbusier  _  Eglise Saint – Piere_  1962-2003

 

Mario Botta  _ Parish Church _ Italy _ 1987-1992

 

Best viewed full-screen mode ..
I put them on my computer desktop background ….

buildings

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , on December 12, 2008 by eliinbar

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 Owatonna Bank _ Luis Sullivan Architect _  1908 

 Tribune Review Building  _ Luis Kahn Architect – 1958-1962 

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Fleisher house _ Lous Kahn arcitect   -   1959 – model

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 Performing Arts Theater _ Fort Wayn_ Indiana _USA_ Luis Kahan Arcitect-1959-1973

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 Sher-e-Bangla Nagar ,Capital of Bangaladesh – Dhaka

 louis Kahn Architect – 1962-1983

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 Margaret  Esherick  House _  Louis Kahn Architect  _ 1959-1961

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 Salk Institute_ Model of meeting house _ Louis Kahn Architect – 1960-61

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Watari-um Art Gallery _ Tokyo _ Mario Botta Architect – 1985-90

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