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Are OMA and Herzog de Meuron the inspiration source for the WAN awards winners for 2012 ?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by eliinbar

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -        A-lab Architects  inspiration sources

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – A-lab Architects inspiration sources

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Here is a very short video that my youngest son photographed, my daughter edited and the eldest son chose the background music, documenting , the preparation process of a sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born”

music by Nicolas Jaar

You are invited tovisit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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….From time to time I come across a building that explains everything

“A building designed according to the guiding principles of the  “Conscious Inspiration Method

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….Here is another winner

The next building is the WAN Awards winner for 2012,  the commercial category

A-lab Architects    : Offices - Public   Oslo, Norway   2009-2012

A-lab Architects

   Offices – Public

Oslo,Norway  2009-2012

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Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration Method   works for this building….

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“But first, Let’s learn a few things about “Conscious Inspiration

The designing method I call “Conscious Inspiration” is a process formed from three main phases:  “knowledge”, DesigningTools = “Codex Rules” and  “Invention

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

Designing Tools”=“Codex Rules”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them, Tools that will help us cope with the abundance of architectural information….

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

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“Knowledge”

(Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other perpendicularly)

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Ministry of Highways and Transportation

1979, Tbilisi, Georgia

Copyright:  Simona Rota

Note the dominant morphological of this building

Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other perpendicularly.

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It is noticeable for the observer…. most likely , A-lab‘s “sources of inspiration”  are Herzog de Meuron’s Vitra Haus Showroom and OMA’s  residential project in Singapor,shown in the next images

….Note the morphological resemblance….Big Horizontal prisms, placed over each other, in rotation, creating a stable structure

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“The Inspiration Sources”

Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other in rotation)

(creating a stable structure

HerzogdeMueron_VitraHaus

Herzog de Meuron Architects

Vitra Haus Showroom

Germany  2006-2007

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Office for Metropolitan Architecture  OMA architects       project        residential        Singapore  2009

Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA architects

          residential   project

          Singapore   2009     

More Information in Archdaily

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,The  “Conscious Inspiration Method‘  is about bringing something of your self , A-lab Architects  , morphologically get inspired from  Herzog de Meuron’s  Vitra Haus Showroom and OMA’s residential project in Singapore

….but they add their own  invention

The dramatic flying prisms, placed in rotation, create a Lack of equilibrium that transmits a dynamic sensation of a building in motion

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“The Invention”

Flying prisms, placed in rotation, create a Lack of equilibrium that transmits a dynamic sensation of a building inmotion

A-lab Architects    : Offices - Public   Oslo, Norway   2009-2012

 A-lab Architects

 Offices – Public

  Oslo,Norway  2009-2012

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from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -        A-lab Architects  inspiration sources

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – A-lab Architects inspiration sources

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Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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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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In my previous posts I published numerous “Design Strategies” = “TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules”, of talent and well known architects

You are invited to visit my previous posts and learn more about  ”Codex rules” of leading architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Morphosis and others….

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 Here is a short list of my previous posts , Presenting the “Design Strategies” = TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules” of leading architects

1. Zaha Hadid & Frank Lloyd Wright ….Do aspirations for reality begins in our drawings?

http://archidialog.com/2012/05/11/

2. Morphosis “Floor plan strategy”

http://archidialog.com/2012/01/12/

3. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

http://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

4. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy

http://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/

5. Learning from Frank Gehry .  ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy”

http://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/

6. Learning from Zaha Hadid

http://archidialog.com/2011/09/12/

7. Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it?

http://archidialog.com/2012/05/06/

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Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

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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

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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

Inspiration,inspiration;Inspiration …. West and East… Are there anonymous mutual relations between them ,which we do not know about ?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 11, 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….

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From Simona Rota’s introduction to her photographs published in WALLPAPER, I learned that the Soviet modern architecture of the second half of the 20th century has remained practically unknown to date. 

Come and join me to a short journey uncovering 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,

At this point, I do not understand how these mutual inspirational relations were created….

First , I will focus on the west getting inspired from the “Soviet Modernism”…. 

In my next post I will show how the “Soviet Modernism” is getting inspired from “Western Architecture” ….

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This is the Ministry of Highways and Transportation built in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1979.

Ministry of Highways and Transportation, 1979, Tbilisi, Georgia

Copyright: Simona Rota

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And this is Bjarke Ingels “cross towers” designd for Seoul, Korea

Bjarke Ingels,  BIG

“cross  towers”  Yongsang Master Plan

The future development, to be situated in Seoul, Korea

published 2012

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You are invited to visit a relevant posts of mine:

Rem Koolhaas the inspirational “spiritual father”….

http://archidialog.com/2012/08/05/

Rem Koolhaas and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue….

http://archidialog.com/2012/04/06/

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Bjarke Ingels and the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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Ministry of Highways and Transportation, 1979, Tbilisi, Georgia
Copyright: Simona Rota

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MVRDV Architects

Mirador residential building’s “roof terrace”

 Sanchinarro Madrid-Spain ( in Collaboration with Blanca Lleo’ Asociados) 2001-2004

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You are invited to visit a relevant post of mine:

MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspirational roof terrace

http://archidialog.com/2011/12/05/

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

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Canteen for the House of Recreation for Writers of Armenia

1965-1969, Sevan Peninsula, Armenia.

Copyright: Simona Rota

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MVRDV and Mole Architects “Balancing Barn”

holiday home Suffolk, England Project Year:  2010

For More information you can find in ARCHDAILY

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You are invited to visit a relevant post of mine:

MVRDV & Herzog de Meuron – The “Visual House “&”Balancing House”

http://archidialog.com/2011/03/25/

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

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Cascade – the development of Northern Radius

1975- mid 2000s, Yerevan, Armenia .

Copyright: Simona Rota

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Snøhetta Architects

Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Alexandria Egypt 1995-2002

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

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LeninPalace, 1970, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Copyright: Simona Rota

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Christian de Portzamparc Architect

“Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris”

Parc de la Villette Paris  France 1986-1990

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Christian de Portzamparc – and 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

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