David Chipperfield and Aldo Rossi ,in a fascinating encounter of “Conscious Inspiration” , at King’s Cross.

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches 2018 Aldo Rossi & David Chipperfield

Eliinbar Sketches 2018 , David Chipperfield and Aldo Rossi

I will start this post with a personal note.

Many years ago,

  Being a young architect

The late  Aldo Rossi  was one of the most fascinating and influential architects.

A small confession

I was less influenced by his buildings

Much more, by his unique sketches.

Here is an Aldo Rossi‘s sketch, for the Palazzo Hotel in Fukuoka, Japan

from the 80’s

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And now, a short story about “Conscious Inspiration

A story without cynicism, a simply good story

The hotel Palazzo Hotel in Fukuoka, Japan was designed by Aldo Rossi.

In 1989 the Construction of the Palazzo Hotel was completed.

Shown in the next picture.

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Almost 30 years later, I took a picture of this building, in King’s Cross mixed use redevelopment, in London

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David Chipperfield Architects, One Pancras Square , 2008 – 2013. King’s Cross mixed use redevelopment, London

At first glance ,there was confusion and embarrassment

The unique formality of the building facade has flown me back 30 years.

The formal resemblance to Aldo Rossi‘s Palazzo Hotel in Fukuoka from 1989

Was conspicuous and could not be avoided.

Ostensibly, a common case of “copy paste”-

I learned a few things about the One Pancras Square

Project….

It turned out that the One Pancras Square 

Project, was planned by an architect

Known for his unique restrained and controlled style, and above all environmental sensitivity

David Chipperfield

I recommend you to read Ellis Woodman’s interesting article on the subject

To get a detailed explanation on this building, you can also visit the David Chipperfield site

I wonder what David Chipperfield thinks about “Conscious Inspiration“?

For you to judge

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Steven Holl ,Louis Kahn and Herzog de Meuron. You too , I found “In My Backyard”?

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2018 by eliinbar

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Eliinbar Sketches 2018 – Steven Holl ,Louis Kahn and Herzog de Meuron

In My Backyard

This is my last post from “My Backyard

A series of posts, In which I present for your review, buildings that I found “in my backyard” and photographed them for you.

All buildings are within 60 km from home

The choice to photograph these buildings was not random

They remind me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

This is Steven Holl‘s – Simons Hall , from 1992

Notice to the clear characteristics of the building envelope ,repetitive square windows without a clear reference to internal functions

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A different angle to the Steven Holl’s  Simons Hall , from 1992

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And this is Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block project In  Chengdu, Sichuan ,China

2007-2012

Notice to the clear characteristics of the building envelope,

repetitive square windows without a clear reference to internal functions

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Six years later

I photographed this building in “In my backyard“ 04012016,200147 For you to judge

You are welcome to visit previous and  relevant posts of mine:

https://archidialog.com/2009/11/01/buildings-9/

https://archidialog.com/2013/05/31/inspiration-from-existing-buildings-conscious-inspiration-if-youre-gonna-do-it-do-it-right/

https://archidialog.com/2010/06/01/expo-2010-republic-of-korea-pavilion-multi-inspirations-building-2/

BIRD NEST typology

This is the National Stadium –designed by Hezog De Meuron Architects

 the “bird nest” Beijing   2001-2008

Notice the dominant BIRD NEST typology

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Ten years later

I photographed this building in “my backyard

Bird Nest Design

For you to judge

And finally, a sketch by Louis Kahn from the 1960s 

I found in Louis Kahn’s archives:

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A sketch of the

Baltimore Inner Harbor , designed by Louis Kahn in

1969-1973

Notice to the clear characteristics of the building envelope,

repetitive square windows combined with diagonal beams

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

From a different angle

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OMA and Frank Gehry are implementing the strategy of “Pile of Boxes” On a regular basis . Today I found a new “Pile of rotated boxes” , “in my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches Pile of Boxes 2018 OMA ,GEHRY

Eliinbar Sketches 2018 “Pile of Boxes”

This post is number five

In a series of posts, I call “In my backyard

In which I present for your review, buildings that I found “in my backyard” and photographed them for you.

All buildings are within 60 km from home

The choice to photograph these buildings was not random

They remind me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

In 2012 I published a number of posts that documented common planning strategies Which characterized Frank Gary‘s work

One of the most prominent strategies was the “Pile of boxes

You are invited to visit my post from 2012, which documents  Frank Gary‘s strategy of the

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 –Frank Gehry’s  “pile of boxes” strategy

Frank Gehry implements the strategy of the “pile of boxes ” in many of his projects

One of the most significant projects that Frank Gehry implements this strategy

Is a joint project with Mirvish.

 a mixed-use project

Three, “sculptural” residential towers

in Toronto

Published in ARCHDAILY.COM  Oct  2012

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Notice to the unique morphology that characterizes the strategy of the “Pile of boxes”

To emphasize the idea of a stack of cubes, Frank Gehry rotated the top cube, in both towers.

Six years later

I photographed this building in “my backyard

Notice the unique morphology, that characterizes Frank Gehry‘s strategy, “Pile of boxes

A stack of cubes, placed one on top of each other, and the top cube is rotated.

Pile of rotaded boxes in my backyard

for you to judge

 

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It turns out that OMA adopted the

Strategy  of thr “Pile of boxes

Here is an example from 2013

The Interlace Apartments

Designed by OMA, Ole Scheeren

Singapore

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You are invited to visit my post from 2012, and learn more how OMA and Herzog de Meuron are dealing with the morphological aspect of thepile of boxes” strategy

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

 

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Examples of

buildings around the world

Implementing the strategy of

Pile of boxes”

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Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava are leading the Torso trend from the last century. Today I find new “Torso structures”, built in my backyard

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 18, 2018 by eliinbar

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Santiago Calatrava’s morphological transformation of Torso structures

Eliinbar Sketches 2013

This is Halliday Avray-Wilson ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

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And this is Santiago Calatrava’s

Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

Inspired by the Halliday Avray-Wilson’s

Twisting Male Torso Sculpture shown above

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The next image is Santiago Calatrava’s sketch ,showing how he got inspired from Halliday Avray-Wilson , Twisting Male Torso Sculpture, when he designed the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden (on the left of the sketch)

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In 2001-2005 Santiago Calatrava realized his vision from 1999, with the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden ,shown in the next image

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And this is

Frank Gehry’s InterActiveCorp headquarters in New York

From 2007

An Inspiring example of Conscious Inspiration

Frank Gehry's Torso Building in N.Y.

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Examples of Torso buildings around the world

Turning Torso buildings around the world

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It turns out, that in my backyard, there are also several Torso structures, for you to judge

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E’MILE AILLAUD 1902-1988

Posted in Uncategorized on August 13, 2018 by eliinbar

Further to previous post

Meet the architect E’mile Aillaud

He holds the triangular tower, he designed for La Defense by Paris, in 1972

This building has never been built ,at least not in La Défense

We saw in my previous post that the building was eventually built, 30 years later

 But “in my backyard

Emile Aillaud Tour Triangle La Defense 1972

This is a sketch E’mile Aillaud prepared in 1972, showing the three towers ,square tower, round tower and triangular tower, in La Defense

Emile Aillaud three towers in La Defense 1972

If you want to know what E’mile Aillaud inspiration was for the three towers

You are invited to visit my post

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

Shown in the next picture

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

 

This is a sketch prepared by E’mile Aillaud in 1975, for the construction of gates in “La Defense”, you can see in the background the mythological structure of the CNIT

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The CNIT

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There’s nothing new under the sun, and it turns out that it’s in my backyard too. And architect E’mile Aillaud continues to star and surprise.

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 8, 2018 by eliinbar

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Three Towers  for La defense – France- Emile Aillaud’s sketch-1978

It turns out that there is nothing new “in my backyard”, architects are inspired by existing buildings (or something similar to inspiration) for decades, here are some examples,

for you to judge

You are already familiar to French architect Emile  Aillaud , from my previous post.

In 1978 he prepared a sketch for three towers (a round tower, square tower and triangular tower). The towers were to be built at La Defense near Paris.

But they were never built

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Three Towers  for La defense – near Paris – a sketch by Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

So what the hell are the three towers doing “in my backyard”?

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The following picture evokes sad memories

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World Trade Center – New York-  Minoru Yamasaki Architect –  1972

And this is a picture taken “in my backyard”

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And for dessert

Emile Aillaud ,a creative and innovative architect ,does it again.

The next  picture was also taken “in my backyard”.

For years I have passed through this project, and asked myself,

What was the source of inspiration for this “gate”?

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La Defence – Emile Aillaud Architects – 1974-1983

 a sketch by Emile Aillaud Architect ,for gates in La Defence- near Paris–  1974-1983

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Epilogue:

It turns out that the sketches of the three towers, and the gate building, designed by Emil Aillaud, were widely published in the world press of those years.

 

 

 

And I thought to myself that only Zaha Hadid and MAD Architects, were inspired by E’mile Aillaud cloud towers…. Apparently not, it happens again here “in my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2018 by eliinbar

Cloud Buildings In my backyard

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2018– E’mile Aillaud cloud towers….  “in my backyard”

This post is number four

In a series of posts, I call “In my backyard

In which I present for your review, buildings that I found “in my backyard” and photographed them for you.

All buildings are within 60 km from home

The choice to photograph these buildings was not random

They reminded me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

In the 1970s

A French architect named E’mile Aillaud ,planned residential towers not far from Paris. He called them “Cloud Towers“.

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Tours Nuage (Cloud Towers) E’mile Aillaud Architect, Nanterre (north-west of the center of Paris) 1973-1981

Years later architects like MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid, took the idea of Cloud Towers into more creative directions.

You are invited to visit a post from 2013 ,in which I presented projects by Zaha Hadid and MAD Architects.

MAD Architects design the Absolute Towers in

 2010  ,Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario

shown in the next image

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Zaha Hadid Galaxy Soho  in Beijing China 2009-2012

Five years later

Cloud Towers” popping up, in “my backyard”

For you to judge

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