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

Santiago calatrava Eliinbar Sketches

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.

You are invited to visit my post from 2013, and see how Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava are dealing with the morphological aspect of Torso structures

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Examples of Torso buildings around the world

Turning Torso buildings around the world

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Turning Torso buildings around the world 7

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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

Emile Aillaud Place de la Defense 1975

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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

Three Towers for La defense- Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

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

Three Towers for La defense- Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

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

For you to judge

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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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MVRDV and the Typology of Cantilever Buildings “In my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches Cantilever Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2018  – MVRDV and the Typology of Cantilever Buildings

In my backyard

This post is the third

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 2010 I published a post that presented a relatively new trend for that period

MVRDV ‘s

Cantilever Buildings

MVRDV WOZOCO housing complex

MVRDV Architects  Wozoco Housing For Eldery  Amsterdam 1994-1997

 

8 Years After I posted MVRDV ‘s “Cantilever Buildings”, here is a building I photographed “In my backyard“

For you to judge

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Why did MVRDV designed a “Cantilever Building“?

This is the story as was published in  Archdaily

Stuck conforming to zoning regulations of the surrounding area, MVRDV calculated that only 87 of the proposed 100 units could fit the restricted footprint due to regulations about day lighting.

From this arose the idea of cantilevering the remaining units on the north facade, to connect to the transparent gallery of the main block found below while also opening up space on the rest of the site.

 

 

 

OMA & SANAA and the Typology of a Shifted Buildings “In my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized on July 25, 2018 by eliinbar

OMA & SANAA and the Typology of a Shifted Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014– Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of  “Shifted Buildings”

   This post is the second

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 2010 and later in 2014 I published posts that presented a relatively new trend for that period-  “Shifted Buildings

 Here is a sketch from my Sketch book

which explains the morphological characteristics of shifted buildings

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This is the  De Rotterdam complex a “vertical city” in Rotterdam completed in 2013

Designed By office of Architecture ,OMA ,led by Rem Koolhaas

Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013

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And this is a Museum built in NewYork City,designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

 Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are partners in the Japanese architectural firm SANAA.

 SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession’s highest honor.

SANAA received the commission of this Museum in 2002 and completion was in 2007

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4 Years After I posted the SANAA’s and Rem koolhaas‘s  post, here is a building I photographed “In my backyard

For you to judge

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What do Rem koolhaas  and SANAA have to say?

This is how Rem koolhaas describes the main configuration of the De Rotterdam complex: “a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

From: DEZEEN

 

And this is SANAA’s description for the museum in New York: “We knew we could not maximize the entire site with solid architecture, we had to reduce the buildings mass somehow to create space between it and the perimeter. The solution of the shifted boxes arrived quickly”.

From New Building Museume

 

Do SANAA, MVRDV and Rafael Moneo are leading the age of the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” ? today, 7 years later we can definitely say: YES,YES,YES

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches Rafael Moneo

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

This post is the first

In a series of posts I call “In my backyard

In which I present for your review, buildings that were built  “in my backyard

Up to 60 km from home

Introduction (very short one):

 At the beginning of the decade I published a number of posts that described current trends in architecture, who raise a disturbing question.

Did architects choose to give up creativity, forget about the site where they plan their buildings, and create global architecture?

Is it bad for the architecture profession?

And if so

How to deal with this challenge?

At the time,  I suggested not to be afraid of the phenomenon,

And to develop a method of training architects,

responding to the new reality.

I called this method “conscious inspiration”

In the last two years I started practical steps, with architecture students ,to test the effectiveness of the method.

I will share with you experiences in the next posts

In 2011 I published a post that examined the sources of inspiration for a new trend I called “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy”, MVRDV, Rafael  Moneo and SANAA led it

You are invited to visit my relevant post 

Eliinbar Sketches Conscious Inspiration

Rafael  Moneo’s building shown in the next image, is in my opinion, the source of inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of buildings, built over the past decade.

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Rafael Moneo Architect

 Murcia Town Hall

   Spain 1991-1999 

Seven years After I posted the Rafael Moneo’s post ,here are two buildings photographed “In my backyard

For you to judge

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Conscious Inspiration 2

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Epilogue:

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method.

What does it indicates about us?

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we cannot ignore it.

So what’s the problem?

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?

What are the questions we should ask ourselves, in order to determine whether the design process occurred, is more like “copy paste” than “conscious inspiration“?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Checking suitability for the immediate environment.

2. Checking the suitability of relevant materials to the environment.

3. Examination of morphological compatibility to the environment.

4. Check for climatic compatibility.

5. Check of the suitability of the planning to the building designation.

 

And the most important test.

Is the project architect, brought something of himself.

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