Louis Kahn & Alvaro Siza – Is this “Conscious Inspiration” ?



Louis Kahn _ First Unitarian Church _ Rochester _ N.Y. _ 1959-69

Alvaro Siza  _ Portugal Pavillon Expo 1998 _ Lisbon _ Portugal _ 1998



   Eliinbar sketches 2010– Alvaro Siza’s Inspitation Sources?

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar


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18 Responses to “Louis Kahn & Alvaro Siza – Is this “Conscious Inspiration” ?”

  1. Pedro Lourenço Says:

    ao ver uma comparação destas sinto-me obrigado a pedir que não repitam absurdos deste calibre. Melhor fora fotografar uma bela cara e um belo rabo de pessoas muito diferentes e marcar círculos comparativos sobre as 2 nádegas e as 2 bochechas e dizer que as nádegas são a cópia das bochechas.

    • Pedro Lourenço Hi
      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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    • eliinbar Says:

      I completely agree with you
      In fact I mostly holds up a mirror and look at it
      It turns out that there is a dominant phenomenon ….
      Tomorrow’s architecture Builds on the architecture of the day
      The question is how to do it right..
      Unfortunately I detect too many cases of “copy-paste”
      So I strives to develope the “Conscious Inspiration Method”-How to get inspired consciously existing buildings
      Would love more comments …. thanks again

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