La Tourette ” Conscios Inspiration” 2

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar


Floor plans can be a Source of inspiration for architects.

We can call these  plans “Generating Plans” …. A floor plan which generates inspiration.

Here are Two examples of “ Conscious inspiration”.

La Tourette floor plans inspired talented architects….

1. The Wall Buildings:

La Tourette Floor Plan Level 3

Hedjuk Architect

 Wall House 2

 Gronigen , The netherlands ,1967-73

Richard Meier Architect

Museum of Contemporary Art

Barcelona , 1992-95

                             La Tourette  Eliinbar sketches 2010


Richard Alan Meier was born in 1934 in Newark New Jersey. Twenty-five years later – after graduating from Cornell University’s Architecture School, and after Cornell, working briefly for SOM – Meier decided that the best mentor he could personally select was Swiss-born architect, Charles-Edouard Jeanneret. Of course, most of us know Jeanneret by the name he gave himself – ‘Le Corbusier‘ a spin on his grandfather’s name that resembled this French word for Raven.To meet the great man, Meier would need to travel to Paris. Once there, he intended to ask Le Corbusier if he could become an intern. And oh, by the way, he would make this request with an attached offer that he believed that Le Corbusier could not refuse – he would work for free.
                                                                          –Hejduk Architect _ Wall House2
Richard Meier _ Museum of Contemporary Art _ Barcelona 
John Hedjuk profound interest in the fundamental issues of shape, organization,representation, and reciprocity. He argued that the first duty of architecture is to challenge and inspire:At la Tourette Le Corbusier emphasize the hierarchy between the big prier room and small one by putting the Small  one “outside the wall” In the “Wall HouseHedjuk  employs the same  vocabulary of Le Corbusier to explore the relationship between inside and outside  , in a more extreme way than did the Swiss-French master.

2. The Multi levels Cloister Concept 

                                          La Tourette Floor Plan 1
Steven Holl Architect _ American Memorial Library _ Berlin_ Competition 1988Floor Plans

                           La Tourette  Eliinbar sketches 2010

La Tourette

Steven Holl Architect _ American Memorial Library – Model


 in my Facebook

6 Responses to “La Tourette ” Conscios Inspiration” 2”

  1. I have similar collection on “inspiration”. How can i send you?

    • Hi Hemoo
      I was glad to hear that you have a similar collection….
      Thanks for willing to share with me
      I’d love to publish your ideas in my blog under your name
      I will create contact with you soon

      • Himanshu Upadhyay Says:

        Hope you received the ppt sent to you on KIASMA museum by Steven Holl and inspirations behind the design. please let me know if there are any correction required.

  2. Himanshu Upadhyay Says:

    I have sent you a ppt presentation for your blog. Please check the content and correct me if i am wrong. I have to write this comment as i have not received any comment till date.

  3. […] 2. I still wonder if the inspiration source for Holl’s buildings Mentioned in my sketch-book are Actually Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monastery….  […]

Leave a Reply to Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS « Someone Has Built It Before Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: