Archive for February, 2011

Zaha Hadid ” Conscious Inspiration” – “Dancing pilotis” 2

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , on February 28, 2011 by eliinbar

Here is another interesting example of “Conscious Inspiration’ 

Liberty Architecture Published at Archidaily their competition entry for a pilgrimage center in La Vang, Vietnam. Their main concept is to re-create the original woods where the Holy Mary appeared. The Cathedral is also conceived as an artificial wood.

 

Liberty Architecture

pilgrimage center in La Vang, Vietnam

 competition entry Project Year : 6-2010

 

What do you think about the “artificial wood” in this cathedral?  

It is impossible not to notice the formal resemblance to Zaha Hadid’s Dancing pilotis

 

Zaha Hadid Architect

Nordpark Cable Railway  (Hungerburg station)

Published in dezeen November 29th, 2007

 

Zaha Hadid’, Dancing Pilotis 2 ,eliinbar Sketches 2011

 

 

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Zaha Hadid – the “Dancing Pilotis”

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/08

 

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“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2011 by eliinbar

Origami from ori meaning “folding“, and kami meaning “paper”; kami changes to gami due to rendaku is the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD and was popularized in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of material into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami.

from Wikipedia 

 

The  “Conscious Inspiration”  method

How it Works?

  

First step:  the inspiration Source

origami swan

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Second step:  Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools

Project description Above courtesy of S-M.A.O. Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office:

The Chapel is developed around the study and manipulation of a focally tensed “box-fold”.

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Third step: Realize the design idea

S-M.A.O. Sancho-Madridejos Architecture Office

 Chapel in Valleacerón

Construction finish date: 2001

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Origami Envelopes – eliinbar sketches 2011 

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The “Network effect”: 

The following ,are examples of buildings I came across in the web

the “Origami Envelopes Effect”….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are they inspired from the “Origami Envelopes Effect”?

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More information about “trendy envelopes

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant post:

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/22

 

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Conscious Inspiration “Facades”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2011 by eliinbar

“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools,  to improve observation and differentiation of details.

In this post I will try to distinguish and describe three common approaches to trendy design of buildings envelopes.

In my future posts I will demonstrate and explain with the ad of the “Conscious Inspiration signs” the different trendy approaches to design buildings envelopes.

 

The “Origami Facades”

Chapel in Villeaceron 

 

The “Homeless Facades”

Herzog de Meuron Architects

model of a private house

 

The “Multi layers Facades” 

Lyons Architects

Corner Liverpool and Campbell Streets

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

 

Trendy Buildings envelopes  – from eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011

 

More information about “trendy envelopes

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts

https://archidialog.com/2010/07/22

https://archidialog.com/2010/07/12

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Le Corbusier & Tadao Ando “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on February 19, 2011 by eliinbar

Tadao Ando unlike most contemporary architects did not receive any formal architectural schooling. Instead, he trained himself by reading and traveling extensively through Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Tadao Ando was studying architecture by going to see actual buildings, and reading books about them. His first interest in architecture was nourished in tadao’s 15 by buying a book of Le Corbusier sketches. “I traced the drawings of his early period so many times, that all pages turned black,” says Tadao Ando: “in my mind I quite often wonder how Le Corbusier would have thought about this project or that.

 

Le Corbusier Architect

 Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette

Eveux-sur-l’Arbresle, France, 1953

 

Tadao Ando Architect 

 Omotesando Hills, a large shopping and residential development 

  Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan Completion  2006

 

 

The “conscious inspiration” Signs: 

1. Both buildings deal with horizontal layers

    (the “multi layered cake effect”)

2. Significant source of inspiration is the inner courtyard 

     building type. 

3. The Upper floors are “dependent on the hillside”. 

4. Various materials and configurations are used to 

    highlight the differences between floors.

 

A Tadao Ando’s quote that “explains” the intention of “Conscious Inspiration”: 

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.

 

More information about Le Corbusier and La Tourette Monastery

 You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/11/

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/14

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/20/

 

 

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Le Corbusier & Steven Holl ” Past Continuous Inspiration” 2

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , on February 15, 2011 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Recently I visited the  Le Corbusier foundation site
It shows all the projects planned and carried out by Le Corbusier

I came across two interesting examples of “Conscious Inspiration” 

The First one you can see in my previous Post

The foundation WEB page: http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corbuweb/morpheus.aspx?sysId=64&sysLanguage=fr-fr&itemPos=1&sysParentId=64&clearQuery=1

 

Here is the second example of “Past Continuous Inspiration”:

 

Le Corbusier Architect

Building of the lock-Kemps Infer

 located between Basel and Mulhouse on the Canal du Rhône, France, 1960

 

 

Steven Holl Architect   

 Toolenburg-Zuid housing complex Schiphol Netherlands

Competition Project  2001-2002

 

from eliinbar’s Sketch book 2011

The “conscious inspiration” Signs:

1. Both buildings deal with the proportions of a tower

2. Significant source of inspiration is the tree structure (“trunk” and “branches”)

3. The shell of the buildings (walls and floors) takes an expression on the facade.

4. The openings in the shell (Windows) are from “skin” to “skin”

 

 

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Le Corbusier & Herzog de Meuron “Past continuous” Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on February 13, 2011 by eliinbar

I  recently visited Le Corbusier foundation site
It shows all the projects planned and carried out by Le Corbusier.

I came across two interesting examples of “Conscious Inspiration” 

The foundation WEB page:
http://www.fondationlecorbusier.fr/corbuweb/morpheus.aspx?sysId=64&sysLanguage=fr-fr&itemPos=1&sysParentId=64&clearQuery=1

I will show one example in this post  and
the second in the next…. 
 

Le Corbusier and  Pierre Jeanerette Architects  desigend for Nestlé an exhibition pavilion for removable Fair in Paris in 1928. Pierre Jeanneret is mainly in charge of this study and adopts a metal frame covered with sheet metal. The facades and interiors are plate glass or wood sanded.

Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanerette Architects

Nestlé Pavilion

Paris, France, 1927- 1928

 

The Ricola Europe SA Factory and Storage Building in Mulhouse-Brunstatt, France, of 1993 also has distinctive exterior walls that are made of translucent polycarbonate panels, a common industrial building material, which allows light to filter through. Using a silkscreen process, these panels are printed with a repetitive plant motif (based on a photograph by Karl Blossfeldt) that becomes less visible as daylight diminishes and assumes the characters of a more substantial material than polycarbonate.

 

Herzog & de Meuron Architects  the SA factorybuilding Ricola

with the “Auskragenden” cantilever roof slab and the” Transluzenten” front

  Brunstatt, France 1992-1994

 

from eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011 

  

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Le Corbusier & SANAA “walls with holes”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2011 by eliinbar

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When searching in google the expression “walls with holes” it refers to numerous technical solutions for holes and cracks in walls

When architects talk about “walls with holes” they mean walls with Windows”.

 

It is quite a while that I trace the inspiration source to SANAA‘s

Zollverein School of Management & Design in Essen

You are invited to visit  my relevant post:    https://archidialog.com/2010/12/07/

SANAA Architects

 Zollverein School of Management & Design

 Essen ,Germany  2003-2006 

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Recently i found a Lucien Hervé’s : Photograph  That gives us a unique angle at the Unité d’Habitation Rezé in Nantes .  A project that was designed by Le Corbusier in the fifties.

Le Corbusier

 Unité d ‘ Habitation Rezé ,

 interior view ,Nantes, France 1952-1954

Le Corbusier

 Unité d ‘ Habitation Rezé

Nantes , France 1952-1954

A View to the upper floor balcony of the Unité d ‘ Habitation Rezé


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SANAA Architects

 Zollverein School of Management & Design

 Essen ,Germany  2003-2006 

 interior view

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eliinbar Sketches 2011

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SANNA’s Zollverein School of Management & Design in Essen with its unusual way of opening holes (windows) in its walls has an impressive presence in the Web.  You are invited to enter a previous post of mine, where I present some buildings that are inspired by SANNA’s “holes effect” 

https://archidialog.com/2010/11/20 

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Is the original and unexpected solution of Corbusier, to the social Housing Unité d ‘Habitation  Rezéin   in Nantes  is “ the source” of inspiration to SANNA’s  Zollverein School of Management & Design?

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