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Kenzo Tange & Rem Koolhaas/OMA The”Conscious Inspiration Chain”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 25, 2011 by eliinbar

eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011 The” Conscious Inspiration Chain”

Here is another post exemplifying Le Corbusier  as the source of inspiration for generations of architects….

Le Corbusier’s Sketch for “La Ville Radieus(“Radiant City”1924)

Kenzo Tange , (1913- 2005)  winner of the 1987 Pritzker Prize for architecture. He was one of the most significant architects of the 20th century, combining traditional Japanese styles with modernism,. Tange was also an influential protagonist of the structuralist movement. He said: “It was, I believe, around 1959 or at the beginning of the sixties that I began to think about what I was later to call structuralism“, (cited in Plan 2/1982,Amsterdam).

Influenced from an early age by the Swiss modernist, Le Corbusier, in the late 1950s he steered the group towards the movement that became Metabolism.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kenzo Tange Architect

commercial building  Tokyo,Japan

 Completion date: 1967

Rem Koolhaas/OMA

Singapore skyscraper (Singapore’s floating towers)

 Published   March 2007

eliinbar’s sketches 2011 The ”Conscious Inspiration Chain”


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Le Corbusier  –  La “Ville Radieuse” NOW!!

Le Corbusier – “ville Radieuse” 2 – Not So Conscious Inspiration