Gaudi & J. Mayer H. ” Conscious Inspiration”
Casa Mila’ Apartment building
J. Mayer Architects
Berlin ,pulished 2010
eliinbar Sketches 2010 Conscious Inspiration
Mayer applies the principles of “Conscious Inspiration”
I will illustrate it in the coming future posts.
“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools to improve observation and differentiation of details.
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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.