The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron & Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – “Multi Style Buildings Trend”

From time to time I present in my blog new architectural trends.

This time, I recognize a new trend that I call it “Multiple style buildings”.

Buildings designed by one architect divided into several parts.

Each part of the building is characterized by a different architectural style.( materials, different morphology, the building envelope, the building openings etc.)

Recently were completed several buildings, designed by leading architects that are compatible with the new trend.

I wonder if in the near future we will meet more buildings designed like the new trend?

Are they going to look more like “Copy Paste design” or  they will be designed in accordance to the principles of “Conscious Inspiration” ?

Here are some recent examples of the new trend….

Jean Nouvel Architect

C1 tower  Boulogne-Billancourt

France 2008-2011

Herzog-de-Meuron  Architects

 Elbphilharmonie concert hall, which is currently under construction

 in Hamburg and due for completion in 2013


Massimiliano-Doriana-Fuksas Architects

 Lyon confluence-housing , Lyon

France 2011

 Dominique Perrault Architect

 ‘la liberte’ Apartment Building

 groningen, the netherlands 2011

You are invited to visit my previous posts dealing with architectural trends:

The “Homeless Roof”

MVRDV & Herzog de Meuron – The “Visual House “&”Balancing House”

Rem Koolhaas & MVRDV-“Conscious Inspiration” 5


 in my Facebook

“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

 “Knowledge”:  as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing processWe architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis….

“Tools”:  develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,  tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information

“Invention”:  with the methodology of “conscious Inspiration” we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture

2 Responses to “The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron & Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas”

  1. Yep.
    see also Mecanoo, Montevideo Tower, Rotterdam, 2005

    • No doubt,one more proud representative of the not so new trend….
      All though it seems a quite homogeneous building..

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