No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel ….
from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend”
Happy to be back after a long and challenging vacation….
In this post I will share with you a new “Conscious Inspiration” story….
The Story of the”Raising Ramp Trend”.
I’ll be brief in presenting the historical background of the “Raising Ramp”
The Full story is complex and long….(I may write more about it in the book I will publish before my retirement….)
The “Raising Ramp” planning component highlighting the building’s entrance….
And suggests the main traffic strategy inside the building
The interesting and significant chapter in this story begins with a project designed by Le Corbusier in the sixties.
The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts built at 1963 in the Harvard University, shown in the image below.
Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center forVisual Arts
Harvard University Cambridge
Richard Meier a contemporary recognized and influential Architect, frequently uses the principle of the ”Raising Ramp” in several of his buildings .
Le Corbusier unique style is recognized as Richard Meier ”inspiration sources”, from the time Richard Meier was still part of a group called “The New York Five” in the seventies.
The High Museum of Art designed and built by Richard Meier in 1983 shown in the image below, is a relevant example.
Richard Meier Architect
High Museum of Art
Atlanta – Georgia , U.S 1983
Architect Oscar Niemeyer of Corbusier’s generation, is still designing
contemporary architectural, using the principle of the “Raising Ramp”
An example of this, see the image below of the Art Museum Niterói designed by Oscar Niemeyer in the nineties.
Oscar Niemeyer Architect
Contemporary Art Museum Niterói
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, completed in 1996.
Another example from the beginning of the decade
Is a the Oslo Opera House designed by the Snohetta Architectural firm.
The unique design of the Oslo Opera House is a good example of implementing the principals of the “conscious inspiration method”
Snohetta took the design principle of “Raising Ramp” a step forward….
They gave a new interpretation to the idea of of the “Raising Ramp”
You are invited to visit my relevant post with more examples of the
“buildings that Invite the public to climb on them”
Oslo Opera House
Finally, three buildings recently designed according to the “conscious inspiration principles” ….
they all implement , in a creative way, Le Corbusier’s “Raising Ramp”
Jean Nouvel Architect
La Philharmonie de Paris
Designed for a Competition 2007 , now under construction
Note the entrance ramp
C. F. Møller Architects
Odense Denmark 2010
Hangzhou south railway station
china ,competition: 2011–1st prize
More examples of the “raising Ramp-trend”will be published in my blog course of the weekend ..
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