What Zaha Hadid finds in Buckminster Fuller and Frank Gehry…. that we do not know?

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s ….”basic inspiration generators”….

Zaha Hadid Architect

Guangzhou Opera House

in Guangdong province, China 2011

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The following texts were published In DEZEEN  …. Concerning Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources when designing the Guangzhou Opera House 

1.“The Guangzhou Opera House design has been particularly influenced by river valleys – and the way in which they are transformed by erosion. 

2.“Shaped to resemble two pebbles on the bank of the Pearl River 

3.“The design evolved from the concepts of a natural landscape and the fascinating interplay between architecture and nature; engaging with the principles of erosion, geology and topography”.

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The Inspiration sources published in DEZEEN seem convincing….

 Those are probably Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources….

 But to design this building, Zaha Hadid had to have other sources of inspiration ….

I call them….”basic inspiration generators

Let’s check what were Zaha Hadid‘s….”basic inspiration generators“….

The first basic inspiration generator

 Notice the exterior shell structure envelope of the Opera House.

 The shell structure wraps a large number of functions. It is also characterized by transparency that allows penetration of natural light.

Zaha Hadid’s  Guangzhou Opera House 2011

View from inside

In the next image you can see a typical cross section showing the exterior shell structure envelope of the Opera House wraps a large number of functions.

This design strategy has been developed in the 60 by Buckminster Fuller.

The Montreal Biosphère in Canada  Expo 1967, designed by Buckminster Fuller ….shown in the following image ,is a prominent example of this approach….

Buckminster Fuller

The Montreal Biosphère

Canada  Expo 1967

Notice the shell Structure that contains a large number of functions and characterized by transparency that allows penetration of natural light.

And this is an image of the Guangzhou Opera House under construction

Zaha Hadid Architect Guangzhou Opera House in Guangdong province, China 2011

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s ….”basic inspiration generators”….

Note the similarity between the construction method of Buckminster Fuller’s Montreal Biosphère and Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House

 In both buildings, the construction method allows a flexible and transparent shell.

The second basic inspiration generator

Notice Guangzhou Opera House typical floor plan, shown in the next image.

Zaha Hadid designs a building with effective floor plans.

She does not give up her desire for creativity and uniqueness

She implements the ”Envelopes Design Strategy” and uses her architect skills to realize her architectural vision… a”sculptural buildings

 

 

The ”Envelopes Design Strategy”, has been developed in the 80 of the last century by Frank Gehry.

 

The Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry in 1987-2003 ….shown in the following image ,is a prominent example of this approach….

Frank GehryArchitect

 Disney Concert Hall

 Los Angeles California 1987-2003

And this is an image of the Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

Frank GehryArchitect

 Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

 Los Angeles California 1987-2003

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s ….”basic inspiration generators”….

Note the similarity between the typical floor plans of Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall and Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House

 Both buildings are designed with effective floor plans…. Notice the rectangular dominant shapes in the center of the ground floors

 Both buildings envelops are unique and creative and realize Zaha hadid’s and Frank Gehry’s architectural vision…”sculptural buildings”

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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The  “Conscious Inspiration” Method,  How it Works?

First step:  the inspiration Source.

Second step:   Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools.

Third step:   Realize the design idea.

 

The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

The ultimate inspiration methodology:

1. How to filter out relevant Knowledge from the Web with abundance of information?

2. How to develop your own Vision?

3. How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers your Vision?

4. How to develop your personal Design tools?

5. How to use your Inspiration Sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and design high quality and creative architecture?

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

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all, as I illustrate in my posts.

I Believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:  knowledge, tools and invention.

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…

(I intend to demonstrate some of my ideas in future posts)

“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.

Eli Inbar

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One Response to “What Zaha Hadid finds in Buckminster Fuller and Frank Gehry…. that we do not know?”

  1. larry corhontortionism Says:

    your an incredible genius wow, so incredibly perceptive. oh my ‘god ‘ the contributions your doing for the sake of architecture. your a paragon of goodness. you ever loving preimenent cohort of formidableness.

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