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Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the “Origami Envelopes Trend”

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

From eliinbar’s sketch book 2012 - the inspiration source of the Origami Envelopes trend

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – the inspiration sources of the “Origami Envelopes Trend”

I have nothing against trends.

There is an interest to recognize the existence of trends, and understand their origins.

From time to time I like to examine, the hottest trends in architecture.

In this post I will examine  the “Origami Envelopes trend”

For more information about the “Origami Envelopes trend”, you are invited to visit my post: Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”

What are the inspiration Sources for the “Origami Envelopes trend”?

I can think about three sources of inspiration for the “Origami Envelopes trend”.

1.The origami traditional Japanese art.

2.Peter Eisenman’s  Max Reinhardts Haus project. from 1992.

3.Preston Scott Cohen’s Tel Aviv Museum –  2003-2010.

Each one of them has a different role in generating the “Origami Envelopes trend”.

The “Knowledge base

Origami Swan

Origami Swan

The origamy  traditional Japanese art of paper folding, is the “Knowledge base” for the Origami Envelopes trend

The origamy  traditional Japanese art of paper folding, is the “Knowledge base for the “Origami Envelopes trend

The “Inspiration Source”

Peter Eisenman Architect  Max Reinhardts Haus project Berlin 1992

Peter Eisenman Architect  Max Reinhardts Haus project Berlin-1992

Peter Eisenman’s  Max Reinhardts Haus project in Berlin from 1992 is the “Inspiration Source” for the Origami Envelopes trend

Peter Eisenman’s  Max Reinhardts Haus project in Berlin from 1992 is the “Inspiration Source” for the “Origami Envelopes trend

The Realization

Preston Scott Cohen architect Tel Aviv Museum 2003-2010

Preston Scott Cohen architect Tel Aviv Museum 2003-2010

And Preston Scott Cohen’s Tel Aviv Museum from  2003-2010 is the “Realization” of the “Origami Envelopes trend”

And Preston Scott Cohen’s Tel Aviv Museum from  2003-2010 is the “Realization” of the “Origami Envelopes trend


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And here are some recent examples of the”Origami Envelopes trend”

 For you to judge.














em2n . Keystone Office Building . Prague (1)

Karuizawa Museum by Yasui Hideo Atelier06





Here is a very short video that my youngest son photographed, my daughter edited and the eldest son chose the background music, documenting , the preparation process of a sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born

Note that you see the video from the viewpoint of my eyes, How did they do it?

 music by Nicolas Jaar

You are invited to visit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Inspiration” or “Copy Paste” are the most dominant phenomenon of the 21st century among architects.

Most likely the “availability of information” enables the existence of the phenomenon.

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all…. I present it every week in my blog, accompanied by my explanation sketches, we saw more than once, the differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

And that is exactly what I clarify in my blog.

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on inspiration techniques ….I call them “Codex Rules”.

I strive to develop a method.

A method that will help architects and designers to cope with this phenomenon, At this point in time, I call it the “Conscious Inspiration Method” ….

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

The Conscious Inspiration Method‘ ,  How it Works?

First step: “knowledge”, as many said and wrote before; knowledge is the foundation for all designing process. We architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis.

Second step:   develop your personal Conscious Inspiration tools=“Codex Rules”.

Third step: the inspiration Source. (Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings).

Step Four: realize your design idea (your invention).

The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method

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?