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Inspiration from existing building, Is it worth trying?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 9, 2013 by eliinbar

from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

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Today post presents for the fifth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days, that we can easily identify their inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You might remember the post-modernism trend in the 80s

Sources of inspiration for this style/trend were classical buildings, Nothing else

 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

 ? So what’s the problem 

The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more likeCopy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 ? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

 

 

 ? 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 Conscious Inspiration personal 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

Now that we are familiar with the four steps of the Conscious Inspiration Method, let’s learn how to implement this  method in daily life

But first we must define the challenges facing us

Here are the five “HOWS” of the Conscious Inspiration Method

A. How to filter out relevant knowledge from the Web?…. with abundance of information

 ? B. How to develop your own vision

  C.  How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” ?  that empowers your vision

? D.  How to develop your own personal design tools

 E.  How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”?  and to design high quality creative architecture

 

In conclusion

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

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings

Get inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that will serve your creative desires

Finally two examples of buildings published  in ARCHDAILY for you to judge

Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur  Tromsø, 2003-2009 Norway

 70ºN Arkitektur

Tromsø

2003-2009 Norway

Published in archdaily 2008

Zaha Hadid Architect  Spittelau  Vienna  Austria 2003-2005Zaha Hadid Architect

Spittelau  Vienna

Austria 2003-2005

   Notice the dominant principle of the “aggressive snake motif” in 70n arkiektur project and Zaha Hadid’s project in Spittelau Vienna

For more relavent information about the origins of the  aggressive snake motif

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Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid –Conscious Inspiration

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Eliinbar sketches 2010 – Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

another relevant post

Zaha Hadid And the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”2

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif”

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s aggressive snake motif

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another exampl published in archdaily for you to judge 

Ateliers O-S architectes Cultural Center in Nevers, France 2012

Ateliers O-S architectes

Cultural Center

Nevers, France 2012

Published in archdaily 2012

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center, front facade

Is it familiar to you? You’ve seen it in Le Corbusier Unité d ‘Habitation Rezé Nantes and in SANAA’s Zollverein School of  Management & Design , as shown in the following sketch

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eliinbar Sketches 2011

Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007

Notice the dominant principle of the “Extroverted buildings trend” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center and Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House

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Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the Extroverted buildings trend

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –the inspiration sources of the“Extroverted building”

From Eliinbar’s S ketchbook 2013 –the inspiration sources of the Extroverted building

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Zaha Hadid helps us raise a critical issue that should concern us all …. how to get inspired from existing buildings consciously

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's Sketches 2013-Zaha Hadid and the "Copy Paste" Syndrom

 Eliinbar's Sketches 2013-Zaha Hadid and the "Copy Paste" Syndrom

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 -Zaha Hadid and the “Copy Paste” Syndrom

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Today’s post gets a boost from two recent articles, published in ARCHDAILY

The articles explor the disturbing phenomenon of “copy-paste” in architecture

You already know my opinion on this subject

The main question is not whether to copy existing buildings

This has been a fact, which is part of our professional life

You are invited to examine hundreds of examples that reinforce this claim in my blog

Our challenge today, as I would put it

is how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

Do not be ashame to be inspired by existing buildings, as long as you do it consciously

Certainly, this is the natural process, which architecture is going towards

 

For the fourth time, Since I started the“Conscious Inspiration” project = 100 Conscious projects in 200 days , Here is another relevant example published in ARCHDAILY in 9 april 2013

This is Zaha Hadid‘s Wangjing SOHO from 2011

Zaha Hadid Architect Wangjing SOHO China published 2011

Zaha Hadid Architect

Wangjing SOHO China

published 2011

“And the next image is Zaha Hadid‘s Wangjing Soho “twin

This building is under construction, It is built in Chongqing , china

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?Do you realy think this post will stop with the Chongqing project

Obviously it will not finish there, because “Copy Paste” is has been a fact, which is part of our professional life

We have just seen an example from “real life“,  Zaha Hadid‘s Wangjing SOHO

But the phenomenon is much broader and complex

This is our reality, and we can not ignore it

So let’s not fight it. or forbid or even despise this phenomenon

Our duty is to develop methods and ways to “copy” properly

Or as I put it ,  to be inspired consciously

To avoid any misunderstanding , I am not talking about waking in the morning with a some kind of ready-made inspiration

To be inspired consciously is a structured process we can practice it and perfect it

I feel ready to share with you my thoughts ,how  to apply it in our professional life

….To be continued

let’s get back to the regular course of this post

what do you think was Zaha Hadid‘s inspiration source when she designed the Wangjing SOHO

Well I can suggest this projects….for you to judge

Frank Lloyd Wright  Architect Guggenheim Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright  Architect

Guggenheim Museum

View from outside 1959

Norman Foster and Ken Shuttle worth architects London City Hal 2002

Norman Foster and Ken Shuttle worth architects

London City Hal 2002

Note the sophistication of this buildings

a dominant oval building profile

characterized by varying shapes and sizes,

but built with repetitive unique peripheral windows

You can identify the same characteristics at Zaha Hadid’s  Galaxy Soho

shown in the following sketch

From Eliinbar's Sketches 2013-Zaha Hadid and the "Copy Paste" Syndrom

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Zaha Hadid and the “Copy Paste” Syndrom

Here are examples that strengthen my argument, that “copy-paste” is a common phenomenon these days

The “twin” that was found to Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing SOHO Is not a single incident

this is a common phenomenon

Here are some examples for you to judge

UNStudio’s Kempkensberg

Architectural firm Yassky, Moore ,Sivan Inbal Or’s Project Arlozorov Towers Tel Aviv 2011

Architectural firm Yassky, Moore ,Sivan Inbal Or’s Project Arlozorov Towers  ,Tel Aviv 2011

MAD Architects design the Absolute Towers 2010  Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario

MAD Architects design the Absolute Towers

2010  Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario

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SANAA and 100 Conscious Inspiration projects, in 200 days

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by eliinbar

eliinbar's sketchbook 2013 – SANAA and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

from  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – SANAA and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

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Today’s post presents for the third time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

In the following 200 days I will present 100 projects that are published  in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website.

Followers of  SOMEONE  HAS  BUILT IT BEFORE will judge it , from this  point of view

Are the buildings published in ARCHDAILY,designed according to the principals of Conscious Inspiration

Or maybe by accident, they are the victims of the Copy Paste syndrome

Obviously, I will contribute by adding my input

What do you think?….We will find more of the “Conscious Inspiration” designs or “Copy Paste”  designs

?What we will learn from this project

And my last crop. is here for you to judge

The next building was published in ARCHDAILY in 6 april 2013

This is the Maranello Library desingnd by Andrea Maffei Architects in 2011

Andrea Maffei Architects Maranello Library 2011

Andrea Maffei Architects

Maranello Library 2011

And this is SANAA‘s Onishi Public Hall from 2005

Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa =SANAA Architects Onishi Public Hall', Japan,  2005

Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa =SANAA Architects

Onishi Public Hall

Japan 2005

Once again ,this is the Maranello Library designed by Andrea Maffei Architects in 2011

Andrea Maffei Architects Maranello Library 2011

Andrea Maffei Architects

Maranello Library 2011

And this  is SANAA‘s serpentine gallery pavilion from 2009

SANAA  Architects serpentine gallery pavilion 2009

SANAA  Architects

serpentine gallery pavilion 2009

From eliinbar's sketchbook 2013 – SANAA and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – SANAA and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

Note the prominent design choice of Andrea Maffei Architects

Transparent building envelope but basically sealed

Massive use of rounded forms ,and thin columns

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Zaha Hadid and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , on April 14, 2013 by eliinbar

Today post presents for the second time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

In the following 200 days I will present 100 projects that  will be published  in ARCHDAILY, the world’s most visited architecture website

Followers of  SOMEONE  HAS  BUILT IT BEFORE will judge them , from this  point of view

 Are the buildings published in ARCHDAILY,designed according to the principals of  Conscious Inspiration

Or maybe by accident, they are the victims of the Copy Paste syndrome

Obviously, I will contribute by adding my input

What do you think

 Will we find more of the “Conscious Inspiration” designs or “Copy Paste”  designs

And this month crop is here for you to judge

The first building Is the Zhongwei Cultural Complex designd by hpa in 2009 and published in Archdaily on april 2013

Zhongwei Cultural Complex designd by hpa in 2009

And by accident or not ,the Stone Towers in  Cairo, Egypt shown in the next two images, were designed by Zaha Hadid and published in Archdaily on May  2009

Stone Towers

Zaha Hadid Stone Towers

Note the similar design strategies 
Both buildings are characterized by a similar method of building their envelopes.

Surface without openings surrounds the building on both fronts and sequentially through the roof.
Sides of the building are transparent curtain walls

Can you imagin that this square floor plan, belongs to the Zhongwei Cultural Complex?

Zhongwei Cultural Complex - typical floorplan

Notice the striking mismatch between this floor plan representing a gathered structure ,compared to the exterior of the Zhongwei Cultural Complex  appearance, characterized  by diverse functions expressed by multiple blocks

For comparison, this is Zaha Hadid’s typical flooplan for the Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt

Zaha Hadid's typical flooplan for the Stone Towers

Note the formal logic of Zaha Hadid’s building floorplan and the Stone Towers appearance

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Le Corbusier, Almost 50 years after his death, remains an important source of inspiration for leading architects today.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 -  Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

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On one of my visits to Europe, I purchased a booklet documenting systematically, all of  Le Corbusier’s  projects

The booklet is written in German and translated into French

Published by STUDIO PAPERBACK in 1972, The booklet was edited by Willy Boesiger von Herausgegeben

In the back of the booklet is told, that Le Corbusier expressed his desire in 1960 that his works will be published in a booklet at popular prices, so everyone can purchase it

It is no secret that I am a fan of Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is undoubtedly  the most influential architect (inspiration source) over the past century

Almost 50 years after his death, he remains an important source of inspiration for  leading architects today

When comparing the number of online searches  of Le Corbusier , to leading architects today, Le Corbusier leads by far

In this post I’ll demonstrate Le Corbusier‘s important role ,as a main source of inspiration, for generations of architect

Here is a large number of posts  I posted over the years, that show it

for you to judge

Enjoy

Le Corbusier…. Do we need more evidence that he is the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last   century

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Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 -  Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

Le Corbusier is here…. and he is alive

le Corbusier - Inspiration Source

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No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel

No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel

Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs

Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs

That is how you will get inspired…. Learning from le corbusier’s book -“Towards an Architecture” -1923

That is how you will get inspired…. Learning from le corbusier’s book -“Towards an Architecture” (1923)

Oscar Niemeyer, le Corbusier, Toyo Ito And the first chapter, in the short story of “invention” in architecture

Oscar Niemeyer, le Corbusier, Toyo Ito And the first chapter, in the short story of “invention” in architecture

Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry ,Rem Koolhaas, Herzog De Meuron and MVRDV, ….The Only one that can “put them” together in one building is the Conscious Inspiration Method

Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry ,Rem Koolhaas, Herzog De Meuron and MVRDV, ….The Only one that can “put them” together in one building is the“Conscious Inspiration Method”

Le Corbusier’s dream and broke

Le Corbusier’s “dream and broke”….

Le Corbusier & Steven Holl ” Past Continuous Inspiration” 2

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Le Curbosier & Steven Holl

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Zaha Hadid demonstrates us, how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

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From Eliinbar's Sketcbook 2013- Zaha Hadid and how "Conscious Inspiration" leads us to significant architecture

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013 – Zaha Hadid helps us understand how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

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This short story begins in the 60s when the architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merill (SOM) designed the John Hancock Center building in Chicago Illinois

Skidmore Owings and Merill Architects John Hancock Center Illinois Chicago1965-1970

   Skidmore Owings and Merill Architects ,SOM

John Hancock Center

Illinois Chicago 1965-1970

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

There are constructive reasons why the structure beams are integrated in the envelope of the building, but it is noticeable that an architectural decision is involved here

This architectural approach has received further nicknames like

Structural Expressionist or High-tech architecture

In 1971, Piano and Rogers won the competition for the Centre Pompidou at Paris

Centre Pompidou was characterized by its exposed skeleton, and has become a global icon

Interesting to note, the Centre Pompidou unique architectural concept, did not won too many imitations

Piano ang Rogers won an architectural design competition in 1971 The Centre pompidu was opend on1977 ,Paris France

Piano ang Rogers won an architectural design competition in 1971

The Centre pompidou was opened on 1977 ,Paris France

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

In 1985 The construction of the Bank of China Building in Hong Kong started. It was designed by architect I.M.Pei

I.M.Pei architect Bank of China Building Hong Kong 1985-1990

I.M.Pei architect

Bank of China Building

Hong Kong  1985-1990

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

Similar to Skidmore Owings and Meril’s design strategy, for the John Hancock Center

The next image is a building designed by Norman Foster In 1986

The Shanghai Bank in Hongkong

Note once more the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

Norman Foster Architect Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong, 1986

Norman Foster Architect

 Shanghai Bank

Hong Kong , 1986

This external structural system was designed according to the “Hi tech” style, characteristic to Norman Foster‘s architecture

And today we have Zaha Hadid that makes a “Comeback” for the Structural Expressionist style with her new building

 I would like to introduce you to Zaha Hadid‘s  Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower 

 Published in  ARCHITIZER  March 20, 2013

Zaha Hadid's Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower ,  Published in ARCHITIZER March 20, 2013

Zaha Hadid‘s Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower

 Published in ARCHITIZER  March 20, 2013

Notice Zaha hadid‘s noticeable architectural feature  

From Eliinbar's Sketcbook 2013- Zaha Hadid and how "Conscious Inspiration" leads us to significant architecture

Like all buildings presented previously ,Zaha Hadid’s  new building ,reveals its structure to the outside

 Zaha hadid is aware to the structural Expressionist style,you are invited to visit a previous post of mine that show it

She is inspired from it ,and reinvents it ,with her unique fingerprint 

Perhaps for the first time, the nickname (“Structural Expressionist” ), that was invented for buildings that reveals their structure to the outside, is reflected appropriately in a building

 

Zaha Hadid’s Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower, is a wonderful example of Conscious Inspiration …. Thank you Zaha Hadid 

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The big “Conscious Inspiration” project is being launched, thankyou ARCHDAILY.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2013- Kengo Kuma and the extroverted buildings trend.

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013 – Kengo Kuma and the extroverted buildings trend

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Today post presents for the first time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project

Buildings that will be published in ARCHDAILY in the following weeks, will be judged by the Followers of  SOMEONE  HAS  BUILT IT  BEFORE , from this  point of view 

Is the  building published in ARCHDAILY, designed according to the principals of Conscious Inspiration

Or maybe by accident, it is a victim of the “Copy Past” syndrom

And todays building ,Is the SUPSI Campus Project ,designed by a well respected architect ,Kengo Kuma and Associates,published in ARCHDAILY In 20.3.2013, shown in the next image

Kengo Kuma and Associates SUPSI Campus,published in ARCHDAILY  In 20.3.2013

Kengo Kuma and Associates

SUPSI Campus

published in ARCHDAILY In 20.3.2013

On first sight ,Kengo Kuma‘s building external appearance indicates that a critical source of inspiration was a  group of buildings I call them  Extroverted Buildings = buildings that Invite  the  public to climb on  them

The Extroverted Buildings trend is gaining momentum in recent years

One of the firms, that lead this trend ,is the Bjark Ingels Group – BIG

Here is a sketch that show some of Bjark Ingels (BIG) recent Extroverted Buildings

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2012- Bjark Ingels and the extroverted buildings trend.

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012– Bjark Ingels and the extroverted buildings trend

For more information about this sketch you are invited to browse to a relevant post of mine

?Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it

What are the inspirations Sources for the Extroverted buildings trend

….I can think about three dominant sources of inspiration for the Extroverted buildings trend

1.

The Pyramid  El Castillo in Mexico ,built between 9th and 12th Centuries in Chichen Itza

Eliinbar's sketches Extrovert inspiration

Fore more information about this sketch you are invited to browse to a relevant post of mine

Extrovert inspiration

2.

 Le Corbusier’s  “Raising Ramp” , a planning component that highlighting the building’s entrance….and suggests the main traffic strategy inside the building

Elinbar's sketches Le Corbusier  “Raising Ramp” , a planning component that highlighting the building’s entrance

Fore more information about this sketch you are invited to brows to a relevant post of mine

No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel

3.

 Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Eliinbar's sketches-Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007. Fore more information about this sketch you are invited to browse to a relevant post of mine

Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the “Extroverted buildings trend

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And here are some recent examples of the Extroverted buildings trend

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