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

Posted in buildings, nature, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by eliinbar

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”

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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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Frank Gehry’s creative process, how he comes up with among the most distinctive building designs in the world? – “Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in nature, public buildings with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by eliinbar

December 2010 Architect  Frank Gehry has unveiled his designs for a new business school (Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building) at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia

In this post Gehry’s share with us his Inspiration sources and design process, how he comes up with among the most distinctive building designs in the world?

Here are some of Gehry’s Quotes from the officially introduction of the new Dr Chau Chak Wing Building business school at the University of Technology Sydney:

1.“Fundamentally, , it starts with a response to the brief. The client in this case wanted something that would break down the silos typical in a university and stimulate high levels of interaction, creativity and play”

2.“I met with the dean and his faculty and the brief was that the business school needed to open up to the creative processes a bit more and open themselves up to creative thinking.”

3.“You sense the need for creative play is human and we need it and we yearn for it.”

4.”My own creativity depends absolutely on the ability for “child like play”.

5.“My response to the brief was a “treehouse” design analogyvarious platforms at different levels, connected by branches and open spaces in between

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The Source for the quotes is Tina Perinotto’s  Article in The Fifth Estate – sustainable property news and forum

  Frank Gehry Architect 

 A Model of the new Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, business school

the University of Technology Sydney

Construction is due to commence in 2012.

A “tree house”Gehry’s Inspiration Source,“various platforms at different levels, connected by branches and open spaces in between

 Eliinbar sketches 2011 Frank Gehry’s  Inspiration Sources

You are invited to visit my Frank Gehry’s relevant posts:

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry . ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy” https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/learning-from-frank-gehry-%E2%80%A6-chapter-3-the-the-clinging-statue%E2%80%9D-strategy/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 4 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….   https://archidialog.com/2011/11/21/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-3-the-most-successful-floor-plan-strategy/ 

Frank Gehry & Steve Jobs, Do they have something in common?https://archidialog.com/2011/12/11/frank-gehry-steve-jobs-do-they-have-something-in-common/ 

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Peter Eisenman & Turner

Posted in nature, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by eliinbar

I invite you to an exciting  journey in search of the inspiration sources of gifted architects.

Journey to understanding the process of architectural creation. At first, an example of a painter:

Claude Gelle’e _ 1654

J.M.W. Turner _ 1814

Pictures were taken from the album of the painter Turner exhibition in Paris.

The exhibition presents paintings by Turner and Other paintings that inspired him.

 

And Occasion of Peter Eisenman’s visit to Israel, here are two examples from the field of architecture :

Peter Eisenman Architect
model of Haus Immendorf
Dusseldorf – Germany  1993

Herzog de Meuron Architects 
 Tate Modern  2
London _ 2009-10 

 Eliinbar sketches 2011

 

 

Peter Eisenman Architect 
 Rebstockpark Master Plan, Frankfurt ,Germany , 1990
Steven Holl Architect
Nelson- Atkins Museum
Kansas City _ USA _ 1999 

 Eliinbar sketches 2011

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Louis Kahan

Posted in buildings, nature with tags on February 2, 2010 by eliinbar

Rasi Valaya Yantra_ Jaipur_India_ early 18th century_  Louis Kahn   sources of inspiration to….

National Assembly Building _ Dhaka  Bangladesh_ 1962-1983

Louis Kahn  sources of inspiration to Hurva Synagogue _ Jerusalem_1967-1974_ ( Section-Left)   /   Temple of Solomon_Jerusalem _ 1015 B.C. (plan-Right)

Louis Kahn  sources of inspiration to Adath Jeshurun Synagogue_ Philadelphia_1954-1955_ (plan -Up)   Was  Ledoux_Inn_ Paris _ ca.1780s(plan-  Down )-published in American Philosophical Society  in 1952, one year before he designed the  Adath Jeshurun Synagogue.

Nature

Posted in nature on January 6, 2010 by eliinbar

 Indian Ox

Le Corbusier Architect_Chandigarh_ India_Palais de L’ Assenble_1961

Le Corbusier Architect_Chandigarh_ India_Palais de Justice_1956

Alvaro Siza Architect _  Ibera Camargo Museum_ Brazil_ 2009

nature

Posted in nature on June 13, 2008 by eliinbar

 nature

 

Graz Art museum – 2003 – Austria- Peter Cook Architect

nature as inspiration

Posted in nature with tags , , on May 17, 2008 by eliinbar

                         civic center - Talpiot JERUSALEM

London zoo                                                 civil center Talpiot Jerusalem