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Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava are leading the Torso trend from the last century. Today I find new “Torso structures”, built in my backyard

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 18, 2018 by eliinbar

Santiago calatrava Eliinbar Sketches

Santiago Calatrava’s morphological transformation of Torso structures

Eliinbar Sketches 2013

This is Halliday Avray-Wilson ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

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And this is Santiago Calatrava’s

Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

Inspired by the Halliday Avray-Wilson’s

Twisting Male Torso Sculpture shown above

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The next image is Santiago Calatrava’s sketch ,showing how he got inspired from Halliday Avray-Wilson , Twisting Male Torso Sculpture, when he designed the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden (on the left of the sketch)

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In 2001-2005 Santiago Calatrava realized his vision from 1999, with the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden ,shown in the next image

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And this is

Frank Gehry’s InterActiveCorp headquarters in New York

From 2007

An Inspiring example of Conscious Inspiration

Frank Gehry's Torso Building in N.Y.

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Examples of Torso buildings around the world

Turning Torso buildings around the world

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Turning Torso buildings around the world 7

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It turns out, that in my backyard, there are also several Torso structures, for you to judge

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There’s nothing new under the sun, and it turns out that it’s in my backyard too. And architect E’mile Aillaud continues to star and surprise.

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 8, 2018 by eliinbar

Three Towers for La defense- Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

Three Towers  for La defense – France- Emile Aillaud’s sketch-1978

It turns out that there is nothing new “in my backyard”, architects are inspired by existing buildings (or something similar to inspiration) for decades, here are some examples,

for you to judge

You are already familiar to French architect Emile  Aillaud , from my previous post.

In 1978 he prepared a sketch for three towers (a round tower, square tower and triangular tower). The towers were to be built at La Defense near Paris.

But they were never built

Three Towers for La defense- Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

Three Towers  for La defense – near Paris – a sketch by Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

So what the hell are the three towers doing “in my backyard”?

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The following picture evokes sad memories

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World Trade Center – New York-  Minoru Yamasaki Architect –  1972

And this is a picture taken “in my backyard”

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And for dessert

Emile Aillaud ,a creative and innovative architect ,does it again.

The next  picture was also taken “in my backyard”.

For years I have passed through this project, and asked myself,

What was the source of inspiration for this “gate”?

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La Defence – Emile Aillaud Architects – 1974-1983

 a sketch by Emile Aillaud Architect ,for gates in La Defence- near Paris–  1974-1983

For you to judge

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Epilogue:

It turns out that the sketches of the three towers, and the gate building, designed by Emil Aillaud, were widely published in the world press of those years.

 

 

 

And I thought to myself that only Zaha Hadid and MAD Architects, were inspired by E’mile Aillaud cloud towers…. Apparently not, it happens again here “in my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2018 by eliinbar

Cloud Buildings In my backyard

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2018– E’mile Aillaud cloud towers….  “in my backyard”

This post is number four

In a series of posts, I call “In my backyard

In which I present for your review, buildings that I found “in my backyard” and photographed them for you.

All buildings are within 60 km from home

The choice to photograph these buildings was not random

They reminded me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

In the 1970s

A French architect named E’mile Aillaud ,planned residential towers not far from Paris. He called them “Cloud Towers“.

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Tours Nuage (Cloud Towers) E’mile Aillaud Architect, Nanterre (north-west of the center of Paris) 1973-1981

Years later architects like MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid, took the idea of Cloud Towers into more creative directions.

You are invited to visit a post from 2013 ,in which I presented projects by Zaha Hadid and MAD Architects.

MAD Architects design the Absolute Towers in

 2010  ,Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario

shown in the next image

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Zaha Hadid Galaxy Soho  in Beijing China 2009-2012

Five years later

Cloud Towers” popping up, in “my backyard”

For you to judge

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MVRDV and the Typology of Cantilever Buildings “In my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches Cantilever Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2018  – MVRDV and the Typology of Cantilever Buildings

In my backyard

This post is the third

In a series of posts, I call “In my backyard

In which I present for your review, buildings that I found “in my backyard” and photographed them for you.

All buildings are within 60 km from home

The choice to photograph these buildings was not random

They reminded me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

In 2010 I published a post that presented a relatively new trend for that period

MVRDV ‘s

Cantilever Buildings

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MVRDV Architects  Wozoco Housing For Eldery  Amsterdam 1994-1997

 

8 Years After I posted MVRDV ‘s “Cantilever Buildings”, here is a building I photographed “In my backyard“

For you to judge

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Why did MVRDV designed a “Cantilever Building“?

This is the story as was published in  Archdaily

Stuck conforming to zoning regulations of the surrounding area, MVRDV calculated that only 87 of the proposed 100 units could fit the restricted footprint due to regulations about day lighting.

From this arose the idea of cantilevering the remaining units on the north facade, to connect to the transparent gallery of the main block found below while also opening up space on the rest of the site.

 

 

 

OMA & SANAA and the Typology of a Shifted Buildings “In my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized on July 25, 2018 by eliinbar

OMA & SANAA and the Typology of a Shifted Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014– Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of  “Shifted Buildings”

   This post is the second

In a series of posts, I call “In my backyard

In which I present for your review, buildings that I found “in my backyard” and photographed them for you.

All buildings are within 60 km from home

The choice to photograph these buildings was not random

They reminded me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

In 2010 and later in 2014 I published posts that presented a relatively new trend for that period-  “Shifted Buildings

 Here is a sketch from my Sketch book

which explains the morphological characteristics of shifted buildings

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This is the  De Rotterdam complex a “vertical city” in Rotterdam completed in 2013

Designed By office of Architecture ,OMA ,led by Rem Koolhaas

Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013

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And this is a Museum built in NewYork City,designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

 Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are partners in the Japanese architectural firm SANAA.

 SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession’s highest honor.

SANAA received the commission of this Museum in 2002 and completion was in 2007

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4 Years After I posted the SANAA’s and Rem koolhaas‘s  post, here is a building I photographed “In my backyard

For you to judge

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What do Rem koolhaas  and SANAA have to say?

This is how Rem koolhaas describes the main configuration of the De Rotterdam complex: “a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

From: DEZEEN

 

And this is SANAA’s description for the museum in New York: “We knew we could not maximize the entire site with solid architecture, we had to reduce the buildings mass somehow to create space between it and the perimeter. The solution of the shifted boxes arrived quickly”.

From New Building Museume

 

……….Expo 2015 Milan = Controlling light

Posted in buildings, Inspiration Source, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2015 by eliinbar

"Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

eliinbar’s  sketches 2015 – “Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

I visited this year Expo in Milan….

Expo 2015 Motto is  Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

From the point of view of an architect ,Milan Expo 2015 is a  dreamy playground containing 145 Structures designed by talented architects

appears that 145 architects

in Expo 2015

chose to deal with

a common challenge

to Control  Light

you are already familiar

to this blog tradition

I will first deal with different strategies of

how to “Control Light” implemented in different structures in Expo 2015

And than

I shall propose

their

Inspiration sources

for you to judge

Here is a sketch showing the most common design strategy in  Expo 2015

to Control Light by

envelopes made of Layers

Layers that are composed of vertical and horizontal slabs

"Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

“Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

shown in the next image

is the Ireland’s pavilion in Expo 2015

notice the shading strategy implemented in the Ireland’s pavilion

layers of vertical slabs connected to the envelope structure

in  variable density

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and this is  le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery in Lyon France designed and built from 1953 to 1957

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notice the shading strategy implemented in le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery

layers of vertical slabs connected to the envelope structure

in  variable density

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eliinbar’s  sketches 2015 -inspiration sources- “Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

Is le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery, the Ireland’s Pavilion inspiration?

for you to judge

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more pavilions in Expo 2015 in Milan

implementing this strategy

The Czech pavilion

 Czech pavilion in expo 2015 vertical slabs

Azerbaijan pavilion in expo 2015

Azerbaijan pavilion in expo 2015- horizontal slabs


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German pavilion in expo 2015- horizontal slabs

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 Romania pavilion in expo 2015- vertical slabs

French pavilion in Expo 2015

French pavilion in Expo 2015 – vertical slabs

Pavilion Expo 2015

more

Inspirational stories from Expo 2015, in future posts

If you fantasize about being Toyo Ito, Herzog de Meuron or perhaps Rem Koolhaas, that is easy, two doses of “BIRD NEST typology” ,a single dose of “BRANCHING design”And you’re all set….

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eliinbar’s sketches 2014-Branching design or in other words the “Bird nest” typology

 eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – Branching design or in other words the “Bird nest” typology

Today’s post will be the third of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, OMA of Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Source for architects today.

Today’s main configuration of a building designed by Oma and Rem Koolhass is a prominent source of inspiration , the branching design or in other words the “bird nest” typology .

THE MAIN CONFIGURATION

Branching design

The branching design is based on Toyo Ito’s and Cecil Balmond’s

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (2002) in London shown in the next image.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (2002) in London

A few words about Cecil Balmond:

Cecil Balmond sees his work as an open-ended visual application of theory, following the principle that “structure as conceptual rigour is architecture

Balmond’s research is about complexity and non-linear organization ,he investigates mathematical concepts and their influence on natural forms and structures

A few words about Toyo Ito:

Toyo Ito received the Royal Gold Medal at the RIBA on 15 February 2006

Jack Pringle, RIBA President described Toyo Ito’s work :.

Toyo Ito has been an inspiration for generations of architects worldwide since his work started to receive international acclaim in the 1970s. For thirty years he has been a leading figure in architecture and I am delighted that he has accepted the Royal Gold Medal.

THE ORIGINS

(Inspiration Sources)

It is hard to say for certain ..but I think that the following projects are definitely good candidates to be the ORIGINS sources of inspiration for the BRANCHING design
and the BIRD NEST typology

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Hezog De Meuron Architects

National Stadium – the “bird nest” Beijing   2001-2008

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and it’s Inspiration source: Chinese ceramic ware – Vase with crakle

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BRANCHING design

In 2001,architect Toyo Ito designed Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo.

A unique organic design that was called the “Tree Building

Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo 2002-2004

Tod’s Omotesando Building By Toyo Ito & Associates-Photographs©Toyo Ito & Associate

and it’s Inspiration source, the Zelkova trees shown in the next image  : (Tods’ Store is located in Omotesandō who is a Zelkova tree-lined avenue located in Shibuya and Minato,Tokyo)

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Toyo Ito about Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo (From  HOUSE VARIETY) :

we enclosed the site with a wall that gives the impression of a row Zelkova trees  The facade of criss-crossed concrete braces reinterprets the silhouettes of the trees on the Omotesandō. This exterior surface serves as both graphic pattern and structural system

Our various studies started with the question, “How can we escape the conventional notion of a wall structure?” In other words, we were seeking a way to avoid transparent openings in an opaque volume. Instead of distinguishing transparency from opaqueness, we were seeking a new method that would simultaneously define and unite them – we were attempting to relate all the lines (columns), surfaces (walls), and openings in an innovative way. Our studies suddenly moved in a different direction after formulating the question: “Shouldn’t it be possible to create a surface as structure that directly expresses the flow of force, so long as it is formed as a structural diagram drawn as a pattern of thick lines on a flat surface?”

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The Contemporary Inspiration Source

OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s Faena Arts Center, Miami Beach, USA, 2014

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Conscious Inspiration today

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Finally, what  do you think about the following example?

for you to judge….

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Tods’ Omotesando Store from within,designed by architect Toyo Ito 

In 2001

and this is  Hezog De Meuron’s

Prada Store from 2003 located ten minutes walk from the Tod’s Omotesando Store

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what did i learn from this post?

As in any field that deals with  creation and invention, the people engaged in it are divided into two groups.

The first group is very small, they have the skills that allow them to innovate Big time.

Most of us belong to the second group, we get inspiration from the first group.

I do not think there is a problem with that….

The big questions are:

Do we know how to  be  inspired in a conscious way?

Do we know how to choose our source of inspiration in a way that enhances our buildings?

Do we copy and paste, or insist to add our invention?

What are the tools needed to improve the realization of the three previous questions?

This blog examines the

 inspiration sources

 of contemporary architectural projects

 I put a virtual

 mirror  

 reflecting processes of

conscious and

unconscious inspiration among Architects

and you judge

 But my challenge is not over yet

If my

mirror

 reflects the reality correctly

Then is needed a change in architecture profession training

And I will explane

You probably noticed that the differences between

Conscious Inspiration” and “Copy paste

are rather vague

And there is a consensus that

 Copy-paste is disastrous for the architectural profession

We all know that the basis for all architectural design , is the uniquesite

 on which the building is built

so how can we copy buildings?

For that I strive to develope a responsive training method for architects

I call it the

 Conscious Inspiration Method

The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is  learning to be inspired  consciously  from existing buildings

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

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I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on 

inspiration techniques

I call them

Codex Rules

In my next posts ,I will show some Interesting  inspiration techniques