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What is common between “conscious inspiration”and the car industry? Ask the manufacturers of Aston Martin, Ford, Peugeot, Citroën, Lexus, Audi, Hyundai, Subaru, Opel, Mercedes, Mini cooper, Honda and who not….

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Recently I had the occasion to visit with my younger son ,who is a big fond of cars…. the motor show in Geneva.

Here is a short story about “conscious Inspiration” in the motor industry…. 

The source of pride and identify in the car industry, is each firm unique front grill.

Most of you probably recognize the BMW’s cars front unique grill, shown in the picture below?

Here is a picture of the Aston Martin DB5 (1963) front grill. 


And this is ,Sean Connery, the known film actor ,next to the Aston Martin DB5 in the James Bond’s film Goldfinger, from 1964

James Bond’s movie ,Goldfinger, Made the Aston Martin DB5 famous and very much admired by James Bond’s fans and many others. 

Now 46 years later (2010) Aston Martin Presents the model of the new Aston Martin Rapide .shown in the next image


And this is the new design for the Ford‘s next-generation Mondeo 2013


Look at both cars front grill ….Do you see the not so “Conscious Inspiration effect”?

 Eliinbar sketches 2012 – Conscious Inspiration


And to make the story complete….,
Here are some more examples of cars who get their inspiration from the Aston Martin DB5 (1963

I call this inspiration phenomenon “Conscious inspiration Light”

Part of the pictures were taken with my Iphone, in the Geneva motor show

Peugeot 407-2004

 Audi A6 Latest Evolution Sedan Car-2012


Lexus LF-Gh concept

Ford  Fiesta 2012


Mini cooper 2012

 Hyundai ix35


Subaru B4 2013

Citroën Metropolis Concept


Lexus concept 2012

Eliinbar Sketches 2012 – “Conscious Inspiration light”



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Zaha Hadid & “Plastelina Buildings”

Posted in buildings, public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 8, 2011 by eliinbar

 From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011& Zaha Hadid “Plastelina Buildings”

How about this currently popular trend?  

Plastelina Buildings 

One of the leading architects of this wave  is Zaha Hadid 

Here are some examples….

What are the sources of inspiration for this trend?  

I’ll try to find out in my next posts….

Zaha Hadid  Architect

Nuragic and Contemporany Art Museum, Cagliari, Italy 

Published 2006 


Zaha Hadid Architec with Patrik Schumacher

 Cultural Centre and Opera House in Dubai 

 published 2008 

Zaha Hadid Architect

 Regium Waterfront mixed-Use project

 published 9 February 2009

FREE Fernando Romero Enterprise

Museo Soumaya Mexico City

Completion: March 2011 after four years of development

Graham Thompson

Peace Pentagon  NY Competition

Published January – 15 – 2011

    Eliinbar sketches 2011  Zaha Hadid-“Plastelina Buildings”


My New meditation corner:

Planning is an endless dialogue ….
Between Past and Present
Between place and use
Between needs and wishes



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Le Corbusier & Archigram – “Buildings floating in the air” or “building moving”

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2011 by eliinbar

Happy to be back 

Here is a new type of buildings we can find on the Web…. 

I think its easy to identify its origins..

 Alsop Architects 

 Sharp Centre for Design

Toronto, Canada   Completion: 2004

Wolfgang Tschapeller Architect

Belgrade Center for Promotion of Science  Belgrade

Competition first prize, published 2010

eliinbar Sketches 2011– Le Corbusier & Archigram

What do you think about my suggestion for their inspiration sources.? 

You are invited to send me other examples of buildings belonging to this group.

You are invited to visit my relevant posts  – The New Vertical City –” Conscious Inspiration”  – Le Corbusier–Les Maisons Domino  – Five points of architecture  – Le Corbusier & Zaha Hadid – Les Pilotis



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“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on February 4, 2011 by eliinbar

I invite you all to contribute in developing the attitude and tools towards the viability of the “Conscious Inspiration” Method.

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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Extrovert inspiration

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 Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Le Corbusiers’ quote defining ,what is a house : A house is a machine for living in….

Recently I came across a number of public buildings that Invite  the  public to climb on  them ….

Pyramid  El Castillo in Chichen Itzan  Mexico was built between 9th and 12th centuries by the pre-Colombian Maya ,and is designed to allow the public to get on it….


Maybe   El Castillo pyramid  was the source of inspiration for some recent designed buildings….


Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007


Polish Pavilion

 Shanghai Expo 2010


Danish Pavilion

Shanghai Expo 2010


Barnaskoni Architect

 Perm Museum

 Perm Russia competition winners 2010 




Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar



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Expo 2010 Part Eight – The “Revolving/Rotated floors buildings”

Posted in Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 by eliinbar

Monaco Pavilion   _  Expo 2010


eliinbar’s Sketches 2010 – ” Revolving \ Rotated  floors   buildings “


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Some recent examples of ” Revolving \ Rotated  floors   buildings “

Zaha Hadid _Arkinetia _ Spiralling Tower _ Barcelona  

Other examples of buildings with rotating floors, designed in recent years: Continue reading

Le Corbusier & Steven Holl

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2010 by eliinbar

Le Corbusier at the building site of La Tourette Monestery _  Lyon _France _ 1953-1957


Steven Holl Architect _ Higgins Hall School of  Architecture _  Brooklyn _ New York _USA _ 1997


Steven Holl Architect  _  A Wall in the Chapel of St. Ignatius _ Seattle_ Washington _ USA  _  1994-1997


Le Corbusier

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Le Corbusier _ Mamufacture Duval _ St. Die’ _ 1946


Juan Navarro Baldeweg _ Library for the Wooworth center _ Princeton_ 1995-1997 


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Hans Scharoun Architect _ Workers Collective Hostel_ 1928-1929


Alvaro Siza Architect _ Banco Borgers  _ Porto _ 1980

Hans Scharoun  and  Alvaro Siza  are   influential architects . Siza’s  bank  is one of  his  most  Inspirational   projects  ,  Sharoun really inspired Siza  ?