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

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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

MVRDV WOZOCO housing complex

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

Conteliver Buildings

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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

 

Do SANAA, MVRDV and Rafael Moneo are leading the age of the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” ? today, 7 years later we can definitely say: YES,YES,YES

Posted in Uncategorized on July 20, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches Rafael Moneo

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

This post is the first

In a series of posts I call “In my backyard

In which I present for your review, buildings that were built  “in my backyard

Up to 60 km from home

Introduction (very short one):

 At the beginning of the decade I published a number of posts that described current trends in architecture, who raise a disturbing question.

Did architects choose to give up creativity, forget about the site where they plan their buildings, and create global architecture?

Is it bad for the architecture profession?

And if so

How to deal with this challenge?

At the time,  I suggested not to be afraid of the phenomenon,

And to develop a method of training architects,

responding to the new reality.

I called this method “conscious inspiration”

In the last two years I started practical steps, with architecture students ,to test the effectiveness of the method.

I will share with you experiences in the next posts

In 2011 I published a post that examined the sources of inspiration for a new trend I called “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy”, MVRDV, Rafael  Moneo and SANAA led it

You are invited to visit my relevant post 

Eliinbar Sketches Conscious Inspiration

Rafael  Moneo’s building shown in the next image, is in my opinion, the source of inspiration for hundreds if not thousands of buildings, built over the past decade.

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Rafael Moneo Architect

 Murcia Town Hall

   Spain 1991-1999 

Seven years After I posted the Rafael Moneo’s post ,here are two buildings photographed “In my backyard

For you to judge

Conscios Inspiration 1

Conscious Inspiration 2

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Epilogue:

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method.

What does it indicates about us?

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we cannot ignore it.

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 like “Copy-paste” rather than “conscious inspiration”.

So how to get inspired consciously, from existing buildings?

What are the questions we should ask ourselves, in order to determine whether the design process occurred, is more like “copy paste” than “conscious inspiration“?

Here are a few ideas:

1. Checking suitability for the immediate environment.

2. Checking the suitability of relevant materials to the environment.

3. Examination of morphological compatibility to the environment.

4. Check for climatic compatibility.

5. Check of the suitability of the planning to the building designation.

 

And the most important test.

Is the project architect, brought something of himself.

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World Cup 2018, Conscious Inspiration or Copy Paste, to whom the red card?

Posted in Uncategorized on July 5, 2018 by eliinbar

 

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          From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2018- world cup 2018

 

If you go back and write a blog, then there is no better time than during the World Football Championship.

The stadiums in Russia

World cup 2018 are Updated.

 

One drew my eyes more than others,

The SAMARA stadium

 

A wonderful example of CONSCIOUS INSPIRATION

In this post I will emphasize the differences between Conscious Inspiration and Copy Paste

 

In 1957, the engineer Pier Luigi Nervi and the architect Annibale Vitellozzi, planned the Pallazzetto dello Sport In Rome, Shown in the picture below.ROME: PALAZZETTO. The Palazzetto dello sport, an indoor arena in Rome, Italy, built for the 1960 Summer Olympics.

The building was built of a concrete structure, typical of the period.

Notice the dominant morphological configuration of the dome and the concrete base, exposed in the form of triangles.

60 years later, GMP Architekten completes the design of the Samara Stadium for the 2018 World Football Championship in Russia.      Samara_Arena

The building is built from advanced steel construction that enables dealing with large spans.

Notice the dominant morphological configuration of the dome and the metal base, exposed in the form of triangles.

 

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Palazzetto dello sport during construction, concrete structure.

Samara Arena during constructio

Samara Stadium during construction , advanced steel construction. (World cup 2018)

 

What did I learned from this post?

Talented architects,  plan from a place of familiarity and exploration of existing buildings. 

They understand the contribution, of this work process (Conscious Inspiration) to their planning quality.

At the end of the process, significant architecture is created.

 

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On the other side , we all know that this too happens:

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FNB Stadium 2009

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Mordovia Arena 2010-2018 (World cup 2018)

For you to judge

 

 

Is Zaha Hadid the most relevant architect for the twenty first century ?

Posted in Inspiration Source, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2016 by eliinbar

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

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012–Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

From 2010 until today

I have published dozens of posts featuring the works of Zaha Hadid in the context of “Conscious Inspiration”

Zaha Hadid is the most relevant architect for the twenty first century

Here are some selected posts …. Thank you Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid and the mechanics of inspiration

From  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  Zaha Hadid-“Mechanics of Inspiration“

From  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  Zaha Hadid-“Mechanics of Inspiration

https://archidialog.com/2012/02/12/zaha-hadid-and-the-mechanics-of-inspiration/

Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings trend

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 - Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings Trend

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 – Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings Trend

https://archidialog.com/2013/03/19/zaha-hadid-and-the-liquid-buildings-trend/

Zaha Hadid , do aspirations for reality begins in our drawings?

Zaha Hadid’s Sketch for the spiral tower in Barcelona

Zaha Hadid’s Sketch for the spiral tower in Barcelona

more information about the spiral tower

you can find in archdaily.com

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/11/zaha-hadid-frank-lloyd-wright-do-aspirations-for-reality-begins-in-our-drawings

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

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

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2013 -Zaha Hadid Inspiration Sources

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

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

https://archidialog.com/2013/04/30/zaha-hadid-helps-us-raise-a-critical-issue-that-should-concern-us-all-how-to-get-inspired-from-existing-buildings-consciously/

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Zaha Hadid‘s legacy will be present in Dubai’s Expo 2020

The evolution of typology  

The next image. Is  Zaha Hadid’s  Aqua table from 2008

Zaha Hadid’s Aqua table from 2008

And this is the National Museum of China competition entry from 2012designed by MAD Architects 

National Museum of China competition entry from 2012, Designed by MAD Architects

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid’s Phaeno Science Center  without words….

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012– MAD Architects National Museum of China competition entry from 2012 and Zaha Hadid’s Aqua table from 2008

three years later, BIG’s Opportunity Pavilion shown in the next image, was elected to be built in Expo 2020 in Dubai

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