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Gaudi & J. Mayer H. ” Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , on May 17, 2011 by eliinbar

Mayer is a prominent architect that makes its way up. A building, designed by Mayer, was published on a post of mine. about Gaudi.

Antoni Gaudi  

 Casa Mila’  Apartment building

 Barcelona  1905-1912

J. Mayer Architects 

 JOH3 apartments

Berlin ,pulished  2010



eliinbar Sketches 2010 Conscious Inspiration


Mayer applies the principles of “Conscious Inspiration 

I will illustrate it in the coming future posts.

“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools to improve observation and differentiation of details.


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In my blog, I juxtapose examples of projects without the intention to insinuate that one architect copied from another, but rather to spur a dialog among architects.

The goal is to encourage an architectural planning process that I like to call Conscious Inspiration

I am obviously not the first to consider this approach:

Le Corbusier mentions in one of his books that his sources of inspiration for the Cathedral of Ron Champ was Villa Adriana at Tivoli. The French architect  Emile Aillaud describes in his writings that his source of inspiration for 3 office buildings in LA Defense (near Paris) was the Piazza Dei Miracoli  with the Tower of Pisa. Louis Kahan eventually got his inspiration  to design the  Hurva Synagogue from the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, and Tadao Ando traveled all over Europe to get inspired by existing buildings as a way to train  him self to become an architect..

So far, I have only scratched the surface of this concept, and I am in the beginning of this journey. I believe the journey itself may lead us architects to a more rigorous architectural planning.


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Antoni Gaudi – “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on July 8, 2010 by eliinbar

Antoni Gaudi

Casa Mila’ – Apartment building

 Barcelona   1905-1912

Toyo Ito Architect

Apartment Building

“the Sea Wave Facade”  Barcelona   2009

Axis Mundi Architect

 Office building

 Barcelona   2010

J. Mayer Architects

JOH3 apartments

Berlin   2010

eliinbar Sketches 2010– “Conscious Inspiration”

Quote from Post written By Kai K. Gutschow Assoc. Prof. – Corneigie Mellon University , School of Architecture :

Much as in science or any other discipline, true innovation comes not from inventing something out of the blue and by yourself, but instead is only possible when one engages the profession, adds to an existing knowledge base, discourse, or dialogue, and opens up new frontiers on questions asked by yourself AND others. 

It is only by participating actively in the 2000 year old discourse of architecture that we can move ahead.   Only if we all begin to see our work as “research” can we begin to raise the level of architecture and the quality of ideas at the CMU SoA.    My suggestion: READ AS MUCH AS YOU CAN, on architecture, or any other subject that fascinates you, take notes, and let it influence your work! The best architects have a rich history of reading and loving books, of being bibliophile.


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