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SANAA, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels will help us understand how can a sketch be an inspiration-source, for a “design strategy” .

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

Recently were published in ARCHIDAILY ,two new buildings designed by Steven Holl, the Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums.

One of those buildings is characterized by a unique morphology …. It is called the “Sponge Concept”.

For more information about the “Sponge Concept” you are invited to visit my previous posts:

Steven Holl the “Sponge Concept” 2 – Conscious Inspiration. https://archidialog.com/2010/08/24/

Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – steven Holl’s ‘Sponge Consept

Bjarke Ingels ,Zaha Hadid and SANAA are getting inspired Consciously from Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”. https://archidialog.com/2012/08/20/

Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – Steven Holl’s ‘Sponge Consept

Zaha Hadid & Steven Holl – the “Sponge Concept” – “Conscious Inspiration”.  https://archidialog.com/2010/07/14/

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Zaha Hadid & Steven Holl -Conscious Inspiration-The “Sponge building”.  https://archidialog.com/2010/06/23/

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Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid Dancing all the way to the “Conscious Inspiration” and beyond…. https://archidialog.com/2012/08/17/

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Those are the new Steven Holl’s Ecology and Planning Museums ( 2012) .one of them, was designed according to the “Sponge Concept” .

Steven Holl Architects: Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums., China published in 2012

Steven Holl Architects

 Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums

China, published in 2012

The next sketch  was made by Steven Holl in 2002 , for a building designed in Nanjing , China . 

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Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”

Notice the morphological similarity, both buildings are perforated boxes, characterized by morphology of a sponge, designed according to the “Sponge Concept” – strategy.

But the previous story,  is maybe least interesting …. What do you think about this story?

Before the Steven Holl ‘s Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums were built , One can see ,that Steve Holl’s well known sketches are already the source of inspiration for Leading architects.

  All of the next buildings are perforated boxes, characterized by morphology of a sponge, designed according to the “Sponge Concept” .

Zaha Hadid Architect  The Opus Commercial Towers _ Dubai _ 2007

Zaha Hadid  Architect  ,The Opus Commercial Towers , Dubai, 2007

Zaha Hadid Architect  King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art _ Amman _ 2010

Zaha Hadid Architect ,King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art , Amman , 2010

BIG Architects  Ted Building _ Taiwan _ Competition 2010

Bjarke Ingels GroopBIG Architects Ted Building , Taiwan , Competition 2010

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA Architects

SANAA Architects, Rolex Learning Center, 2010

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG) Shenzhen International Energy Mansion first prize in the international competition 2009

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG)

Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

first prize in the international competition 2009

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept’”.

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A “short talk” about “Conscious Inspiration”   January 2013

Inspiration” or “Copy Paste” are the most dominant phenomenon of the 21st century among architects.

Most likely , the “availability of information” enables the existence of the phenomenon.

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all…. I present it every week in my blog, accompanied by my explanation sketches.

We saw more than once, differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

With this challenge, the “Conscious inspiration Method” wants to cope .

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on inspiration techniques ….I call themCodex Rules”.

I strive to develop a method.

A method that will help architects and designers to cope with this phenomenon, At this point in time, I call it the “Conscious Inspiration Method” ….

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

The Conscious Inspiration Method‘ ,  How it Works?

First step: “knowledge”, as many said and wrote before; knowledge is the foundation for all designing process. We architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis.

Second step: develop Conscious Inspiration personal  tools = “Codex Rules”.

Third step: the inspiration Source. (Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings).

Step Fourrealize your design idea (your invention).

Five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method

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 0wn personal design tools?

5. How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and to design high quality creative architecture?

Inspiration, where do we find it? It’s right here…. let’s learn how to search for it….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2012 by eliinbar

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

 

From time to time I come across a building that explains everything….

A building designed according to the guiding principles of “conscious inspiration

Neil M. Denari Architects in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates are not intimidated to get inspired from “relevant buildings.

They developed their “tools”=”Codex rules”=”design Strategies”…. and it leads them to high quality and creative architecture ….

Neil M. Denari Architects in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates building

Are the winners of a highly publicized, international competition for the new Keelung Harbor Service Building in Taiwan’s largest port city….

 See the next images and sketches…. For You to Judge….

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building,

Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

for more information  go to Archdaily

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

Zaha Hadid Architect

 Phaeno Science Center

  Wolfsburg-Germany   2000- 2005

Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building

 Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

Bjarke Ingels Group- BIG Architects

 islamic-center-of-tirana Albania

  winning Competition 2011 

for more information  go to database.emrearolat.com

Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building

Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – is BIG  Bjarke Ingels Groupislamic-center-of-tirana Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources?

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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.

A “small talk” about “Conscious inspiration”

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Be inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that will serve your creative desires….

But first we must develop our “TOOLS” or in other words, our” Codex rules”…. 

In my previous posts I published numerous “Design Strategies” = “TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules”, of talent and well known architects

You are invited to visit my previous posts and learn more about  ”Codex rules” of leading architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Morphosis and others….

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 Here is a short list of my previous posts , Presenting the “Design Strategies” = TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules” of leading architects

1. Zaha Hadid & Frank Lloyd Wright ….Do aspirations for reality begins in our drawings?

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/11/

2. Morphosis “Floor plan strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2012/01/12/

3. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

4. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/

5. Learning from Frank Gehry .  ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/

6. Learning from Zaha Hadid

https://archidialog.com/2011/09/12/

7. Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it?

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/06/

Once we develop our “TOOLS”=”Codex rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

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

Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”,or In other words ….the “Self inspiration strategy”…. . can we consider it as”Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”

I often get the impression that there is a common phenomenon among successful architects that is worth checking out….

I call this phenomenon the “Multiplying architecture strategy”…. (Multiplying of architectural ideas or“Self inspiration”)

I was taught as a young architect, that architecture is distinguished from other design professions, because of its hard connection to a specific place ….

So how it becomes that the “Multiplying architecture strategy” or the “Self inspiration strategy”…. flourishes among the most talented architects working today?

 

Let’s start our short journey with two Bjarke Ingels’s examples

For you to Judge….

The “W”/ ”dancing” buildings

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

Stretch Metal Housing

2006

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

 Hafjell Mountain Hotel

Norway 2007

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

Mixed-use office and residential building

 Prague , published September 30, 2008

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012   Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”- The “W” /”dancing” buildings

The Rolling wave buildings

Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

RÉN building PEOPLE’S BUILDING WORLD EXPO SITE

SHANGHAI, CHINA, Expo 2010

For more Information E-Architect

Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

St.Petersburg pier

Florida ,  Published 2011

For more Information E-Architect

Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

Khalifa Park proposal

published 2011

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”- The Rolling wave buildings

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And here are three more projects

by  SANAA

 that Implement the “Multiplying architecture strategy”  

for you to Judge….

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part two

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/20

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 –  SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously?

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part three

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/22

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA    “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part one

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/18/

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – SANAA  “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?

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What did I learn from this post? 

Your own project can be your inspiration source .

Practically your design process is your inspiration source…. 

I can even suggest a name for this design process -“Conscious Inspiration

 

Bjarke Ingels ,Zaha Hadid and SANAA are getting inspired Consciously from Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2010 – The evolution of the Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”

Somewhere in the 90’, Steven Holl studied a new morphological design notion…..The “Menger Sponge” 

The next image is a concept model showing the ““Menger Sponge

And this is  Steven Holl’s  Sarphatistraat offices

Steven Holl Architects

 Sarphatistraat offices

Amsterdam, The Netherlands  1996 – 2000

For more information visit  ARCHDAILY.COM  

It seems as if  Steven Holl’s exterior design, was inspired by the “Menger sponge”….Notice the largest square openings in the center of each facade.

One Year later Steven Holl designed the Simmons Hall and implemented his “Sponge Concept” design strategy ….

Steven Holl’s Sketch showing a typical Simmons hall’s vertical section 1999-2002

Note the vertical shapeless spaces in Steven Holl’s sketch, colored in white.

A reasonable assumption ….Steve Holl’s inspiration source is

The unique structure of a “sponge”

And the next image, is Steven Holl‘s Simmons hall in MIT Cambridge USA 1999-2002

Notice the inspiration effect of the “Menger Sponge” on Steven Holl’s Facades..

Notice also the external expression of the “sponge Concept “…. the “amoeba shaped” openings.

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Two years later Steven Holl designed a building for Nanning ,China  and once more he implements the “Sponge Concept” design strategy ….

Steven Holl Architect

Sketch for Nanning 2002

Well ….is this a “Sponge Building” or not?

And this is Zaha Hadid’s King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art , inspired by the “Sponge Concept”design strategy

Zaha Hadid  Architect

King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art

Amman 2010

And this is Bjarke Ingels’s Ted Building , inspired by the “Sponge Concept” design strategy

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG)

Ted Building

Taiwan – Competition  2010

  eliinbar’s sketch 2010 – getting inspired consciously ……..from Steven Holl’s  “Sponge Concept”.

This is the last building…….. but it’s not the end of the list

What do you say about the Rolex Learning Center designed by SANAA Architects ….Is it another building inspired by the “Sponge Concept” design strategy?

SANAA  Architects

Rolex Learning Center

Lausanne, Switzerland 2004-2010

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Rem Koolhaas the “Spiritual father” and REX Architects (Joshua Prince-Ramus) …. “To be there is not in the air”….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2012 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In a previous post, I claimed that Rem Koolhaas is the “Spiritual father”,Of a successful young group of architects working today (BIG , REX , MVRDV , FREE)

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We all want to be like them ….young, successful, Creative and innovative architects….

How can we get there?

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In this post I will try to convince you that there is a method to get there….

And I call this method, the “conscious inspiration Method

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To be there is not in the air….

I will try to illustrate my point by the following example.

A building designed by the successful architectural firm REX possession by Joshua Prince-Ramus …..One of the talented followers of Rem Koolhaas

What really makes the difference between “another building”, and a winning project?

I can suggest an answer …. Let’s  learn how to get “inspired consciously“.

First step:  don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings

 Look at the following example

This is an external image of the Wyly Theatre showing Rem Koolhaas’s “Wrapper Strategy”….A transparent skin encompasses an assemblage of structurally independent volumes

And this is an external Image of the CLC & MSFL TOWERS designed by REX Architects and Joshua Prince-Ramus

 eliinbar’s sketch 2012–  don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings….

Notice the similar design strategy (especially in the lower part of the building)…. A rectangular structure with a transparent skin encompasses an assemblage of structurally independent volumes.

The Wyly Theatre is the “relevant building”,

REX Architects and Joshua Prince-Ramus , had chosen to be inspired from it consciously.

I learned in a previous post of mine, that architects have varied inspiration sources ….

The first type of inspiration is basic and common ….I call it the “Visual Inspiration” Easy to identify, and characterized by architectural trends , shown in the previous images.. .

The second type of inspiration is based on research…. I call it the “Design Strategy Inspiration”. It requires knowledge and analytical skills.

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Second step: You should not be intimidated to get inspired from “Design Strategies” of successful architects

Here are the design strategies REX Architects and Joshua Prince-Ramus had chosen to be inspired from…all design strategies are inspired from Rem Koolhaas the “Spiritual father

 

The explanations and images are taken from REX’s site

Thank you Joshua Prince-Ramus ,for sharing your “Designs Strategies

It will also be interesting to visit my previous post and learn more about Rem koolhaas’s “Design Strategies”

1.the  “Augmented reality strategy”

The ideal office blocks are raised to the planning regulation’s height limit

2.The “Stacking Diagram design Strategy”

3. The “Environment strategy”

The two towers are shifted to make the best possible daylighting relationships between them and their neighbors, and are sheathed in vertical fins of aluminum (CLC) and stone (MSFL) for self-shading and glare control.

…to maximize their property value, views, daylight, and iconographic potential

4. The “Wrap a Schema strategy”

To clearly understand the “Wrap a Schema strategy” visit my post showing Bjarke Ingels and other talented architects” Wrapped buildings“.

 eliinbar’s sketch 2012 – Design Strategies of successful architects

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Spiral architecture & Conscious Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2011 by eliinbar

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Architect Zvi Hecker is one of the leading architects who have studied and planned Spiral  architecture….:

Zvi Hecker’s quote:  “A building is based on the precision of an idea on which variations are made. With the Spiral House, the idea itself is very simple; therefore the variations can be very complex”.

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Frank Lloyd Wrights’ Guggenheim Museum, I believe, is the most influential example of Spiral architecture in the 20th century.

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Spiral Minaret in Samarra Iraq  847 to 851

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Frank Lloyd Wright

Guggenheim Museum NY USA  1959

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BIG Architects

 Danish-Pavilion Shanghai Expo-2010

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Spiral Architecture – eliinbar’s sketch 2011

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You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts

Organic Design – Conscious Inspiration

https://archidialog.com/2010/10/29

Frank Lloyd Wrights’

Guggenheim Museum NY, and more

https://archidialog.com/2009/12/04

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Here’s a partly overview of projects inspired by spiral-shaped organic Configuration: 

 Architect Zvi Hecker

autopia

‘spiral garden system’ by Benet and Saida Dalmau

Architect Zvi Hecker

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Tatlin

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Zaha Hadid – “Burning Inspiration”

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Zaha Hadid Architect 

  Signature Tower “Dancing Towers   Dubai   

 first unveiled to the public in June, 2006  

The project was first unveiled to the public in June, 2006 at a Zaha Hadid exhibition in the Guggenheim Museum in New York. At the time of the launch the name for the project was Dancing Towers; however, this has now been changed to Signature Tower & Dubai Financial Market Development.

 

BIG Architects

  Mixed-use office and residential building 

 Prague  published September 30, 2008

A proposed tower in Prague. The mixed-use office and residential building was conceived as a traditional tower block that was sliced and bent apart to maximize natural light and, we can only assume, to make a cool formal gesture in the tradition of Rem Koolhaas. The architects were seeking to unite history and contemporary functionality “by uniting the tradition of building towers in clusters, which is seen in the old Prague, with the rational way of organizing tall buildings as we know it from the American skyscraper.”·

From Deseen

 

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates. 

 The Lagoons Towers/ “burning flames Towers”

Dubai ,  Published   2008

The Lagoons is being carved out of an extension of Dubai Creek and requires entirely new supporting infrastructure. The project comprises 70 million square feet of gross building area, and the base podium in the business district is designed to park 35,000 cars. The district’s four signature towers contain more than 6 million square feet of office, hotel, and residential space. Making this
already challenging project all the more difficult, the radical geometry for the towers requires that every floor plate be unique.

From Scriptecture 

 

It seems that lately architectural trends aim to stun the potential viewer – buildings get taller and more intricate.Dubai will host yet another architecture wonder – 4 towers with a different number of floors, which resembles burning flames. The project will be designed by Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates.

Published   in  NUACCO. Com   Sep 28th 2008

 

  

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