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Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– BIG & MVRDV& REX- Chapter two-The “Wrapper Strategy” or the”libraries syndrome”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Rem Koolhaas’s “Wrapper Strategy

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

And the design strategy chosen for today’s post is…….. The “Wrapper Strategy”

(you are invited to visit  my relevant  previous  post)

 We will start our journey with a building designed by the spiritual father…. The Inspiration Source for all his followers…… Rem Koolhaas

 The next two images are Rem Koolhaas/OMA’s   Television Cultural Centre in Beijing – CHINA, (1st prize in a Competition from 2002)…. Construction began 2005.

This is the model of the internal part of the building, showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy” the Inside is an accumulation of structurally independent volumes

And This Is an External Image of the Television Cultural Centre building, showing the Wrapper Strategy”

 Continuous skin encompasses this assemblage, the walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls.

We will continue our journey with a building designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus (Rex)OMA/LMN

The next three images are Rem Koolhaas/OMA’s   and Joshua Prince-Ramus (Rex) Seattle Central Library opened to the public, 2004

This is the model of the internal part of the building ,The Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

 And This Is an External Image of the Seattle Central Library, showing the Wrapper Strategy”-

 Continuous skin encompasses this assemblage. The walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls”

The next image is the interior space of the Seattle Central Library The Library is covered by a glass shell. Natural day light penetrates through geometric openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

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And here is another example …. REX’s and OMA’s  Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas published in arc space.com 2005 – Completed in 2009

This is a three-dimensional Internal imaging of the Wyly Theatre the Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image of the Wyly Theatre showing Rem Koolhaas’s Wrapper Strategy”

“A transparent skin encompasses this assemblage”

This Is a view from the inside of the Wyly Theatre

A transparent skin encompasses this assemblage

The next images are MVRDV’s   interior space of the Book Mountain Library in the Netherlands published in Dezeen 2009

This is a section of the Book Mountain Library showing  “ the Inside a “book mountain” ,a structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image of MVRDV’s Book Mountain Library showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy”

A glass shell refers to a traditional Dutch barn style typology

The next image is the interior space of the MVRDV’s Book Mountain Library

“The book mountain is covered by a glass shell; natural day light penetrates through openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

Notice the resemblance to the Seattle Central Library transparent shell

And the last images are BIG’s Architects new-national-library Astana Kazakhstan published in Designboom 2009

This is a section of the new-national-library  “In the Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image is BIG’s design of the new-national-library in Astana Kazakhstan. Showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy” 

“Exterior shell, creating lit spaces, the walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls”

The next image is the interior space of  BIG’s new-national-library.

“The interior corridors are naturally day lit through geometric openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

 

Notice the resemblance to the Seattle Central Library transparent shell

My challenge in this blog is to clarify the “Conscious Inspiration Method”. I want to thank my eldest son, whose conversation with him makes the challenge much more enjoyable….

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 architectural 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?

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“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG & MVRDV& REX & FREE

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by eliinbar

 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  OMA’s “design Strategies”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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Thank you all
enjoy….


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Following the previous posts  about Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG,  I will show In this post, several design strategies, inspired by Rem Koolhaas.

 The architectural firm OMA.
was established in 1975 by Rem Koolhaas and  partners.

Today OMA is  considered one of the world’s most innovative architect firms..

 Some of its former employees/partners  have become the world’s leading architectural firms working today. (Zaha Hadid , MVRDV,  REX ,  BIG, FREE)

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I will Start with the design strategy I like to call  the“stacking Diagram” ,developed by Rem Koolhaas  in the 90th , and became the inspiration source  for his former employees /partners  ….

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More design strategies , will be detailed in my future posts ….See the sketch above….

 The “stacking Diagram” , design Strategy:

 Rem Koolhaas & OMA Architects

The Hyperbuilding , A self-contained city for 120,000 inhabitants with housing, education, culture, welfare, medical facilities, amusement, industry, retail .

 Bangkok, Thailand  1996

In the image above are two models of the  Hyperbuilding ,exemplify Rem Koolhaas’s & OMA’s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy

MVRDV Architects Mirador residential building

Sanchinarro Madrid-Spain ( in Collaboration with Blanca Lleo’ Asociados)

2001-2004

More information about MVRDV Architects and “Conscious Inspiration” visit  my post  MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspirational roof terrace

In the image above are two diagram arrangements,exemplify MVRDV’s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy

 REX architects

Museum Plaza  Louisville  Kentuky

 USA published 2005

More information about Rex Architects and “Conscious Inspiration” visit  my post  REX Architects &” Conscious Inspiration”

On the right  ,REX ‘s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy for the Museum Plaza.

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Bjarke Ingels group- BIG  architects:

cross # towers

seoul , korea published 2012


 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012   OMA’s “Stacking Diagram” design Strategy-

Note the similarity in the design process,in four projects

See my sketch below….explaining the “Stacking Diagram” design Strategy

First step, definition of size and shape of the spaces in accordance with the program.

Second step, designing the building  as a “stacking Diagram”  emphasizing the program.

 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012   OMA’s “stacking Diagram” design Strategy-

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Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. the most Conscious Inspiration firm working today -Chapter two

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2012 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 BIG, the most Conscious Inspiration Firm working today

This post is the second chapter of a “trilogy” about Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. the most Conscious Inspiration firm working today….

I will start with the second guiding principle in the conscious inspiration method …. Developing Individual Design Tools

Here are some more Bjarke-Ingels quotes from the interview he made in 2009 for archi-ninja.com

“Rather than choosing between the practical or the ideal – we strive towards a pragmatic utopian architecture that turns making the world a better place into a practical objective”. The right mix of practical and everyday ingredients”

What did I learn from Bjarke-Ingels quotes about his approachto developing Individual Design Tools?

1. Bjarke-Ingels develops his tools correspond to his architecture philosophy.

2. I can assume that Bjarke-ingels’s original thinking, is generating his design tools.

Bjarke-ingels’s Design Tools

Here Is Bjarke-ingels’s graphic analysis to the apartments building in Copenhagen showing his design Process

(Recommend reading the full explanation in BIG’s site)

Notice the graphic qualities of the analysis sketches (I learned from Bjarke Ingels’s interview that before he became an architect he wanted to be a graphic novelist)

And here is another Bjarke-ingels’s graphic analysis….an isometric scheme that explains the volumetric and movement strategy, BIG + JDS = PLOT Apply in the apartments building.

Have you encountered already with this design strategy?….

This is A typical Unite D’habitation section showing the “streets” (1) and the interlocking cross-over units designed by Le Corbusier at 1945-1946

Notice the similar design solution…. the “streets” (inner corridor) and the interlocking cross-over units.

And the image below was done 40 years later…. this is an elevation section of a “double house” in Utrecht designed by MVRDV at 1995

Yes….. “Conscious Inspiration” is everywhere….

BIG is no doubt…. the most “Conscious Inspiration firm”….

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Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. the most Conscious Inspiration firm working today – Chapter one.

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

From  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 BIG, the most Conscious Inspiration Firm working today

It took me a while to clearly determine ….

The most significant Architecture Firm working today…. that implements the “conscious Inspiration Method”….in Perfection …. Is  Bjarke Ingels Group BIG

 

In This Post and the Following I’ll check my assumption …For you to Judge….

I will start  with the first guiding principle in the “conscious inspiration method” – “Knowledge”

Here are two of Bjarke-Ingelss’ quotes from an interview he made in 2009 for archi-ninja.com. I can assume these quotes reflect Bjarke-Ingels approach to knowledge

We don’t concern ourselves with being trendy”,“in general we tend to study the works of our dead ancestors rather than our contemporaries

dead don’t complain when you ‘steal’ their ideas ;- )” 

“The best way to learn architecture is to fall in love with architects that do it well (and their work.)”

What did I learn from Bjarke-Ingels quotes about his approach to knowledge? 

1. Bjarke-Ingels is not intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings and architects.

2. He develops techniques how to choose the right building to be his “Inspiration Source.

3. The “Inspiration Source building” will play the role of the “Planning Process Generator” to be used later in his design process….

 

 Here is a building designed by BIG + JDS = PLOT  that demonstrates how Bjarke-Ingels’s applies the “Conscious Inspiration Method

 

BIG + JDS = PLOT Architects

apartments building Copenhagen, Denmark

Construction period: 2004 – 2005 more information you can fined in Arch daily

And Here is Steven Holl’s Building Designed In the 80s’ ..

Steven Holl Architect

HYBRID BUILDING hotel suites, shops and offices

Seaside, FL, United States, 1984-1988  (Isometric view)

Notice the dominant configuration of the balconies in a form of triangles

BIG most likely are focusing on the morphological aspect

of Steven Holl’s building as their “Planning Process Generator”.

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 BIG, the most Conscious Inspiration Firm working today

 

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“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:knowledgetools and invention.

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….

Tools”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information…tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills
and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

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.

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – the “conscious inspiration method”

In my last post I tried to find out if  BIG’s architecture is based on the principles of “conscious inspiration”.

In this post I will elaborate this issue through the following example….

In 2003 Snohetta Architects designed the Oslo Opera House shown in the next image.

A building with unique architectural characteristic.

A Kind of a new experience….a building that’s simply allows people to enjoy walking on it….

Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

From 2010 to 2011 BIG Architects designed three unique buildings.

Buildings that’s allow people to enjoy their  morphology…. For purposes Such as skiing on the roof slope of the Amagerforbraending – waste treatment plant, or Cycling on the Curved roofs of the Danish-Pavilion in Shanghai Expo-2010. (these buildings are shown in the next images)

Their guiding design principle, I guess, is inspired consciously from the Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House .

BIG are not intimidated to get inspired from Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House. Once they develop their dsign tools, it leads them to high quality and creative architecture.

And this is “conscious Inspiration”…. see the following projects design by BIG ….for you to judge….

BIG architects

 Amagerforbraending – waste treatment plant and ski run

Copenhagen published 2011

BIG Architects

Musée National des Beaux-Arts

du Québec published 2010

You can read more about  BIG’s Design tools for this project  in Archdaily 

BIG Architects

Danish-Pavilion

Shanghai Expo-2010

I often mention the need for developing design tools as an important stage in our planning strategy….

The next images describe BIG’s design tools strategy.

This strategy is also common in other BIG’s projects.

See also BIG’s video in my previous post.

I call  this strategy …. the “Augmented reality strategy”

In other words emphasizing the building’s morphology planning given the weather conditions, looks at the view, traffic systems, etc.

BIG’s design tools strategy

Step One – Choose an existing structure as your inspiration source.

Step Two – Develop your appropriate design tools strategy ( In this case BIG’s “Augmented reality strategy)

Third phase– plan pragmatic utopian architecture” .

BIG  Architects

 Koutalaki Ski Village published 2011

You can read more about the Koutalaki Ski Village by BIG

 in DEZEEN

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“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 process. We 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… tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills
and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit  earlier posts of  mine showing  leading architects  tools…. )

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.

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. “Pragmatic utopian architecture or “Conscious Inspiration” Architecture

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by eliinbar

Bjarke Ingels is a another successful graduate from Rem Koolhaas’s school ,the Office of Metropolitan Architecture ,OMA.

BIG ( Bjarke Ingels Groop) is a appreciated  firm that wins architecture competitions, on a regular base, all over the world.

Bjarke Ingels Design philosophy is very pragmatic:

Architecture has been dominated by two opposing extremes Eccentric curiosities” andboring boxes

Bjarke Ingels believes that there is a “third way” a “pragmatic utopian architecture”or as I understand it “Conscious Inspiration Architecture

In This post I will try to demonstrate why I think  BIG’s architecture is based on the principles of “conscious inspiration

1. Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp”

BiG’s Cultural Center in Denmark

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with Le Corbusier’sraising Ramp-trend

2. “Extrovert inspiration”

BIG‘s Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

eliinbar sketches 2010  “Extrovert inspiration”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing withExtrovert inspiration

3. “The slice effect”

BIG’s TEK Cube Building in Taiwan   2010

Zaha Hadid Architect

Performing arts centre Hague

The Netherlands Published  2010

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with theThe slice effect

4.“The Crystal Buildings”

Big’s Tallinn’s new City Hall Estonia 2009

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011, “TheCrystal Buildings”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with Daniel Libeskind’s “Crystal Buildings

5.“The Green Lego Towers”

BIG’s Lego Towers 2007

 MVRDV – Dwellings Liuzhou, China 2007

What did I learned from this post?

1.“conscious inspiration” is a pragmatic method that can lead us architects to be a successful firm.

2. “Eccentric curiosities” andboring boxesis out pragmatic utopian architectureis In.

3.pragmatic utopian architectureis designing according to the principles of 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 toolsit will lead us to high quality and creative architecture”.

A warm recommendation…. Locate  presentations showing  BIG’s Planning process (tools) in YouTube

Here is one I like ….

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