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Bjarke Ingels and SANAA are Joining forces and paving the way to the…. unbelievable “Conscious Inspiration” building

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2012 by eliinbar


From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012, SANAA and the “Shifted Buildings Trend”

Just unbelievable….

On a regular basis I introduced in this blog, a variety of “Conscious Inspiration” examples.

This time,  I came across the ultimate example of the “Conscious inspiration building”……

or maybe not….

For you to judge….

The next building undoubtedly is an honorary member in the privileges group of the “Shifted buildings”

 Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo

 proposal  for the Two Towers project

competition in China 2011 

for more information visit  ARCHDAILY.COM

The  Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo’s  proposal  for the Two Towers project  has a Typology that is  identified  with the “Shifted Buildings Trend

For more information and a lot of examples for the ” Shifted Buildings” see my next sketch , and visit my previous post “Typology of Shifted Buildings  – “Conscious Inspiration

from  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2010  SANAA and the  “Shifted Buildings Trend”

A calculate guess …. Like most of the Shifted buildings

Probably Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo  are inspired by the SANAA’s very familiar Museum of Contemporary Art, in New York ….shown in the next image.

SANAA Architects

Museum of Contemporary Art

New York City 2002– 2007

For more information visit  ARCHDAILY.COM

Now lets See the next clip….this is a clip representing

 Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo’s  design strategies….

Does It seems familiar? ….Did you recognize the architect’s design strategies?

Well… Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo’s  design strategies, look  in the video clip exactly like  BIG’s Augmented reality design strategy

For more information about BIG’s “Augmented reality design strategy” (emphasizing the building’s morphology planning given the weather conditionslooks at the viewtraffic systems, etc.) see  my next sketch, and visit my previous post “Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it?”

A warm recommendation…. Locate presentations showing  BIG’s “Augmented reality design strategy”  in YouTube

Here is one I like …. 

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 , BIG’s architects “Augmented reality design strategy

What did I learn from this post?

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.  (Like the “Shifted buildings” trend)

The second type of inspiration is based on research…. I call it the “Design Strategy Inspiration”. It requires knowledge and analytical skills. (Like BIG’s architects “Augmented reality design strategy”)

Recently, colleagues encouraged me to publish a “very small book”, With a collection of common planning strategies, explained through my sketches….

What do you think about it?

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More examples of buildings inspired by the

Shifted Buildings Trend

Believe me,  there are much more….

Rem Koolhaas the inspirational “spiritual father”….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2012 by eliinbar

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In this Post we will see….  “Conscious Inspiration” exists at  best “families”

This is the “Conscious Inspiration” short story of two OMA’s graduates: BIG (Bjarke Ingels) and REX (Joshua Prince-Ramus) 

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Like in all good families there are mutual influences….

Look at the buildings designed lately by REX and BIG architects in Seoul City , shown in the next images

for you to judge….

REX architects  Project R6

 apartments  building

Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea  2012-2016

Bjarke Ingels group- BIG  architects

cross # towers Seoul , korea

published 2012

 

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 – BIG’s & REX’s “Stacking Diagram design Strategy”….

It is noticeable for the observer…. most likely, BIG’s and REX’s  source of  inspiration is the “Stacking Diagram design Strategy” developed by the “spiritual fatherRem Koolhaas….but they do it”consciously 

What do I mean by doing it “consciously”?

 The “Conscious Inspiration Method”  is about bringing something of your self.

 REX for example, morphologically gets inspired from theStacking Diagram design Strategy but they add their own Interpretation….They design large inner courtyard garden that apartments will overlook it from within the tower’s upper storeys.

For more information about REX’s  Project R6 go to DEZEEN.COM

You are invited to visit my relevant post, Rem-Koolhaas-they-were-all-my-sons: BIG, MVRDV,REX,FREE-and learn more about the“Inspiration Sources” of BIG and REX  and the “stacking Diagram design Strategy .

This is an Eliinbar’s sketch  from the “stacking Diagram design Strategy post….On the left, a project designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV for the “Berlin Voids competition”, on the right REX’s Museum Plaza …….

Are MVRDV’s “Berlin Voids competition” the inspiration origins of the “stacking Diagram design Strategy”?

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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.

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What do say about gathering all the leading architects “Codex rules” ,in a “very small book”?

 

BIG- Bjarke Ingels’s Group “Mountain Strategy” or the strategy of the“Self inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 10, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s sketch book  2012– BIG’s “Mountain Strategy”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Thanks to “A Daily Dose of Architecture “who was my inspiration for this post

I introduced in previous Posts of mine, the possibility that gifted architects multiply their architecture designs …. for example :  SANAA multiplying architecture consciously or Daniel Libeskind Cristal Buildings.

In this post I will show some examples of Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG’s, “Self inspiration” .

Mountain Strategy” = Buildings with dominant mountain morphology

I am aware that the “Mountain Strategy” is a morphology used by other architects….

Usually been used by other architects to:

1. Increase The exposure of the building to a unique view (It is common in hotels located next to the sea)

2. Increase the exposure of the building to solar radiation (Common in cold northern countries)

3. Increase the number of terraces that are attached to apartments. (Common in Mediterranean countries) 

And more ….

As I showed in  previous  post of mine

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

is a master in applying the  “Conscious inspiration method

For example…. BIG designed the “Amagerforbraending  Waste Treatment Plant” according to their very common “Mountain Strategy” ,but they added a twist ….they took advantage of the slope  …. and made use of it as a ski run …. (See The Amagerforbraending  Waste Treatment Plant shown in the next image) 

 The Amagerforbraending Waste Treatment Plant  is a good example , representing  a building designed according to  the “Conscious inspiration method”…

For you to judge….

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Amagerforbraending Waste Treatment Plant

published in Designboom 2011

More Buildings by  BIG  that are planed according to the  “Mountain Strategy”

 BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

residential, parking  garage

Ørestad, Copenhagen Completed 2008

Bjarke Ingels Group –BIG  

mixed-use building housing

Copenhagen,Denmark 2010 published in ArchDaily

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG

Urban plan proposal for Ansan city

Project South Korea year 2010

  Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG

World Village of Women Sports  Sweden

Published –in Eco Friend 2010

Bjarke Ingels Group– BIG

Beach and Howe St.residential building Vancouver

published in Designboom  2012

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG

Zira Island Azerbaijan

published In Interior Design  2009

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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.

Be inspired consciously  from existing building, will generate a unique design process that serves our creative desires….

Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

Eli Inbar

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

We passed the million views all time
Thank you all
enjoy….


Eliinbar

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”….

You are also invited to visit my relevant post

https://archidialog.com/2011/11/28/mvrdv-le-corbusier-and-the-ultimate-inspiration-building

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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

 

Check the NEW CONSCIOUS INSPARATION PAGE

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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.