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Eliel Saarinen & Conscious Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2011 by eliinbar

During the research I’m doing the last few days in pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources. (Zaha Hadid & Plastelina Architeccture)

I ran into the last building designed by Eliel Saarinen 

What do you think,  the churches designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and Oscar Niemeyer are his inspiration sources?


Eliel Saarinen Architect

 North Christian Church, Columbus, Indiana

completed in 1964 

 Photo by Greg Hume


 Oscar Niemeyer Architect 

 Cathedral of Brasília   

Brazil,established 1958, inaugurated in 1960 , Completed:   May, 1970

 Sir Frederick Gibberd Architect

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool

England 1960 – 1967

    Eliinbar sketches 2011  &  Oscar Niemeyer



You are invited to visit my recent and relevant post 

oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 1


My New meditation corner:

What is “Conscious Inspiration”?

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


in my Facebook




Oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 1

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , on January 9, 2011 by eliinbar

Architects throughout the world were invited in 1960 to design a Cathedral for Liverpool. Sir Frederick Gibberd’s design was chosen, and building began in October 1962. Less than five years later 1967, the Cathedral was completed.

Sir Frederick Gibberd Architect

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Liverpool

England 1960 – 1967


Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 Cathedral of Brasília  

Brazil,established 1958, inaugurated in 1960 Completed:   May, 1970


Oscar Niemeyer’s Cathedral of Brasília is often compared to the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. Both are circular with high spires that extend from the top. However, the sixteen spires on Niemeyer’s cathedral are flowing boomerang shapes, suggesting hands with curved fingers reaching toward heaven .

The exterior of the cathedral resembles the circular plan and ribbed structure of Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, but the latter is clad in solid material, while the Cathedral of Brasília allows light in and out for almost the full height of the ribs

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