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What is common to ancient Rome, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore ,Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas?

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eliinbar’s sketches 2014 - THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION
eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

Today’s post will be the second of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, OMA of Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Source for leading architects today. Today’s main configuration of a building designed by Oma and Rem Koolhass is ROTATION.

THE MAIN CONFIGURATION

ROTATION

eliinbar's sketches-ROTATION

The origins

(Inspiration Sources)

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8th century BC to the 5th century AD

Forum Romanum

Ancient Rome floors plans

(Republican Era)

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The Sixties

Louis Kahn

Norman Fisher House floor plan Hatboro, Pennsylvania, United States 1960-1967

Louis Kahn Norman Fisher House

The Seventies

Charles Moore

 Kresge College street level floor plan 1971

kresge College Plan

The Eighties

Tadao Ando

Church of the light  built in 1989, in the city of Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture.

church of the light site plan

eliinbar’s sketches 2014 - THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

Note that the main configuration- rotation

 is  reflected in each of the above floor plans

eliinbar's sketches-ROTATION

And how  Rem Koolhaas implements the idea of ​​ROTATION today?

The Contemporary Inspiration Source

OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s winning proposal for the Plaza at Santa Monica 2013

OMA and Rem Koolhaas's winning proposal for the Plaza at Santa Monica 2013

Conscious Inspiration today

more Rotating buildings

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This blog examines the

 inspiration sources

 of contemporary architectural projects

 I put a virtual

 mirror  

 reflecting processes of

conscious and

unconscious inspiration among Architects

and you judge

 But my challenge is not over yet

If my

mirror

 reflects the reality correctly

Then is needed a change in architecture profession training

And I will explane

You probably noticed that the differences between

Conscious Inspiration” and “Copy paste

are rather vague

And there is a consensus that

 Copy-paste is disastrous for the architectural profession

We all know that the basis for all architectural design , is the unique site

 on which the building is built

so how can we copy buildings?

For that I strive to develope a responsive training method for architects

I call it the

 Conscious Inspiration Method

The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is  learning to be inspired  consciously  from existing buildings

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

.

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on 

inspiration techniques

I call them

Codex Rules

In my next posts ,I will show some Interesting  inspiration techniques

Inspiration from existing building, Is it worth trying?

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from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

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Today post presents for the fifth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days, that we can easily identify their inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You might remember the post-modernism trend in the 80s

Sources of inspiration for this style/trend were classical buildings, Nothing else

 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

 ? So what’s the problem 

The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more likeCopy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 ? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

 

 

 ? 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 Four: realize your design idea ,your invention

Now that we are familiar with the four steps of the Conscious Inspiration Method, let’s learn how to implement this  method in daily life

But first we must define the challenges facing us

Here are the five “HOWS” of the Conscious Inspiration Method

A. How to filter out relevant knowledge from the Web?…. with abundance of information

 ? B. How to develop your own vision

  C.  How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” ?  that empowers your vision

? D.  How to develop your own personal design tools

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

 

In conclusion

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

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

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

Finally two examples of buildings published  in ARCHDAILY for you to judge

Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur  Tromsø, 2003-2009 Norway

 70ºN Arkitektur

Tromsø

2003-2009 Norway

Published in archdaily 2008

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Spittelau  Vienna

Austria 2003-2005

   Notice the dominant principle of the “aggressive snake motif” in 70n arkiektur project and Zaha Hadid’s project in Spittelau Vienna

For more relavent information about the origins of the  aggressive snake motif

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Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid –Conscious Inspiration

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Eliinbar sketches 2010 – Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

another relevant post

Zaha Hadid And the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”2

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif”

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s aggressive snake motif

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another exampl published in archdaily for you to judge 

Ateliers O-S architectes Cultural Center in Nevers, France 2012

Ateliers O-S architectes

Cultural Center

Nevers, France 2012

Published in archdaily 2012

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center, front facade

Is it familiar to you? You’ve seen it in Le Corbusier Unité d ‘Habitation Rezé Nantes and in SANAA’s Zollverein School of  Management & Design , as shown in the following sketch

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Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007

Notice the dominant principle of the “Extroverted buildings trend” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center and Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House

For more relavent information about the origins of the the “Extroverted buildings trend” = Snohetta’s Oslo Opera house ,  you are invited to visit my privious post

Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the Extroverted buildings trend

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –the inspiration sources of the“Extroverted building”

From Eliinbar’s S ketchbook 2013 –the inspiration sources of the Extroverted building

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Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the “Extroverted buildings trend”

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –the inspiration sources of the“Extroverted building”

For more information about the “Extroverted buildings trend” you are invited to visit my post: “Extrovert  inspiration

I have nothing against trends. 

There is an interest to recognize the existence of trends, and understand their origins.

From time to time I like to examine, the hottest trends in architecture.

Visit my previous post  “Origami Envelopes Trend

In this post I will examine the “Extroverted buildings trend” = (buildings that Invite us to climb on them )

What are the inspirations Sources for the “Extroverted buildings trend”?

I can think about three dominant sources of inspiration for the “Extroverted buildings trend”.

1.The Pyramid  El Castillo in Chichen Itzan  Mexico ,built between 9th and 12th centuries.

2. Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007.

3. BIG’s , Bjarke Ingels Group Danish Pavilion ,Shanghai Expo 2010.

Each one of them has a different role in generating the “Extroverted buildings trend”.

The “Knowledge base”

Pyramid  El Castillo in Chichen Itzan  Mexico was built between 9th and 12th centuries by the pre-Colombian Maya ,and is designed to allow the public to get on it….

Pyramid  El Castillo in Chichen Itzan  Mexico was built between 9th and 12th centuries by the pre-Colombian Maya ,and is designed to allow the public to get on it….

The “Inspiration Source”

Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007

The “Realization”

BIG’s, Bjarke Ingels Group Danish Pavilion,Shanghai Expo 2010

BIG’s, Bjarke Ingels Group

Danish Pavilion

Shanghai Expo 2010

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And here are some recent examples of the Extroverted buildings trend

For you to judge.

 For more information it is recommended to visit ARCHDAILY

For more information it is recommended to visit ARCHDAILY

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And for a sweet finish….

Here is a very short video that my youngest son photographed, my daughter edited and the eldest son chose the background music, documenting , the preparation process of a sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born

Note that you see the video from the viewpoint of my eyes, How did they do it?

You are invited to visit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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, the differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

And that is exactly what I clarify in my blog.

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on inspiration techniques ….I call them “Codex 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 and 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 your personal Conscious Inspiration 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).

The 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 personal Design tools?

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

 music by Nicolas Jaar

Are OMA and Herzog de Meuron the inspiration source for the WAN awards winners for 2012 ?

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from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -        A-lab Architects  inspiration sources

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – A-lab Architects inspiration sources

Here is a very short video that my youngest son photographed, my daughter edited and the eldest son chose the background music, documenting , the preparation process of a sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born”

music by Nicolas Jaar

You are invited tovisit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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

“A building designed according to the guiding principles of the  “Conscious Inspiration Method

….Here is another winner

The next building is the WAN Awards winner for 2012,  the commercial category

A-lab Architects    : Offices - Public   Oslo, Norway   2009-2012

A-lab Architects

   Offices – Public

Oslo,Norway  2009-2012

Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration Method   works for this building….

“But first, Let’s learn a few things about “Conscious Inspiration

The designing method I call “Conscious Inspiration” is a process formed from three main phases:  “knowledge”, DesigningTools = “Codex Rules” and  “Invention

Knowledge :as many said, and wrote before, 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….

Designing Tools”=“Codex Rules”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them, Tools that will help us cope with the abundance of architectural information….

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

“Knowledge”

(Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other perpendicularly)

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Ministry of Highways and Transportation

1979, Tbilisi, Georgia

Copyright:  Simona Rota

Note the dominant morphological of this building

Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other perpendicularly.

It is noticeable for the observer…. most likely , A-lab‘s “sources of inspiration”  are Herzog de Meuron’s Vitra Haus Showroom and OMA’s  residential project in Singapor,shown in the next images

….Note the morphological resemblance….Big Horizontal prisms, placed over each other, in rotation, creating a stable structure

“The Inspiration Sources”

Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other in rotation)

(creating a stable structure

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Herzog de Meuron Architects

Vitra Haus Showroom

Germany  2006-2007

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Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA architects

          residential   project

          Singapore   2009     

More Information in Archdaily

,The  “Conscious Inspiration Method‘  is about bringing something of your self , A-lab Architects  , morphologically get inspired from  Herzog de Meuron’s  Vitra Haus Showroom and OMA’s residential project in Singapore

….but they add their own  invention

The dramatic flying prisms, placed in rotation, create a Lack of equilibrium that transmits a dynamic sensation of a building in motion

“The Invention”

Flying prisms, placed in rotation, create a Lack of equilibrium that transmits a dynamic sensation of a building inmotion

A-lab Architects    : Offices - Public   Oslo, Norway   2009-2012

 A-lab Architects

 Offices – Public

  Oslo,Norway  2009-2012

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -        A-lab Architects  inspiration sources

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – A-lab Architects inspiration sources

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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/

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Toyo Ito and the “Conscious Inspiration Method”, How does it work for him?

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 -Toyo Ito and the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In my previous post I quoted the words of  OSCAR NIEMEYER Commenting about “invention in architecture

 

“This thing called inspiration is not important to me at all. The other day as I was drawing a project, when I sat in front of the desk I already knew what I was going to do. I thought about it for many days, about each possibility, each solution, about the fact that I wanted to do something different. Architecture, to me, is invention. Go to Brasília—you may or may not enjoy my projects, but I dare you to find something similar”

 

See the full interview with Oscar Niemeyer at METROPOLICEMAG.COM

:http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20060515/the-last-of-the-modernists

I also shared with you my insights about the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

Here is a brief summary….

The designing method I call Conscious Inspirationis a process formed from three main phases:  “knowledge”, Designing Tools = “Codex Rules” and “Invention”. 

Knowledge:as many said, and wrote before, 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….

Designing Tools”=“Codex Rules”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them, Tools that will help us cope with the abundance of architectural information…

“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.

Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration” works for Toyo Ito,  when he designs the Tama-art-university-library….

The next image is Toyo Ito’s Tama-art-university-library…. At first glance It looks like an ordinary pillars and arches structure.

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Conscious Inspiration” is a process formed from three main phases:  “knowledge”, Designing Tools = “Codex Rules” and “Invention”….

“knowledge”

Conscious Inspiration” is first of all the understanding of the importance of “knowledge”….

The buildings and pattern presented in the next images is in my opinion, the “Knowledge”, that was the inspiration base for Toyo Ito’s Tama-art-university-library.

 

The next  image is an inside view of the Mosque of  Cordoba

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Note the repetitive motif of the columns and arches.

 The next image is the Interior of the Bibliotheca Alexandria (the New Library of Alexandria designed by  Snøhetta  1988-  2002)

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 Notice the repetitive motif of the columns, arranged in orthogonal rows.

The next image is a typical Islamic pattern

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Note the intersecting guidelines. They eventually create the Islamic pattern

The “Inspiration Source”

Oscar Niemeyer ‘s Permanent International Fair, designed in 1962-74  shown in the next image is in my opinion, Toyo Ito’s “Inspiration Source

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Note the Unique configuration of the concrete arch

“Invention”

The next image is Toyo Ito’s Serpentine Pavilion, from 2002. 

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Note the unique pattern of the Serpentine Pavilion’s façade, a similar Strategy we had noticed in the Islamic pattern

The next image is Toyo Ito’s Tama-art-university-library from  2007…. At first glance It looks like an ordinary pillars and arches structure.

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Note Toyo Ito’s selection of pillars for the tama-art-university-library. 

The repetitive columns, in a shape of arc, are suspiciously similar to Oscar Niemeyer’s “mushroom” column in the Permanent International Fair. 

Notice also the round light fixture Toyo Ito makes use of, in the Tama-art-university library and the round mushroom shape designed by Oscar Niemeyer ….Is the morphological similarity a pure coincidence?….

The next image is a typical floor plan of  Toyo-Ito‘s  Tama-art-university-library from 2007.

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Note the unique arrangement of the columns and arches,

A similar Strategy we had noticed in the Islamic pattern.

The next image is a model of Toyo-Ito‘s  Tama-art-university-library HachiojiCity, Tokyo, Japan 2007

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Toyo Ito and the Conscious Inspiration Method

At first glance, Toyo Ito’s tama-art-university-library is an ordinary pillars and arches structure.

But when you start realizing Toyo Ito’s Inspiration sources and Invention…. It’s getting inspiring….

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OMA is Rem Koolhaas’s way for living a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture.

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 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 - OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA and Rem Koolhaas’ parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

In every direction I check….eventually all roads lead to OMA.

This post Is about one of the most Inspirational architecture firms working today….  MVRDV.

Maas and Van Rijs, two of MVRDV founding members, worked at OMA.

The next image is a housing complex designed by MVRDV in 1999…It’s called the FLYING VILLAGE (Villa Voladora –In Vienna, Austria)

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Notice the Main characteristics of this structure….

A three dimension curved slab with a dominant green terrace

Five years later (2004) the contemporary architectural firm SANAA, design the Rolex Learning Center, at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Notice the three dimension curved slab with a dominant green terrace….

It is hard to ignore the morphological similarity between MVRDV’s and SANAA’s  projects.

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 - OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

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But the story begins long before….

What are the origins of this architecture approach?

What is the justification for the huge financial effort required to build the  Rolex Learning Center?

What is the added value that the user gets for this effort?

Well in this blog I do not deal with these questions….

The questions that concern me are….

What were the sources of inspiration that eventually generated these structures?

I think that “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 here ….We saw more than once ….The differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

 And that is exactly what I intend to clarify and understand in this blog.

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

 –

And finally 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 and creative architecture.

Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration” works for SANAA….

“knowledge”

Conscious Inspiration” is first of all the understanding of the importance of “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….

The buildings Presented in the next images is in my opinion, the “Knowledge”, that was the inspiration base for The Rolex Learning Center

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Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 University of Constantine auditorium

Algeria 1968

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from  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011

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MVRDV Architects

Villa VPRO

 Hivesum  The Netherlands  1993

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from Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

 Campus Center for the

University of Utrecht   1997

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

“Inspiration Source”

MVRDV’s Villa Voladora designed in 1999 ,showen in the next image is in my opinion, SANAA’s “Inspiration Source”

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“Invention”

And the building in the next image is SANAA’s

Rolex Learning Center, desined in 2004

What do you think was  SANAA’s invention ?

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 –  Conscious Inspiration

Oscar Niemeyer once said You need to find an original way to think and to be informed about everything daily“. 

 To illustrate to you that he knows something about architecture

 I recommend you watch the following video showing a new building designed by OSCAR NIEMEYER

 An architect over the age of 100

The building is called puerto de la musica’…. Worth seeing to the end

Le Corbusier and Steven Holl ….once more they have shown us, consciously…. “God is in the details”

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 ….“God is in the details”

This is a Doric Temple

Temple of Neptune at Paestum

And this is a typical Doric Column

Notice the  characteristics vertical slots

Le Corbusier in his book “Towards an Architecture” (1923) is fascinated by the small details Of the Parthenon’s Doric Columns.

Here is a quote from le Corbusier’s book “towards an architecture” ( page 178) about extrusion in Doric Columns…..in other words  “the slots”:   

“We recognize the artist plastic by extrusion…. this is the place and time that the engineer is deleted, and the sculpture goes into action

 

Know look at the next image showing a detail from Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art

Notice the Similarity between Steven Holl’s slots, shown in the image above,, and the slots of the Doric Columns …

Notice the fundamental difference between the tow designs approaches….

The slots In the Doric Columns are vertical … and in Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art , shown in the next image  …. are Horizontal….

Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art

horizontal slots

This is a typical case of “Conscious Inspiration” ……..

Steven Holl chooses consciously to be inspired from the vertical Doric Columns’s slots ….

But he implements the slots horizontally ….

 As shown on the lower right of the next image

Steven Holl’s  Nanjing Museum of Art

Nanjing, China, 2003-2013

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What did I learn from this post?

1. An architectural detail can be a “Source of Inspiration”.

2. “Conscious inspiration” is also the ability to copy architectural details , and by one small change ….the detail gets a new architectural meaning =“Copy with Invention”….

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 willserve 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

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