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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

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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 

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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

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 5, dealing with economic reality?….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by eliinbar

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Frank Gehry dealing with economic reality

If you will be asked, how does look, a typical Frank Gehry‘s building. Most of us will agree that they look very sculptural.

Just as Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center Looks in the following image….

 Frank Gehry Architect

Front facade Cleveland Clinic ,Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed  2010

Now look at the next image…would you believe this is the same building shown above?

This image is Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center building  rear façade ,

It looks like a completely different building….

 Frank Gehry Architect

rear façade  ,Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed 2010

It looks like this building is a demo to Gehry’s ultimate strategy implemented in many of his projects  

I suppose that Gehry developed this “strategy” to deal with the high construction budget needed to built his sculptural Buildings ….

First  floor plan of Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center

Eliinbar sketches 2011– frank Gehry-dealing with economic reality?….

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  event space

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  a typical interior

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  a picture from east.

Note the difference between the two parts of the building.

All photographs are copyright Matthew Carbone

What did I learn from this post?

1.Frank Gehry does not give up his desire for creativity and uniqueness .

2.He designs buildings with effective floor plans.

3.Gehry develops tools (Codex rules), and uses his architect skills to  design buildings directed budget. 

4.I do not always identify with the result of his “strategy”….

You are invited to visit myFrank Gehry’s relevant posts:

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry . ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy” https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/learning-from-frank-gehry-%E2%80%A6-chapter-3-the-the-clinging-statue%E2%80%9D-strategy/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 4 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….   https://archidialog.com/2011/11/21/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-3-the-most-successful-floor-plan-strategy/ 

Frank Gehry & Steve Jobs, Do they have something in common?https://archidialog.com/2011/12/11/frank-gehry-steve-jobs-do-they-have-something-in-common/

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Frank Gehry & Steve Jobs, Do they have something in common?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2011 by eliinbar

Recently I read the Inspiring book by Walter Isaacson “Steve Jobs”.
I came across a Steve Jobs quoteEventually you should try to expose yourself to the best things
that people did
, then try to implement these things out of what you do I mean the saying of Picasso
Good artists copy, great artists stealAnd we never were ashamed to steal great ideas”

Here is a short clip …. Steve Jobs talks about getting great ideas: http://www.google.co.il/url?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DCW0DUg63lqU&rct=j&sa=X&ei=CdTjTp_MEIXBhAe-vu3tAQ&ved=0CC0QuAIwAg&q=Picasso+%22Good+artists+copy,+great+artists+steal%22+&usg=AFQjCNFqCuySalwWusri05Kt0G6GQB0o4w

It is quite a while that I trace the inspiration sources of Frank Gehry….

Here is a short clip where Frank Gehry talks about his inspiration sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Hh1QYWVdQV0

Particularly I was interested in identifying the sources of his inspiration for His unique morphology, defined in projects like the “Dancing House”  In Prague or The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao – Spain  (See the following images).

 Frank Gehry Architect

the “Dancing House”

Prague Czech Republic 1992-1996

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao Spain 1991-1997

is one of Gehry’s most known buildings.

(Photo during construction, modern construction methods allow designing unique morphological elements)

Eero Saarinen architect

TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport 

(Reception structure inside the TWA Flight Center) opened in 1962

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Eliinbar sketches 2011, Frank Gehry’s inspiration sources?

What did I learn from this post? 

Frank Gehry and Steve Jobs admire Knowledge  

They believe that you can find Inspiration sources anywhere.

You don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from anything that can promote you ….

You are committed to develop the tools and skills to understand and use your Inspiration sources in a beneficial way for you ….

Possibly the “Conscious Inspiration method” should assimilate a similar approach….

 

The Conscious Inspiration Methode:

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”= (“Codex rules”) 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

 

You are invited to visit my relevant posts

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

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-1-his-design-tools/

Gottfried B0hm Architect_ Flagship Store_”swinging  glass  skirt”_

https://archidialog.com/2010/01/14/buildings-24/

What is Zaha Hadid’s ultimate “Inspirational Building”?

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/20/what-is-zaha-hadid%e2%80%99s-ultimate-%e2%80%9cinspirational-building/

 

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Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 3 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2011 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This post summarizes my “micro trilogy” about Frank Gehry’s “floor plan Strategies”

I will share with you. Gehry’s most considered building, with what I believe, the most successful “floor plan Strategy”…. The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao,Spain.

First  I will present The EMR Communication and Technology Center.

This building is a typical  example of Gehry’s characteristic “Floor plan Strategy” in the mid 90th.

I call this strategy the“Personal fan shape strategy”.

Gehry’s first  step, is to design unique morphological-forms.

Then weaves them in to a wonderful composition…. (It will be fascinating to trace Gehry’s inspiration sources when designing does unique morphological forms …. I already have some ideas I will share them with you, in my next posts).

Gehry’s EMR Communication and Technology Center

Model

“Gehry’s first  step, is to design unique morphological-forms.

Then weaves them in to a wonderful composition…. “

Germany 1992-1995

Gehry’s EMR Communication and Technology Center

 First floor plan

the “Personal fan shape strategy

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Spain 1991-1997, is one of Gehry’s most known buildings.

(Model view from above)

The Guggenheim museum First floor plan is a characteristic example of a combination of two of Gehry’s floor plans strategies, the “Sculptural Warping Strategy” that is represented in my previous post and the “Personal fan shape strategy” shown above, By the EMR Communication and Technology Center.

Eliinbar sketches 2011, .  …. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, floor plan Strategy

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

What did I learn from this post?

Gehry does not give up his desire for creativity and uniqueness.

Over the years Gehry develops new floor plan Strategies (Codex rules), and implement them in his designs to realize his architectural vision.

His Strategies is directed to provide a novel and unique interpretation to the common “boxes”

Gehry’s Quate:  “Ninety-eight percent of buildings are boxes,which tells me that a lot of people are in denial. We live and work in boxes. People don’t even notice that”

Developing tools (Codex rules) is something we can learn as a method.

I can even suggest a name for this method “Conscious Inspiration”.

You are invited to visit my relevant posts

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

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

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

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

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The Conscious Inspiration Methode:

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”= (“Codex rules”) 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

All pictures and floor plans are taken from EL CROQUIS  Frank Gehry 1991-1995

 

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011, Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy

If you will be asked,

What is the most common morphological feature

in Frank Gehry‘s buildings?

Most of us will agree that they look very sculptural….

Frank Gehry’s  quotes  Sculptors and painters have inspired me with their ability to make things with their own hands.” 

Ninety-eight percent of buildings are boxes, which tells me that a lot of people are in denial. We live and work in boxes,”

In my previous post I showed how Gehry succeeds to design a sculptural building (Disney’s concert hall) and preserves its functional program.

In my next Posts I will show Gehry’s strategy, dealing with this challenge. see my sketchbook above…. 

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In this post we will start our journey revealing  Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy with his own house, designed at 1978.

From “Stories of Houses”:   The story starts when Gehry’s wife, Berta, bought a small pink bungalow. 

Gehry decided to redesign what he considered “a dumb little house with charm“, to build around it and try “to make it more important“.

 Frank Gehry’s own house

Santa Monica, California

designed at 1978 ,View from above

Frank Gehry’s own house

Santa Monica, California

designed at 1978  ,  floor plan

 eliinbar Sketches 2011- Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy

What did I learn from this post? 

Gehry is very aware to the “needs” of the building ,Like once said Le Corbusier “a house is a machine for living”. 

He designs buildings with effective floor plans 

He does not give up his desire for creativity and uniqueness. 

Gehry develops tools (Codex rules), and uses his architect skills to realize his architectural vision. 

 

Developing tools (Codex rules) is something we can learn as a method

I can even suggest a name for this method “Conscious Inspiration”

 

Frank Gehry’s own house , front facade

Santa Monica, California

designed at 1978

Behind, the original house,

In front, the new sculptural addition 

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Learning from Zaha Hadid

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , on September 12, 2011 by eliinbar

What did I learn from my journey uncovering Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources.?

The Inspiration Sources of gifted architects are a combination of ” knowledge” and “Codex-rules.

 Eliinbar sketches 2011, learning from Zaha Hadid

We don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings = “Conscious Inspiration.

Once we deepen our architecture knowledge and develop our “Codex rules“  like  I got the impression , Zaha Hadid does intuitively,

it will lead us to high quality and “Invention architecture”.

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts

 In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s  inspiration Sources4-“Shell Structures”   https://archidialog.com/2011/09/08

 In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s  inspiration Sources 3-“the interplay between architecture and nature” https://archidialog.com/2011/09/05 

 In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s  inspiration Sources 2 https://archidialog.com/2011/09/02/ 

 In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s  inspiration Sources 1 https://archidialog.com/2011/08/29 

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In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources4-“Shell Structures”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 8, 2011 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011  , Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

In this post I present  Buckminster Fuller’s Montreal Biosphère in Expo 1967, Canada and Zaha Hadid’s mixed-use building  in Budapest,Hungary.

Zaha Hadid is today the most widely publicized and influential architect by Google test

It’s not the formal similarity, why I pose the two projects, and I don’t have the intention to insinuate that Zaha Hadid copied from another. 

My goal is to encourage the developing of “Codex rules for a new architectural planning process that I call  Conscious Inspiration.

 

Buckminster Fuller

The Montreal Biosphère

Canada  Expo 1967

Zaha Hadid Architect

mixed-use building Budapest, Hungary

 March 2007        

 

 Eliinbar sketches 2011, Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Here’s some more information from Zaha Hadid Architects about  her Inspiration Sources  for the mixed-use building  in Budapest:

“A Structure that extends Budapest’s rich architectural heritage, is inherently “in Context”, yet also marks a radical new approach

Thin-shell structures are light weight constructions using shell elements. These elements are typically curved and are assembled to large structures. Typical applications are fuselages of aeroplanes, boat hulls and roof structures in some buildings.

A thin shell is defined as a shell with a thickness which is small compared to its other dimensions and in which deformations are not large compared to thickness. A primary difference between a shell structure and a plate structure is that, in the unstressed state, the shell structure has curvature as opposed to plates structures which are flat.

From  wikipedia  

Mutschler & Partners and Frei Otto  Architects.The Multihalle, is a temporary construction in Mannheim, Germany 1975

 Mutschler & Partners and Frei Otto  Architects.The Multihalle, is a temporary construction in Mannheim, Germany 1975

Zaha Hadid is inspired by the Budapest’s rich architectural heritage and Thin-shell structures.

How it affect Zaha Hadid’s design?

Are ” Thin-shell structures”  her Inspiration Sources?

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