Archive for Conscios Inspiration

MVRDV & Herzog de Meuron – The “Visual House “&”Balancing House”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by eliinbar

This post is about buildings I encounter on a regular basis
in the Web….

Kormeling Architect / Artist

Starting Tower   Slochteren ,  Netherland   1992

Herzog de Meuron Architects

Vitra Campus ,  Weilam Rhhein ,  Germany 2010

MVRDV and Mole Architects

Balancing Barn holiday home in Suffolk, UK

Published in Dezeen October 14th, 2010

RVL architects

House Charentilly, France

Published in ARCHDAILY

24Mar 2011

The “Conscious Inspiration” signs:

1. All buildings, in this post, deal with The Notion of theVisual House”

2. The buildings are designed in a unique simplicity of Prism-shaped elements.

3. The buildings design deal with “Weightlessness,
“Levitation” and “Balancing”.

4. Significant source of inspiration is Kormelings’ Starting Tower in Slochteren,Netherland

The “Visual House “&”Balancing House” eliinbar Sketces 2011


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Herzog de Meuron & John Kormeling – “Conscious Inspiration” The “Visual House”

Le Corbusier & SANAA “walls with holes”

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


When searching in google the expression “walls with holes” it refers to numerous technical solutions for holes and cracks in walls

When architects talk about “walls with holes” they mean walls with Windows”.


It is quite a while that I trace the inspiration source to SANAA‘s

Zollverein School of Management & Design in Essen

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SANAA Architects

 Zollverein School of Management & Design

 Essen ,Germany  2003-2006 


Recently i found a Lucien Hervé’s : Photograph  That gives us a unique angle at the Unité d’Habitation Rezé in Nantes .  A project that was designed by Le Corbusier in the fifties.

Le Corbusier

 Unité d ‘ Habitation Rezé ,

 interior view ,Nantes, France 1952-1954

Le Corbusier

 Unité d ‘ Habitation Rezé

Nantes , France 1952-1954

A View to the upper floor balcony of the Unité d ‘ Habitation Rezé


SANAA Architects

 Zollverein School of Management & Design

 Essen ,Germany  2003-2006 

 interior view


eliinbar Sketches 2011


SANNA’s Zollverein School of Management & Design in Essen with its unusual way of opening holes (windows) in its walls has an impressive presence in the Web.  You are invited to enter a previous post of mine, where I present some buildings that are inspired by SANNA’s “holes effect” 


Is the original and unexpected solution of Corbusier, to the social Housing Unité d ‘Habitation  Rezéin   in Nantes  is “ the source” of inspiration to SANNA’s  Zollverein School of Management & Design?



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Oscar Niemeyer in Israel Part one

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

Oscar Niemeyer, was invited by Abba Hushi, the mayor of Haifa, Israel, to plan the campus of the University of Haifa, He Stayed in Israel From 1959 to 1964.

Among the projects designed by Niemeyer during his stay in Israel are the

University of Haifa (it was finally the architect Shlomo Gilad who Performed it).

A plan to “kikar Amedina” Square in Tel Aviv ,who the architects Abba Elhanani and Israel lotan Performed it

Nordia  Project where The  Project of the “Dizengoff Center” in Tel Aviv Was built .

The “city of Negev”- designed at the heart of the Negev.

“Panorama” Project at the Carmel Haifa  (where are today the Panorama towers).

and several private homes that were not  built.


Oscar Niemeyer Architect

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Brasilia

designed at the fifties


Arye Elhanani Architect

Great Tel Aviv Synagogue Israel

renovation 1969

 In 1969, in order to revive the old structure of the synagogue and to suit the spirit of the time, there was a massive  renovations, architect Arye Elhanani added to the building ” Oscar Niemeyer’s arcs” to have the character of the modernist Style.

Eliinbar’s sketches 2011


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