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Le Corbusier and the double message of the Conscious Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2013 by eliinbar

Here is Le Corbusier’s thought-provoking quote, published in his book “Towards Architecture“, in the early 20’s of the last century

The iron and cement  during the last fifty years brought achievements , indicating the powerful of construction, but also architecture that its code is disrupted

? What was Le corbusier‘s message when he wrote this phrase

It is possible to interpret Le corbusier’s  message literally

Architects failed to take advantage correctly ,of new construction technologies that were developed at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century

I think Le Corbusier wanted to  send us a message bit different

:That is how I understand, le Corbusier’s message 

 Since its birth, the architectural bases itself on the guiding principles

    These principles serves the needs of the primary users, we all

?Where do we find the guiding principles

We finde the guiding principles in existing buildings

 Architects failed to take advantage correctly ,of new construction technologies because they did not base their new designs on Inspiring buildings

 Instead of learning the guiding principles that have evolved over the centuries, they choose to skip this legacy, and reinvent the wheel

 This architecture does not serve us

 I can suggest a name to Le corbusier’s message , I would call  it Conscious Inspiration

Here Is an interesting example , Le Corbusier has published in his book Towards Architecture

This example shows us how “Conscious Inspiration” works for Le Corbusier

Here are the four Conscious Inspiration steps, who led Corbusier to high quality and creative architecture

First step–  le Corbusier choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers his vision,  guiding principles = Outlining guidelines

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Second step– this is one of Le Corbusier’s first buildings. le Corbusier implements consciously the principals of the “Outlining guidelines” in a building characterized by periodical architectural characteristics   

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Third step – le Corbusier develops his own personal design tools =five points of architecture / Maison Domino

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Le Corbusir’s five points of architecture – Eliinbar sketches 2011

Fourth step- le Corbusier use his inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, he combines the tools developed and design high quality creative architecture, The building shown in the next image is a completely radical design compared to buildings which are being built at the time

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

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2012 by eliinbar

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

Frank Gehry and his most powerful design-tool.

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

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 –Frank Gehry and the “pile of boxes strategy”…..

Recently was published in Arch daily a mixed-use project …three “sculptural” residential towers designed by Frank Gehry .

As I showed in previous posts of mine, there is a common phenomenon among successful architects that is worth checking out….

I call this phenomenon the “Multiplying architecture strategy”…. (Multiplying of architectural ideas or “Self  inspiration”).

In a previous post of mine ,I showed one of the most common design strategies Frank Gehry applies in his projects…. I Call it the “pile of boxes strategy”….

It started in the 80s ….

One of the most successful buildings designed by Frank Gehry according to the “pile of boxes strategy”, is in my opinion, the public library in Hollywood, shown in the next image.

Frank Gehry Architect

 Public Library Hollywood Branch

USA 1983–1986

Three years later Frank Gehry designed the unique Schnabel House (shown in the next image) applying once more his “pile of boxes strategy”…..

Frank Gehry Architect

Schnabel House

Brentwood, California  1989

Eight years later Frank Gehry designed the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (shown in the next image) according to the “pile of boxes strategy”…..

Frank Gehry Architect

working model of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

 2007 , courtesy of  hoss gifford

And Five years later Frank Gehry designs three towers in Toronto…. Notice especially the one on the right ,designed according to the “pile of boxes strategy”…..

Frank Gehry and Mirvish mixed-use project

three, “sculptural” residential towers

Toronto

Published in ARCHDAILY.COM  Oct  2012

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A short Comment….

Frank Gehry’s “pile of boxes strategy” is not just a “unique morphology”, that we experience from the outside….

Frank Gehry’s strategy has other advantages….

Look at the next interior images of the Schnabel House …

The “pile of boxes strategy” is an original and exciting technique to put in the building, natural light.

Frank Gehry Architect

Schnabel House ,Internal photo

Brentwood, California  1989

Frank Gehry Architect

Schnabel House, Internal photo

Brentwood, California  1989

I recommend you to watch this short YouTube video, showing Frank Gehry’s designing  strategy ….using his most powerful tool ….architectural models….
This video explains somewhat, frank Gehry’s “pile of boxes strategy

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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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

 

Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry ,Rem Koolhaas, Herzog De Meuron and MVRDV, ….The Only one that can “put them” together in one building is the“Conscious Inspiration Method”

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – “Conscious inspiration Method” how it works….

I am proud to announce the opening of my new

Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG)

 You are invited to visit the gallery and to enjoy my sketches .

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?

 music by Nicolas Jaar

Sketch is born by Eli Inbar

Visit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This post is about “Conscious Inspiration”

In the next images and sketches I will try to demonstrate how the “Conscious inspiration Method” works for the building designed by Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]in Tartu, Estonia.

1. Le Corbusier’s  “Domino House”…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Domino House (1914–1915) is an open floor plan structures, supported by reinforced concrete columns meaning that the floor space was free to be configured into rooms without concern for supporting walls and the physical The building envelope expression is an independent expression subject to the interpretation of Its Architect.

Le Corbusier’s  typical” Domino House” 1914-1915

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  -Domino House- Conscious inspiration

Notice the open floor plan structure supported by reinforced concrete columns. The building envelope is the independent expression of the Architect

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. Le Corbusier – Les maisons Domino. https://archidialog.com/2010/04/22/

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2. Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Rem Koolhaas  Jussieu Library model

Winning competition entry for Jussieu campus

in Paris 1992 

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy – Conscious inspiration

Notice the visual similarity to Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy developed in the Jussieu Library

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. MVRDV & Rem Koolhaas & SANAA – Buildings with three-dimensional floor  https://archidialog.com/2010/05/26/

3. MVRDV’s Cantilever Strategy…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

MVRDV Architects

“WoZoCo” Housing for Elderly

Amsterdam: 1997

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu

Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  MVRDV’s Cantilever Strategy – Conscious inspiration

Notice the dominant cantilever inspired by MVRDV “WoZoCo” Housing

 You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. The Conteliver Buildings  https://archidialog.com/2010/03/12/

4.Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy ….a Conscious Inspiration Source

Frank Gehry Architect

Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

Los Angeles California 1987-2003

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building ,Typical floor plans

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012   Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy- Conscious inspiration

Notice the resemblance…. both buildings are characterized by sculptural envelope with an efficient rectangular

floor plan. 

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1,His Design Tools https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

 

5. Le Corbusier’s Piloties Strategy ….a Conscious Inspiration Source

Le Courbusier

 Unite d’ Habitation

Marseille France 1946-1952

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building’s Piloties

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Le Corbusier’s Piloties Strategy- Conscious inspiration

Notice the use of Le Corbusier’s Piloties to raise the building from the ground to let parking.

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post….Le Corbusier & Zaha Hadid – Les Pilotis – Conscious Inspiration 1  https://archidialog.com/2010/07/11/

6. Herzog De Meuron’s circular Staircase…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Herzog & de Meuron architects

Caixa Forum Madrid staircase

Completed: 2008

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 Herzog De Meuron’s circular Staircase-Conscious Inspiration

Notice the similar morphology ….especially the rail

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What did I learn From This post?

1. Once more we saw that the “Conscious Inspiration Method” is practiced intuitively by talented architects all over the world.

2. It Seems that the “Conscious Inspiration Method” does not prejudice the creativity of architects….Perhaps even enhances It.

3. The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is not limited to a certain place, cultural or environmental conditions.

4. Inspiration Sources are varied…. architects are inspired from different periods and different places.

5. An inspiration source can be a “design strategy” or a “unique morphology”, What really matters, is the architect skills to develop and make use of his appropriate “design-tools”.

 

The  “Conscious Inspiration” Method,  How it Works?

First step:  the inspiration Source.

Second step:   Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools.

Third step:   Realize the design idea.

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.

 –

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

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

for more information  go to Archdaily

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 

for more information  go to database.emrearolat.com

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….

 –

 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

Tadao Ando and the Azuma House ….the most identified example of the “Concentrated Facade” strategy.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2012 by eliinbar


from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Tadao Ando and the “Concentrated Facades Strategy

In my previous post  

I learned about Rafael Moneo‘s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy

In this post I will share with you another conmon façade strategy, inspired by Tadao Ando  Azuma House ….

Tadao Ando’s Azuma House in Osaka Japan, is one of the first and most Influencing buildings, planed according to the design strategy I like to Call  “Concentrated Facades”.

Tadao Ando’s  Azuma House front concentrated façade, is shown in the next image

Tadao Ando

 Azuma House

Osaka, Japan 1975-1976

This is the main entrance from the street to the Azuma House .

Note that the only opening at the main facade, is the door….

 

What are the origins of this strategy?

For what are “Concentrated Facades” good for? 

Look at the next images showing talented Architects applying the “Concentrated Facades Strategy

 Is it just a trend?

Well, opposed to other “trends” presented in previous posts of mine….

In this post I will show examples of talented Architects that are getting inspired from the visual aspect of the “Concentrated Facades” strategy

 But they all add their own invention to it ….

And this is basically the main essence of the “conscious inspiration method

 Here are some examples of talented architects ,that implement the”Concentrated Facades” strategy consciously.

Rafael Moneo

Rafael Moneo Architect

biblioteca universidad de Deusto

 Bilbao 2009

Notice the Semi-transparent façade…. It meets the specific needs of a library filtered light.

And to emphasize the main entrance of a public building, Rafael Moneo opens a large “Three-dimensional window” above it.

More information about Rafael Moneo biblioteca Universidad in  A F A S I A

Steven Holl

Steven Holl Architect

Bellevue Art Museum Galleries, classrooms, cafe, auditorium Bellevue

Washington inaugurated on January 2001

Notice the closed umber façades…. It meets the specific needs of Galleries and auditorium.

There are large openings in the façade, in three main areas:

1. From the Side of the roof , illuminating the galleries with  Indirect lighting.

2. To emphasize the main entrance.

3. To illuminate the café with natural light.

More information about Steven Holl Bellevue Art Museum in  STEVEN HOLL architects

Alvaro Siza

Alvaro Siza Architect

Mimesis Museum South Korea

Completed: 2009

To emphasize the main entrance of a public building Alvaro Siza opens generously the ground level to the public (Many of Alvaro Siza Buildings are characterized by this motif)

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Carlos Ferrater

Carlos Ferrater Architect OAB office of architecture

Catalonia Convention Centre

 2004

Much of Carlos Ferrater buildings are being built in hot places with a lot of solar radiation.

He is aware of that. So in many of his buildings , openings are concentrated and protected by slats.

Another feature…. Carlos Ferrater frequently makes use of is the concentration openings to facilitate prefabricated construction, characteristic mainly in residential projects.

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Here are more examples of buildings applying the “Concentrated Facades Strategy”

Atelier Hitoshi Abe Ftown Building

House in Minamimachi by Suppose Design Office

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CARLOS FERRATER  Architect GROUP AZAHAR HEADQUARTERS Castellon de la Plana.

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Parish Church Complex of Marco de Canevezes, Portugal. It was designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza with Rolando Torgo and completed in 1990

Alvaro Siza Architect Mimesis Museum South Korea Completed: 2009

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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:  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

 

 

 

 

A GREEN Tower inspired by MVRDV,and Steven Holl……But if you want to design a Green Building, Le Corbusier is the ultimate inspiration source ….

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From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

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Here is the short story of a brilliant architecture firm, DCPP Arquitectos, that are not intimidated to be inspired from “relevant buildings”. 

First let’s see what were the “relevant buildings”, that were DCPP Arquitectos’s inspiration sources, when designing the Green Tower.

 For you to judge….

MVRDV Architects

WoZoCo Housing

Amsterdam  1994 – 1997

DCPP Arquitectos

20-storey residential building (Green Tower)

Lima, Peru   Published in 23 August 2012  in DEZEEN

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

Steven Holl Architect

 housing

Fukuoka Japan, 1989-1991

DCPP Arquitectos

20-storey residential building (Green Tower)

 Lima, Peru   Published in 23 August 2012  in DEZEEN

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

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These days it’s Trendy to speak about sustainable architecture – or in its more familiar name ….GREEN buildings.

Some of the GREEN buildings put a “green button” on their facades….Combine energy-guzzling expensive machines doing miracles and wonders with waste, water, etc. 

Other buildings…….. like the GREEN Tower proposed for Lima, Peru, by Mexican studio DCPP Arquitectos choose to deal with the challenge of designing a green building, using “conservative” design strategies inspired by Le Corbusier.

You are invited to visit my post  and learn more about Le Corbusier’s ”grille climatique“. (A climate systematic analysis he developed in the 50s)

Here are some of le Corbusier’s sketches representing his “conservative” design- strategies principles, to design GREEN buildings.

The sketches were made from 1950 to 1965  for Chandigarh, India.

The Original sketches are from the FONDATION LE CORBUSIER

Are Le Corbusier’s Green Buildings strategy, the inspiration sources for DCPP Arquitectos’s  Green Tower?

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This is Le corbusier’s sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the cross ventilation that becomes possible because of the horizontal openings in the building envelope

 

See the next image…. And this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower

Notice the large horizontal openings that Allow cross ventilation

And this is Le corbusier’s second sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the Open spaces surrounding the building with vegetation. 

See the next image…. And this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower.

Notice the exterior spaces surrounding the building with vegetation and water.

And this is Le corbusier’s third sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the Openings in the building envelope to Improve crossing  air movement

See the next image….and this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower

Notice the vertical space  to improve air movement.

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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:  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