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Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the “Origami Envelopes Trend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2013 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

From eliinbar’s sketch book 2012 - the inspiration source of the Origami Envelopes trend

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – the inspiration sources of the “Origami Envelopes Trend”

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.

In this post I will examine  the “Origami Envelopes trend”

For more information about the “Origami Envelopes trend”, you are invited to visit my post: Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”

What are the inspiration Sources for the “Origami Envelopes trend”?

I can think about three sources of inspiration for the “Origami Envelopes trend”.

1.The origami traditional Japanese art.

2.Peter Eisenman’s  Max Reinhardts Haus project. from 1992.

3.Preston Scott Cohen’s Tel Aviv Museum –  2003-2010.

Each one of them has a different role in generating the “Origami Envelopes trend”.

The “Knowledge base

Origami Swan

Origami Swan

The origamy  traditional Japanese art of paper folding, is the “Knowledge base” for the Origami Envelopes trend

The origamy  traditional Japanese art of paper folding, is the “Knowledge base for the “Origami Envelopes trend

The “Inspiration Source”

Peter Eisenman Architect  Max Reinhardts Haus project Berlin 1992

Peter Eisenman Architect  Max Reinhardts Haus project Berlin-1992

Peter Eisenman’s  Max Reinhardts Haus project in Berlin from 1992 is the “Inspiration Source” for the Origami Envelopes trend

Peter Eisenman’s  Max Reinhardts Haus project in Berlin from 1992 is the “Inspiration Source” for the “Origami Envelopes trend

The Realization

Preston Scott Cohen architect Tel Aviv Museum 2003-2010

Preston Scott Cohen architect Tel Aviv Museum 2003-2010

And Preston Scott Cohen’s Tel Aviv Museum from  2003-2010 is the “Realization” of the “Origami Envelopes trend”

And Preston Scott Cohen’s Tel Aviv Museum from  2003-2010 is the “Realization” of the “Origami Envelopes trend

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And here are some recent examples of the”Origami Envelopes trend”

 For you to judge.

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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

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 Four: realize 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?

The new Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar turning into reality

Posted in buildings, public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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

Following the very short video above,

This is the final sketch, published in my blog

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 - morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

And this is how this  sketch is displayed in the ISG gallery

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Check my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Here is the full story for this sketch, as was published in my blog

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 - OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”

Recently I found a Rem Koolhaas twitt related to the Questions I raise in this blog….

Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it.”

Well…. Rem Koolhaas is no doubt one of the influential architects in our time….

Are the Max Reinhardts Haus project designed by Peter Eisenman and the “Arche de la Defense France” designed by Johann Otto von Spreckelsen shown in the next images ….Were OMA and REM KOOLHAAS  inspiration source when they designed the Central Chinese TV Building?

For you to judge…

Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect Grande Arche de la Defense France Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect

Grande Arche de la Defense France

Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

Peter Eisenman Architect  Max Reinhardts Haus project Berlin-1992

Peter Eisenman Architect

 Max Reinhardts Haus project

Berlin-1992

OMA\ Rem Koolhaas Architects Central Chinese TV Building  Beijing – 2008

OMA\ Rem Koolhaas Architects

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 - OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”

The most dominant Characteristic of OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building,

Is its configuration….

A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal, connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center

The next two buildings were designed, in resent years….

Iran

Iran

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

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 sketchbook 2012 - morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

Notice the morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building…. A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal’ connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center

Let’s check if those buildings are more the type of “CONSCIOUS INSPIRATION” or the type of “COPY PASTE”….

Buildings designed according to the principles of “Conscious Inspiration“, are  identified  by means of three principles:

1. You can easily identify the sources of knowledge.

2. There is a clear expression of unique planning tools = ”Codex Rolls”.

3. Stands out, the architect’s Invention.

For you to judge…

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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For more information about the principles of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”, you are invited to visit my relevant posts:

1. OMA is Rem Koolhaas’s way for living a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture. https://archidialog.com/2012/12/03/

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

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

2. “Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration  https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24/%E2%80%9Corigami-envelopes-conscious-inspiration/

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Origami Envelopes – eliinbar sketches 2011 

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.

 

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.

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

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by eliinbar

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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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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Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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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in my Facebook

OMA / Rem Koolhaas, dominates the Architectural world…. “business as usual”….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2012 by eliinbar

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – OMA / Rem Koolhaas, dominates the Architectural world….“business as usual”….

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

It’s not a secret anymore, OMA and its spiritual father, Rem Koolhaas, are a critical source of inspiration to contemporary architecture….

In this post we’ll take a short break from the discussion about the “Conscious Inspiration Method”.

Here are two examples, among many others, that show cases of “conscious inspiration” or “copy-paste” Of buildings that got inspired from OMA…. For you to judge….

This is Rem Koolhaas/OMA Television Cultural Centre,

China, Beijing, Competition: 1st prize 2002  Construction  began  2005

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And this a model of a design proposal for the National Library of Islamic Republic of Iran

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 OMA, dominates the Architectural world….“business as usual”….

This is Rem Koolhaas/OMA  Campus Center for the University of Utrecht  1997

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And this is a bus Station at Rio Maior, Portugal designed by Domitianus Arquitectura in 2005

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – OMA, dominates the Architectural world….“business as usual”….

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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You are invited to visit my relevant Posts showing OMA and its spiritual father,Rem Koolhaas as a critical source of inspiration to contemporary architecture:

Rem Koolhaas/OMA Wrapping the “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2011/04/16/

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Eliinbar”s Sketches  2011- OMA and its spiritual father,

REM KOOLHAAS as a critical source of inspiration in contemporary architecture….

MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

https://archidialog.com/2012/11/25/

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From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

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”

https://archidialog.com/2012/09/30/

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

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

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

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

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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….

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

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OMA & Rem Koolhaas Architectural “Influence” ….Why does he choose to ignore it?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2012 by eliinbar

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”….

Recently I found a Rem Koolhaas twitt related to the Questions I raise in this blog….

“Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it.” 

Well…. Rem Koolhaas is no doubt one of the influential architects in our time….

Are the Max Reinhardts Haus project designed by Peter Eisenman and the “Arche de la Defense France” designed by Johann Otto von Spreckelsen shown in the next images ….Were OMA and REM KOOLHAAS  inspiration source when they designed the Central Chinese TV Building?

For you to judge…

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Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect

Grande Arche de la Defense France

Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

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Peter Eisenman Architect

 Max Reinhardts Haus project

Berlin-1992

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OMARem Koolhaas Architects

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”….

The most dominant Characteristic of OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building,

Is its configuration….

A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal, connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center.

 

The next two buildings were designed, in resent years….

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Iran

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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

for more information  go to Archdaily

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

Notice the morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….

A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal’ connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center.

 

Let’s check if those buildings are more the type of “CONSCIOUS INSPIRATION” or the type of “COPY PASTE

Buildings designed according to the principles of “Conscious Inspiration“, are  identified  by means of three principles:

1. You can easily identify the sources of knowledge,

2. There is a clear expression of unique planning tools=”Codex Rolls”

3. Stands out, the architect’s invention.

For you to judge…

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For more information about the principles of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”, you are invited to visit my relevant posts;

 

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

https://archidialog.com/2012/12/03/

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

2. “Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24/%E2%80%9Corigami-envelopes-conscious-inspiration/

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Origami Envelopes – eliinbar sketches 2011 

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.

 

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.

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

 

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

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 –  Conscious Inspiration

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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”.

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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 ?

SANAA maquette OK.indd

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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