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Steven Holl and the “sponge Concept ” And why Toyo Ito ,Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando are participating in the festival?

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2018 by eliinbar

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Steven Holl ,Toyo Ito, Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando  “Sponge Concept “

This post is entirely “Conscious Inspiration

Sometimes it’s interesting to go back to old posts ,and see what happened since

This time I will tell the story of posts from 2010-2012

It turns out that many of the most esteemed architects, use the method of

Conscious Inspiration

And their projects are no less creative or unique than their sources of inspiration … for you to judge.

Enough for introductions, let’s tell the story

In 2012 I uploaded the following post, following two

previous posts from 2010

The posts present a new architectural trend, led by architect Steven Holl

The next sketch  was made by Steven Holl in 2002 , for a building designed in Nanjing , China . 

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I called this trend, the “Sponge-concept

What is the “Sponge Concept”?

Buildings that are basically perforated boxes, characterized by morphology of a sponge

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Eliinbar sketches 2010 the “sponge Concept”

 

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Eliinbar sketches 2010 the “sponge Concept”

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Six years later, I wonder what’s going on:

 

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Tadao Ando Poly Grand Theater Shanghai completion date: august 2014

This building is basically a perforated box, characterized by morphology of a sponge

Additional details and images on Tadao Ando‘s Poly Grand Theater in the divisare site

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Zaha Hadid Architects Morpheus Hotel Cotai,  Macao ,Project Year 2018

This building is basically a perforated box, characterized by morphology of a sponge

Additional details and images on Zaha hadidi’s ‘s Morpheus Hotel

in the Archdaily site

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Toyo Ito . Taichung Metropolitan Opera House (2)

Toyo Ito Metropolitan Opera House Taiwan-Taichung Project year 2016

This building is basically a perforated box, characterized by morphology of a sponge

Additional details and images on Toyo Ito’s TAICHUNG METROPOLITAN OPERA HOUSE in the divisare site

 

Now we understand why Toyo Ito ,Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando are participating in the festival

They apply the method of “Conscious Inspiration

For you to judge.

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Eliinbar sketches 2018

Steven Holl ,Toyo Ito, Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando  “Sponge Concept “

 

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Are Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels are inspired by Franz West’s unconventional objects and sculptures?

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches 2018 Zahah Hadid Franz West

Eliinbar sketches 2018  Zaha Hadid and Franz West

 

A comprehensive exhibition of works by the Austrian artist Franz West is currently being held ,at the Pompidou Center in Paris.

 

Here are some interesting discoveries:

This is Franz West’s painting from the 70’s.

I photographed last week, in his exhibition held in Centre Pompidou

Franz West 1972-1973

And this is Nordpark Cable Railway, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Opened in December 2007

Photo courtesy: http://www.forgemind.net/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=13911

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Eliinbar Sketches 2018 Zahah Hadid Franz West

For you to judge

 

This is Eliinbar’s Photograph – from Franz West’s Exhibition, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Franz West

And this is the

Love seat” from Zaha Hadid‘s collection 2016

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A short story:

 Was the Danish Architect, Bjarke Ingels (BIG)

Inspired by Franz West statue, shown in the next picture?

Spoiler for next posts : From 1998 to 2001, Bjarke Ingels worked for Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture – (OMA)  in Rotterdam

This is Franz West, Schlieren, 2010, installation view, Suvikunta, Sarvisalo, Finland. Photo: David Bebber

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(photo courtesy of: http://www.gagosian.com)

And this is Bjarke Ingels’s – (BIG)  St.Petersburg pier, Published 2011

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Eliinbar's Sketches- Bjarke Ingels's –(BIG) St.Petersburg pier

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”- The Rolling wave buildings

Interview with Franz West, Commenting on whether his sculptures are adapted to the environment:

Do you consider them autonomous? They don’t seem burdened by site-specificity.
They are absolutely autonomous.

They are always a little awkward. They don’t fit easily.
It’s the autonomy.

With or without connection to the previous story

Eli Inbar Photographs 2018- Franz West

Eliinbar’s Photographs 2018- Franz West Exhibition, Centre Pompidou

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David Chipperfield and Aldo Rossi ,in a fascinating encounter of “Conscious Inspiration” , at King’s Cross.

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches 2018 Aldo Rossi & David Chipperfield

Eliinbar Sketches 2018 , David Chipperfield and Aldo Rossi

I will start this post with a personal note.

Many years ago,

  Being a young architect

The late  Aldo Rossi  was one of the most fascinating and influential architects.

A small confession

I was less influenced by his buildings

Much more, by his unique sketches.

Here is an Aldo Rossi‘s sketch, for the Palazzo Hotel in Fukuoka, Japan

from the 80’s

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And now, a short story about “Conscious Inspiration

A story without cynicism, a simply good story

The hotel Palazzo Hotel in Fukuoka, Japan was designed by Aldo Rossi.

In 1989 the Construction of the Palazzo Hotel was completed.

Shown in the next picture.

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Almost 30 years later, I took a picture of this building, in King’s Cross mixed use redevelopment, in London

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David Chipperfield Architects, One Pancras Square , 2008 – 2013. King’s Cross mixed use redevelopment, London

At first glance ,there was confusion and embarrassment

The unique formality of the building facade has flown me back 30 years.

The formal resemblance to Aldo Rossi‘s Palazzo Hotel in Fukuoka from 1989

Was conspicuous and could not be avoided.

Ostensibly, a common case of “copy paste”-

I learned a few things about the One Pancras Square

Project….

It turned out that the One Pancras Square 

Project, was planned by an architect

Known for his unique restrained and controlled style, and above all environmental sensitivity

David Chipperfield

I recommend you to read Ellis Woodman’s interesting article on the subject

To get a detailed explanation on this building, you can also visit the David Chipperfield site

I wonder what David Chipperfield thinks about “Conscious Inspiration“?

For you to judge

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Steven Holl ,Louis Kahn and Herzog de Meuron. You too , I found “In My Backyard”?

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2018 by eliinbar

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Eliinbar Sketches 2018 – Steven Holl ,Louis Kahn and Herzog de Meuron

In My Backyard

This is my last post from “My Backyard

A series of posts, In which I present for your review, buildings that I found “in my backyard” and photographed them for you.

All buildings are within 60 km from home

The choice to photograph these buildings was not random

They remind me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

This is Steven Holl‘s – Simons Hall , from 1992

Notice to the clear characteristics of the building envelope ,repetitive square windows without a clear reference to internal functions

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A different angle to the Steven Holl’s  Simons Hall , from 1992

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And this is Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block project In  Chengdu, Sichuan ,China

2007-2012

Notice to the clear characteristics of the building envelope,

repetitive square windows without a clear reference to internal functions

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Six years later

I photographed this building in “In my backyard“ 04012016,200147 For you to judge

You are welcome to visit previous and  relevant posts of mine:

https://archidialog.com/2009/11/01/buildings-9/

https://archidialog.com/2013/05/31/inspiration-from-existing-buildings-conscious-inspiration-if-youre-gonna-do-it-do-it-right/

https://archidialog.com/2010/06/01/expo-2010-republic-of-korea-pavilion-multi-inspirations-building-2/

BIRD NEST typology

This is the National Stadium –designed by Hezog De Meuron Architects

 the “bird nest” Beijing   2001-2008

Notice the dominant BIRD NEST typology

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Ten years later

I photographed this building in “my backyard

Bird Nest Design

For you to judge

And finally, a sketch by Louis Kahn from the 1960s 

I found in Louis Kahn’s archives:

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A sketch of the

Baltimore Inner Harbor , designed by Louis Kahn in

1969-1973

Notice to the clear characteristics of the building envelope,

repetitive square windows combined with diagonal beams

This is once more ,Steven Holl’s  Sliced Porosity Block project In  Chengdu, Sichuan ,China  2007-2012     

From a different angle

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OMA and Frank Gehry are implementing the strategy of “Pile of Boxes” On a regular basis . Today I found a new “Pile of rotated boxes” , “in my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches Pile of Boxes 2018 OMA ,GEHRY

Eliinbar Sketches 2018 “Pile of Boxes”

This post is number five

In a series of posts, I call “In my backyard

In which I present for your review, buildings that I found “in my backyard” and photographed them for you.

All buildings are within 60 km from home

The choice to photograph these buildings was not random

They remind me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

In 2012 I published a number of posts that documented common planning strategies Which characterized Frank Gary‘s work

One of the most prominent strategies was the “Pile of boxes

You are invited to visit my post from 2012, which documents  Frank Gary‘s strategy of the

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

Frank Gehry implements the strategy of the “pile of boxes ” in many of his projects

One of the most significant projects that Frank Gehry implements this strategy

Is a joint project with Mirvish.

 a mixed-use project

Three, “sculptural” residential towers

in Toronto

Published in ARCHDAILY.COM  Oct  2012

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Notice to the unique morphology that characterizes the strategy of the “Pile of boxes”

To emphasize the idea of a stack of cubes, Frank Gehry rotated the top cube, in both towers.

Six years later

I photographed this building in “my backyard

Notice the unique morphology, that characterizes Frank Gehry‘s strategy, “Pile of boxes

A stack of cubes, placed one on top of each other, and the top cube is rotated.

Pile of rotaded boxes in my backyard

for you to judge

 

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It turns out that OMA adopted the

Strategy  of thr “Pile of boxes

Here is an example from 2013

The Interlace Apartments

Designed by OMA, Ole Scheeren

Singapore

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You are invited to visit my post from 2012, and learn more how OMA and Herzog de Meuron are dealing with the morphological aspect of thepile of boxes” strategy

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

 

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Examples of

buildings around the world

Implementing the strategy of

Pile of boxes”

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Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava are leading the Torso trend from the last century. Today I find new “Torso structures”, built in my backyard

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 18, 2018 by eliinbar

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Santiago Calatrava’s morphological transformation of Torso structures

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This is Halliday Avray-Wilson ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

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And this is Santiago Calatrava’s

Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

Inspired by the Halliday Avray-Wilson’s

Twisting Male Torso Sculpture shown above

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The next image is Santiago Calatrava’s sketch ,showing how he got inspired from Halliday Avray-Wilson , Twisting Male Torso Sculpture, when he designed the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden (on the left of the sketch)

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In 2001-2005 Santiago Calatrava realized his vision from 1999, with the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden ,shown in the next image

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And this is

Frank Gehry’s InterActiveCorp headquarters in New York

From 2007

An Inspiring example of Conscious Inspiration

Frank Gehry's Torso Building in N.Y.

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Examples of Torso buildings around the world

Turning Torso buildings around the world

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It turns out, that in my backyard, there are also several Torso structures, for you to judge

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……….Expo 2015 Milan = Controlling light

Posted in buildings, Inspiration Source, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2015 by eliinbar

"Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

eliinbar’s  sketches 2015 – “Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

I visited this year Expo in Milan….

Expo 2015 Motto is  Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

From the point of view of an architect ,Milan Expo 2015 is a  dreamy playground containing 145 Structures designed by talented architects

appears that 145 architects

in Expo 2015

chose to deal with

a common challenge

to Control  Light

you are already familiar

to this blog tradition

I will first deal with different strategies of

how to “Control Light” implemented in different structures in Expo 2015

And than

I shall propose

their

Inspiration sources

for you to judge

Here is a sketch showing the most common design strategy in  Expo 2015

to Control Light by

envelopes made of Layers

Layers that are composed of vertical and horizontal slabs

"Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

“Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

shown in the next image

is the Ireland’s pavilion in Expo 2015

notice the shading strategy implemented in the Ireland’s pavilion

layers of vertical slabs connected to the envelope structure

in  variable density

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and this is  le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery in Lyon France designed and built from 1953 to 1957

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notice the shading strategy implemented in le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery

layers of vertical slabs connected to the envelope structure

in  variable density

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eliinbar’s  sketches 2015 -inspiration sources- “Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

Is le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery, the Ireland’s Pavilion inspiration?

for you to judge

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more pavilions in Expo 2015 in Milan

implementing this strategy

The Czech pavilion

 Czech pavilion in expo 2015 vertical slabs

Azerbaijan pavilion in expo 2015

Azerbaijan pavilion in expo 2015- horizontal slabs


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German pavilion in expo 2015- horizontal slabs

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 Romania pavilion in expo 2015- vertical slabs

French pavilion in Expo 2015

French pavilion in Expo 2015 – vertical slabs

Pavilion Expo 2015

more

Inspirational stories from Expo 2015, in future posts