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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

eliinbar's sketches 2015 -inspiration sources- "Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

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

What is common to ancient Rome, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore ,Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas?

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eliinbar’s sketches 2014 - THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION
eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

Today’s post will be the second of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, OMA of Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Source for leading architects today. Today’s main configuration of a building designed by Oma and Rem Koolhass is ROTATION.

THE MAIN CONFIGURATION

ROTATION

eliinbar's sketches-ROTATION

The origins

(Inspiration Sources)

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8th century BC to the 5th century AD

Forum Romanum

Ancient Rome floors plans

(Republican Era)

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The Sixties

Louis Kahn

Norman Fisher House floor plan Hatboro, Pennsylvania, United States 1960-1967

Louis Kahn Norman Fisher House

The Seventies

Charles Moore

 Kresge College street level floor plan 1971

kresge College Plan

The Eighties

Tadao Ando

Church of the light  built in 1989, in the city of Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture.

church of the light site plan

eliinbar’s sketches 2014 - THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

Note that the main configuration- rotation

 is  reflected in each of the above floor plans

eliinbar's sketches-ROTATION

And how  Rem Koolhaas implements the idea of ​​ROTATION today?

The Contemporary Inspiration Source

OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s winning proposal for the Plaza at Santa Monica 2013

OMA and Rem Koolhaas's winning proposal for the Plaza at Santa Monica 2013

Conscious Inspiration today

more Rotating buildings

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This blog examines the

 inspiration sources

 of contemporary architectural projects

 I put a virtual

 mirror  

 reflecting processes of

conscious and

unconscious inspiration among Architects

and you judge

 But my challenge is not over yet

If my

mirror

 reflects the reality correctly

Then is needed a change in architecture profession training

And I will explane

You probably noticed that the differences between

Conscious Inspiration” and “Copy paste

are rather vague

And there is a consensus that

 Copy-paste is disastrous for the architectural profession

We all know that the basis for all architectural design , is the unique site

 on which the building is built

so how can we copy buildings?

For that I strive to develope a responsive training method for architects

I call it the

 Conscious Inspiration Method

The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is  learning to be inspired  consciously  from existing buildings

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our designing tools =“Codex Rules”, it will lead us to high quality creative architecture

.

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on 

inspiration techniques

I call them

Codex Rules

In my next posts ,I will show some Interesting  inspiration techniques

Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit, and it should be realized by a plastic artist = Architect

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 Le Corbusier and Carlos Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

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The following quote, is from le Corbusier’s  book “Towards an Architecture” ,published in 1923:

Extrusion is the touchstone of architecture

It distinguishes Art from Engineering

Extrusion is free of all constraint

This is not a question of conventions, tradition, construction method or even usefulness

Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit, it needs a plastic artist

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Le Corbusier ,in his book Towards  an Architecture, presents to us the Pantheon‘s coffered dome  ,as an example for an extrusion’s inspiration source

The Pantheon was built during the reign of Augustus in Rome ,Italy

Pantheon's Coffered dome

Years after the Pantheon was built

The renowned architect ,Carlo Scarpa, was inspired by the coffered dome of the Pantheon

Here Is a typical detail from the Brion’s Family mausoleum ceiling, designed by Carlo Scarpa  1969-1978

typical detail from the Brion's Family mausoleum, designed by Carlos Scarpa  1969-1978

 Le Corbusier and Carlos Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist = Architect

For you to Judge

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David Chipperfield & Oscar Niemeyer & The Parthenon Conscious Inspiration

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Eliinbar’s Sketches 2011  The Parthenon -Conscious Inspiration

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Inspiration from existing buildings = Conscious Inspiration….”If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2013  "If You're Gonna Do It, Do It Right"

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  “If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right”

Todays  post presents for the eighth time, my “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days that we can easily identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music, not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are ,existing buildings

Existing  buildings , that we are exposed to in countless websites, design brochures and  books ,everybody  is talking about this phenomenon these days , it is  called The availability of information

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

Steven Holl Architect Sliced Porosity Block 2012 Chengdu, Sichuan China

Steven Holl Architect

Sliced Porosity Block 2012

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Notice  Steven Holl’s  scale strategy 

The irregular shape of the towers, the openings and the changes in scale, add a sense of human proportions and individuality to the huge mass of the buildings

The dominant regular grid of the façade,accentuated by dominant expression of the diagonal reinforcement beams , reinforce the sense of human scale 

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Zaha Hadid demonstrates us, how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to

significant architecture

And discover the historical inspiration sources for Steven Holl’s  façade strategy

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013 - Zaha Hadid helps us understand how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  – Zaha Hadid helps us understand how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

Now let’s examine QLAB architects design strategy, as reflected in the NTFSH Gymnasium Published in Archdaily 26 MAY 2013 ,and shown in the next image

NTFSH Gymnasium / QLAB architects  project year 2013 Tainan, Taiwan

QLAB architects

NTFSH Gymnasium , project year 2013 Tainan, Taiwan

Published in Archdaily 26 MAY 2013

QLAB’s NTFSH Gymnasium is characterized by a basic morphological box with A dominant regular grid on the façade, accentuated by diagonal reinforcement beams

  Does the NTFSH Gymnasium  represents the principles of Conscious Inspiration  

My personal opinion…. not enough

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2013  "If You're Gonna Do It, Do It Right"

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  “If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right

While  Steven Hall’s “Sliced ​​Porosity Block” is characterized by openings and changes in scale, that add a sense of human proportions and individuality , QLAB’s NTFSH Gymnasium ,is characterized by a basic morphological box 

 The effort expended on the NTFSH Gymnasium’s façades, is relevant?

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Trends, there is an interest to recognize the existence of trends

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 26, 2013 by eliinbar

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Eliinbar’s  sketches  2010

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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

 Visit my previous post  Origami Envelopes Trend

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

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

Today’s post is about “Leaning Buildings“, here are few examples for you to judge

Zahah Hadid,Eli and Edithe broud art museum

Zahah Hadid ,

Eli and Edithe broud art museum

70ºN ArkitekturTromsø Norway 2003-2009

70ºN Arkitektur 

Tromsø Norway 2003-2009

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten.Tianjin Sports Arena

KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten

Tianjin Sports Arena

 Is the leaning tower of Pisa shown in the next image,their inspiration source

the Pisa tower

the Pisa tower reminds me a small discovery from a forgotten post

The French architect  Emile Aillaud describes in his writings that his source of inspiration for 3 office buildings in LA Defense (near Paris)  was the Piazza Dei Miracoli  with the Tower of Pisa

This is  Emile Aillaud’s  sketch for the 3 office buildings in LA Defense that were never built

Three Towers  for La defense – France- Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

Three Towers  for La defense – France- Emile Aillaud Architect-1978

….I thought that eventually they were never built

Asrieli center – tel aviv – israel- Asrieli David ,Atia eli and Yasky architects-1999-2007

Asrieli center – tel aviv – israel

Asrieli David ,Atia eli and Yasky architects

1999-2007

….Something to think about

It started with Conscious Inspiration
and ends with a little less ….

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

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Inspiration from existing buildings…. Apparently we can get inspired from a number of buildings simultaneously

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–   Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – Spiral Architecture

Today post presents for the seventh time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

– 

 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not  ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

? So what’s the problem 

The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more like “Copy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 

? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

– 

You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of a Snailtower designed by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

 published lately in ARCHDAILY

In my privious post we saw how Steven Holl Is inspiered consciously from Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette  monastery

Le Corbusier’s La Tourette  monastery, is Steven Holl’s  Inspiration building

The Snailtower building , published lately in ARCHDAILY, is characterized by a variety of sources of inspirations

for you to judge

  What was the “floor plans strategy” of the “SnailTower” designers

This is Zvi Hecker’s floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s

Published in  arcspace.com

Zvi Hecker's floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s.

And this is the Snailtower typical floor plan

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical floor plan

Notice the spiral floorplan with the apartments grouped around a central, load bearing column within which all the service functions were located. In the Spiral House, the retaining column has been removed and replaced by an open courtyard

The Spiral House deploys the principle of terracing typical of Arab villages where the roof is used as part of the living space for the apartments. The organization of the living spaces around an interior courtyard and the use of inexpensive, readily available materials are local components that compliment the geometric order based on a spiral.

From arcspace.com

For more information about “Spiral Architecture” you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : Spiral architecture & Conscious Inspiration

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?What was the Snailtower’s designers facades strategy

This is the well Known Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA in the early 2000. Essen,Germany 2003-2006

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And this is the Snailtower typical façade

building year : 2008

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical façade

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in the Snailtower  and SANAA’s building facades

Square openings , with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade

For more information about  the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

 you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : MVRDV, Rafael Moneo and SANAA are leading the age of the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

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Inspiration from an existing building…. Le Corbusier and Steven Holl shows us, that it is worth trying….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by eliinbar

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

from  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s “Inspiration building”?

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 Today post presents for the sixth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days,100 projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of Steven Holl

Steven holl‘s Campbell Sports Center was published in Archdaily  May 2013

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl Architects Campbell Sports Center Columbia University, New York, NY, USA 2013

Let’s see what are Steven Holl‘s inspiration Sources….

This is Steven Holl’s competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin1984

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl's competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin .1984.

Interesting enough,  Steven Holl was not the only one that showed interest in

The “Floating Buildings Trend

Here is Zaha Hadid’s Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower

In Moscow, published in 2007

Zaha Hadid Architects Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project Moscow Russia Published in 2007

and this is my sketch describing the evolution of the

Floating buildings trend

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

And finally, as I keep repeating it in many of my blog entries

knowledge is the foundation for all designing process

This is Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

notice Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette dominant building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

Steven Holl is a well-known fan of Le Corbusier

   Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette , is probably the “Inspiration building” for  Steven Holl‘s  American Library expansion from 1984

 More than 25 years later, Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette,is probably once more, the “Inspiration building” for the campbell-sports-center

For you to Judge

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s Inspiration building

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