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Eduardo Souto de Moura & Steven Holl “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , , , , on April 1, 2011 by eliinbar

Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura.is the 2011 Pritzker Prize laureate.

In this post and the subsequent posts I’ll try to find out what are his sources of inspiration.

Will it help us to add new tools to the “Conscious Inspiration Toolbox” ?

Eduardo  Souto de Moura architect

Edificio Comercial y de Oficinas  Avenida da Boavista

Oporto, Portugal  2004-2007

Steven Holl Architect

Loisium Hotel

Langenlois, Austria, 2001-2005

Eduardo  Souto de Moura & Steven Holl . eliinbar Sketches 2011

The “conscious inspiration” Signs :

1. Both buildings deal with the “Edge of the cliff”.

2. The buildings are designed in a unique simplicity:

Sealed envelope, transparent façade.

3. The building Deliberate in a Clear direction.

4. Significant source of inspiration:

A hand with fingers, with a fragmented shape.

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

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

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

Kormeling Architect / Artist

Starting Tower   Slochteren ,  Netherland   1992

Herzog de Meuron Architects

Vitra Campus ,  Weilam Rhhein ,  Germany 2010

MVRDV and Mole Architects

Balancing Barn holiday home in Suffolk, UK

Published in Dezeen October 14th, 2010

RVL architects

House Charentilly, France

Published in ARCHDAILY

24Mar 2011

The “Conscious Inspiration” signs:

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

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

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

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

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

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Herzog de Meuron & MVRDV

https://archidialog.com/2010/01/21

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

https://archidialog.com/2010/06/22

Toyo Ito – “Transparent inspiration”

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by eliinbar

Here is another interesting example of “Conscious Inspiration

 

Toyo Ito Architect 

 Sendai Mediatheque  –  External view

  Japan 2001 

Toyo Ito Architect

  Sendai Mediatheque  – Inside view

 Japan 2001

lacoste + Stevenson architects 

Open competition for the university of technology sydney’s (UTS) podium extension.

External view

lacoste + stevenson architects

  Open competition for the university of technology sydney’s (UTS) podium extension

Inside view . March 2010, First Prize 

“Transparent Inspiration”  elinbar Sketches 2011

The “conscious inspiration” Signs 

1. Both buildings deal with Transparency. 

    Transparent Façade allow the revelation

    of diverse activities that occur within the building.

2. The buildings are designed in a unique simplicity of elements,

    Toyo Ito defines them as plates (floors) ,

    tubes (columns) and skin (facade/exterior walls).

3. The buildings open floor-plates ensuring maximum flexibility

    of use and the continuous  activation of space. 

4. Significant source of inspiration

    for the vertical tube steel lattice columns

    that rise up from ground floor to roof,

    are tree trunks in a forest.

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If you are interested in Toyo Ito’s Inspiration Sources

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https://archidialog.com/2010/07/08

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Conscious Inspiration “Facades”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2011 by eliinbar

“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools,  to improve observation and differentiation of details.

In this post I will try to distinguish and describe three common approaches to trendy design of buildings envelopes.

In my future posts I will demonstrate and explain with the ad of the “Conscious Inspiration signs” the different trendy approaches to design buildings envelopes.

 

The “Origami Facades”

Chapel in Villeaceron 

 

The “Homeless Facades”

Herzog de Meuron Architects

model of a private house

 

The “Multi layers Facades” 

Lyons Architects

Corner Liverpool and Campbell Streets

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

 

Trendy Buildings envelopes  – from eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011

 

More information about “trendy envelopes

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https://archidialog.com/2010/07/22

https://archidialog.com/2010/07/12

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Le Corbusier & Tadao Ando “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on February 19, 2011 by eliinbar

Tadao Ando unlike most contemporary architects did not receive any formal architectural schooling. Instead, he trained himself by reading and traveling extensively through Africa, Europe, and the United States.

Tadao Ando was studying architecture by going to see actual buildings, and reading books about them. His first interest in architecture was nourished in tadao’s 15 by buying a book of Le Corbusier sketches. “I traced the drawings of his early period so many times, that all pages turned black,” says Tadao Ando: “in my mind I quite often wonder how Le Corbusier would have thought about this project or that.

 

Le Corbusier Architect

 Couvent Sainte-Marie de la Tourette

Eveux-sur-l’Arbresle, France, 1953

 

Tadao Ando Architect 

 Omotesando Hills, a large shopping and residential development 

  Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan Completion  2006

 

 

The “conscious inspiration” Signs: 

1. Both buildings deal with horizontal layers

    (the “multi layered cake effect”)

2. Significant source of inspiration is the inner courtyard 

     building type. 

3. The Upper floors are “dependent on the hillside”. 

4. Various materials and configurations are used to 

    highlight the differences between floors.

 

A Tadao Ando’s quote that “explains” the intention of “Conscious Inspiration”: 

I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.

 

More information about Le Corbusier and La Tourette Monastery

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https://archidialog.com/2010/09/11/

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/14

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/20/

 

 

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