Archive for Conscious Inspiration

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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Eliinbar sketches 2018

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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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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And I thought to myself that only Zaha Hadid and MAD Architects, were inspired by E’mile Aillaud cloud towers…. Apparently not, it happens again here “in my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 5, 2018 by eliinbar

Cloud Buildings In my backyard

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2018– E’mile Aillaud cloud towers….  “in my backyard”

This post is number four

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 reminded me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

In the 1970s

A French architect named E’mile Aillaud ,planned residential towers not far from Paris. He called them “Cloud Towers“.

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Tours Nuage (Cloud Towers) E’mile Aillaud Architect, Nanterre (north-west of the center of Paris) 1973-1981

Years later architects like MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid, took the idea of Cloud Towers into more creative directions.

You are invited to visit a post from 2013 ,in which I presented projects by Zaha Hadid and MAD Architects.

MAD Architects design the Absolute Towers in

 2010  ,Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario

shown in the next image

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Zaha Hadid Galaxy Soho  in Beijing China 2009-2012

Five years later

Cloud Towers” popping up, in “my backyard”

For you to judge

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MVRDV and the Typology of Cantilever Buildings “In my backyard”

Posted in public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 31, 2018 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches Cantilever Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2018  – MVRDV and the Typology of Cantilever Buildings

In my backyard

This post is the third

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 reminded me of forgotten posts

For you to judge

In 2010 I published a post that presented a relatively new trend for that period

MVRDV ‘s

Cantilever Buildings

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MVRDV Architects  Wozoco Housing For Eldery  Amsterdam 1994-1997

 

8 Years After I posted MVRDV ‘s “Cantilever Buildings”, here is a building I photographed “In my backyard“

For you to judge

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Why did MVRDV designed a “Cantilever Building“?

This is the story as was published in  Archdaily

Stuck conforming to zoning regulations of the surrounding area, MVRDV calculated that only 87 of the proposed 100 units could fit the restricted footprint due to regulations about day lighting.

From this arose the idea of cantilevering the remaining units on the north facade, to connect to the transparent gallery of the main block found below while also opening up space on the rest of the site.

 

 

 

……….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

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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

If you fantasize about being Toyo Ito, Herzog de Meuron or perhaps Rem Koolhaas, that is easy, two doses of “BIRD NEST typology” ,a single dose of “BRANCHING design”And you’re all set….

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eliinbar’s sketches 2014-Branching design or in other words the “Bird nest” typology

 eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – Branching design or in other words the “Bird nest” typology

Today’s post will be the third of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, OMA of Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Source for architects today.

Today’s main configuration of a building designed by Oma and Rem Koolhass is a prominent source of inspiration , the branching design or in other words the “bird nest” typology .

THE MAIN CONFIGURATION

Branching design

The branching design is based on Toyo Ito’s and Cecil Balmond’s

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (2002) in London shown in the next image.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (2002) in London

A few words about Cecil Balmond:

Cecil Balmond sees his work as an open-ended visual application of theory, following the principle that “structure as conceptual rigour is architecture

Balmond’s research is about complexity and non-linear organization ,he investigates mathematical concepts and their influence on natural forms and structures

A few words about Toyo Ito:

Toyo Ito received the Royal Gold Medal at the RIBA on 15 February 2006

Jack Pringle, RIBA President described Toyo Ito’s work :.

Toyo Ito has been an inspiration for generations of architects worldwide since his work started to receive international acclaim in the 1970s. For thirty years he has been a leading figure in architecture and I am delighted that he has accepted the Royal Gold Medal.

THE ORIGINS

(Inspiration Sources)

It is hard to say for certain ..but I think that the following projects are definitely good candidates to be the ORIGINS sources of inspiration for the BRANCHING design
and the BIRD NEST typology

BIRD NEST typology

Hezog De Meuron Architects

National Stadium – the “bird nest” Beijing   2001-2008

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and it’s Inspiration source: Chinese ceramic ware – Vase with crakle

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BRANCHING design

In 2001,architect Toyo Ito designed Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo.

A unique organic design that was called the “Tree Building

Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo 2002-2004

Tod’s Omotesando Building By Toyo Ito & Associates-Photographs©Toyo Ito & Associate

and it’s Inspiration source, the Zelkova trees shown in the next image  : (Tods’ Store is located in Omotesandō who is a Zelkova tree-lined avenue located in Shibuya and Minato,Tokyo)

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Toyo Ito about Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo (From  HOUSE VARIETY) :

we enclosed the site with a wall that gives the impression of a row Zelkova trees  The facade of criss-crossed concrete braces reinterprets the silhouettes of the trees on the Omotesandō. This exterior surface serves as both graphic pattern and structural system

Our various studies started with the question, “How can we escape the conventional notion of a wall structure?” In other words, we were seeking a way to avoid transparent openings in an opaque volume. Instead of distinguishing transparency from opaqueness, we were seeking a new method that would simultaneously define and unite them – we were attempting to relate all the lines (columns), surfaces (walls), and openings in an innovative way. Our studies suddenly moved in a different direction after formulating the question: “Shouldn’t it be possible to create a surface as structure that directly expresses the flow of force, so long as it is formed as a structural diagram drawn as a pattern of thick lines on a flat surface?”

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The Contemporary Inspiration Source

OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s Faena Arts Center, Miami Beach, USA, 2014

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more “branching” design

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Finally, what  do you think about the following example?

for you to judge….

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Tods’ Omotesando Store from within,designed by architect Toyo Ito 

In 2001

and this is  Hezog De Meuron’s

Prada Store from 2003 located ten minutes walk from the Tod’s Omotesando Store

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what did i learn from this post?

As in any field that deals with  creation and invention, the people engaged in it are divided into two groups.

The first group is very small, they have the skills that allow them to innovate Big time.

Most of us belong to the second group, we get inspiration from the first group.

I do not think there is a problem with that….

The big questions are:

Do we know how to  be  inspired in a conscious way?

Do we know how to choose our source of inspiration in a way that enhances our buildings?

Do we copy and paste, or insist to add our invention?

What are the tools needed to improve the realization of the three previous questions?

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 uniquesite

 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

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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 Is probably the “Conscious Inspiration” Father, but without doubt, Rem Koolhaas is the Contemporary Inspiration Source for leading architects

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Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014 ,Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014– Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

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After a long break, I’m back.. Business as usual .. Nothing new under the sun.

Today’s post will be the first of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, office of Architecture OMA led by Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Sources among leading architects today.

Each post will introduce a building designed by  Rem Koolhaas . I will identify the building main configuration, and its origins. Then I will unfold some buildings, we can identify characteristics indicating they were influenced  by Rem Koolhaas   .

In other words,  Rem Koolhaas’s  buildings, most likely were their Inspiration Source

The Inspiration Source

This is the new De Rotterdam complex a “vertical city” in Rotterdam completed in 2013

Designed By office of Architecture OMA led by Rem Koolhaas

Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013

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  Rem Koolhaas’s quote published in DEZEEN :

a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

The main configuration

 Here is a sketch I made, that explains the principles of the typology of a Shifted Buildings

Typology of a Shifted Buildings

The origins

 And this building  is Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” built in the USA in 1934 . this building is probably one of the known examples of  Shifted Buildings.

 Frank Loyd  Whrite's “Falling Water”

 Frank Lloyd Wright- “Falling Water”

Plans, sections and elevations

Frank Loyd  Whrite's “Falling Water”  Plans, sections and elevations

 Note that the principle of shifting is expressed in plans, sections and elevations

Conscious Inspiration today

This is a Museum built lately in NewYork City,designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

 Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are partners in the Japanese architectural firm SANAA.

 SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession’s highest honor.

SANAA received the commission of this Museum in 2002 and completion was in 2007

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SANAA‘s Museum is a multi purpose buildings with an ambitious program a dramatic stack of seven rectangular boxes.

The following video explains well the museum main configuration

Of shifted boxes.

What do the architects have to say?

This is how Rem koolhaas describes the main  configuration of the De Rotterdam complex: “a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

From: DEZEEN

 

And this is SANAA’s description for the  museum in New York: “We knew we could not maximize the entire site with solid architecture, we had to reduce the building’s mass somehow to create space between it and the perimeter. The solution of the shifted boxes arrived quickly”.

From New Building Museume

 

 

Notice that Rem Koolhaas and SANAA are using the same basic notions to describe their buildings: “shifted volumes / boxes“.

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014 ,Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

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Memories

Glimpse to the past

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MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

Eliinbar's sketches

 Rem Koolhaas & MVRDV-”Conscious Inspiration”5

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Here are some more contemporary buildings,designed by the same principle of SHIFTING TYPOLOGY….OMA’s De Rotterdam complex most likely is their Inspiration Source

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