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Zaha Hadid and the “Inspired Time Machine”

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

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eliinbar's sketchbook 2013-Zaha Hadid Inspiration Sources

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2013 -Zaha Hadid Inspiration Sources

From time to time I come across a building that explains everything

Recently been completed the construction of Zaha Hadid‘s Galaxy Soho

Beijing China

?What are the sources of inspiration for this building

 

I can think about two sources of inspiration for the Zaha Hadid‘s Galaxy Soho.

Frank Lloyd Write‘s Guggenheim Museum’s is  Zaha Hadid‘s   Source of Knowledge

.”And Foster‘s London City Hall is the “Source of Inspiration

 

Each one of them has a different role in generating Zaha Hadid‘s design for the Galaxy Soho

For You to judge

Zaha Hadid’s “Source of Knowledge”

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Guggenheim Museum

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Frank Lloyd Wright  Architect Guggenheim Museum interior 1959

Frank Lloyd Wright  Architect

Guggenheim Museum

interior 1959

Zaha Hadid’s “Source of Inspiration”

View from outside

Norman Foster and Ken Shuttle worth architects London City Hall  2002

Norman Foster and Ken Shuttle worth architects

London City Hall

2002

interior

Norman Foster and Ken Shuttle worth architects London City Hall  2002

Norman Foster and Ken Shuttle worth architects

London City Hall

  2002

Zaha Hadid‘s Realization  Invention

View from outside

Zaha Hadid's Architects Galaxy Soho Beijing China 2012

Zaha Hadid Architects

Galaxy Soho

Beijing China 2012

For more information visit ARCHDAlLY

interior

Zaha Hadid's Architects Galaxy Soho Beijing China interior  2012

Zaha Hadid Architects

Galaxy Soho Beijing China

interior  2012

eliinbar's sketchbook 2013-Zaha Hadid Inspiration Sources

From  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2013 -Zaha Hadid Inspiration Sources

Note the unique peripheral windows

Also note to the dominant oval building profile

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Zaha Hadid's Architects Galaxy Soho

Zaha Hadid Architects Galaxy Soho

Note the sophistication of this building.

It is characterized by varying shapes and sizes,

But built with  repetitive elements (for example, the coverings of the horizontal curving  elements )

(: ?Can anyone tell me how to get out of here

I could not pass out the following phenomenon
Recently published in archdaily
Is this example is more of “Conscious Inspiration” or more of “Copy Paste”?
What do you think?
Oiio Reveals Proposal for  Frank Lloyd Wright's    Guggenheim Museum   Expansion 2013
Oiio Reveals Proposal for

Frank Lloyd Wright’s

Guggenheim Museum

 Expansion 2013

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A “short talk” about “Conscious Inspiration”  January 2013

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, differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

With this challenge, the “Conscious inspiration Method” wants to cope .

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 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 Conscious Inspiration personal  tools = “Codex Rules”.

Third step: the inspiration Source. (Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings).

Step Fourrealize your design idea (your invention).

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 0wn personal design tools?

5. How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and to design high quality creative architecture?

 

MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid, without words….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2013 by eliinbar

eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid, without words….

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012– MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid, without words….

Coming Soon the video clip…

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Recently was published in  ARCHIDAILY  the Competition Entry of the National Museum of China designed by MAD Architects in 2012

Look at the next images, they speak for themselves…. 

For you to judge

The next image. Is  Zaha Hadid’s  Aqua table from 2008

Zaha Hadid’s Aqua table from 2008

And this is the National Museum of China competition entry from 2012designed by MAD Architects 

National Museum of China competition entry from 2012, Designed by MAD Architects

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid’s Phaeno Science Center  without words….

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012– MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid’s Phaeno Science Center  without words….

The next image Is Zaha Hadid’s  Phaeno Science Center ,Germany from  2005Zaha Hadid’s Phaeno Science Center ,Germany from  2005

And this is the  National Museum of China competition entry from 2012, designed by MAD Architects 

National Museum of China competition entry from 2012,  Designed by MAD Architects

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid’s Phaeno Science Center  without words….

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid’s Phaeno Science Center  without words….

You are invited to visit my relevant post

Zaha Hadid – the “Dancing Pilotis”  https://archidialog.com/2011/02/08/

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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A “short talk” about “Conscious Inspiration”  January 2013

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, differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

With this challenge, the “Conscious inspiration Method” wants to cope .

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 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 Conscious Inspiration personal  tools = “Codex Rules”.

Third step: the inspiration Source. (Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings).

Step Fourrealize your design idea (your invention).

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 0wn personal design tools?

5. How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and to design high quality creative architecture?

SANAA, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels will help us understand how can a sketch be an inspiration-source, for a “design strategy” .

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

Recently were published in ARCHIDAILY ,two new buildings designed by Steven Holl, the Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums.

One of those buildings is characterized by a unique morphology …. It is called the “Sponge Concept”.

For more information about the “Sponge Concept” you are invited to visit my previous posts:

Steven Holl the “Sponge Concept” 2 – Conscious Inspiration. https://archidialog.com/2010/08/24/

Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – steven Holl’s ‘Sponge Consept

Bjarke Ingels ,Zaha Hadid and SANAA are getting inspired Consciously from Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”. https://archidialog.com/2012/08/20/

Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – Steven Holl’s ‘Sponge Consept

Zaha Hadid & Steven Holl – the “Sponge Concept” – “Conscious Inspiration”.  https://archidialog.com/2010/07/14/

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Zaha Hadid & Steven Holl -Conscious Inspiration-The “Sponge building”.  https://archidialog.com/2010/06/23/

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Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid Dancing all the way to the “Conscious Inspiration” and beyond…. https://archidialog.com/2012/08/17/

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Those are the new Steven Holl’s Ecology and Planning Museums ( 2012) .one of them, was designed according to the “Sponge Concept” .

Steven Holl Architects: Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums., China published in 2012

Steven Holl Architects

 Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums

China, published in 2012

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

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Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”

Notice the morphological similarity, both buildings are perforated boxes, characterized by morphology of a sponge, designed according to the “Sponge Concept” – strategy.

But the previous story,  is maybe least interesting …. What do you think about this story?

Before the Steven Holl ‘s Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums were built , One can see ,that Steve Holl’s well known sketches are already the source of inspiration for Leading architects.

  All of the next buildings are perforated boxes, characterized by morphology of a sponge, designed according to the “Sponge Concept” .

Zaha Hadid Architect  The Opus Commercial Towers _ Dubai _ 2007

Zaha Hadid  Architect  ,The Opus Commercial Towers , Dubai, 2007

Zaha Hadid Architect  King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art _ Amman _ 2010

Zaha Hadid Architect ,King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art , Amman , 2010

BIG Architects  Ted Building _ Taiwan _ Competition 2010

Bjarke Ingels GroopBIG Architects Ted Building , Taiwan , Competition 2010

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA Architects

SANAA Architects, Rolex Learning Center, 2010

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG) Shenzhen International Energy Mansion first prize in the international competition 2009

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG)

Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

first prize in the international competition 2009

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept’”.

You are invited to visit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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A “short talk” about “Conscious Inspiration”   January 2013

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, differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

With this challenge, the “Conscious inspiration Method” wants to cope .

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on inspiration techniques ….I call themCodex 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 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 Conscious Inspiration personal  tools = “Codex Rules”.

Third step: the inspiration Source. (Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings).

Step Fourrealize your design idea (your invention).

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 0wn personal design tools?

5. How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and to design high quality 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

ISG gallery

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…

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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…

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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

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”….

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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….

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Oscar Niemeyer, le Corbusier, Toyo Ito And the first chapter, in the short story of “invention” in architecture….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2012 by eliinbar

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From  eliinbar’s sketchbook  2012 – Complex relations between inspiration and invention in architecture….

In this post  I will focus on the relations between inspiration and invention in architecture….

The next building was designed by one of the most innovative architects who worked in last two centuries….The late  Oscar Niemeyer….

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Oscar Niemeyer Architect

Parish Church

 1957

Oscar Niemeyer ‘s Parish Church ,is the South American version of the European le corbusier’s Nôtre Dame du Haut Chapel, shown in the next image. (I will go into details, in my next post)

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Le Corbusier  architect

Chapel of Nôtre Dame du Haut

France 1955

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From  eliinbar’s sketchbook  2012   – Oscar Niemeyer‘s Inspiration Sources

Notice the morphological similarity between Oscar Niemeyer ‘s Parish Church and  le corbusier’s Nôtre Dame du Haut Chapel .

1. An upturned roof like a sail billowing in the windy supported on columns embedded within the walls.

2. Notable use  of concrete in the structure .

3. The main part of the structure consists of two concrete membranes separated by a space of forming a shell which constitutes the roof of the building. 

4, The roof  is supported by struts, which form a vertical surface of concrete.

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And Here are some relevant quotes from an interview with Oscar Niemeyer By Eduardo Graça, Posted May 15, 2006:

1.” Pay attention, kids, you can’t graduate and just dedicate your life to being a good architect. That is bullshit. You need to find an original way to think and to be informed about everything daily. Read, read, read, and read”.

2.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” 

3. “Anyone who is going to be an architect should invest part of his time in the knowledge of humanism”. 

See the full interview with Oscar Niemeyer at METROPOLICEMAG.COM

:http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20060515/the-last-of-the-modernists

To be continued in my next post….

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“EPILOG”

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”.

 –

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.

“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 & 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…

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

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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

 

Oscar Niemeyer 1907- 2012

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , on December 7, 2012 by eliinbar

Architect Oscar Niemeyer has passed away at the age of 104. 

In memory to the Last modernist architect….

I gathered some of my posts from the last two years.

Those posts show Oscar Niemeyer’s huge contribution ….

His buildings are the “Source of inspiration” for generations of talented architects…

David Chipperfield & Oscar Niemeyer & The Parthenon “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/16/

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eliinbar Sketches 2011  -The Parthenon “Conscious Inspiration”

Oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 1

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/09/

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – Oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 1

Oscar Niemeyer in Israel Part one

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/11/

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2011– Oscar Niemeyer in Israel Part one

Oscar Niemeyer in Israel part two

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/12/

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – Oscar Niemeyer in Israel part two

Oscar Niemeyer “Joyous inspiration curves” part one

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/03/

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  from eliinbar’s  sketchbook 2011 -Oscar Niemeyer & SANAA

Oscar Niemeyer “Joyous inspiration curves” part two

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/04

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  from eliinbar’s  sketchbook 2011 -Oscar Niemeyer “Joyous inspiration curves” part two

Oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 2

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/10/

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – Oscar Niemeyer “Conscious Inspiration” 2

MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

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

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In this post we will learn about MVRDV’s Inspiration sources …. Or maybe it’s a “self fulfilling prophecy”….

For you to judge….

In the next image a building designed by Rem Koolhaas in Bangkok, Thailand in 1996 .

The building is designed according to the “Stacking Diagram design Strategy”

Rem Koolhaas & OMA Architects

The Hyperbuilding , A self-contained city for 120,000 inhabitants with housing, education, culture, welfare, medical facilities, amusement, industry, retail .

 Bangkok, Thailand  1996

How does the “Stacking Diagram design Strategy” works? 

First step: definition of size and shape of the spaces in accordance with the program.

Second step: designing the building as a “stacking Diagram” emphasizing the program.

 eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Rem Koolhaas and the The Hyperbuilding

For more information about theStacking Diagram design Strategyvisit my post

Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG & MVRDV& REX & FREE

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/28/

 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012   OMA’s “Stacking Diagram” design Strategy-

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In the next images….buildings designed by two of Rem Koolhaas’s former employees/partners .

Today they are part of the world’s leading architectural firms …. REX- (Joshua Prince-Ramus) and BIG-(Bjarke Ingels)

REX architects

MuseumPlaza  Louisville  Kentuky

 USA published 2005

Bjarke Ingels group- BIG  architects:

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seoul , korea published 2012

Recently was published in ARCHDAILY

a new building ,designed by another Rem Koolhaas’s former employees/partners…. MVRDV

MVRDV Architects

vertical city integrates retail, offices, housing, a luxury hotel, four levels of parking, a wedding house, a mosque, an imax theater and an outdoor amphitheater

 Jakarta, Indonesia

Published in ARCHDAILY 2012

 eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – MVRDV Inspiration …. A self fulfilling prophecy

Note the similarity in three projects…you can easily Identify the primary components of the buildings ….the Stacking Process has a clear visual expression….

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 Just a Minute….

 13 years ago MVRDV won a world wide competition to design Berlin Voids housing project, a vertical block marking the void left by the Berlin Wall….a three-dimensional puzzle of individual apartments.

MVRDV Architects

Model-Berlin Voids

 Competition 1991

eliinbar’s sketchbook 2010 -MVRDV and Rem Koolhaas &REX….the Stacking Diagram design Strategy”

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I can estimate

that the Berlin Voids housing project designed by MVRDV in early 90s is the source of inspiration for the “Stacking Diagram design Strategy”? 

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Well…Is MVRDV’s Berlin Voids housing project designed in the 90’s is MVRDV’s “self fulfilling prophecy“?

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

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MVRDV Architects

vertical city, Jakarta, Indonesia

Published 2012

Finally, it is hard to ignore another two dominant planning strategies,highlighted in MVRDV’s  Jakarta’s  vertical city building ….

I call them “Multi Style Buildings Trend” and the “Revolving/Rotated floors buildings”

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“Multi Style Buildings Trend”:   Buildings designed by one architect divided into several parts. Each part of the building is characterized by a different architectural style.( materials, different morphology, the building envelope, the building openings etc.)

For more information about the Multi Style Buildings Trend”visit my post –The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron & Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas  https://archidialog.com/2012/02/19/

eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – “Multi Style Buildings Trend”

“Revolving/Rotated floors buildings”: For more information about the Revolving/Rotated floors buildingsvisit my post: Expo 2010 Part Eight – The “Revolving/Rotated floors buildings” https://archidialog.com/2010/05/11/

eliinbar’s Sketches 2010 – “ Revolving \ Rotated  floors   buildings “

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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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

 

Inspiration,Inspiration;Inspiration …. West and east… Well there are mutual relations between them…. another reflection for “Conscious Inspiration” ?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – The mutual inspirational relations between west and east

My inspiration for this post are Simona Rota’s photographs, published in WALLPAPER on “Soviet Modernism”. Unknown Stories”!!

Thank you  Simona….

In my last post, I showed the mutual inspirational relations, between the “Soviet Modernism” architecture, built in the second half of the 20th century and western architecture, built in the last two decades….

In this post, I would like to share with you some of the strange cases of conscious and unconscious inspiration…. from the “Soviet Modernism” period….

Let’s look at some of Simona Rota’s photographs….

This is the known Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower built in Tokyo, Japan 1970-1972

Kisho Kurokawa architect

Residential, office

Tokyo, Japan 1970-1972

And this is a residential building built in the 1980s in Bobrujsk, Belarus

Residential Building on Minskaya Street

1980s, Bobrujsk, Belarus

Copyright: BelorussianState Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Kisho Kurokawa and them mutual inspirational relations between west and east

This is the known Kaufmann House / “Falling water” designed by  Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright architect

Kaufmann House “Falling water”

Mill Run, Pennsylvania  USA 1936- 1939

And this is the Sanatorium Zori Rossii

Sanatorium Zori Rossii (Sunrise of Russia), 1985, Crimea, Ukraine
Copyright: Simona Rota

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Frank Lloyd Wright and the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

And finally ….. You have already recognize the following picture, taken by Simona Rota?…. It was shown in my previous post

Cascade – the development of Northern Radius

1975- mid 2000s,

Yerevan, Armenia .Copyright: Simona Rota

This is  Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dacca, Bangladesh. 1962 to 1974

Louis Kahn Architect

 National Assembly Building in

Dacca, Bangladesh. 1962 to 1974

Now look at the building in the upper right corner of Simona Rota’s photograph, shown in the next image….

See the formal similarity to Kahn’s National AssemblyBuilding in Dacca

Notice the circular opening, separated by a horizontal Beam….

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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And this is Mario Botta’s  “Casa Bianchi” 1971 – 1973

Mario Botta  architect

La Casa Bianchi

Riva San Vitale Switzerland 1971 – 1973

Now look at the building in the upper left corner of Simona Rota’s photograph shown in the next image….

See the formal similarity to Botta’s Casa Bianchi

Notice the square shape of the structure and the dominant pillar in the corner….

 From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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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