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Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava gives us a short lesson about “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2013 by eliinbar

Eliinbar's sketch 2013-Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing "Conscious Inspiration"

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 – Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing “Conscious Inspiration”

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Kurt Cobain  , Nirvana’s  music band songwriter,guitarist and lead singer was proud to share with us his musical influences (Inspiration Sources)…. the Beatles,Pixies,Sonic Youth ,R.E.M ,Led Zeppelin ,Black Sabbath and other well known music Bands.

? So why architects , always claim they get inspired in their dreams

I learned during  my journey in this blog,  that inspiration from existing buildings, is common among architects

 But I also learned something else

A relatively large group of architects lack the “tools” to make the distinction between “copy-paste” and Conscious Inspiration

 In this blog I want ,to clarify the differences between the disturbing phenomenon that is commonly called “copy-paste” , and the positive phenomenon I encourage …. Conscious Inspiration

In my next posts, I intend to suggest Inspiration techniques, that will help young architects to get inspired from existing buildings….in a CONSCIOUS way

Let’s look at the short story I brought today

this is Halliday Avray-Wilson ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

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And this is the Santiago Calatrava’s Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

Inspiered by Halliday Avray-Wilson’s , Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

Santiago Calatrava's Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

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

Santiago Calatrava's sketch showing how he got inspired from Halliday Avray-Wilson , Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture (right), when he designed the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden (left)

And this is Frank O. Gehry’s building in Hanover Germany  from 1999-2001

Frank O. Gehry's building in Hanover Germany  from  1999-2001

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

HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden

Eliinbar's sketch 2013-Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing "Conscious Inspiration"

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 -Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing  Conscious Inspiration

You probably noticed the morphological resemblance betwwen Frank Gehry’s twisted building in Hanover Germany and Santiago Calatrava’s HSB Turning Torso in Malmo

Curious coincidence, the two projects were designed and built during the same years…. One may assume that this is another typical example of Conscious inspiration

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?what did I learn from this post

 Santiago Calatrava’s inspiration source for the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo was Halliday Avray-Wilson’s ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture….This Is a typical example of an “inspiration source” that is not an existing building

 And Frank Gehry’s inspiration source for the twisted building in Hanover Germany, is a typical example of an “inspiration source” that is an existing building

 So we can distinguish between two types of Inspiration Sources

Inspiration from the “Outside world of architecture” ,like  in the case of  Santiago  Calatrava’s HSB Turning Torso

and Inspiration from the “Inside world of architecture” ,  like  in the case of Frank Gehry’s twisted building in Hanover Germany

 So obvious ….. but  not…. I’ll check it in future posts

 

Zaha Hadid’s Complex Relations between “conscious inspiration” and the “arch motif”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid And The “Arch Motif”

Zaha Hadid is undoubtedly leading the architectural trend, I like to call “Plastelina Buildings“ .

you are invited to visit my Post Zaha Hadid & “Plastelina Buildings”.

Plastelina Buildings“ is a type of building difficult to detect  its inspiration sources.

In this post I will try to identify a Zaha Hadid‘s typical  inspiration source when she designs  “Plastelina Buildings“ .

There are a large number of well known public buildings that their main entrance is characterized by an arch….

The main entrance to the Petit Palais in Paris, shown in the image below, is a typical example

Now let’s examine Zaha Hadid’s entrance to the chengdu-contemporary-art-centre in China

shown in the image Below

Notice to the main entrance (center of the building) is emphasized by a dominant arch …. it is a similar designing approach we identified in the “Petit Palais”  in Paris

And now Observe the main entrance of the Nuragic and Contemporany Art Museum designed by Zaha Hadid , shown in the image Below.

It is also emphasized by an Impressive arch ….

And what about the Guggenheim-Hermitage-Museum arch,     designed by Zaha hadid?

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And the Zaha Hadid’s Dubai-opera-house main entrance…

And The typical arched entrance of the Nordpark Cable Railway  designed by Zaha hadid

Another Arch entrance  designed by Zaha Hadid. In the Regium Waterfront project in Italy

My Meditation Corner:

How many times I got up in the morning and an Inspiring new building was in my mind?

Maybe twice….

How many times I found myself at midnight, digging in my favorite architecture books….to be inspired?

Much more….

I want to share with you a typical page from my Sketch book.

This page demonstrates my own conscious design process…. (Described on this page the design process of the entry level floor plan, of a public building)

This is my “tool “I developed over the years,  that helps me get inspired in a conscious way…. what is yours?

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