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Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. “Pragmatic utopian architecture or “Conscious Inspiration” Architecture

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Bjarke Ingels is a another successful graduate from Rem Koolhaas’s school ,the Office of Metropolitan Architecture ,OMA.

BIG ( Bjarke Ingels Groop) is a appreciated  firm that wins architecture competitions, on a regular base, all over the world.

Bjarke Ingels Design philosophy is very pragmatic:

Architecture has been dominated by two opposing extremes Eccentric curiosities” andboring boxes

Bjarke Ingels believes that there is a “third way” a “pragmatic utopian architecture”or as I understand it “Conscious Inspiration Architecture

In This post I will try to demonstrate why I think  BIG’s architecture is based on the principles of “conscious inspiration

1. Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp”

BiG’s Cultural Center in Denmark

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with Le Corbusier’sraising Ramp-trend

2. “Extrovert inspiration”

BIG‘s Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

eliinbar sketches 2010  “Extrovert inspiration”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing withExtrovert inspiration

3. “The slice effect”

BIG’s TEK Cube Building in Taiwan   2010

Zaha Hadid Architect

Performing arts centre Hague

The Netherlands Published  2010

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with theThe slice effect

4.“The Crystal Buildings”

Big’s Tallinn’s new City Hall Estonia 2009

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011, “TheCrystal Buildings”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with Daniel Libeskind’s “Crystal Buildings

5.“The Green Lego Towers”

BIG’s Lego Towers 2007

 MVRDV – Dwellings Liuzhou, China 2007

What did I learned from this post?

1.“conscious inspiration” is a pragmatic method that can lead us architects to be a successful firm.

2. “Eccentric curiosities” andboring boxesis out pragmatic utopian architectureis In.

3.pragmatic utopian architectureis designing according to the principles of 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 toolsit will lead us to high quality and creative architecture”.

A warm recommendation…. Locate  presentations showing  BIG’s Planning process (tools) in YouTube

Here is one I like ….



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Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources & “The Crystal Buildings”

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From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011,

Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources & “The Crystal Buildings”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In This Post I will share with you some of Daniel Libskind’s “Inspiration Sources

The unique design of the Jewish Museum in Berlin

Is the result of Libeskind‘s inspirations sources. 

Libeskind, a musician himself, took inspiration from music and considered the museum the final act of Arnold Schoenberg’s unfinished opera.

Moses und Aron . Walter Benjamin’s One Way Street’s 60 sections determined the number of sections that comprise the museum’s zigzag section

Daniel Libeskind Architect

the Jewish Museum

Berlin,Germany 1988-1999


Libeskind’s inspiration source when planning his first “Crystal Building” = The Royal Ontario Museum, was the museum’s mineral collection.

Daniel Libeskind Architec

Royal Ontario Museum

 Ontario Canada 2002-2006

What were Libeskind’s, inspiration sources   when planning the next four “Crystal Buildings”?

Daniel Libeskind Architect Dún Laoghaire Harbour “landmark building”Competition, Published October 2003

Daniel Libeskind Architect

 Dún Laoghaire Harbour “landmark building”

Competition , Published October 2003


Daniel Libeskind Architect

Denver art museum Denver,Colorado

opened in October 2006

Daniel Libeskind Architect

The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Hong Kong

complete the building in 2010

Daniel Libeskind Architect

 Military History Museum

expected to be completed in 2011.

Eliinbar sketches 2011, Daniel Libeskind  & “The Crystal Buildings”

What did I learn from this post?

Architects often invent or choose their characteristics “Tool Box” somewhere in their career.

A “Tool Box” Can be an architecture style or an individual unique interpretation.

For axemple:

1.Deconstructivism Architecture, (Daniel Libskind Architect).

2.Postmodenism Architecture, (Michael Graves Architect)

3.Brutalism Architecture ,(Paul Rudolph Architect)

Is an Architecture Style can be the Architect’s  “Inspiration Sources”?


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