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Frank Gehry & Steve Jobs, Do they have something in common?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2011 by eliinbar

Recently I read the Inspiring book by Walter Isaacson “Steve Jobs”.
I came across a Steve Jobs quoteEventually you should try to expose yourself to the best things
that people did
, then try to implement these things out of what you do I mean the saying of Picasso
Good artists copy, great artists stealAnd we never were ashamed to steal great ideas”

Here is a short clip …. Steve Jobs talks about getting great ideas: http://www.google.co.il/url?url=http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DCW0DUg63lqU&rct=j&sa=X&ei=CdTjTp_MEIXBhAe-vu3tAQ&ved=0CC0QuAIwAg&q=Picasso+%22Good+artists+copy,+great+artists+steal%22+&usg=AFQjCNFqCuySalwWusri05Kt0G6GQB0o4w

It is quite a while that I trace the inspiration sources of Frank Gehry….

Here is a short clip where Frank Gehry talks about his inspiration sources: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Hh1QYWVdQV0

Particularly I was interested in identifying the sources of his inspiration for His unique morphology, defined in projects like the “Dancing House”  In Prague or The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao – Spain  (See the following images).

 Frank Gehry Architect

the “Dancing House”

Prague Czech Republic 1992-1996

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao Spain 1991-1997

is one of Gehry’s most known buildings.

(Photo during construction, modern construction methods allow designing unique morphological elements)

Eero Saarinen architect

TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport 

(Reception structure inside the TWA Flight Center) opened in 1962

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Eliinbar sketches 2011, Frank Gehry’s inspiration sources?

What did I learn from this post? 

Frank Gehry and Steve Jobs admire Knowledge  

They believe that you can find Inspiration sources anywhere.

You don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from anything that can promote you ….

You are committed to develop the tools and skills to understand and use your Inspiration sources in a beneficial way for you ….

Possibly the “Conscious Inspiration method” should assimilate a similar approach….

 

The Conscious Inspiration Methode:

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 process. We architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis…. 

“Tools”= (“Codex rules”) 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

 

You are invited to visit my relevant posts

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-1-his-design-tools/

Gottfried B0hm Architect_ Flagship Store_”swinging  glass  skirt”_

https://archidialog.com/2010/01/14/buildings-24/

What is Zaha Hadid’s ultimate “Inspirational Building”?

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/20/what-is-zaha-hadid%e2%80%99s-ultimate-%e2%80%9cinspirational-building/

 

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What is Zaha Hadid’s ultimate “Inspirational Building”.?

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2011 by eliinbar

Zaha Hadid architecture is characterized by new design techniques (Tools)…. 

Here is a quote from Zaha Hadid’s Office (Patrik Schumacher)

“Digital techniques have become an essential ingredients of the project development.

The analog techniques employed – like interpenetration, isometric and perspectival distortion, dynamic bending and warping – anticipate the possibilities currently offered by advanced animation software.  Intermediate techniques like distortion and “smearing” using the xerox machine established a fertile ground for the quick assimilation of the new digital tools in the process of form finding” “a new architectural language and conception of space was developed

What did I learn from this quote?

Zaha Hadid uses Advanced and contemporary  sculptural techniques, when designing her buildings.

 

In the same matter, you are invited to see my relevant post about the “Conscious Inspiration Method

As I often show in my blog, Great Architects are inspired by a building from the past – I call does buildings “Inspirational Buildings“…. 

It’s a while that I am in  pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s ultimate” inspirational  Building

I want to raise a reasonable possibility that Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center

Is Zaha Hadid’s ultimate “Inspirational Building 

                            Eero Saarinen architect

TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport 

opened in 1962

Zaha Hadid  Architect 

 London Olympics aquatics centre

  2012

 Eliinbar sketches 2011 Zaha Hadid’s ultimate Inspirational Building“.?

What do you think?

The Conscious Inspiration Methode;

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 process. We 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

 

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In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources 1

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011,Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

In this post I present Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport and Zaha Hadid;s Aquatics Centre roof for the 2012 Olympic site in London 

In my future posts I will continue my  journey uncovering Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources 

She is today the most widely publicized and influential architect by Google test. 

It’s not the formal similarity, why I pose the two projects, And I don’t have the intention to insinuate that Zaha Hadid copied from another. 

My goal is to encourage the developing of a “Toolbox” for a new architectural planning process that I call  Conscious Inspiration.

 

Eero Saarinen architect

TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport

 opened in 1962

Zaha Hadid Architect

 Aquatics Centre roof

for the 2012 Olympic site in London

Eliinbar sketches 2011, Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Improved planning tools and innovative construction technologies’,

How they affect Zaha Hadid’s design?

Are they her Inspiration Sources?

Aquatics Centre roof computer models

Aquatics Centre roof under construction (Advanced construction technologies)

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Chicago Tribune Tower competition ,Eliel Saarinen & Cesar Pelli

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 5, 2011 by eliinbar

eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 Chicago Tribune Tower competition

Does Cesar Pelli implements the “Conscious inspiration” method?

It seems that Cesar Pelli starts his designs by making a research…. 

Decodes the “DNA” of his favorite architect (Eliel Saarinen?)

Implements his “vocabulary” ….

Adds its own approaches….

Adjust his project to the environment….

And design high-quality and contemporary towers

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Well, this is “Conscious Inspiration”

Before starting, two interesting facts about Cesar Pelli: 

1.At the year 1991, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) listed Pelli among the ten most influential living American architects.

2. He started his career in the new Haven offices of architect Eero Saarinen( the son of Eliel Saarinen-who won the second Place at the Chicago Tribune Tower Competition in 1922).

Eliel Saarinen’s architect

entry to the Chicago Tribune Tower competition

1922

Rated backed structure

Cesar Pelli and Associates

Cleveland’s Key Tower built in 1991 

“Rated backed structure”, “Multiplying the building’s corner”

Cesar Pelli and Associates The Wells Fargo Center

formerly known as Norwest Center

Minneapolis, Minnesota ,Completed in 1988

“Multiplying the building’s corner”,”Emphasis on the slenderness of the building by vertical lines”

Cesar Pelli and Associates

Bank of America Corporate Center

Charlotte 1992.

Cesar Pelli & Associates

 Citigroup Tower 

 London ,completed in 2001

 eliinbar Sketches 2011 the Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922

More information about the Chicago Tribune Tower competition:

You are invited to visit my recent posts

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/31

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/11 

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/06

 

With The help of the Chicago Tribune Tower competition .I will show, in my next post that “Conscious Inspiration” already existed in the 20s of the last century.

 To Be Continued….

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