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Rem Koolhaas and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2012 by eliinbar

from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012  Rem Koolhaas’s and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Recently I found a Rem Koolhaas twitt  (16 Feb 09) related to the questions I raise in this blog….

Rem Koolhaas twitt: “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….

We learned in this blog that the notions “inspiration” and “copy- past”, In other words “Influence”…. are very delicate issues, we are obliged to recognize them and develop techniques to deal with them….

Probably you encountered in my blog ,  the Conscious Inspiration Method

A method that is aware of today availability of information…. and develop tools to help us architects and designers deal with it.

We don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired (influence) from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

The next image, is the Shenzhen Stock Exchange building in Shenzhen,China .Rem Koolhaas ( OMA) won a competition to design it in 2006, today the Shenzhen Stock Exchange is under construction.

Rem Koolhaas Architect (Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA)

won, the competition to design the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in Shenzhen

China. 2006,   published in Dezeen, Under  construction.

I can sagest some “Influencing’ buildings that
may be , are the inspiration sources for Rem Koolhaas.  

For you to Judge….

El Lissitzky’s proposed horizontal skyscraper 1923–1925

Tiblissi  Geórgia 1975

And for  desert….

What do you think about this building designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au  in Shenzhen, China ,  bublished in Dezeen in 2009?

Note that the Rem Koolhaas’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange  is on its left….

Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects

China Insurance Group headquarters , Shenzhen, China

 published in Dezeen in 2009

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

Zaha Hadid’s  “floating Inspiration”

Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS

“Conscious Inspiration”   the ultimate inspiration methodology

MVRDV’s “black cloud”, The image of the memory….

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O.M. Ungers & Iakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 19, 2012 by eliinbar

In My previous posts I introduced El Lissitzky and Yakov Chernikhov, two constructivist architects that published in their books Inspiring images of Modern and Fantasies Architecture (1923-1933)

Their Images became the Inspiration Sources for talented architects across the world. (As you can observe in my previous Posts)

In this post ,and In the posts  I will  publish on Monday and Thursday,   will be Interesting examples of “Conscious Inspiration”.

Do not miss O.M. Ungers Inspiring Sketch studies of the Messe Torhaus skyscraper typology ,at the end of this Post.

Iakov Chernikhov

from Architectural Fantasies book

1925-33 ,   Notice the dominance of the  “blue” color

O.M. Ungers Arcitect 

 Trade fair building  

Frankfurt  Germany 1983-1985  ,  Notice the dominance of the  “blue” color

Eliinbar sketches 2012 , O.M. Ungers Inspiration Sources

I invite you to Learn from the process shown above in O.M. Ungers sketch-studies of the Messe Torhaus skyscraper typology.

O.M.Ungers intuitively Implements theConscious Inspiration Method”. 

First  He is not intimidated to get inspired from Iakov Chernikhov’s design.

Second  He develops tools to analyze Iakov Chernikhov’s  design and “Understand” It. (O.M. Ungers sketch-studies )

Third  He Designs high quality and creative architecture….

  

“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology 

 “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

“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.

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS https://archidialog.com/2012/01/17/

Daniel Libeskind , Coop Himmelb(l)au & Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov – so that is how “Conscious Inspiration” works?  https://archidialog.com/2012/01/09/

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Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 17, 2012 by eliinbar

eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s Inspiration Sources

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In 1923–1925 El Lissitzky proposed and developed the idea of horizontal skyscrapers  

Lissitzky argued that as long as humans cannot fly, moving horizontally is natural and moving vertically is not…. 

Where there is not sufficient land for construction, a new plane created in the air at medium altitude should be preferred to an American- tower. 

These buildings, according to Lissitzky, also provided superior insulation and ventilation for their inhabitants. 

More than 80 years later (2006) Steven Holl  designe an horizontal Skyscraper. The Vanke Center in Shenzhen, China, a mixed-use building including hotel, offices, serviced apartments, and public park (2006-2009)

El Lissitzky’s proposed horizontal skyscraper 1923–1925

Steven Holl Architect horizontal skyscraper

 VANKE CENTER in Shenzhen

China  2006-2009

Eliinbar sketches 2012 Steven Holl’s Inspiration Sources?

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Epilogue:

1. In the drawing above , Steven Holl compares his horizontal skyscraper To a Typical American skyscraper.

2. I still wonder if the inspiration source for Holl’s buildings Mentioned in my sketch-book above are Actually Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monastery…. 

3. I recommend everyone who is interested in the work of Holl, to read Lebbeus Woods post dealing with Steven Holl’s Horizontal Skyscraper.

Steven Holl’s Spatial Retaining Bars, Phoenix, 1994

Steven Holl’s American Library expansion, Berlin, 1984

Steven Holl’s  Nanjing museum of art and architecture 2011

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

Le Corbusier & Steven Holl    https://archidialog.com/2010/03/08/le-corbusier-steven-holl/

La Tourette ” Conscios Inspiration” 2 https://archidialog.com/2010/09/20/la-tourette-conscios-inspiration-2/ 

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