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Learning from the Chicago Tribune Tower competition-1922

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2011 by eliinbar

from eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011 Chicago Tribune Tower Compettion

 

There are many examples of built buildings, inspired by the Chicago Tribune Tower competition entries (I will present them in my following posts) 

 

Here is another example of buildings inspired by the Chicago Tribune Tower competition:

Eliel Saarinen’s architect

 Chicago Tribune Tower

competition 1922

 

Alfred C. Finn, Kenneth Franzheim, and J. E. R. Carpenter architects

Gulf  Building ,  Houston , USA

 Completed in 1929

 

 Cesar Pelli Architect

tower, 181 W. Madison , Chicago

1990  

 

 

 

eliinbar Sketches 2011 the Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922 

 

Two sites that show buildings inspired by the Chicago Tribune Tower competition :

http://www.chicagosavvytours.com/apps/blog/show/3100088-chicago-tribune-tower-competition-entries-1922 

http://www.jitterbuzz.com/trib_tower.html  

More information about the Chicago Tribune Tower competition: 

You are invited to visit my recent posts 

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/11 

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/06 

 

What can we learn from the Chicago Tribune Tower competition?

To Be Continued…. 

 

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The Bubble \ Pebbles Architecture Trend

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2011 by eliinbar

eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011-The Bubble-Pebbles architecture trend

I make a short break in the series of posts on the “Ultimate Conscious Inspiration Architect

There are clear signs that we are in the progress
of a new architectural trend.
I invite you to review two excellent posts (Urbain-trop-urbain) that describe the inspiration sources of the new  “Bubble / Pebbles Architecture trend

Urbain-trop-urbain posts:

http://www.urbain-trop-urbain.fr/monumenta-2011 http://www.urbain-trop-urbain.fr/le-lendemain-de-la-veille-urbaine-29/

Here are some examples of recent projects, of the new “Bubble / Pebbles Architecture trend”:

MVRDV‘s New Animation Museum

, Can China Outmuscle Pixar

published may 2011

“The design of the building is inspired by characteristic pebbles found on Batumi beach and will provide views of the beach and the Black sea”.

Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects

have won a competition to design an aquarium in Batumi, Georgia,

resembling a cluster of pebbles.Published in August 2010

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 zaha hadid Architect

 ‘galaxy soho’. located in beijing, china

now under construction, published 2010

Francois Blanciak  Architect

Taipei Performing Arts Center ,Competition  proposal  

published  April 2009

eliinbar Sketches 2011– the bubble Architecture Trend

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More information about the “The Bubble \ Pebbles Architecture Trend”

You are invited to visit my relevant post 

https://archidialog.com/2010/04/08 

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I invite you all to contribute in developing the attitude and tools towards the viability of the “Conscious Inspiration” Method.

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

J.Mayer H. the ultimate “Conscious Inspiration Architect” 1

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011-“Conscious Inspiration Architect” 1

In this post I will trace the inspiration sources of Architect J.Mayer H.

 

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

Decodes the “DNA” of his favorite architects….
Implements their “vocabulary” in his projects ….
Adds its own approaches….
Adjust his project to the environment….
and  builds high-quality and original projects….

 

Here is the first example, for you to judge.

Tell us what you think 

Jürgen Mayer H. architect

  Metropol Parasol

 Sevilla, Spain   2011

Architect Thomas Herzog and structural engineer Julius Natterer

 Expo 2000 Parasol

Shigeru Ban Architect

 Centre Pompidou Metz

international competition  2003

Jean Nouvel  Architect

National Museum of Qatar.

published March, 2010

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  eliinbar Sketches 2011 “Conscious Inspiration Architect”

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“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools to improve observation and differentiation of details.

More information about The “Conscious Inspiration Architect”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts 

https://archidialog.com/2010/04/26

https://archidialog.com/2010/04/07/

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/17

  

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Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922 and the “Conscious Inspiration Chain” 2

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

Fromeliinbar’s sketchbook   Chicago Tribune  1922 “Conscios Inspiration Chain” 2

“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools to improve observation and differentiation of details.

This post Is about two talented architects….


Their  sources of inspiration for a glorious career  are Probably the proposals of Adolf Loos and Walter Gropius  to the international design competition for the new Chicago Tribune office building in 1922 (see my previous Post)

Michael Graves and Richard Meier were part of the New York Five (  New York City architects).Peter EisenmanMichael GravesCharles GwathmeyJohn Hejduk and Richard Meier.

Their works were published in Museum of Modern Art exhibition in the 60’s and in a book  Five Architects  in the 70’s. 

These five had a common allegiance to a pure form of architectural modernism, harkening back to the work of Le Corbusier in the 1920s and 1930s 

At The 80’s Graves embraced postmodernism and

Meier’s buildings remain truest to the modernist aesthetic

  Walter Gropius / Adolf Meyer architects  

Chicago Tribune

Competition entry, 1922

Richard Meier Architect

redevelopment of Madison Square Garden,

competition late 1980’s

Adolf Loos architect

  Chicago Tribune

Competition entry, 1922

Michel Graves Architect

Denver Central Library

 expanded by Graves  in 1995

eliinbar Sketches 2011  the Conscious Inspiration Chain 4

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In my blog, I juxtapose examples of projects without the intention to insinuate that one architect copied from another, but rather to spur a dialog among architects.

The goal is to encourage an architectural planning process that I like to call Conscious Inspiration. 

I am obviously not the first to consider this approach:

Le Corbusier mentions in one of his books that his sources of inspiration for the Cathedral of Ron Champ was Villa Adriana at Tivoli. The French architect  Emile Aillaud describes in his writings that his source of inspiration for 3 office buildings in LA Defense (near Paris) was the Piazza Dei Miracoli  with the Tower of Pisa. Louis Kahan eventually got his inspiration  to design the  Hurva Synagogue from the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, and Tadao Ando traveled all over Europe to get inspired by existing buildings as a way to train  him self to become an architect..

 

So far, I have only scratched the surface of this concept, and I am in the beginning of this journey. I believe the journey itself may lead us architects to a more rigorous architectural planning.

 

Eli Inbar

 


Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922 and the “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2011 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s Sketchbook , the “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools to improve observation and differentiation of details.

On June 10, 1922, the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, and offered $100,000 in prize money with a $50,000 1st prize for “the most beautiful and distinctive office building in the world“. The competition worked brilliantly for months as a publicity stunt, and the resulting entries still reveal a unique turning point in American architectural history. More than 260 entries were received.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Adolf Loos and Walter Gropius / Adolf Meyer

participate in the competition, but did not win.

Their admissions, without doubt, are the sources of inspiration for generations of architects.

Loos proposal is a classical example Of the Postmodernism Style, characteristic of the 80’s, And Gropius proposal is an Initial sample for the Modernist and Bauhaus Style.( dominant pattern , individual office windows; Horizontal projections)

Adolf Loos architect

   Chicago Tribune Competition entry , 1922

Walter Gropius / Adolf Meyer architects  

Chicago Tribune Competition entry, 1922

eliinbar Sketches 2011  the Chicago Tribune tower Competition, 1922  “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

I am preparing a“Conscious Inspiration Chain” for the Chicago Tribune Competition,

And I’m Searching for buildings that are inspired by the design of Loos and Gropius.
Please send your recommendations to my face book page “Conscious Inspiration”’ or Send a Comment.

Thanks

Eli Inbar

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I.M. Pei and The “conscious inspiration chain” 4

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , on May 3, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s sketchbook  “Conscious Inspiration Chain” 4

 

“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools,  to improve observation and differentiation of details.

 

Look what I found today in the WEB ….

A design for an office tower in  New York (1956) by I.M.Pei (the architect of the Louvre Museum Pyramid In Paris)

I.M Pei Architect 

 Office Tower at Grand Central 

 (Competition)New York, 1956

Leonidov (architect)

Proposed “Ministry of Heavy Industry” (1934)

eliinbar Sketches 2011 the Conscious Inspiration Chain 4

Is this design is another link in the “Conscious inspiration Chain”?


To see the previous links in the chain, you are invited to visit my post.

https://archidialog.com/2011/04/30

More information about The “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts

https://archidialog.com/2011/04/25/

https://archidialog.com/2011/03/28

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24/

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Leonidov & Morphosis the “Conscious Inspiration Chain” 3

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2011 by eliinbar


from eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 the “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

The natural development of Architecture design is based on inspiration techniques that I like to call “Conscious Inspiration”..


In this post the machine form of the Industrial structures, typical in the Oil refinery enterprises, I guess, is the inspiration source for Leonidov and Morphosis…..

Industrial structures

 typical in the Oil refinery Enterprises

Was built in the thirties

Leonidov’s (architect)

Proposed “Ministry of Heavy Industry” (1934)

Picture from the “The Charnel-house Blog “ by Ross Wolfe

Is it a coincidence that Leonidov choose the image of this Industrial structure for the Ministry of Heavy Industry?   I  guess not….




Morphosis Architects  The Phare Tower La Defense business district Paris,France  2006

eliinbar’s sketches 2011 The ”Conscious Inspiration Chain”

More information about The “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts

https://archidialog.com/2011/04/25/

https://archidialog.com/2011/03/28

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24/

Check the   CONSCIOUS  INSPARATION  PAGE

in my Facebook