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MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspirational roof terrace

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

Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011  Le Corbusier’s ultimate inspirational roof terrace

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In this post, I want to introduce a rarer option that the Unite D’habitation in Marseille roof  terrace is MVRDV’s morphological inspiration source For at least three buildings and projects they designed.

Le Corbusier’s Unite D’habitation in Marseille roof terrace : The majority of the communal aspects in the “Unite d’habitation” do not occur within the building; rather they are placed on the roof. Its flat roof is designed as a communal terrace with  a running track, a shallow paddling pool for children, and an open-air theatre

From archdaily

Le Corbusier’s Unite D’habitation in Marseille

roof terrace, Computer simulation

1945-1952

The Unite D’habitation in Marseille computer simulation ,is from Jacques Sbriglio’s book about Le Corbusier’s Unite d’habitation In Marseille.

From left to rightthe Open Air Theatre, sculptural ventilation stacks, gymnasium, elevator shaft, school and children’s pool

                                   MVRDV Architects

”Movie Village” project in Busa , South Korea 

 2005 ( Computer simulation)

MVRDV Architects

Open Air Theatre

Delft-The Netherlands 1992 

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MVRDV Architects Mirador residential building

 Sanchinarro Madrid-Spain

( in Collaboration with Blanca Lleo’ Asociados) 2001-2004

MVRDV Architects

Mirador residential building

 “roof terrace”

MVRDV Architects

Rotterdam Market Hall

Construction started in 2009

Eliinbar sketches 2011  Le Corbusier’s ultimate inspirational roof terrace

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Can you identify more buildings that may be inspired by Corbusier’s Unite D’habitation in Marseille roof terrace?

You are invited to visit my relevant post

MVRDV – Inspirational Architecture Firm https://archidialog.com/2010/06/11/mvrdv-inspirational-architecture-firm

The “Whale” Building strikes again   https://archidialog.com/2011/03/10/the-whale-building-strikes-again/ 

REX Architects & ” Conscious Inspiration” https://archidialog.com/2010/11/13/rex-architects-conscious-inspiration/ 

MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspiration building, Le Corbusier’s “Unite D’habitation” in Marseille https://archidialog.com/2011/11/28/mvrdv-le-corbusier-and-the-ultimate-inspiration-building-le-corbusiers-unite-dhabitation-in-marseille/

The “Whale” Buildings – “Conscious Inspiration” https://archidialog.com/2010/07/13/the-whale-buildings-conscious-inspiration/

 

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MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspiration building, Le Corbusier’s “Unite D’habitation” in Marseille

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In this post and the following posts, I want to share with you a fascinating discovery about Le Corbusier’s “Unite D’habitation” in Marseille.

Unite D’habitation in Marseille was the first order Le Corbusier received from the French state starts to be scheduled immediately after the Second World War (1945-46),

Le Corbusier’s Unite D’habitation in Marseille comprises 337 apartments arranged over twelve stories, all suspended on large piloti. The building also incorporates shops with architectural bookshop,sporting, medical and educational facilities, a hotel which is open to the public, and a gastronomic restaurant. Its flat roof is designed as a communal terrace with sculptural ventilation stacks, a running track, a shallow paddling pool for children, and an open-air theatre

The building is constructed in béton brut (rough-cast concrete) and was finished in 1952. 

FromWikipedia

MVRDV is a Rotterdam, Netherlands-based architecture and urban design practice founded in 1991. The name is an acronym for the founding members

Their first realized commission was the new offices for VPRO in Hilversum, Netherlands (1993–1997). 

MVRDV is well-known for its philosophy of densification and multiple space use. 

The office researches and debates global ecological issues such as the consequences of urban sprawl, the bio-industry and climate change. 

FromWikipedia 

An MVRDV’s urban design project that draws my attention, is the research master plan into the future of greater Paris.

Le Corbusier’s  Unite D’habitation is characterized by a cellular morphology.Le Corbusier developed a system of interior “streets” every three floors that provided the horizontal access to interlocking cross-over units.

A typical Unite D’habitation section showing the “streets” (1) ,and the interlocking cross-over units designed by Le Corbusier at 1945-1946

 40 years later an elevation section of a “double house” in Utrecht designed by MVRDV at 1995

MVRDV’s drawing sequence, showing the development of the design concept of the “double house” in Utrecht

Eliinbar sketches 2011  Unite D’habitation in Marseille ,the ultimate inspiration building

You are invited to visit my relevant posts

MVRDV – Inspirational Architecture Firm

https://archidialog.com/2010/06/11/mvrdv-inspirational-architecture-firm 

The New Vertical City –” Conscious Inspiration

https://archidialog.com/2011/03/22/the-new-vertical-city-conscious-inspiration

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Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 3 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2011 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This post summarizes my “micro trilogy” about Frank Gehry’s “floor plan Strategies”

I will share with you. Gehry’s most considered building, with what I believe, the most successful “floor plan Strategy”…. The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao,Spain.

First  I will present The EMR Communication and Technology Center.

This building is a typical  example of Gehry’s characteristic “Floor plan Strategy” in the mid 90th.

I call this strategy the“Personal fan shape strategy”.

Gehry’s first  step, is to design unique morphological-forms.

Then weaves them in to a wonderful composition…. (It will be fascinating to trace Gehry’s inspiration sources when designing does unique morphological forms …. I already have some ideas I will share them with you, in my next posts).

Gehry’s EMR Communication and Technology Center

Model

“Gehry’s first  step, is to design unique morphological-forms.

Then weaves them in to a wonderful composition…. “

Germany 1992-1995

Gehry’s EMR Communication and Technology Center

 First floor plan

the “Personal fan shape strategy

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Spain 1991-1997, is one of Gehry’s most known buildings.

(Model view from above)

The Guggenheim museum First floor plan is a characteristic example of a combination of two of Gehry’s floor plans strategies, the “Sculptural Warping Strategy” that is represented in my previous post and the “Personal fan shape strategy” shown above, By the EMR Communication and Technology Center.

Eliinbar sketches 2011, .  …. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, floor plan Strategy

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

What did I learn from this post?

Gehry does not give up his desire for creativity and uniqueness.

Over the years Gehry develops new floor plan Strategies (Codex rules), and implement them in his designs to realize his architectural vision.

His Strategies is directed to provide a novel and unique interpretation to the common “boxes”

Gehry’s Quate:  “Ninety-eight percent of buildings are boxes,which tells me that a lot of people are in denial. We live and work in boxes. People don’t even notice that”

Developing tools (Codex rules) is something we can learn as a method.

I can even suggest a name for this method “Conscious Inspiration”.

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 2  His floor plan Strategy

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/

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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

All pictures and floor plans are taken from EL CROQUIS  Frank Gehry 1991-1995

 

Zaha Hadid’s Imaginary Inspiration Source?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , on November 17, 2011 by eliinbar

Can an Architectural drawing of a building-cross-section, be an Inspiration Source for a talent architect?

Recently I found  a sketch of an architectural-cross-section scribbled  by Le Corbusier in 1927, for an urban Villa.

  Le Corbusier’s

cross-section sketch for an urban Villa

1927

Zaha Hadid Architect

Contemporary Arts Center

Cincinnati Ohio USA  2001-2003

Is Le Corbusier’s cross-section, the inspiration Source for the Contemporary Arts Center designed by Zaha Hadid in Cincinnati?

The first museum designed by a woman architect in the U.S.

Zaha Hadid’s cross-section

for the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati

2001-2003

Eliinbar sketches 2011   Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources?

 Note the following similar characteristics:


1. The unique morphology of the curve at the junction between wall and floor in the lower left of the sketch.


2. Clear division into two parts. Open vertical space with stairs and closed horizontal spaces.


3. The closed spaces are characterized by shifting relation to each other. Open spaces are obtained by the steps.
  

For you to judge….

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Learning from Frank Gehry . ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy”

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 13, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 Gehry’s “Clinging Statue Strategy”

In my previous posts I showed how Gehry succeeds to design sculptural buildings using the “Sculptural Warping Strategy”- (Disney’s concert hall and his own house) and preserves their initial functional program.

In this Post I will show Gehry’s early strategy ,preserving a Museum program, and still expresses his desire to a unique building, with sculptural characteristics.

Frank Gehry  Architect

Frederick R.Weisman Museum

Minneapolis USA  1990-1993

Frank Gehry’s Sketch

 for a typical Floor plan

Weisman Museum

Frank Gehry“s

upper Level plan

 Weisman Museum

Eliinbar sketches 2011, .  ….Frank Gehry’s “Clinging Statue Strategy”

You are invited to visit my relevant posts: 

Conscious Inspiration “Facades”

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/22/

Conscious Inspiration Facades 2

https://archidialog.com/2011/03/08

 

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Tracing Jean Nouvel’s “Folding inspiration Sources”

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

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011  Jean Nouvel’s “Folding inspiration Sources”

Jean Nouvel’s Paris Philharmonic sculptural unusual new building is Under Construction.

I will share with you new construction photos soon….

It was designed by Jean Nouvel at 2007 and today it is under construction. 

In this Post I will try to trace Jean Nouvel’s inspiration sources ,designing the new Paris Philharmonic building in Parc de la Villette ,Paris.

Jean Nouvel Architect

Paris Philharmonic

Parc de la Villette, Paris, France  2007-12

Snøhetta Architects

new opera house

Oslo Norway, completed in 2007

Jean Nouvel Architect

Paris Philharmonic Parc de la Villette

Paris, France 2007-12 – Model

MVRDV Architects 

 Department Store Rotterdam

The Nrtherlands ,1994 Conceptual Model-“Sequential Architecture”

Eliinbar sketches 2011 , Tracing Jean Nouvel’s “Folding inspiration Sources”

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Extrovert inspiration

https://archidialog.com/2010/12/04/extrovert-inspiration/

 MVRDV – Inspirational Architecture Firm

https://archidialog.com/2010/06/11/mvrdv-inspirational-architecture-firm/

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

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2 His floor plan Strategy

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on October 27, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011, Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy

If you will be asked,

What is the most common morphological feature

in Frank Gehry‘s buildings?

Most of us will agree that they look very sculptural….

Frank Gehry’s  quotes  Sculptors and painters have inspired me with their ability to make things with their own hands.” 

Ninety-eight percent of buildings are boxes, which tells me that a lot of people are in denial. We live and work in boxes,”

In my previous post I showed how Gehry succeeds to design a sculptural building (Disney’s concert hall) and preserves its functional program.

In my next Posts I will show Gehry’s strategy, dealing with this challenge. see my sketchbook above…. 

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In this post we will start our journey revealing  Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy with his own house, designed at 1978.

From “Stories of Houses”:   The story starts when Gehry’s wife, Berta, bought a small pink bungalow. 

Gehry decided to redesign what he considered “a dumb little house with charm“, to build around it and try “to make it more important“.

 Frank Gehry’s own house

Santa Monica, California

designed at 1978 ,View from above

Frank Gehry’s own house

Santa Monica, California

designed at 1978  ,  floor plan

 eliinbar Sketches 2011- Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy

What did I learn from this post? 

Gehry is very aware to the “needs” of the building ,Like once said Le Corbusier “a house is a machine for living”. 

He designs buildings with effective floor plans 

He does not give up his desire for creativity and uniqueness. 

Gehry develops tools (Codex rules), and uses his architect skills to realize his architectural vision. 

 

Developing tools (Codex rules) is something we can learn as a method

I can even suggest a name for this method “Conscious Inspiration”

 

Frank Gehry’s own house , front facade

Santa Monica, California

designed at 1978

Behind, the original house,

In front, the new sculptural addition 

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

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

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook  2011 Learning from Frank Gehry

What can we learn from Gehry’s design Process? 

He stars His design by scribbling a sketch that expresses the image of the building. (In the Disney’s Concert Hall his inspiration Sources were sails) 

Gehry’s Quote: ( from artquotes.net)

“I know I draw without taking my pen off the page. I just keep going, and that my drawings I think of them as scribbles. I don’t think they mean anything to anybody except to me, and then at the end of the day, the end of the project they wheel out these little drawings and they’re damn close to what the finished building is and it’s the drawing”

 

Frank Gehry Architect Disney Concert Hall preliminary sketches 

He continues developing the “Image of the building” with the aide of Models (Notice the amount of models in the back of the picture). 

Gehry’s Quote: ( from artquotes.net)

“I think my best skill as an architect is the achievement of hand-to-eye coordination. I am able to transfer a sketch into a model into the building”.

Frank Gehry Architect Disney’s Concert Hall models

The result of the design process is a Sculptural building . with an efficient floor plan. (Notice  the optimal match Configuration of the ground-floor to a concert hall)

Frank GehryArchitect  

 Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

 Los Angeles California 1987-2003

                 Eliinbar sketches 2011 , Learning from Frank Gehry

  

What did I learn from Gehry’s design Process? 

1. Don’t be afraid to put your ideas on the paper  “Just do it”.. In later stages  of the planning ,you will notice the Influence of the sketches on  your design.. (Gehry’s preliminary sketches). 

2. Develop tools to analyze and “understand” how to realize your preliminary sketches (Gehry’s working models).

3. The “floor Plan” is an efficient tool to preserve the building’s initial “needs

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Describe the design processes of two talented architects 

 

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

https://archidialog.com/2011/05/19/j-mayer-h-the-ultimate-conscious-inspiration-architect-1/

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Chicago Tribune Tower competition ,Eliel Saarinen & Cesar Pelli

https://archidialog.com/tag/chicago-tribune-tower-competition/

  Frank Gehry Architect  

 Disney Concert Hall

Thanks Martin for this picture ,of the built structure

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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Frank Gehry reveals his inspiration Sources….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on October 17, 2011 by eliinbar

Here are Gehry’s unrevealed Inspiration Sources from the 90’s, when he developed his original Gehry’s style that he later also implement in his famous Bilbao Museum.

Gehry’s style has a structure that consists of radically sculpted, organic contours.

In this Post Frank Gehry reveals his inspiration Sources for the Weisman Art Museum (designed at the beginning of the 90’s) .

From MPR’s Euan Kerr who spoke with Gehry

The first inspiration came from the Tibetan monasteries that are on hills, where the big frontal elevation is off the side of a cliff”

Tibetan monasteries

Frank Gehry’s Weisman Art Museum frontal elevation

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 completed in 1993

 Eliinbar sketches 2011 ,  Frank Gehry’s inspiration Sources for the Weisman Art Museum

In my future Posts I will share with you some more characteristics of Gehry’s Architecture….

Do not leave this Post…. before visiting my previous post about Le Corbusier Inspiration Sources for the famous la Tourette Monastery.

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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