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Frank Gehry’s creative process, how he comes up with among the most distinctive building designs in the world? – “Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in nature, public buildings with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by eliinbar

December 2010 Architect  Frank Gehry has unveiled his designs for a new business school (Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building) at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia

In this post Gehry’s share with us his Inspiration sources and design process, how he comes up with among the most distinctive building designs in the world?

Here are some of Gehry’s Quotes from the officially introduction of the new Dr Chau Chak Wing Building business school at the University of Technology Sydney:

1.“Fundamentally, , it starts with a response to the brief. The client in this case wanted something that would break down the silos typical in a university and stimulate high levels of interaction, creativity and play”

2.“I met with the dean and his faculty and the brief was that the business school needed to open up to the creative processes a bit more and open themselves up to creative thinking.”

3.“You sense the need for creative play is human and we need it and we yearn for it.”

4.”My own creativity depends absolutely on the ability for “child like play”.

5.“My response to the brief was a “treehouse” design analogyvarious platforms at different levels, connected by branches and open spaces in between

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The Source for the quotes is Tina Perinotto’s  Article in The Fifth Estate – sustainable property news and forum

  Frank Gehry Architect 

 A Model of the new Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, business school

the University of Technology Sydney

Construction is due to commence in 2012.

A “tree house”Gehry’s Inspiration Source,“various platforms at different levels, connected by branches and open spaces in between

 Eliinbar sketches 2011 Frank Gehry’s  Inspiration Sources

You are invited to visit my Frank Gehry’s 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/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry . ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy” https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/learning-from-frank-gehry-%E2%80%A6-chapter-3-the-the-clinging-statue%E2%80%9D-strategy/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 4 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….   https://archidialog.com/2011/11/21/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-3-the-most-successful-floor-plan-strategy/ 

Frank Gehry & Steve Jobs, Do they have something in common?https://archidialog.com/2011/12/11/frank-gehry-steve-jobs-do-they-have-something-in-common/ 

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Richard Rogers & Architectural style = “Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2011 by eliinbar

When you ask an architect, how can you define “Architectural style”?

The Common answer is that Architectural styles classify architecture in terms of the use of form, techniques, materials, time period and region. 

I want to sagest a bit different commentary on this phenomenon called “Architectural style” …. 

I will try to present my position
with the help of a number of projects designed by Architect Richard Rogers.
I will start with the Pompidou Center in Paris planned by Rogers And Renzo  Piano in the seventies,
And I will continue with number of projects planned by 
Richard Rogers’s office in the eighties. 

Pompidou Center in Paris is characterized by an upside-down approach. The skeleton and mechanical systems of the building are exposed outside the inner shell.

This design style is acceptable to be called “high-tech architecture”

Richard Rogers Architect and Architect Piano 

Pompidou Center modern art museum 

 Paris 1972 to 1976

Three years later Richard Rogers designed the PA Technology Center

Notice the exposed skeleton and mechanical systems.

Richard Rogers Architect

PA Technology Center

UK 1975 to 1983High-Tech architecture Style”

Four years later Richard Rogers designed the Lloyds Building in London

Notice the exposed skeleton and mechanical systems.

 Richard Rogers Architect

Lloyds Building commercial and corporate headquarters

High-Tech architecture Style”, London 1979 to 1984  

This Picture is from Shutterstock.com

One year later Richard Rogers designed the INMOS Factory

Is it possible to identify the familiar architectural approach?

Note the project identify constructive solution compared to the PA Technology Center.

Richard Rogers Architect

INMOS Factory semiconductor factory

High-Tech architecture Style”  1980 to 1982 

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Eliinbar sketches 2011, Richard Rogers self inspiration sources?

Is Richard Rogers Architecture Style ,who was first revealed with the Pompidou Center in Paris in 1976 , is Richard Rogers main Inspiration Source?

 

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

I.M. Pei and The “conscious inspiration Chain”4 https://archidialog.com/2011/05/03/i-m-pei-and-the-%e2%80%9cconscious-inspiration-chain%e2%80%9d-4/

 Kenzo Tange & Rem Koolhaas/OMA The”Conscious Inspiration Chain” https://archidialog.com/2011/04/25/kenzo-tange-rem-koolhaasoma-the%e2%80%9dconscious-inspiration-chain%e2%80%9d/ 

 The “Conscious Inspiration Chain” strikes again https://archidialog.com/2011/04/08/the-%e2%80%9cconscious-inspiration-chain%e2%80%9d-strikes-again/

  

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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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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/

Check the  NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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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