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SANAA,SANAA,SANAA is it real? Or a conscious dream….

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

On a regular base I surf my favorites Internet architecture and design sites, to be informed….

Yesterday I ran into a common example of Conscious Inspiration…. or maybe not ….

I found this example on DEZEEN, an online magazine on architecture and design….

For you to judge….

In a previous post of mine I raised the thought that architects are getting inspired from their own designs ….they multiply their architecture consciously….

I gave the example of two of SANAA’s buildings shown in my next sketch

eliinbar Sketches 2011– “Multiplying Architecture Consciously”

I also claimed that your design process can be your inspiration source….

And as example,  I proposed Moriyama’s  typical floor plan shown in the next image, designed by Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) 

As the Inspiration Source for the Moriyama house facades designed as well by Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA)  in Tokyo , Japan 2005.   (Shown in the next image)

Notice the Moriyama floor plan ….spaces of various sizes in square shapes and in random order…Intriguing morphological similarity to SANAA’s Moriyama’s House facade

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Is Moriyama’s house typical floor planSANAA’s Inspiration source?….

 Can a floor plan inspire your façade?

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And the next Building was published in DEZEEN in 1 June 2012

Atelier Deshaus

Qingpu Youth Centre

published in DEZEEN  in June 2012

The next image is Qingpu Youth Centre’s Typical floor plan

eliinbar Sketches 2012

“You Tell I” … Can we ignore this phenomenon?

In my opinion, we must develop a method of teaching and training new architects, that will cope with a new reality , characterized by the availability of  information……..

I can even suggest a name for it …. the “conscious inspiration method”.

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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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:knowledgetools 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…tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

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.

What is common between “conscious inspiration”and the car industry? Ask the manufacturers of Aston Martin, Ford, Peugeot, Citroën, Lexus, Audi, Hyundai, Subaru, Opel, Mercedes, Mini cooper, Honda and who not….

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Recently I had the occasion to visit with my younger son ,who is a big fond of cars…. the motor show in Geneva.

Here is a short story about “conscious Inspiration” in the motor industry…. 

The source of pride and identify in the car industry, is each firm unique front grill.

Most of you probably recognize the BMW’s cars front unique grill, shown in the picture below?

Here is a picture of the Aston Martin DB5 (1963) front grill. 

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And this is ,Sean Connery, the known film actor ,next to the Aston Martin DB5 in the James Bond’s film Goldfinger, from 1964

James Bond’s movie ,Goldfinger, Made the Aston Martin DB5 famous and very much admired by James Bond’s fans and many others. 

Now 46 years later (2010) Aston Martin Presents the model of the new Aston Martin Rapide .shown in the next image

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And this is the new design for the Ford‘s next-generation Mondeo 2013

 

Look at both cars front grill ….Do you see the not so “Conscious Inspiration effect”?

 Eliinbar sketches 2012 – Conscious Inspiration

 

And to make the story complete….,
Here are some more examples of cars who get their inspiration from the Aston Martin DB5 (1963

I call this inspiration phenomenon “Conscious inspiration Light”

Part of the pictures were taken with my Iphone, in the Geneva motor show

Peugeot 407-2004

 Audi A6 Latest Evolution Sedan Car-2012

 

Lexus LF-Gh concept

Ford  Fiesta 2012

 

Mini cooper 2012

 Hyundai ix35

 

Subaru B4 2013

Citroën Metropolis Concept

Mercedes

Lexus concept 2012

Eliinbar Sketches 2012 – “Conscious Inspiration light”

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Zaha Hadid’s “floating Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 16, 2012 by eliinbar

Zaha Hadid is a winner of many international competitions, theoretically influential and ground breaking.

A number of Hadid’s winning designs were initially never built. The Peak Club in Hong Kong (1983) shown in this post is one of them.

 

Hadid‘s Process of Exploring through Painting is Inspiring….

But what are Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources?

The image shown below is Chernikhov’s  futuristic building, Demonstrating his search for the forms and images of new architecture.

It was published in his book  “Architectural Fantasies” (1925-1933)

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And this is Zaha Hadid’s image for the Peak Club international competitions in Hong Kong (1983)

 Notice the architectural characteristic features identical in both Images

1. Hovering Rectangular volumes.

2. Floating curve.

3. Constructivists visionary power

4. Vertical cylindrical elements

Eliinbar Sketches 2012 Zaha Hadid’s “floating Inspiration”

Could it be that Chernikhov’s image, is Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration source for the Peak Club design?

For you to judge….

What did I learn from this post?

Zaha Hadid’s projects hover and float, animated by the same visionary power that marked the ground–breaking Constructivist structures that Vladimir Tatlin, El Lissitzky, Moisei Ginzburg  and Chernikhov imagined….

And for dessert….

What do you say about Zaha hadid’s MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts floating structureshown in the image below ?

Can you imagine what are its origins (“Inspiration Sources”)?

 Zaha Hadid Archirect

MAXXI National Museum of  XXI  Century Arts

 Rome Italy 2009

You are invited to visit my previous posts showing talented architects getting inspired by the Russian Constructivist imaginary images of futuristic buildings.  

Zaha Hadid “Formal Inspiration” https://archidialog.com/2011/02/02/zaha-hadid-formal-inspiration/

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill & Yakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”? 2   https://archidialog.com/2012/01/23/

O.M. Ungers & Iakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”https://archidialog.com/2012/01/19/o-m-ungers-yak…us-inspiration/ 

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

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“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

Foster and Partners & Grimshaw Architects “Sophisticated spiral Inspiration”

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2012 by eliinbar

In my previous post I raised the possibility that Grimshaw’s architects Garibaldi Exhibition Building Is the inspiration source to Zaha Hadid‘s Burnham Pavilion

In this post it seems that Grimshaw’s architects switch roles….

Could it be that Grimshaw Architects took their inspiration from London City Hall designed by Foster,when planning the new Fulton Street Transit Center in New York?…….. For you to judge….

 

Foster & Partners

London City Hall 2002

 

Grimshaw Architects computer simulation

 of the Fulton Street Transit Center

New York, NY, USA – Completion Date scheduled: 2014

Notice the spiral element expression on the left side of the computer simulation above….

Eliinbar sketches 2012  Grimshaw Architects inspiration sources

Notice the formal imagination and the spiral element expression in both projects

More interesting information about Foster & Partners spiral pedestrian movement In London City Hall, see the Wikipedia

 

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 Spiral staircase in Foster’s New City Hall  London

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

Zaha Hadid & Grimshaw Architects, wrapped softly….

 https://archidialog.com/2012/01/30

Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS

https://archidialog.com/2012/01/17

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

 https://eliinbar.wordpress.com/2012/01/19

“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.

Erich Medelson, Hans Scharoun and Iakov Chernikhov, Do the “conscious inspiration chain” strikes again?….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2012 by eliinbar

It turns out that Iakov Chernikhov whose Inspiring images were the source of inspiration for talented architects, (see my previous posts),

has his own inspiration sources ….

What do you say about the following example?

Erich Mendelson Architect

 preliminary sketch

 for an optical-products-factory-1917

Hans Scharoun 

 The Expressionist Theatre

 1922-23

 Iakov Chernikhov

image from Architectural Fantasies book

1925-33

 Eliinbar sketches 2012  Do the “conscious inspiration chain” strikes again?.

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

Daniel Libeskind , Coop Himmelb(l)au & Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov – so that is how “Conscious Inspiration” works?

https://archidialog.com/2012/01/09/ 

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

https://archidialog.com/2012/01/19 

Kenzo Tange & Rem Koolhaas/OMA  The”Conscious Inspiration Chain”

   https://archidialog.com/2011/04/25

The “Conscious Inspiration Chain” strikes again

https://archidialog.com/2011/04/08

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Skidmore, Owings and Merrill & Yakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”? 2

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 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)

Apparently they are the source of inspiration for other talented architects.

Here is another Interesting example of “Conscious Inspiration

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Architects

“Burj Khalifa” mixed use skyscraper

Dubai ,United Arab Emirates 2004-2010– Computerized model

Iakov Chernikhov

from “Architectural Fantasies” book 1925-33

Iakov Chernikhov

from “Architectural Fantasies” book 1925-33

Eliinbar sketches 2012  Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Inspiration Sources

Notice the wise use of cascading briquette-shaped cylinder
Stable structure and aesthetic. = “Conscious Inspiration

I recommend everyone who is interested in the work of the constructivist architects, to read Miszellen Blog 

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts: 

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

 O.M. Ungers & Iakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”?https://archidialog.com/2012/01/19

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“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.

“Burj Khalifa” drawing (on the left) ,compared to well known high buildings Around the World.
See the difference in height with the Eiffel Tower

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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