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OMA is Rem Koolhaas’s way for living a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture.

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 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 - OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA and Rem Koolhaas’ parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

In every direction I check….eventually all roads lead to OMA.

This post Is about one of the most Inspirational architecture firms working today….  MVRDV.

Maas and Van Rijs, two of MVRDV founding members, worked at OMA.

The next image is a housing complex designed by MVRDV in 1999…It’s called the FLYING VILLAGE (Villa Voladora –In Vienna, Austria)

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Notice the Main characteristics of this structure….

A three dimension curved slab with a dominant green terrace

Five years later (2004) the contemporary architectural firm SANAA, design the Rolex Learning Center, at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

SANAA maquette OK.indd

Notice the three dimension curved slab with a dominant green terrace….

It is hard to ignore the morphological similarity between MVRDV’s and SANAA’s  projects.

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 - OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 –  Conscious Inspiration

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But the story begins long before….

What are the origins of this architecture approach?

What is the justification for the huge financial effort required to build the  Rolex Learning Center?

What is the added value that the user gets for this effort?

Well in this blog I do not deal with these questions….

The questions that concern me are….

What were the sources of inspiration that eventually generated these structures?

I think that “Inspiration” or “Copy Paste” are the most dominant phenomenon of the 21st century among architects.

 Most likely the “availability of information” enables the existence of the phenomenon.

 The abundance of information in the Web affects us all…. I present it every week here ….We saw more than once ….The differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

 And that is exactly what I intend to clarify and understand in this blog.

 I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on inspiration techniques ….I call them “Codex Rules”.

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And finally I strive to develop a method.

 A method that will help architects and designers to cope with this phenomenon…. At this point in time, I call it the “Conscious Inspiration Method” ….

 With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools =“Codex Rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration” works for SANAA….

“knowledge”

Conscious Inspiration” is first of all the understanding of the importance of “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….

The buildings Presented in the next images is in my opinion, the “Knowledge”, that was the inspiration base for The Rolex Learning Center

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Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 University of Constantine auditorium

Algeria 1968

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from  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011

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MVRDV Architects

Villa VPRO

 Hivesum  The Netherlands  1993

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from Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

 Campus Center for the

University of Utrecht   1997

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

“Inspiration Source”

MVRDV’s Villa Voladora designed in 1999 ,showen in the next image is in my opinion, SANAA’s “Inspiration Source”

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“Invention”

And the building in the next image is SANAA’s

Rolex Learning Center, desined in 2004

What do you think was  SANAA’s invention ?

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 –  Conscious Inspiration

Oscar Niemeyer once said You need to find an original way to think and to be informed about everything daily“. 

 To illustrate to you that he knows something about architecture

 I recommend you watch the following video showing a new building designed by OSCAR NIEMEYER

 An architect over the age of 100

The building is called puerto de la musica’…. Worth seeing to the end

Architecture – The Sculpted decade

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Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Architecture – The Sculpted decade

New Year it is time for summations….


The last decade is by far the most sculptural decade in recent years.


Here is a brief overview of the typical types of sculptural
buildings.


You are invited to add your own ideas…. 

In my next posts I will give a close look into the sources of inspiration of the various types of sculptural buildings.

“Plastelina sculpted buildings”

Zaha Hadid Architec with Patrik Schumacher

Cultural Centre and Opera House in Dubai

 published 2008

“wrapped Sculpted buildings”

Frank Gehry Architect

Experience Music Project, Seattle Center

2000

”Materialistic sculpted buildings”

Thom Mayne Los Angeles firm Morphosis

 Sciences Building of Cooper Union college in

New York. 2009

“Prisma sculpted buildings”

architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au.

 founder, architect Wolf D. Prix

 Ohio, Akron  Akron Art Museum  2007

crystal Sculpted buildings” 

Daniel Libeskind Architect

Royal Ontario Museum

 competition:2002-completion: 2007

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

Zaha Hadid & “Plastelina Buildings” https://archidialog.com/2011/08/08/zaha-hadid-plastelina-buildings/

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-1-his-design-tools/

Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources ; “The Crystal Buildings”https://archidialog.com/2011/10/08/daniel-libeski…stal-buildings/

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 29, 2011 by eliinbar

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 MVRDV’s Inspiration Sources?

Normally my blog is a place where I trace the inspiration sources of architects.

I debated whether to view the Next story ….

Here is the unresolved story about MVRDV’s inspiration Sources of the “pixilated Cloud skyscrapers” in Seoul….

MVRDV Architects

two Residential skyscrapers Seoul

 korea  published 2011

MVRDV’s  inspiration source….

The design inspiration of The Cloud is visualized in the image above

Attacks on the World Trade Center towers

on Sept. 11, 2001.

skyvillag-MVRDV Rødovre  pixelated Skyscraper

in Copenhagen, Denmark

published 2008

Eliinbar sketches 2011 , MVRDV’s Inspiration Sources?

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 5, dealing with economic reality?….

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Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Frank Gehry dealing with economic reality

If you will be asked, how does look, a typical Frank Gehry‘s building. Most of us will agree that they look very sculptural.

Just as Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center Looks in the following image….

 Frank Gehry Architect

Front facade Cleveland Clinic ,Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed  2010

Now look at the next image…would you believe this is the same building shown above?

This image is Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center building  rear façade ,

It looks like a completely different building….

 Frank Gehry Architect

rear façade  ,Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed 2010

It looks like this building is a demo to Gehry’s ultimate strategy implemented in many of his projects  

I suppose that Gehry developed this “strategy” to deal with the high construction budget needed to built his sculptural Buildings ….

First  floor plan of Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center

Eliinbar sketches 2011– frank Gehry-dealing with economic reality?….

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  event space

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  a typical interior

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  a picture from east.

Note the difference between the two parts of the building.

All photographs are copyright Matthew Carbone

What did I learn from this post?

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

2.He designs buildings with effective floor plans.

3.Gehry develops tools (Codex rules), and uses his architect skills to  design buildings directed budget. 

4.I do not always identify with the result of his “strategy”….

You are invited to visit myFrank 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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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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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”

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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

Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources & “The Crystal Buildings”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2011 by eliinbar


From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011,

Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources & “The Crystal Buildings”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In This Post I will share with you some of Daniel Libskind’s “Inspiration Sources

The unique design of the Jewish Museum in Berlin

Is the result of Libeskind‘s inspirations sources. 

Libeskind, a musician himself, took inspiration from music and considered the museum the final act of Arnold Schoenberg’s unfinished opera.

Moses und Aron . Walter Benjamin’s One Way Street’s 60 sections determined the number of sections that comprise the museum’s zigzag section

Daniel Libeskind Architect

the Jewish Museum

Berlin,Germany 1988-1999

      

Libeskind’s inspiration source when planning his first “Crystal Building” = The Royal Ontario Museum, was the museum’s mineral collection.

Daniel Libeskind Architec

Royal Ontario Museum

 Ontario Canada 2002-2006

What were Libeskind’s, inspiration sources   when planning the next four “Crystal Buildings”?

Daniel Libeskind Architect Dún Laoghaire Harbour “landmark building”Competition, Published October 2003

Daniel Libeskind Architect

 Dún Laoghaire Harbour “landmark building”

Competition , Published October 2003

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Daniel Libeskind Architect

Denver art museum Denver,Colorado

opened in October 2006

Daniel Libeskind Architect

The Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre Hong Kong

complete the building in 2010

Daniel Libeskind Architect

 Military History Museum

expected to be completed in 2011.

Eliinbar sketches 2011, Daniel Libeskind  & “The Crystal Buildings”

What did I learn from this post?

Architects often invent or choose their characteristics “Tool Box” somewhere in their career.

A “Tool Box” Can be an architecture style or an individual unique interpretation.

For axemple:

1.Deconstructivism Architecture, (Daniel Libskind Architect).

2.Postmodenism Architecture, (Michael Graves Architect)

3.Brutalism Architecture ,(Paul Rudolph Architect)

Is an Architecture Style can be the Architect’s  “Inspiration Sources”?

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