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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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In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources 4-“Tree of knowledge”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 , Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

In this post I present MVRDV’s Sloterpark Swimming Pool and Zaha Hadid’s Pierres Vivesbuilding , housing three government departments .

Zaha Hadid is today the most widely publicized and influential architect by Google test

It’s not the formal similarity, why I pose the two projects, and I don’t have the intention to insinuate that Zaha Hadid copied from another. 

My goal is to encourage the developing of “Codex rules“for a new architectural planning process that I call  Conscious Inspiration.

 

Zaha Hadid Architects

Pierres Vives

Montpellier France  2002-2012

      

MVRDV Architects

Sloterpark Swimming Pool 

 Amsterdam  competition 1994

  

From Zaha Hadid’s Site:

The Pierres Vives Building “ Housing three government department emerging as a “tree of Knowledge” three institutions unified within a single envelope

The spectacular design of the building is inspired by the idea of a “tree of knowledge” as an organizational diagram for the entire project. 

Zaha Hadid uses the concept of trunk and tree to organize and divide up the complexity of the administrative citadel as a whole.

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Eliinbar sketches 2011, Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Zaha Hadid is looking for a programming idea to combine three institutions unified within a single envelope.

She is inspired by the metaphor of the tree of Knowledge

How it affect Zaha Hadid’s design?

Are metaphors her Inspiration Sources?

“I am a tree of knowledge” from The Macho Response blog

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In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources4-“Shell Structures”

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

From  eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011  , Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

In this post I present  Buckminster Fuller’s Montreal Biosphère in Expo 1967, Canada and Zaha Hadid’s mixed-use building  in Budapest,Hungary.

Zaha Hadid is today the most widely publicized and influential architect by Google test

It’s not the formal similarity, why I pose the two projects, and I don’t have the intention to insinuate that Zaha Hadid copied from another. 

My goal is to encourage the developing of “Codex rules for a new architectural planning process that I call  Conscious Inspiration.

 

Buckminster Fuller

The Montreal Biosphère

Canada  Expo 1967

Zaha Hadid Architect

mixed-use building Budapest, Hungary

 March 2007        

 

 Eliinbar sketches 2011, Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Here’s some more information from Zaha Hadid Architects about  her Inspiration Sources  for the mixed-use building  in Budapest:

“A Structure that extends Budapest’s rich architectural heritage, is inherently “in Context”, yet also marks a radical new approach

Thin-shell structures are light weight constructions using shell elements. These elements are typically curved and are assembled to large structures. Typical applications are fuselages of aeroplanes, boat hulls and roof structures in some buildings.

A thin shell is defined as a shell with a thickness which is small compared to its other dimensions and in which deformations are not large compared to thickness. A primary difference between a shell structure and a plate structure is that, in the unstressed state, the shell structure has curvature as opposed to plates structures which are flat.

From  wikipedia  

Mutschler & Partners and Frei Otto  Architects.The Multihalle, is a temporary construction in Mannheim, Germany 1975

 Mutschler & Partners and Frei Otto  Architects.The Multihalle, is a temporary construction in Mannheim, Germany 1975

Zaha Hadid is inspired by the Budapest’s rich architectural heritage and Thin-shell structures.

How it affect Zaha Hadid’s design?

Are ” Thin-shell structures”  her Inspiration Sources?

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In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources 3-“the interplay between architecture and nature”

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

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011,Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

In this post I present  Steven Holl’s  Sketch For Nanning – Chaina ,and Zaha Hadid;s King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art in Amman . In my future posts I will continue my journey uncovering Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources.  

Zaha Hadid is today the most widely publicized and influential architect by Google test

It’s not the formal similarity, why I pose the two projects, and I don’t have the intention to insinuate that Zaha Hadid copied from another. 

My goal is to encourage the developing of “Tools” for a new architectural planning process that I call  Conscious Inspiration

 

     Steven Holl Architect

  Sketch For Nanning – Chaina  2002

 

Zaha Hadid Architect  

King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art , Amman

international  competition June 2008

 

Eliinbar sketches 2011, Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Here’s some more information from Zaha Hadid Architects about  her Inspiration Sources

The architectural expression for the new performing arts centre has been inspired by the magnificent ancient city of Petra explains Zaha Hadid. “Petra is an astonishing example of the wonderful interplay between architecture and nature, as well as the intricate complexity and elegance of natural forms – the rose-colored mountain walls have been eroded, carved and polished to reveal the astonishing strata of sedimentation. We have applied these principles to articulate the public spaces within the centre, with eroded interior surfaces that extend into the public plaza in front of the building.”

Petra-Tombs-Jordan

Zaha Hadid is inspired by the interplay between architecture and nature

How it affect Zaha Hadid’s design?

Are ” architecture and nature”  her Inspiration Sources?

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In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources 2

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011,Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

In this post I present MVRDV’s ”Kissing Towers” in Donau City ,Vienna  and Zaha Hadid;s “Stone Towers” in Cairo, Egypt.

In my future posts I will continue my journey uncovering Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources.  

Zaha Hadid is today the most widely publicized and influential architect by Google test

It’s not the formal similarity, why I pose the two projects, and I don’t have the intention to insinuate that Zaha Hadid copied from another. 

My goal is to encourage the developing of “Tools” for a new architectural planning process that I call  Conscious Inspiration

 

                              MVRDV Architects 

 model of the ”Kissing Towers” Donau City   Vienna 

  2002

Zaha Hadid Architects

“Stone Towers” Cairo, Egypt

 2008-

Eliinbar sketches 2011, Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Here’s some more information from Zaha Hadid Architects about the “Stone Towers” :

 “Inspired by the patterns and textures of ancient Egyptian stonework, the north and south facades of each tower will be covered with recesses and protrusions emphasising the effects of light and shadow on the surfaces”

“Ancient Egyptian stonework incorporates a vast array of patterns and textures that, when illuminated by the intense sunlight of the region, creates animated displays of light and shadow”

Zaha Hadid Architects “Stone Towers” & Direct Sunlight

Zaha Hadid is very aware to the “Place” she is designing her Buildings.

How it affect Zaha Hadid’s design?

Are “Places”  her Inspiration Sources?

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