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Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV , Steven Holl and the “T Buildings trend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012– the ” T buildings trend

It seems like a new trend is developing in recent years.

I call this trend…. The “ T Buildings trend

long ago …. when architects talk about “ T buildings”….  They were referring to buildings with a floor plan that has the shape of “T” like in the next image….

Typical “T” floor plan

In recent years, three leading architectural firms, Rem Koolhaas(OMA), MVRDV and Steven Holl, explore the “T” configuration through the facades of their buildings .

Here are some examples:

Steven Holl Architects

Nanjing Sifang Art Museum

design-2003-Completion date: 2011

 Steven Holl Architect

“T-Houses”

Copenhagen, Denmark  2006-2007

  Steven Holl Architect

 horizontal skyscraper VANKE CENTER

Shenzhen China  2006-2009

 Rem Koolhaas Architect (Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA)

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

China  2006

  MVRDV architects

Shenzhen “4 Tower in 1” competition CBD Trees

Shenzhen, China  2009

Can a floor plan be your “Inspiration source”?

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You are invited to see also a relevant and very popular post of mine,that deals with a similar option in the  Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA.

Another relevant post worth a visit….Rem Koolhaas and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue….

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Rem Koolhaas and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue….

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

from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012  Rem Koolhaas’s and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Recently I found a Rem Koolhaas twitt  (16 Feb 09) related to the questions I raise in this blog….

Rem Koolhaas twitt: “Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it.”

Well….  Rem Koolhaas is no doubt one of the influential architects in our  time….

We learned in this blog that the notions “inspiration” and “copy- past”, In other words “Influence”…. are very delicate issues, we are obliged to recognize them and develop techniques to deal with them….

Probably you encountered in my blog ,  the Conscious Inspiration Method

A method that is aware of today availability of information…. and develop tools to help us architects and designers deal with it.

We don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired (influence) from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

The next image, is the Shenzhen Stock Exchange building in Shenzhen,China .Rem Koolhaas ( OMA) won a competition to design it in 2006, today the Shenzhen Stock Exchange is under construction.

Rem Koolhaas Architect (Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA)

won, the competition to design the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in Shenzhen

China. 2006,   published in Dezeen, Under  construction.

I can sagest some “Influencing’ buildings that
may be , are the inspiration sources for Rem Koolhaas.  

For you to Judge….

El Lissitzky’s proposed horizontal skyscraper 1923–1925

Tiblissi  Geórgia 1975

And for  desert….

What do you think about this building designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au  in Shenzhen, China ,  bublished in Dezeen in 2009?

Note that the Rem Koolhaas’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange  is on its left….

Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects

China Insurance Group headquarters , Shenzhen, China

 published in Dezeen in 2009

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

Zaha Hadid’s  “floating Inspiration”

Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS

“Conscious Inspiration”   the ultimate inspiration methodology

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

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No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel ….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2012 by eliinbar

from  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend”

Happy to be back after a long and challenging vacation….

In this post I will share with you a new “Conscious Inspiration” story….

The Story of the”Raising Ramp Trend”.

As always….
I’ll be brief in presenting the historical background of the “Raising Ramp
The Full story is complex and long….(I may write more about it in the book I will publish before my retirement….)

The “Raising Ramp” planning component highlighting the building’s entrance….
And suggests the main traffic strategy inside the building

The interesting and significant chapter in this story begins with a project designed by Le Corbusier in the sixties.

The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts built at 1963 in the Harvard University, shown in the image below.

Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center forVisual Arts

Harvard University Cambridge

Massachusetts 1963

Richard Meier a contemporary recognized and influential Architect, frequently uses the principle of the ”Raising Ramp” in several of his buildings .

Le Corbusier unique style is recognized as Richard Meier ”inspiration sources”,  from the time Richard Meier was still part of a group called “The New York Five” in the seventies.

The High Museum of Art designed and built by Richard Meier  in 1983 shown in the image below,  is a relevant example.

Richard Meier Architect

High Museum of Art

Atlanta – Georgia , U.S  1983 

Architect Oscar Niemeyer of  Corbusier’s generation,  is still designing
contemporary architectural, using the principle of the “Raising Ramp

An example of this, see the image below of the Art  Museum Niterói designed by Oscar Niemeyer  in the nineties.

Oscar Niemeyer Architect

Contemporary Art Museum Niterói

Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, completed in 1996.

Another example from the beginning of the decade
Is a the Oslo Opera House designed by the Snohetta Architectural firm.

The unique design of the Oslo Opera House is a good example of implementing the principals of the “conscious inspiration method

Snohetta took the design principle of “Raising Ramp” a step forward….

They gave a new interpretation to the idea of of the “Raising Ramp

You are invited to visit my relevant post with more examples of the
buildings that Invite the public to climb on them

Snohetta Architects

Oslo Opera House

2004-2007

Finally, three buildings recently designed according to the “conscious inspiration principles” ….
they all implement , in a creative way, Le Corbusier’sRaising Ramp

Jean Nouvel  Architect

La Philharmonie de Paris

Designed for a Competition  2007 , now under construction

Note  the entrance ramp

C. F. Møller Architects

Children’s House

Odense Denmark    2010

gmp architekten

Hangzhou  south railway station

china ,competition: 2011–1st prize

More examples of the “raising Ramp-trend”will be published in my blog course of the weekend ..

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Frank Gehry’s and Zaha Hadid’s “Victorian inspiration”

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

From Eliinbar”s Sketchbook,2012, Frank Gehry’s & Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

This post  Traces Zaha Hadid’s  “Conscious inspiration” design Methodology, that eventually engenders a unique and winning design such as the Riverside Museum in Glasgow Scotland.

Zaha Hadid’s planning process Shown in this post is based on my own understanding  (for you to judge)….  my Intention is to introduce Zaha Hadid’s strategy implementing the “conscious inspiration method

Zaha Hadid’s starts her design process by connecting to Accessible information sources she is informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis

1.

This is a St Silas church in Glasgow

It’s style building is known as Victorian

Notice the Repetitive theme of the triangular gable

And this is the Riverside Museum’s front entrance designed by Zaha Hadid in Glasgow. She gives an innovative interpretation to the repetitive Victorian gable.

Zaha Hadid Architect

Riverside Museum   Glasgow

Scotland,  Competition 2004 -2011.

 

2.

This is an Aerial view

of the Central railway Station In Glasgow

 

And this is an Aerial view of  Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum in Glasgow

Note the linear and continuous configuration of the building roof

in the two images 

3.

This is an image of the departures board in Glasgow’s Central railway station sealing.

Notice the configuration of the extruded triangular-shaped roof

And this is an inner image of the Zaha Hadids Riverside Museum sealing in GlasgowNotice the configuration of the extruded triangular-shaped roof

4.

And finally as I mentioned more than once we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings 

This is the Image of the Dundee Maggie’s Centre in Scotland, designed by Frank Gehry, opened its doors  in 2003

Notice the variable repetitive theme of the triangular gable.

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Who knows…. maybe this recognized building in Dundee shown in the following picture, is the inspiration source for Gehry’s Maggie’s Centre .

Note the initial visual characteristics of the two buildings.
Triangular pediment and vertical tower next to It…..

The McManus Galleries in the centre of Dundee

architect Sir George Gilbert Scott 

The style building is known as Victorian Gothic

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

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

 https://eliinbar.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/o-m-ungers-yak…us-inspiration/

 

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

https://archidialog.com/2011/09/05/in-pursuit-after-zaha-hadids-inspiration-sources-3-the-interplay-between-architecture-and-nature

Zaha Hadid & “house as a metaphor”or the “Visual House“

https://archidialog.com/2011/08/15/zaha-hadid-%E2%80%9Chouse-as-a-metaphoror-the-%E2%80%9Cvisual-house%E2%80%9C/

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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


Rem Koolhaas & MVRDV-“Conscious Inspiration”5

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on July 1, 2010 by eliinbar

MVRDV Architects

Model-Berlin Voids

 Competition 1991

Rem Koolhaas Architect

Musem Plaza

Louisville- USA – 2006

Eliinbar”s Sketchbook,2011

I am proud to announce the opening of my new

Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG)

 You are invited to visit the gallery and to enjoy my sketches .

Here is a very short video that my youngest son photographed, my daughter edited and the eldest son chose the background music, documenting , the preparation process of a sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born

Note that you see the video from the viewpoint of my eyes, How did they do it?

 music by Nicolas Jaar

Sketch is born by Eli Inbar

Visit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSYInspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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