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Inspiration from existing buildings…. Apparently we can get inspired from a number of buildings simultaneously

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–   Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – Spiral Architecture

Today post presents for the seventh time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

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 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not  ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

? So what’s the problem 

The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more like “Copy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 

? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

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You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of a Snailtower designed by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

 published lately in ARCHDAILY

In my privious post we saw how Steven Holl Is inspiered consciously from Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette  monastery

Le Corbusier’s La Tourette  monastery, is Steven Holl’s  Inspiration building

The Snailtower building , published lately in ARCHDAILY, is characterized by a variety of sources of inspirations

for you to judge

  What was the “floor plans strategy” of the “SnailTower” designers

This is Zvi Hecker’s floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s

Published in  arcspace.com

Zvi Hecker's floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s.

And this is the Snailtower typical floor plan

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical floor plan

Notice the spiral floorplan with the apartments grouped around a central, load bearing column within which all the service functions were located. In the Spiral House, the retaining column has been removed and replaced by an open courtyard

The Spiral House deploys the principle of terracing typical of Arab villages where the roof is used as part of the living space for the apartments. The organization of the living spaces around an interior courtyard and the use of inexpensive, readily available materials are local components that compliment the geometric order based on a spiral.

From arcspace.com

For more information about “Spiral Architecture” you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : Spiral architecture & Conscious Inspiration

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?What was the Snailtower’s designers facades strategy

This is the well Known Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA in the early 2000. Essen,Germany 2003-2006

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And this is the Snailtower typical façade

building year : 2008

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical façade

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in the Snailtower  and SANAA’s building facades

Square openings , with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade

For more information about  the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

 you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : MVRDV, Rafael Moneo and SANAA are leading the age of the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

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Learning from Santiago Calatrava the ultimate “Conscious Inspiration Architect”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by eliinbar


Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In this post I will share with you why I think Santiago Calatrava

Is a Conscious Inspiration Architect

Interesting to demonstrate the “conscious inspiration method” by tracking Calatrava’s career….

Calatrava’s education career:

1/ Sudied art as a child and originally planned to study art in college.

2/Studied architecture five years at ‘Escuela TÈcnica 1969-1974.

3/studied civil engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich1975-1979.

4/Doctorate in Technical Science from the Department of Architecture ETH Zurich1979-1981.

WE ARE A SCIENTIFIC  CIVILIZATION. THIS MEANS A CIVILIZATION WHERE KNOWLEDGE AND ITS INTEGRITY ARE CRUCIAL FACTORS. SCIENCE IS NOT MORE THAN A LATIN WORD MEANING KNOWLEDGE…” OUR DESTINY IS KNOWLEDGE”.

JACOB BRONOWSKI.

  

Calatrava’s inspiration sources:

Calatrava takes his inspiration from natural and human forms

Calatrava’s Sketch of the Twisting Male Torso Sculpture and the HSB Turning Torso building in Malmo Sweden

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Santiago Calatrava’s work is inspired by the things he sees around him, momentary images and happenings

The smooth and sweeping flight of an elegant bird inspired the spectacular extension for the Milwaukee Art Museum (1994-2001)

Calatrava’s extension for the Milwaukee Art Museum (1994-2001)

Caltrava’s  Invention Architecture:

cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge like in Alamillo Bridge in Seville is a modern variation of the cable-stayed bridge- Sanfrasico bridge, The “Golden Gate.

This design has been pioneered by Santiago Calatrava.

San francisco bridge ,The “Golden Gate” (cable-stayed bridge)

Santiago Calatrava Architect

The Alamillo Bridge (backward cantilever)

Seville,Spain  1992 (cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge)

What were Calatrava’s inspiration sources   when planning the next three “cantilever spar cable-stayed bridgethat only has one pylon “?

Santiago Calatrava  Architect

“Puente de la Mujer” Bridge

 Buenos Aires, Argentina  (forward cantilever with gate-swing opening) 2002

Santiago Calatrava  Architect

Sundial Bridge (backward cantilever with glass decking)

CA, USA 2004

Santiago Calatrava Architect

 Samuel Beckett Bridge (single-sided forward curved bow, evoking a harp)

Dublin, Ireland 2009

Eliinbar’s Sketches  2011  Santiago Calatrava’s  cantilever spar cable-stayed bridges that only have one pylon

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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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.

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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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Zaha Hadid and the “Sculpture Buildings Trend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 3, 2011 by eliinbar

This post is about a contemporary trend ….buildings that get inspired from the three dimensional artwork…. Sculpture. 

Zaha Hadid Architect ,is in my opinion , leading the “Sculpted buildings trend, today .

In addition, I will show some interesting recent projects , dealing with the “Sculpted buildings trend”.

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Sculpture:

Sculpture is three-dimensional artwork created by shaping. Materials may be worked by removal such as carving; or they may be assembled such as by welding, hardened such as by firing, or molded or cast. Surface decoration such as paint may be applied.

Zaha Hadid Architect   

Guggenheim Hermitage

Vilnius, Lithuania , Competition 2008

Here’s some information from Zaha Hadid Architects about the Guggenheim Hermitage museum :

The museums sculptural volume is designed along Zaha Hadid’s characteristic conceptual terms of fluidity, velocity and lightness. The building appears like a mystical object floating above the extensive artificial landscape strip, seemingly defying gravity by exposing dramatic undercuts towards the surrounding entrance plazas. Large activated green fields flow around the museums sculptural mass, underlining its enigmatic presence with curvilinear lines echoing the elongated contours of the building. Contrasting with the vertical business district skyline it is a manifestation of Vilnius’ new cultural significance.

                            Coop Himmelb(l)au architects

Martin Luther Church

Hainburg, Austria  2008-2011

Here’s some information from Coop Himmelb(l)au about the Martin Luther Church :

The design language has been developed from the shape of the curved roof of a neighboring Romanesque ossuary – the geometry of this century-old building is translated into a form, in line with the times, via today’s digital instruments

Martin Luther Church inspiration sources and design  methodology.

Neighboring Romanesque ossuary picture  (top Left) and a today’s digital trendy sculptural interpretation (Lower right).

Here are some more  interesting recent projects , dealing with the “Sculpted buildings trend”:

SUS&HI office – Calcagno Littardi A.A. + Y.Park + A. Tomaiuolo Architects

“Organic Water Pavilion”-  public open space, Seoul

published 2011 

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 Robert Bruno Architect

 “Steel House”, 2006

Sharn Architects 

 “Pixelated Skyscrape” Singapore

Published 03/2009

Eliinbar sketches 2011  “Sculpture Building Trend “

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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 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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