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Rem Koolhaas and the power of architectural sketches….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by eliinbar

Architects are holding in their hands a powerful design tool…. their sketches.

The “conscious inspiration Method” Encourages architects to develop design tools that match their skills and desire.

Here is an intriguing example….

A leading architect, Rem KoolHaas ,adopts Mendelson’s (1887 -1953) Expressionist sketches and use them as a powerful design tool .

 Original sketches by Rem Koolhaas  for the GEB building

More Information about Rem Koolhaas’s Sketch, you can find in “The Pop Up City

Mendelson’s  Expressionist sketches

You are invited to visit my relevant posts , demonstrating design tools developed by successful architects :

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. the most Conscious Inspiration firm working today -Chapter two 

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. the most Conscious Inspiration firm working today – Chapter one. 

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it? 

Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG & MVRDV& REX 

Learning from Frank Gehry ..Chapter 3 – the most successful “floor planStrategy”

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….


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“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

 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.