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Le Corbusier Is probably the “Conscious Inspiration” Father, but without doubt, Rem Koolhaas is the Contemporary Inspiration Source for leading architects

Posted in Inspiration Source, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 23, 2014 by eliinbar

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014 ,Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014– Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

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After a long break, I’m back.. Business as usual .. Nothing new under the sun.

Today’s post will be the first of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, office of Architecture OMA led by Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Sources among leading architects today.

Each post will introduce a building designed by  Rem Koolhaas . I will identify the building main configuration, and its origins. Then I will unfold some buildings, we can identify characteristics indicating they were influenced  by Rem Koolhaas   .

In other words,  Rem Koolhaas’s  buildings, most likely were their Inspiration Source

The Inspiration Source

This is the new De Rotterdam complex a “vertical city” in Rotterdam completed in 2013

Designed By office of Architecture OMA led by Rem Koolhaas

Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013

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  Rem Koolhaas’s quote published in DEZEEN :

a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

The main configuration

 Here is a sketch I made, that explains the principles of the typology of a Shifted Buildings

Typology of a Shifted Buildings

The origins

 And this building  is Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” built in the USA in 1934 . this building is probably one of the known examples of  Shifted Buildings.

 Frank Loyd  Whrite's “Falling Water”

 Frank Lloyd Wright- “Falling Water”

Plans, sections and elevations

Frank Loyd  Whrite's “Falling Water”  Plans, sections and elevations

 Note that the principle of shifting is expressed in plans, sections and elevations

Conscious Inspiration today

This is a Museum built lately in NewYork City,designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

 Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are partners in the Japanese architectural firm SANAA.

 SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession’s highest honor.

SANAA received the commission of this Museum in 2002 and completion was in 2007

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SANAA‘s Museum is a multi purpose buildings with an ambitious program a dramatic stack of seven rectangular boxes.

The following video explains well the museum main configuration

Of shifted boxes.

What do the architects have to say?

This is how Rem koolhaas describes the main  configuration of the De Rotterdam complex: “a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

From: DEZEEN

 

And this is SANAA’s description for the  museum in New York: “We knew we could not maximize the entire site with solid architecture, we had to reduce the building’s mass somehow to create space between it and the perimeter. The solution of the shifted boxes arrived quickly”.

From New Building Museume

 

 

Notice that Rem Koolhaas and SANAA are using the same basic notions to describe their buildings: “shifted volumes / boxes“.

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014 ,Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

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Memories

Glimpse to the past

you are invited to visit my relevant posts

MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

Eliinbar's sketches

 Rem Koolhaas & MVRDV-”Conscious Inspiration”5

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Here are some more contemporary buildings,designed by the same principle of SHIFTING TYPOLOGY….OMA’s De Rotterdam complex most likely is their Inspiration Source

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 sanjay  puri architect   דובאי

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-atelier- UID Architects      Osaka

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hamburg science centre  OMA

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Inspiration,Inspiration;Inspiration …. West and east… Well there are mutual relations between them…. another reflection for “Conscious Inspiration” ?

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

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – The mutual inspirational relations between west and east

My inspiration for this post are Simona Rota’s photographs, published in WALLPAPER on “Soviet Modernism”. Unknown Stories”!!

Thank you  Simona….

In my last post, I showed the mutual inspirational relations, between the “Soviet Modernism” architecture, built in the second half of the 20th century and western architecture, built in the last two decades….

In this post, I would like to share with you some of the strange cases of conscious and unconscious inspiration…. from the “Soviet Modernism” period….

Let’s look at some of Simona Rota’s photographs….

This is the known Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower built in Tokyo, Japan 1970-1972

Kisho Kurokawa architect

Residential, office

Tokyo, Japan 1970-1972

And this is a residential building built in the 1980s in Bobrujsk, Belarus

Residential Building on Minskaya Street

1980s, Bobrujsk, Belarus

Copyright: BelorussianState Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Kisho Kurokawa and them mutual inspirational relations between west and east

This is the known Kaufmann House / “Falling water” designed by  Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright architect

Kaufmann House “Falling water”

Mill Run, Pennsylvania  USA 1936- 1939

And this is the Sanatorium Zori Rossii

Sanatorium Zori Rossii (Sunrise of Russia), 1985, Crimea, Ukraine
Copyright: Simona Rota

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Frank Lloyd Wright and the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

And finally ….. You have already recognize the following picture, taken by Simona Rota?…. It was shown in my previous post

Cascade – the development of Northern Radius

1975- mid 2000s,

Yerevan, Armenia .Copyright: Simona Rota

This is  Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dacca, Bangladesh. 1962 to 1974

Louis Kahn Architect

 National Assembly Building in

Dacca, Bangladesh. 1962 to 1974

Now look at the building in the upper right corner of Simona Rota’s photograph, shown in the next image….

See the formal similarity to Kahn’s National AssemblyBuilding in Dacca

Notice the circular opening, separated by a horizontal Beam….

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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And this is Mario Botta’s  “Casa Bianchi” 1971 – 1973

Mario Botta  architect

La Casa Bianchi

Riva San Vitale Switzerland 1971 – 1973

Now look at the building in the upper left corner of Simona Rota’s photograph shown in the next image….

See the formal similarity to Botta’s Casa Bianchi

Notice the square shape of the structure and the dominant pillar in the corner….

 From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

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The  “Conscious Inspiration Method‘ ,  How it Works?

First step:  the inspiration Source.

Second step:   Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools.

Third step:   Realize the design idea.

 

The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

The ultimate inspiration methodology:

1. How to filter out relevant Knowledge from the Web with abundance of information?

2. How to develop your own Vision?

3. How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers your Vision?

4. How to develop your personal Design tools?

5. How to use your Inspiration Sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and design high quality and creative architecture?

“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools to improve observation and differentiation of details.

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:  knowledge, tools and invention.

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…

(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.

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Zaha Hadid & Frank Lloyd Wright ….Do aspirations for reality begins in our drawings?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2012 by eliinbar

In my previous posts I mentioned the need to develop individual design tools as an important part of the design process I call “Conscious Inspiration”.

Zaha Hadid’s sketches and drawings are a major and familiar tool Identified with her exclusive architecture.

In this post I will share with you Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources for her unique sketches and drawings.

I want to thank Livius

His blog “Livius’ Notes” was my inspiration for this post

Here is an interesting and relevant quote from Livius blog :

“I’m not sure that the use of softwares is equally favorable to the brain.
My teaching experience is that students of Today have less imagination. We live in an age where you no longer need to imagine, because any image is immediately available by Internet. The images are no longer thought: they’re consumed

Zaha Hadid’s Sketch for the spiral tower in Barcelona

more information about the spiral tower

you can find in archdaily.com

A typical Arabic-calligraphy

Note the similarity between the dominant curling line in the Arabic-calligraphy and Zaha Hadid’s sketch

It may not be coincidentally…. the spiral tower is designed in Barcelona Spain.

Considering Spain was ruled for – in some parts – up to 800 years by the Islamic Moors.

You are invited to visit a previous post of mine, dealing with Zaha Hadid‘s inspiration sources from the environment in which she plans.

Another Master whose drawings have inspired generations of architects, Is Frank Lloyd Wright.

The following Image is Frank Lloyd Wright‘s perspective for one of his inspiring buildings, the Kaufmann House, Known as the “Falling water“.

Frank Lloyd Wright‘s

perspective for the Kaufmann House

“Falling water” 1936

A typical Japanese Print

Do you feel the impact of the Japanese Print on Frank Lloyd Wright?

It seems like it enhances the Kaufmann House design.

What did I learn from this post?

I want to be helped with quotations by Lebbeus Woods, published in an article written by Jack Self appearing in the June 2010 issue of the Architectural Review:

“Drawings are not preparations for construction—in most cases they are the project. The act of rendering is the making of a version of reality”

“If architects wish to avoid obsolescence, they must reverse the de-politicization of architecture by the dominance of the beautiful, but meaningless, render. As architects, our aspirations for reality must begin in our drawings.

In other words our drawings, have an important role (a powerful tool) in our design process….

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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: 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… 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.

Typology of a Shifted Buildings – “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , on July 15, 2010 by eliinbar

The Typology of Shifted Buildings- eliinbar Sketch book 2010

Frank Loyd  Whrite Architect _ “Falling Water”_ USA _  1934

F.L.W. Plans for the ” Falling water” Bulding

Here is a collection of contemporary buildings ,designed by the same principle of SHIFTING TYPOLOGY: