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Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry ,Rem Koolhaas, Herzog De Meuron and MVRDV, ….The Only one that can “put them” together in one building is the“Conscious Inspiration Method”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – “Conscious inspiration Method” how it works….

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

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This post is about “Conscious Inspiration”

In the next images and sketches I will try to demonstrate how the “Conscious inspiration Method” works for the building designed by Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]in Tartu, Estonia.

1. Le Corbusier’s  “Domino House”…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Domino House (1914–1915) is an open floor plan structures, supported by reinforced concrete columns meaning that the floor space was free to be configured into rooms without concern for supporting walls and the physical The building envelope expression is an independent expression subject to the interpretation of Its Architect.

Le Corbusier’s  typical” Domino House” 1914-1915

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  -Domino House- Conscious inspiration

Notice the open floor plan structure supported by reinforced concrete columns. The building envelope is the independent expression of the Architect

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. Le Corbusier – Les maisons Domino. https://archidialog.com/2010/04/22/

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2. Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Rem Koolhaas  Jussieu Library model

Winning competition entry for Jussieu campus

in Paris 1992 

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy – Conscious inspiration

Notice the visual similarity to Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy developed in the Jussieu Library

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. MVRDV & Rem Koolhaas & SANAA – Buildings with three-dimensional floor  https://archidialog.com/2010/05/26/

3. MVRDV’s Cantilever Strategy…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

MVRDV Architects

“WoZoCo” Housing for Elderly

Amsterdam: 1997

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu

Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  MVRDV’s Cantilever Strategy – Conscious inspiration

Notice the dominant cantilever inspired by MVRDV “WoZoCo” Housing

 You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. The Conteliver Buildings  https://archidialog.com/2010/03/12/

4.Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy ….a Conscious Inspiration Source

Frank Gehry Architect

Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

Los Angeles California 1987-2003

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building ,Typical floor plans

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012   Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy- Conscious inspiration

Notice the resemblance…. both buildings are characterized by sculptural envelope with an efficient rectangular

floor plan. 

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1,His Design Tools https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

 

5. Le Corbusier’s Piloties Strategy ….a Conscious Inspiration Source

Le Courbusier

 Unite d’ Habitation

Marseille France 1946-1952

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building’s Piloties

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Le Corbusier’s Piloties Strategy- Conscious inspiration

Notice the use of Le Corbusier’s Piloties to raise the building from the ground to let parking.

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post….Le Corbusier & Zaha Hadid – Les Pilotis – Conscious Inspiration 1  https://archidialog.com/2010/07/11/

6. Herzog De Meuron’s circular Staircase…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Herzog & de Meuron architects

Caixa Forum Madrid staircase

Completed: 2008

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 Herzog De Meuron’s circular Staircase-Conscious Inspiration

Notice the similar morphology ….especially the rail

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What did I learn From This post?

1. Once more we saw that the “Conscious Inspiration Method” is practiced intuitively by talented architects all over the world.

2. It Seems that the “Conscious Inspiration Method” does not prejudice the creativity of architects….Perhaps even enhances It.

3. The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is not limited to a certain place, cultural or environmental conditions.

4. Inspiration Sources are varied…. architects are inspired from different periods and different places.

5. An inspiration source can be a “design strategy” or a “unique morphology”, What really matters, is the architect skills to develop and make use of his appropriate “design-tools”.

 

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.

A “small talk” about “Conscious inspiration”

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Be inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that will serve your creative desires….

But first we must develop our “TOOLS” or in other words, our” Codex rules”…. 

In my previous posts I published numerous “Design Strategies” = “TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules”, of talent and well known architects

You are invited to visit my previous posts and learn more about  ”Codex rules” of leading architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Morphosis and others….

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 Here is a short list of my previous posts , Presenting the “Design Strategies” = TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules” of leading architects

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

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/11/

2. Morphosis “Floor plan strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2012/01/12/

3. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

4. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/

5. Learning from Frank Gehry .  ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/

6. Learning from Zaha Hadid

https://archidialog.com/2011/09/12/

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

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/06/

Once we develop our “TOOLS”=”Codex rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

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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.

Eli Inbar

Morphosis “Floor plan strategy”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2012 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 Morphosis’s Floor plan strategy

Frank Gehry and the Morphosis architecture firm are Identified by their “sculptural buildings” (you are invited to sea my posts about The “Sculpted decade”)

In my previous posts  I presented Frank Gehry’s  “floor plan strategy”.

He designs  complex sculptural buildings in reasonable budgets and without compromising with their planning needs.

In this post I will show another successful “floor plan strategy”, of an important member in the prestigious group of sculpt architects….Thom Mayne  founder of Los Angeles firm Morphosis.

Below is shown,  a typical floor plan of the Sciences Building of Cooper Union college in New York designed by the Morphosis firm.

Now look at the picture below, are the square floor plan above and the building in the picture below,  the same building?

Thom Mayne founder of  Los Angeles firm Morphosis

Sciences Building of Cooper Union college

 in New York. 2009

 they are basically the  same building.
the section below explains Morphosis’s “floor plan strategy”…. 
A building designed out from the core

A typical section of the Sciences Building of Cooper Union college in New York designed by the Morphosis firm

As Thom Mayne is cited in Arcspace.com:

We literally designed out from the core, always keeping in mind that the building should be as strong and innovative as the institution itself.”

Eliinbar sketches 2012  Morphosis’s Floor plan strategy

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So Morphosis “floor plan  strategy” is now clear….  

1. Simple cube-shaped building with an Interior core designed by the principles of the “sponge concept” (you are invited to sea my post about Steven Holl’s “sponge concept”).

2. And a sculptural façade created by a steel screen fluctuates in its offset from the cube. (You are invited to sea my post about the three dimensional “Mashrabiya Envelopes” and some other of my relevant posts listed at the end).

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

Conscious Inspiration Facades 2 https://archidialog.com/2011/03/08/conscious-inspiration-facades-2/

The”Mashrabiya Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration https://archidialog.com/2011/03/17/the%e2%80%9dmashrabiya-envelopes%e2%80%9d-conscioous-inspiration/

Conscious Inspiration “Facades” https://archidialog.com/2011/02/22/conscious-inspiration-facades/

 

Thom Mayne founder of  Los Angeles firm Morphosis

Sciences Building of Cooper Union college

a computerized image of the core

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Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 3 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2011 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This post summarizes my “micro trilogy” about Frank Gehry’s “floor plan Strategies”

I will share with you. Gehry’s most considered building, with what I believe, the most successful “floor plan Strategy”…. The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao,Spain.

First  I will present The EMR Communication and Technology Center.

This building is a typical  example of Gehry’s characteristic “Floor plan Strategy” in the mid 90th.

I call this strategy the“Personal fan shape strategy”.

Gehry’s first  step, is to design unique morphological-forms.

Then weaves them in to a wonderful composition…. (It will be fascinating to trace Gehry’s inspiration sources when designing does unique morphological forms …. I already have some ideas I will share them with you, in my next posts).

Gehry’s EMR Communication and Technology Center

Model

“Gehry’s first  step, is to design unique morphological-forms.

Then weaves them in to a wonderful composition…. “

Germany 1992-1995

Gehry’s EMR Communication and Technology Center

 First floor plan

the “Personal fan shape strategy

The Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Spain 1991-1997, is one of Gehry’s most known buildings.

(Model view from above)

The Guggenheim museum First floor plan is a characteristic example of a combination of two of Gehry’s floor plans strategies, the “Sculptural Warping Strategy” that is represented in my previous post and the “Personal fan shape strategy” shown above, By the EMR Communication and Technology Center.

Eliinbar sketches 2011, .  …. Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim museum in Bilbao, floor plan Strategy

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

What did I learn from this post?

Gehry does not give up his desire for creativity and uniqueness.

Over the years Gehry develops new floor plan Strategies (Codex rules), and implement them in his designs to realize his architectural vision.

His Strategies is directed to provide a novel and unique interpretation to the common “boxes”

Gehry’s Quate:  “Ninety-eight percent of buildings are boxes,which tells me that a lot of people are in denial. We live and work in boxes. People don’t even notice that”

Developing tools (Codex rules) is something we can learn as a method.

I can even suggest a name for this method “Conscious Inspiration”.

You are invited to visit my relevant posts

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/

Check the  NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

The Conscious Inspiration Methode:

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”= (“Codex rules”) 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.

Eli Inbar

All pictures and floor plans are taken from EL CROQUIS  Frank Gehry 1991-1995

 

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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