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Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava gives us a short lesson about “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2013 by eliinbar

Eliinbar's sketch 2013-Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing "Conscious Inspiration"

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 – Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing “Conscious Inspiration”

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Kurt Cobain  , Nirvana’s  music band songwriter,guitarist and lead singer was proud to share with us his musical influences (Inspiration Sources)…. the Beatles,Pixies,Sonic Youth ,R.E.M ,Led Zeppelin ,Black Sabbath and other well known music Bands.

? So why architects , always claim they get inspired in their dreams

I learned during  my journey in this blog,  that inspiration from existing buildings, is common among architects

 But I also learned something else

A relatively large group of architects lack the “tools” to make the distinction between “copy-paste” and Conscious Inspiration

 In this blog I want ,to clarify the differences between the disturbing phenomenon that is commonly called “copy-paste” , and the positive phenomenon I encourage …. Conscious Inspiration

In my next posts, I intend to suggest Inspiration techniques, that will help young architects to get inspired from existing buildings….in a CONSCIOUS way

Let’s look at the short story I brought today

this is Halliday Avray-Wilson ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

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And this is the Santiago Calatrava’s Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

Inspiered by Halliday Avray-Wilson’s , Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

Santiago Calatrava's Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

The next image is Santiago Calatrava’s sketch showing how he got inspired from Halliday Avray-Wilson , Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture -(right), when he designed the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden -on the left

Santiago Calatrava's sketch showing how he got inspired from Halliday Avray-Wilson , Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture (right), when he designed the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden (left)

And this is Frank O. Gehry’s building in Hanover Germany  from 1999-2001

Frank O. Gehry's building in Hanover Germany  from  1999-2001

In 2001-2005 Santiago Calatrava realized his vision from 1999, with the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden ,shown in the next image

HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden

Eliinbar's sketch 2013-Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing "Conscious Inspiration"

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 -Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing  Conscious Inspiration

You probably noticed the morphological resemblance betwwen Frank Gehry’s twisted building in Hanover Germany and Santiago Calatrava’s HSB Turning Torso in Malmo

Curious coincidence, the two projects were designed and built during the same years…. One may assume that this is another typical example of Conscious inspiration

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?what did I learn from this post

 Santiago Calatrava’s inspiration source for the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo was Halliday Avray-Wilson’s ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture….This Is a typical example of an “inspiration source” that is not an existing building

 And Frank Gehry’s inspiration source for the twisted building in Hanover Germany, is a typical example of an “inspiration source” that is an existing building

 So we can distinguish between two types of Inspiration Sources

Inspiration from the “Outside world of architecture” ,like  in the case of  Santiago  Calatrava’s HSB Turning Torso

and Inspiration from the “Inside world of architecture” ,  like  in the case of Frank Gehry’s twisted building in Hanover Germany

 So obvious ….. but  not…. I’ll check it in future posts

 

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What Zaha Hadid finds in Buckminster Fuller and Frank Gehry…. that we do not know?

Posted in buildings, nature, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 28, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s ….”basic inspiration generators”….

Zaha Hadid Architect

Guangzhou Opera House

in Guangdong province, China 2011

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The following texts were published In DEZEEN  …. Concerning Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources when designing the Guangzhou Opera House 

1.“The Guangzhou Opera House design has been particularly influenced by river valleys – and the way in which they are transformed by erosion. 

2.“Shaped to resemble two pebbles on the bank of the Pearl River 

3.“The design evolved from the concepts of a natural landscape and the fascinating interplay between architecture and nature; engaging with the principles of erosion, geology and topography”.

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The Inspiration sources published in DEZEEN seem convincing….

 Those are probably Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources….

 But to design this building, Zaha Hadid had to have other sources of inspiration ….

I call them….”basic inspiration generators

Let’s check what were Zaha Hadid‘s….”basic inspiration generators“….

The first basic inspiration generator

 Notice the exterior shell structure envelope of the Opera House.

 The shell structure wraps a large number of functions. It is also characterized by transparency that allows penetration of natural light.

Zaha Hadid’s  Guangzhou Opera House 2011

View from inside

In the next image you can see a typical cross section showing the exterior shell structure envelope of the Opera House wraps a large number of functions.

This design strategy has been developed in the 60 by Buckminster Fuller.

The Montreal Biosphère in Canada  Expo 1967, designed by Buckminster Fuller ….shown in the following image ,is a prominent example of this approach….

Buckminster Fuller

The Montreal Biosphère

Canada  Expo 1967

Notice the shell Structure that contains a large number of functions and characterized by transparency that allows penetration of natural light.

And this is an image of the Guangzhou Opera House under construction

Zaha Hadid Architect Guangzhou Opera House in Guangdong province, China 2011

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s ….”basic inspiration generators”….

Note the similarity between the construction method of Buckminster Fuller’s Montreal Biosphère and Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House

 In both buildings, the construction method allows a flexible and transparent shell.

The second basic inspiration generator

Notice Guangzhou Opera House typical floor plan, shown in the next image.

Zaha Hadid designs a building with effective floor plans.

She does not give up her desire for creativity and uniqueness

She implements the ”Envelopes Design Strategy” and uses her architect skills to realize her architectural vision… a”sculptural buildings

 

 

The ”Envelopes Design Strategy”, has been developed in the 80 of the last century by Frank Gehry.

 

The Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry in 1987-2003 ….shown in the following image ,is a prominent example of this approach….

Frank GehryArchitect

 Disney Concert Hall

 Los Angeles California 1987-2003

And this is an image of the Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

Frank GehryArchitect

 Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

 Los Angeles California 1987-2003

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s ….”basic inspiration generators”….

Note the similarity between the typical floor plans of Frank Gehry’s Disney Concert Hall and Zaha Hadid’s Guangzhou Opera House

 Both buildings are designed with effective floor plans…. Notice the rectangular dominant shapes in the center of the ground floors

 Both buildings envelops are unique and creative and realize Zaha hadid’s and Frank Gehry’s architectural vision…”sculptural buildings”

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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.

Eli Inbar

Frank Gehry and his most powerful design-tool.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 –Frank Gehry and the “pile of boxes strategy”…..

Recently was published in Arch daily a mixed-use project …three “sculptural” residential towers designed by Frank Gehry .

As I showed in previous posts of mine, there is a common phenomenon among successful architects that is worth checking out….

I call this phenomenon the “Multiplying architecture strategy”…. (Multiplying of architectural ideas or “Self  inspiration”).

In a previous post of mine ,I showed one of the most common design strategies Frank Gehry applies in his projects…. I Call it the “pile of boxes strategy”….

It started in the 80s ….

One of the most successful buildings designed by Frank Gehry according to the “pile of boxes strategy”, is in my opinion, the public library in Hollywood, shown in the next image.

Frank Gehry Architect

 Public Library Hollywood Branch

USA 1983–1986

Three years later Frank Gehry designed the unique Schnabel House (shown in the next image) applying once more his “pile of boxes strategy”…..

Frank Gehry Architect

Schnabel House

Brentwood, California  1989

Eight years later Frank Gehry designed the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (shown in the next image) according to the “pile of boxes strategy”…..

Frank Gehry Architect

working model of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

 2007 , courtesy of  hoss gifford

And Five years later Frank Gehry designs three towers in Toronto…. Notice especially the one on the right ,designed according to the “pile of boxes strategy”…..

Frank Gehry and Mirvish mixed-use project

three, “sculptural” residential towers

Toronto

Published in ARCHDAILY.COM  Oct  2012

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A short Comment….

Frank Gehry’s “pile of boxes strategy” is not just a “unique morphology”, that we experience from the outside….

Frank Gehry’s strategy has other advantages….

Look at the next interior images of the Schnabel House …

The “pile of boxes strategy” is an original and exciting technique to put in the building, natural light.

Frank Gehry Architect

Schnabel House ,Internal photo

Brentwood, California  1989

Frank Gehry Architect

Schnabel House, Internal photo

Brentwood, California  1989

I recommend you to watch this short YouTube video, showing Frank Gehry’s designing  strategy ….using his most powerful tool ….architectural models….
This video explains somewhat, frank Gehry’s “pile of boxes strategy

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

 

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

Visit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

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.

 –

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

Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Morphosis….The dominant representatives of The new age of Architectural Envelopes

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2012 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar– 

What is a building envelope? 

The building envelope is the physical separator between the interior and the exterior.

It was not always been like that…. 

It was Le Corbusier that helped us liberate the envelope from the internal structure with his “Dominos houses”.

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 expression of the building envelope, is subject to the interpretation of Its Architect.

 This is an old sketch of mine, showing contemporary expressions to Le Corbusier’s “Dominos houses”.

Eliinbar’s Sketches, contemporary expressions to Le Corbusier’s “Dominos houses”.

Since  Le Corbusier…. architects made number of measures for total separation between the building envelope and its internal structure.

In this post I will show three leading architects taking advantage of the evolution that accorded in building envelopes,

Each one of them expresses in his building ,his own -“Envelopes Design Strategy”

Zaha Hadid’s  -“Shell Structures envelopes”

From  eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011  , Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Zaha Hadid Architect

mixed-use building Budapest,Hungary

 March 2007     

Zaha Hadid is inspired by the Budapest’s rich architectural heritage and Thin-shell structures

 

Frank Gehry’s  -“Envelopes Design Strategy”

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook  2011 Learning from Frank Gehry

Frank GehryArchitect

 Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

 Los Angeles California 1987-2003

Frank Gehry Architect

 Disney Concert Hall

Thanks Martin for this picture ,of the built structure

From  Eliinbar’s sketches 2011  , Learning from Frank Gehry

What did I learn from Frank Gehry’s -“Envelopes Design Strategy”? 

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 his “Envelopes Design Strategy and uses his architect skills to realize his architectural vision…”sculptural buildings”

Thom Mayne founder of  Los Angeles firm Morphosis – “screen sculptural envelopes”

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

Typical floor plan of the Sciences Building of Cooper Union College in New York designed by the Morphosis firm

Thom Mayne  founder of Los Angeles firm Morphosis

Sciences Building of Cooper Union college

in New York. 2009

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

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).

I think we can summarize this post with the following statement:

“The most dominant characteristic of contemporary architecture, is liberating the envelope from its internal building

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/

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MVRDV and the “Pixilated BuildingsTrend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the“Pixilated Buildings Trend”

It all started somewhere at  the 60th when the young Safdie designed the three-dimensional, prefabricated units community and housing complex built as a pavilion for Expo 67 the first significant Pixilated Building ever built….

Safdie did not work in a vacuum….

In the late 60th.architects like Kisho Kurokawa  designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower.

Moshe Safdie Architect

units community and housing complex

built as a pavilion for Expo 67 in  Montreal, Canada

Recently I encountered in the WEB repeated examples of Pixilated Buildings

Is It a new trend?

Is Safdi’s pavilion for Expo 67, their inspiration source?

For you to judge….

Herzog  de Meuron  Architects

TriBeca High-Rise, 56 Leonard Street corner of Leonard Street and Church- Street in Tribeca,New York

 Published In DEZEEN  2008

OMA (Rem Koolhaas) Architects

MahaNakhon skyscraper for Bangkok in Thailand

Published in DEZEEN July 2009

Frank  Gehry Architect

LUMA parc des ateliers cultural model for a multi-purpose park

located in the centre of Arles,france. (The image Is a working model) Published in DESIGNBOOM

MVRDV architects

 Pixilated Towers luxury residential towers

Seoul, Korea published in DEZEEN  2011

An Image  from MVRDV’s  Exhibition Published in Arch daily: “Open the Tower 

What about the Qrcode ,shown in the image above ….as the inspiration Source?

You are invited to visit my relevant posts, Of Current Architectural Trends

Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend” https://archidialog.com/2012/04/12/ 

The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron &Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas https://archidialog.com/2012/02/19/ 

Zaha Hadid and the “Floating Buildings Trend” https://archidialog.com/2012/06/11/ 

Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV , Steven Holl and the “T Buildings trend”  https://archidialog.com/2012/04/18/ 

No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel ….https://archidialog.com/2012/03/29/

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Frank Gehry’s Strategies “How do I get some Sky in there?”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 28, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Frank Gehry’s Strategies

Frank Gehry was asked. “How do you get some sky to your buildings?” And his answer was “I don’t know what I do, I just “punch” a few holes here and there and….. somehow they end up being in the right place”.

From arc space.com

 

In this post I will try to learn from Frank Gehry what are his varied -strategies to get “some sky” into his buildings….

Notice that Gehry puts “sky” into his buildings rather than open holes in wallsto let light and air penetrate his buildings”.

I will cover only a small part of Gehry’s variety of strategies.

To be continued in my next posts….

1.The strategy of the “Invasive prisms

 Model of Gehry’s

unbuilt design for theFamilian Residence

inSanta Monica,California, 1978

Frank Gehry’s house

  Santa Monica

California 1978

2. The strategy of the “pile of boxes

Frank Gehry Architect

working model of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi 2007

 courtesy of  hoss gifford

Frank Gehry Architect

 Public Library Hollywood Branch

 USA  1983–1986

3.The strategy of the “perforated veil” 

 Frank Gehry Architect

Cleveland Clinic ,Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed  2010

You are invited to visit my previous posts dealing with “walls with holes”

 Le Corbusier & SANAA  “walls with holes”

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/11

 The “Conscious Inspiration Chain” strikes again

 https://archidialog.com/2011/04/08

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