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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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Frank Gehry’s and Zaha Hadid’s “Victorian inspiration”

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar”s Sketchbook,2012, Frank Gehry’s & Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

This post  Traces Zaha Hadid’s  “Conscious inspiration” design Methodology, that eventually engenders a unique and winning design such as the Riverside Museum in Glasgow Scotland.

Zaha Hadid’s planning process Shown in this post is based on my own understanding  (for you to judge)….  my Intention is to introduce Zaha Hadid’s strategy implementing the “conscious inspiration method

Zaha Hadid’s starts her design process by connecting to Accessible information sources she is informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis

1.

This is a St Silas church in Glasgow

It’s style building is known as Victorian

Notice the Repetitive theme of the triangular gable

And this is the Riverside Museum’s front entrance designed by Zaha Hadid in Glasgow. She gives an innovative interpretation to the repetitive Victorian gable.

Zaha Hadid Architect

Riverside Museum   Glasgow

Scotland,  Competition 2004 -2011.

 

2.

This is an Aerial view

of the Central railway Station In Glasgow

 

And this is an Aerial view of  Zaha Hadid’s Riverside Museum in Glasgow

Note the linear and continuous configuration of the building roof

in the two images 

3.

This is an image of the departures board in Glasgow’s Central railway station sealing.

Notice the configuration of the extruded triangular-shaped roof

And this is an inner image of the Zaha Hadids Riverside Museum sealing in GlasgowNotice the configuration of the extruded triangular-shaped roof

4.

And finally as I mentioned more than once we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings 

This is the Image of the Dundee Maggie’s Centre in Scotland, designed by Frank Gehry, opened its doors  in 2003

Notice the variable repetitive theme of the triangular gable.

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Who knows…. maybe this recognized building in Dundee shown in the following picture, is the inspiration source for Gehry’s Maggie’s Centre .

Note the initial visual characteristics of the two buildings.
Triangular pediment and vertical tower next to It…..

The McManus Galleries in the centre of Dundee

architect Sir George Gilbert Scott 

The style building is known as Victorian Gothic

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

 O.M. Ungers & Iakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”?

 https://eliinbar.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/o-m-ungers-yak…us-inspiration/

 

In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s inspiration Sources 3-”the interplay between architecture and nature”

https://archidialog.com/2011/09/05/in-pursuit-after-zaha-hadids-inspiration-sources-3-the-interplay-between-architecture-and-nature

Zaha Hadid & “house as a metaphor”or the “Visual House“

https://archidialog.com/2011/08/15/zaha-hadid-%E2%80%9Chouse-as-a-metaphoror-the-%E2%80%9Cvisual-house%E2%80%9C/

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“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

 “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

“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


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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Architecture – The Sculpted decade

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 4, 2012 by eliinbar

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Architecture – The Sculpted decade

New Year it is time for summations….


The last decade is by far the most sculptural decade in recent years.


Here is a brief overview of the typical types of sculptural
buildings.


You are invited to add your own ideas…. 

In my next posts I will give a close look into the sources of inspiration of the various types of sculptural buildings.

“Plastelina sculpted buildings”

Zaha Hadid Architec with Patrik Schumacher

Cultural Centre and Opera House in Dubai

 published 2008

“wrapped Sculpted buildings”

Frank Gehry Architect

Experience Music Project, Seattle Center

2000

”Materialistic sculpted buildings”

Thom Mayne Los Angeles firm Morphosis

 Sciences Building of Cooper Union college in

New York. 2009

“Prisma sculpted buildings”

architecture firm Coop Himmelb(l)au.

 founder, architect Wolf D. Prix

 Ohio, Akron  Akron Art Museum  2007

crystal Sculpted buildings” 

Daniel Libeskind Architect

Royal Ontario Museum

 competition:2002-completion: 2007

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

Zaha Hadid & “Plastelina Buildings” https://archidialog.com/2011/08/08/zaha-hadid-plastelina-buildings/

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-1-his-design-tools/

Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources ; “The Crystal Buildings”https://archidialog.com/2011/10/08/daniel-libeski…stal-buildings/

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Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 5, dealing with economic reality?….

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on December 26, 2011 by eliinbar

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Frank Gehry dealing with economic reality

If you will be asked, how does look, a typical Frank Gehry‘s building. Most of us will agree that they look very sculptural.

Just as Frank Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center Looks in the following image….

 Frank Gehry Architect

Front facade Cleveland Clinic ,Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed  2010

Now look at the next image…would you believe this is the same building shown above?

This image is Gehry’s Lou Ruvo Center building  rear façade ,

It looks like a completely different building….

 Frank Gehry Architect

rear façade  ,Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health

completed 2010

It looks like this building is a demo to Gehry’s ultimate strategy implemented in many of his projects  

I suppose that Gehry developed this “strategy” to deal with the high construction budget needed to built his sculptural Buildings ….

First  floor plan of Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center

Eliinbar sketches 2011– frank Gehry-dealing with economic reality?….

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  event space

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  a typical interior

Frank Gehry’s  Lou Ruvo Center  a picture from east.

Note the difference between the two parts of the building.

All photographs are copyright Matthew Carbone

What did I learn from this post?

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

2.He designs buildings with effective floor plans.

3.Gehry develops tools (Codex rules), and uses his architect skills to  design buildings directed budget. 

4.I do not always identify with the result of his “strategy”….

You are invited to visit myFrank Gehry’s 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/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry . ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy” https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/learning-from-frank-gehry-%E2%80%A6-chapter-3-the-the-clinging-statue%E2%80%9D-strategy/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 4 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….   https://archidialog.com/2011/11/21/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-3-the-most-successful-floor-plan-strategy/ 

Frank Gehry & Steve Jobs, Do they have something in common?https://archidialog.com/2011/12/11/frank-gehry-steve-jobs-do-they-have-something-in-common/

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Frank Gehry’s creative process, how he comes up with among the most distinctive building designs in the world? – “Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in nature, public buildings with tags , , , , , , on December 22, 2011 by eliinbar

December 2010 Architect  Frank Gehry has unveiled his designs for a new business school (Dr. Chau Chak Wing Building) at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia

In this post Gehry’s share with us his Inspiration sources and design process, how he comes up with among the most distinctive building designs in the world?

Here are some of Gehry’s Quotes from the officially introduction of the new Dr Chau Chak Wing Building business school at the University of Technology Sydney:

1.“Fundamentally, , it starts with a response to the brief. The client in this case wanted something that would break down the silos typical in a university and stimulate high levels of interaction, creativity and play”

2.“I met with the dean and his faculty and the brief was that the business school needed to open up to the creative processes a bit more and open themselves up to creative thinking.”

3.“You sense the need for creative play is human and we need it and we yearn for it.”

4.”My own creativity depends absolutely on the ability for “child like play”.

5.“My response to the brief was a “treehouse” design analogyvarious platforms at different levels, connected by branches and open spaces in between

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The Source for the quotes is Tina Perinotto’s  Article in The Fifth Estate – sustainable property news and forum

  Frank Gehry Architect 

 A Model of the new Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, business school

the University of Technology Sydney

Construction is due to commence in 2012.

A “tree house”Gehry’s Inspiration Source,“various platforms at different levels, connected by branches and open spaces in between

 Eliinbar sketches 2011 Frank Gehry’s  Inspiration Sources

You are invited to visit my Frank Gehry’s 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/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry . ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy” https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/learning-from-frank-gehry-%E2%80%A6-chapter-3-the-the-clinging-statue%E2%80%9D-strategy/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 4 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….   https://archidialog.com/2011/11/21/learning-from-frank-gehry-chapter-3-the-most-successful-floor-plan-strategy/ 

Frank Gehry & Steve Jobs, Do they have something in common?https://archidialog.com/2011/12/11/frank-gehry-steve-jobs-do-they-have-something-in-common/ 

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