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Zaha Hadid’s Complex Relations between “conscious inspiration” and the “arch motif”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid And The “Arch Motif”

Zaha Hadid is undoubtedly leading the architectural trend, I like to call “Plastelina Buildings“ .

you are invited to visit my Post Zaha Hadid & “Plastelina Buildings”.

Plastelina Buildings“ is a type of building difficult to detect  its inspiration sources.

In this post I will try to identify a Zaha Hadid‘s typical  inspiration source when she designs  “Plastelina Buildings“ .

There are a large number of well known public buildings that their main entrance is characterized by an arch….

The main entrance to the Petit Palais in Paris, shown in the image below, is a typical example

Now let’s examine Zaha Hadid’s entrance to the chengdu-contemporary-art-centre in China

shown in the image Below

Notice to the main entrance (center of the building) is emphasized by a dominant arch …. it is a similar designing approach we identified in the “Petit Palais”  in Paris

And now Observe the main entrance of the Nuragic and Contemporany Art Museum designed by Zaha Hadid , shown in the image Below.

It is also emphasized by an Impressive arch ….

And what about the Guggenheim-Hermitage-Museum arch,     designed by Zaha hadid?


And the Zaha Hadid’s Dubai-opera-house main entrance…

And The typical arched entrance of the Nordpark Cable Railway  designed by Zaha hadid

Another Arch entrance  designed by Zaha Hadid. In the Regium Waterfront project in Italy

My Meditation Corner:

How many times I got up in the morning and an Inspiring new building was in my mind?

Maybe twice….

How many times I found myself at midnight, digging in my favorite architecture books….to be inspired?

Much more….

I want to share with you a typical page from my Sketch book.

This page demonstrates my own conscious design process…. (Described on this page the design process of the entry level floor plan, of a public building)

This is my “tool “I developed over the years,  that helps me get inspired in a conscious way…. what is yours?


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The “Whale” Building strikes again

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2011 by eliinbar

 Influx Studio’s text for Arch daily :

1. “The architecture of the NVC takes the simplicity and elegance of a  paper boat/plane as inspiration

2. “The design for NVC will be an icon of “back to the water     


Influx Studio 

 Newark Visitors Center ORIGA 

Newark, New Jersey, USA  Project Year: 2009


Zaha Hadid Architect 

 Guggenheim Hermitage Museum

 Vilnius  Lithvania  2009


MVRDV Architects 

 “Movie Village”

Busa , South Korea  2005


eliinbar Sketches 2011


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The “Whale” Buildings 1 :

Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid :



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Post Expressionist Architecture – “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 28, 2010 by eliinbar

Erich Mendelson Architect _Einstien Tower _ Berlin _ Germany _ 1919-1024

Erich Mendelson Architect _Einstien Tower Sketch _ Berlin _ Germany _ 1919-1024

The Einstien Tower

 is a prominent  example of  Expressionist Architecture


 Here are some examples of  Post Expressionist Architecture:  

Dauglas Cardinal Architect _ National Museum of the American Indian _ Washington D.C. _ 1989-2004


Jean Nouvell Architect _ Conference center_Tours _ France _ 1989-1993


Haim Dotan Architect _ Ashdod City Concert Hall _ Israel _ 2004


Zaha hadid Architect _ Guggenheim Hermitage Museum _ Vilinius _ Lithvania _ 2008