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MVRDV & Herzog de Meuron – The “Visual House “&”Balancing House”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by eliinbar

This post is about buildings I encounter on a regular basis
in the Web….

Kormeling Architect / Artist

Starting Tower   Slochteren ,  Netherland   1992

Herzog de Meuron Architects

Vitra Campus ,  Weilam Rhhein ,  Germany 2010

MVRDV and Mole Architects

Balancing Barn holiday home in Suffolk, UK

Published in Dezeen October 14th, 2010

RVL architects

House Charentilly, France

Published in ARCHDAILY

24Mar 2011

The “Conscious Inspiration” signs:

1. All buildings, in this post, deal with The Notion of theVisual House”

2. The buildings are designed in a unique simplicity of Prism-shaped elements.

3. The buildings design deal with “Weightlessness,
“Levitation” and “Balancing”.

4. Significant source of inspiration is Kormelings’ Starting Tower in Slochteren,Netherland

The “Visual House “&”Balancing House” eliinbar Sketces 2011


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Herzog de Meuron & MVRDV

Herzog de Meuron & John Kormeling – “Conscious Inspiration” The “Visual House”

Conscious Inspiration “Facades”

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

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

In this post I will try to distinguish and describe three common approaches to trendy design of buildings envelopes.

In my future posts I will demonstrate and explain with the ad of the “Conscious Inspiration signs” the different trendy approaches to design buildings envelopes.


The “Origami Facades”

Chapel in Villeaceron 


The “Homeless Facades”

Herzog de Meuron Architects

model of a private house


The “Multi layers Facades” 

Lyons Architects

Corner Liverpool and Campbell Streets

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


Trendy Buildings envelopes  – from eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011


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Le Corbusier & Herzog de Meuron “Past continuous” Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on February 13, 2011 by eliinbar

I  recently visited Le Corbusier foundation site
It shows all the projects planned and carried out by Le Corbusier.

I came across two interesting examples of “Conscious Inspiration” 

The foundation WEB page:

I will show one example in this post  and
the second in the next…. 

Le Corbusier and  Pierre Jeanerette Architects  desigend for Nestlé an exhibition pavilion for removable Fair in Paris in 1928. Pierre Jeanneret is mainly in charge of this study and adopts a metal frame covered with sheet metal. The facades and interiors are plate glass or wood sanded.

Le Corbusier Pierre Jeanerette Architects

Nestlé Pavilion

Paris, France, 1927- 1928


The Ricola Europe SA Factory and Storage Building in Mulhouse-Brunstatt, France, of 1993 also has distinctive exterior walls that are made of translucent polycarbonate panels, a common industrial building material, which allows light to filter through. Using a silkscreen process, these panels are printed with a repetitive plant motif (based on a photograph by Karl Blossfeldt) that becomes less visible as daylight diminishes and assumes the characters of a more substantial material than polycarbonate.


Herzog & de Meuron Architects  the SA factorybuilding Ricola

with the “Auskragenden” cantilever roof slab and the” Transluzenten” front

  Brunstatt, France 1992-1994


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Organic Design – Conscious Inspiration

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , on October 29, 2010 by eliinbar

In 2001, Beijing City selected Herzog De Meuron’s “Bird nest” as the best arena design…

In 2003 their scheme became the official national stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The design team studied Chinese- ceramics as a source of inspiration.

Chinese ceramic ware _ Vase with crakle


In 2001,architect Toyo Ito designed Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo.

A unique organic design that was called the “Tree Building”


Toyo Ito Architect 

 Tod’s  Omotesando Store  – the “tree building”

 Tokyo   Japan   2002-2004


Hezog De Meuron Architects 

 National Stadium – the “bird nest”

Beijing   2001-2008


The organic approach expressed  in the “Tree Building” and the “ Bird Nest”

became a new “trend” …. here are some examples:


 to be continued….

The Search for the Typology/Image of the new Green Apartment Building

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2010 by eliinbar

Here are three examples of buildings designed by leading architectural firms, seeking on my opinion, for the image of the new green apartment building

MVRDV Architects _ Westerdok Apartments Building _ Amsterdam _ 2009


Herzog de Meuron Architects _ Beirut Terraces _ 2010


Jean Nouvel Architect _ One Central Park _ Sydney _ Australia _2008-2010

Westerdok apartment building _ Typical Floor Plan


Beirut Terraces _  Typical Floor Plan

from eliinbar Sketchbook – Typical Floors and Cross-sections

The “Homeless Roof”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , on July 22, 2010 by eliinbar

from eliinbars’ Sketchbook

I recognize an interesting trend recently.

The “visual House” has been modified

Perhaps inspired by Herzog de Meuron‘s project from  1995 ( Casa Frohlich , Stuttgart – Germany).

Herzog de Meuron Architects

 Model of Casa Frohlich

 Stuttgart Germany _ 1995

I call this new approach the Homeless roof


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Here are some examples of buildings 

Without a roof” = “Homeless Roof“:

Herzog de Meuron & John Kormeling – “Conscious Inspiration” The “Visual House”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2010 by eliinbar

Kormeling Architect / Artist _ Starting Tower _ Slochteren _ Netherland _ 1992   ( Kormeling designed the pavilion of the Netherlands to the 2010 Shanghai Expo, a picture of the pavilion In the second part of the post)

Herzog de Meuron Architects _ Vitra Campus  _ Weilam Rhhein _ Germany _ 2010

More projects by Kormeling dealing with the theme “Visual house”:


Kormeling Sketch –  gives the idea of the “VISUAL HOUSE ”

Kormeling _rotating-house

Kormeling  “visual House”

John Kormeling _ Netherlands Pavilion Expo 2010 Shanghai _2010

Other architects cope with the concept of “VISUAL HOUSE”:


John Pawson Architect _House of Stone




 MVRDV Architects   A

MVRDV Architects B

MVRDV Architects  C

MVRDV Architects D

Expo 2010 Shanghai Part 11 – Russian Pavilion

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , on June 3, 2010 by eliinbar

 Expo 2010 _  Shanghai  _ Russian Pavilion  _ DETAIL






  Expo 2010 _ Shanghai _ Russian Pavilion _OVERVIEW




Herzog de Meuron Architects _ Caixa Forum _ Madrid _ 2008_ OVERVIEW









Herzog de Meuron Architects _ Caixa Forum _ Madrid _ 2008 _ DETAIL

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Jean Nouvel & Herzog de Meuron – “Multiplied Buildings”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , on June 2, 2010 by eliinbar



Jean Nouvel _ Opera Lyon _ France _ 1985-1993









Herzog de Meuron Architects _ Caixa Forum _ Madrid _ 2008



Herzog de Meuron Architects _ The-Elphilharmonie _ Hamburg _ Germany _ 2008

Another example:



Jean Nouvel Architect _ building C1 _ boulogne billancourt _ France _ 2010

Peter Eisenman & Turner

Posted in nature, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by eliinbar

I invite you to an exciting  journey in search of the inspiration sources of gifted architects.

Journey to understanding the process of architectural creation. At first, an example of a painter:

Claude Gelle’e _ 1654

J.M.W. Turner _ 1814

Pictures were taken from the album of the painter Turner exhibition in Paris.

The exhibition presents paintings by Turner and Other paintings that inspired him.


And Occasion of Peter Eisenman’s visit to Israel, here are two examples from the field of architecture :

Peter Eisenman Architect
model of Haus Immendorf
Dusseldorf – Germany  1993

Herzog de Meuron Architects 
 Tate Modern  2
London _ 2009-10 

 Eliinbar sketches 2011



Peter Eisenman Architect 
 Rebstockpark Master Plan, Frankfurt ,Germany , 1990
Steven Holl Architect
Nelson- Atkins Museum
Kansas City _ USA _ 1999 

 Eliinbar sketches 2011


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