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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?

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Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend” 

The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron &Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas 

Zaha Hadid and the “Floating Buildings Trend” 

Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV , Steven Holl and the “T Buildings trend” 

No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel ….


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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on August 15, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Zaha Hadid – “house as a metaphor”

In previous posts I introduced the concept of “house as a metaphor“(“Visual House“) 
Here is another example of “Conscious Inspiration
Zaha Hadid in the River Side project is among the first that gave a unique interpretation to the Idea of the “house as a metaphor

 Zaha Hadid Architect

Riverside Museum

Glasgow , Scotland  2004-2011

 Herzog de Meuron Architects

Vitra Campus ,  Weilam Rhhein ,  Germany


  Eliinbar sketches 2011  Zaha Hadid – “house as a metaphor“(“Visual House“)


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What did I learn from this post?

A Source of inspiration can be also a metaphor – the” Visual House“

more buildings inspired by the “Visual House”

Fumihiko Maki- A Glimpse to the 80’s – “Conscious Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on April 20, 2011 by eliinbar

Fumihiko Maki 1993 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Price 

Jury Citation: Fumihiko Maki of Japan is an architect whose work is intelligent and artistic in concept and expression, meticulously achieved.

He is a modernist who has fused the best of both eastern and western cultures to create an architecture representing the age-old qualities of his native country while at the same time juxtaposing contemporary construction methods and materials.


 Fumihiko Maki Architect

Iwasaki Art Museum Annex  

Completion date 1978-87


Tadao Ando Architect 

 Church on the Water, Tomamu Japan

Design: 1985-88-  Construction: 1988


Jacques Herzog de Meuron  Architects

Railway Engine Depot,

Auf dem Wolf ,Basel, Schweiz project Design 1988- 1989, realization 1991-1995



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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….