Archive for high-tech architecture

Zaha Hadid demonstrates us, how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's Sketcbook 2013- Zaha Hadid and how "Conscious Inspiration" leads us to significant architecture

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013 – Zaha Hadid helps us understand how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

sketches-for-baner-etzy2-copy-3-copy-copy-copy[1]

This short story begins in the 60s when the architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merill (SOM) designed the John Hancock Center building in Chicago Illinois

Skidmore Owings and Merill Architects John Hancock Center Illinois Chicago1965-1970

   Skidmore Owings and Merill Architects ,SOM

John Hancock Center

Illinois Chicago 1965-1970

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

There are constructive reasons why the structure beams are integrated in the envelope of the building, but it is noticeable that an architectural decision is involved here

This architectural approach has received further nicknames like

Structural Expressionist or High-tech architecture

In 1971, Piano and Rogers won the competition for the Centre Pompidou at Paris

Centre Pompidou was characterized by its exposed skeleton, and has become a global icon

Interesting to note, the Centre Pompidou unique architectural concept, did not won too many imitations

Piano ang Rogers won an architectural design competition in 1971 The Centre pompidu was opend on1977 ,Paris France

Piano ang Rogers won an architectural design competition in 1971

The Centre pompidou was opened on 1977 ,Paris France

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

In 1985 The construction of the Bank of China Building in Hong Kong started. It was designed by architect I.M.Pei

I.M.Pei architect Bank of China Building Hong Kong 1985-1990

I.M.Pei architect

Bank of China Building

Hong Kong  1985-1990

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

Similar to Skidmore Owings and Meril’s design strategy, for the John Hancock Center

The next image is a building designed by Norman Foster In 1986

The Shanghai Bank in Hongkong

Note once more the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

Norman Foster Architect Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong, 1986

Norman Foster Architect

 Shanghai Bank

Hong Kong , 1986

This external structural system was designed according to the “Hi tech” style, characteristic to Norman Foster‘s architecture

And today we have Zaha Hadid that makes a “Comeback” for the Structural Expressionist style with her new building

 I would like to introduce you to Zaha Hadid‘s  Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower 

 Published in  ARCHITIZER  March 20, 2013

Zaha Hadid's Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower ,  Published in ARCHITIZER March 20, 2013

Zaha Hadid‘s Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower

 Published in ARCHITIZER  March 20, 2013

Notice Zaha hadid‘s noticeable architectural feature  

From Eliinbar's Sketcbook 2013- Zaha Hadid and how "Conscious Inspiration" leads us to significant architecture

Like all buildings presented previously ,Zaha Hadid’s  new building ,reveals its structure to the outside

 Zaha hadid is aware to the structural Expressionist style,you are invited to visit a previous post of mine that show it

She is inspired from it ,and reinvents it ,with her unique fingerprint 

Perhaps for the first time, the nickname (“Structural Expressionist” ), that was invented for buildings that reveals their structure to the outside, is reflected appropriately in a building

 

Zaha Hadid’s Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower, is a wonderful example of Conscious Inspiration …. Thank you Zaha Hadid 

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

 

Richard Rogers & Architectural style = “Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 18, 2011 by eliinbar

When you ask an architect, how can you define “Architectural style”?

The Common answer is that Architectural styles classify architecture in terms of the use of form, techniques, materials, time period and region. 

I want to sagest a bit different commentary on this phenomenon called “Architectural style” …. 

I will try to present my position
with the help of a number of projects designed by Architect Richard Rogers.
I will start with the Pompidou Center in Paris planned by Rogers And Renzo  Piano in the seventies,
And I will continue with number of projects planned by 
Richard Rogers’s office in the eighties. 

Pompidou Center in Paris is characterized by an upside-down approach. The skeleton and mechanical systems of the building are exposed outside the inner shell.

This design style is acceptable to be called “high-tech architecture”

Richard Rogers Architect and Architect Piano 

Pompidou Center modern art museum 

 Paris 1972 to 1976

Three years later Richard Rogers designed the PA Technology Center

Notice the exposed skeleton and mechanical systems.

Richard Rogers Architect

PA Technology Center

UK 1975 to 1983High-Tech architecture Style”

Four years later Richard Rogers designed the Lloyds Building in London

Notice the exposed skeleton and mechanical systems.

 Richard Rogers Architect

Lloyds Building commercial and corporate headquarters

High-Tech architecture Style”, London 1979 to 1984  

This Picture is from Shutterstock.com

One year later Richard Rogers designed the INMOS Factory

Is it possible to identify the familiar architectural approach?

Note the project identify constructive solution compared to the PA Technology Center.

Richard Rogers Architect

INMOS Factory semiconductor factory

High-Tech architecture Style”  1980 to 1982 

 –

 

Eliinbar sketches 2011, Richard Rogers self inspiration sources?

Is Richard Rogers Architecture Style ,who was first revealed with the Pompidou Center in Paris in 1976 , is Richard Rogers main Inspiration Source?

 

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

I.M. Pei and The “conscious inspiration Chain”4 https://archidialog.com/2011/05/03/i-m-pei-and-the-%e2%80%9cconscious-inspiration-chain%e2%80%9d-4/

 Kenzo Tange & Rem Koolhaas/OMA The”Conscious Inspiration Chain” https://archidialog.com/2011/04/25/kenzo-tange-rem-koolhaasoma-the%e2%80%9dconscious-inspiration-chain%e2%80%9d/ 

 The “Conscious Inspiration Chain” strikes again https://archidialog.com/2011/04/08/the-%e2%80%9cconscious-inspiration-chain%e2%80%9d-strikes-again/

  

Check the  NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE 

in my Facebook