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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


SANAA , “the Generating Plan”, “Conscious Inspiration” 2

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

Soon After I published my last post about SANAA’s inspiration sources, I came across the ground plan of The Dover Castle in England (founded in the 12th century).

Dover Castle, ground- plan

England

It was founded in the 12th century

SANAA Architects

Glass Pavilion ground- plan

Toledo,Ohio, USA  Museum of Art Opening: 2006

Dover Castle ground- plan

eliinbar Sketches 2011 -sanaa's Glass Pavilion ground- plan

 Eliinbar sketches 2011  -SANAA’s Glass Pavilion ground- plan

It seems that  SANAA’s Inspiration Sources for the Glass Pavilion, is Dover’s Castle ground plan.

But in a opposite way….

The walls that hold the building in the Dover’s Castle become the “Spaces in between” in SANAA’s Glass Pavilion.

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Dover Castle  “The walls that hold the building”

SANAA Architects Glass Pavilion

The walls that hold the building in the Dover’s Castle become the “Spaces in between” in SANAA’s ” Glass Pavilion”

What did I learn from this post?

SANAA   gave an innovative interpretation to the Dover Castle ground plan, in the” Glass Pavilion” .

SANAA’s Architects knew the Dover’s Castle ground plan, or other castles with similar patterns.

They had the relevant architectural Knowledge. 

Knowledge is the foundation for all designing process.

“We architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis”

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Dover Castle England It was founded in the 12th century

SANAA & Aldo van Eyck “wheels of Heaven”, “the Generating Plan”, “Conscious Inspiration”

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

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2011  SANAA & Aldo Van  Eyeck

From time to time I display an example of a familiar building ground-plan, which inspires architects.

In this post I present  Aldo van Eycks “Wheels of Heaven” Church, [project],from  1966,  and SANAA’s “Glass Pavilion”, Museum of Art in Toledo.

SANAA is one of the Innovative architecture firms working today.

Aldo van Eyck (1918 – 1999)  was one of the most influential protagonists of the Structuralism movement and later in his career called for a return to humanism within architectural design.

Aldo van Eyck Architect

Wheels of Heaven Church,ground plan model

[project], 1966

SANAA  Architects  Glass Pavilionground plan

Toledo,Ohio, USA  Museum of Art

Opening: 2006

The two ground plans have similar  patterns.

They are composed of two main components, the “main spaces” (who are characterized by their round morphology)

and the “Spaces in between” (see my Sketches).

 Eliinbar’s Sketches  2011 – SANAA &  Aldo Van Eyck

In Aldo van Eyck’s Church, the “Spaces in between” are used for “movement” 

SANAA’s in the” Glass Pavilion” gave an innovative interpretation to Aldo van Eyck’s Church ground plan.

The circular morphology of the “main spaces” is similar, if that unlike  Aldo van Eyck’s Church the partitions are transparent, but the “movement” in the building is from one main space to another.

The “Spaces in between” are used as”Separator spaces”.

SANAAArchitects Glass Pavilion

The “Spaces in between” are used as”Separator spaces

SANAA’s “Glass Pavilion” is in my opinion a Good example of “Conscious Inspiration“.

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