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OMA & Rem Koolhaas Architectural “Influence” ….Why does he choose to ignore it?

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”….

Recently I found a Rem Koolhaas twitt related to the Questions I raise in this blog….

“Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it.” 

Well…. Rem Koolhaas is no doubt one of the influential architects in our time….

Are the Max Reinhardts Haus project designed by Peter Eisenman and the “Arche de la Defense France” designed by Johann Otto von Spreckelsen shown in the next images ….Were OMA and REM KOOLHAAS  inspiration source when they designed the Central Chinese TV Building?

For you to judge…

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Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect

Grande Arche de la Defense France

Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

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Peter Eisenman Architect

 Max Reinhardts Haus project

Berlin-1992

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OMARem Koolhaas Architects

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”….

The most dominant Characteristic of OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building,

Is its configuration….

A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal, connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center.

 

The next two buildings were designed, in resent years….

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Iran

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Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building,

Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

for more information  go to Archdaily

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

Notice the morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….

A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal’ connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center.

 

Let’s check if those buildings are more the type of “CONSCIOUS INSPIRATION” or the type of “COPY PASTE

Buildings designed according to the principles of “Conscious Inspiration“, are  identified  by means of three principles:

1. You can easily identify the sources of knowledge,

2. There is a clear expression of unique planning tools=”Codex Rolls”

3. Stands out, the architect’s invention.

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For more information about the principles of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”, you are invited to visit my relevant posts;

 

1. OMA is Rem Koolhaas’s way for living a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture.

https://archidialog.com/2012/12/03/

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA and Rem Koolhaas’ parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

2. “Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24/%E2%80%9Corigami-envelopes-conscious-inspiration/

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Origami Envelopes – eliinbar sketches 2011 

The  “Conscious Inspiration Method‘ ,  How it Works?

First step:  the inspiration Source.

Second step:   Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools.

Third step:   Realize the design idea.

 

The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

The ultimate inspiration methodology:

1. How to filter out relevant Knowledge from the Web with abundance of information?

2. How to develop your own Vision?

3. How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers your Vision?

4. How to develop your personal Design tools?

5. How to use your Inspiration Sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and design high quality and creative architecture?

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

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all, as I illustrate in my posts.

I Believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:  knowledge, tools and invention.

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…

(I intend to demonstrate some of my ideas in future posts)

“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.

Eli Inbar

 

OMA is Rem Koolhaas’s way for living a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture.

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 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 - OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA and Rem Koolhaas’ parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

In every direction I check….eventually all roads lead to OMA.

This post Is about one of the most Inspirational architecture firms working today….  MVRDV.

Maas and Van Rijs, two of MVRDV founding members, worked at OMA.

The next image is a housing complex designed by MVRDV in 1999…It’s called the FLYING VILLAGE (Villa Voladora –In Vienna, Austria)

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Notice the Main characteristics of this structure….

A three dimension curved slab with a dominant green terrace

Five years later (2004) the contemporary architectural firm SANAA, design the Rolex Learning Center, at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Notice the three dimension curved slab with a dominant green terrace….

It is hard to ignore the morphological similarity between MVRDV’s and SANAA’s  projects.

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 –  Conscious Inspiration

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But the story begins long before….

What are the origins of this architecture approach?

What is the justification for the huge financial effort required to build the  Rolex Learning Center?

What is the added value that the user gets for this effort?

Well in this blog I do not deal with these questions….

The questions that concern me are….

What were the sources of inspiration that eventually generated these structures?

I think that “Inspiration” or “Copy Paste” are the most dominant phenomenon of the 21st century among architects.

 Most likely the “availability of information” enables the existence of the phenomenon.

 The abundance of information in the Web affects us all…. I present it every week here ….We saw more than once ….The differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

 And that is exactly what I intend to clarify and understand in this blog.

 I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on inspiration techniques ….I call them “Codex Rules”.

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And finally I strive to develop a method.

 A method that will help architects and designers to cope with this phenomenon…. At this point in time, I call it the “Conscious Inspiration Method” ….

 With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools =“Codex Rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration” works for SANAA….

“knowledge”

Conscious Inspiration” is first of all the understanding of the importance of “knowledge”…. as many said, and wrote before 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….

The buildings Presented in the next images is in my opinion, the “Knowledge”, that was the inspiration base for The Rolex Learning Center

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Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 University of Constantine auditorium

Algeria 1968

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from  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011

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MVRDV Architects

Villa VPRO

 Hivesum  The Netherlands  1993

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from Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

 Campus Center for the

University of Utrecht   1997

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

“Inspiration Source”

MVRDV’s Villa Voladora designed in 1999 ,showen in the next image is in my opinion, SANAA’s “Inspiration Source”

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“Invention”

And the building in the next image is SANAA’s

Rolex Learning Center, desined in 2004

What do you think was  SANAA’s invention ?

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 –  Conscious Inspiration

Oscar Niemeyer once said You need to find an original way to think and to be informed about everything daily“. 

 To illustrate to you that he knows something about architecture

 I recommend you watch the following video showing a new building designed by OSCAR NIEMEYER

 An architect over the age of 100

The building is called puerto de la musica’…. Worth seeing to the end

MVRDV, Rafael Moneo and SANAA are leading the age of the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” = IDDS….

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” = IDDS….

This is the well Known Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA.

SANAA A rchitects

Zollverein School of  Management & Design

Essen,Germany 2003-2006

And this is Le corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation Rezé Nantes….

Is this building,  SANAA’s inspiration source?

Le Corbusier 

Unité d ‘Habitation Rezé Nantes , France 1952-1954

A View to the upper floor balcony of the Unité d‘Habitation Rezé

eliinbar Sketches 2011

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in Le Corbusier’s and SANAA’s building facades….

Square openings. , with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade  .

This is Rafael Moneo’s Murcia Town Hall in Spain 1991-1998

Rafae lMoneo Architect

 Murcia Town Hall

Spain 1991-1998

And those are La Tourette Monastery, designed by Le Corbusier and Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian….

Are those buildings , Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources?

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery 1953-1957

Museo de san Telmo , San Sebastian,Spain

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

Note the vertical columns at varying distances at le Corbusier’s la Tourette Monastery and the Variable scale of the openings on different levels of the Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian, Spain.

 The synthesis between the two buildings was probably Rafael Moneo’s  inspiration, when  designing Murcia Town Hall, unique front façade.

This is MVRDV Architects “Movie Village” in Busa, South Korea ,designed in 2005

MVRDV Architects

 “Movie Village” in Busa

South Korea ,designed in 2005

And this is F.Van Dagen’s Architect  Mega Apartment building  Amsterdam  built 1995-2000.

Is this building, MVRDV’s  inspiration sources

F.Van Dagen Architect

Mega Apartment building

Amsterdam 1995-2000

eliinbar Sketches 2010

Notice to the dominant morphological of the following structures, shaped like a whale. The two buildings are characterized by a rising-front that emphasizes the main entrance.

After a long introduction….but not necessarily not relevant ….
Let’s learn what is happening today….
Here is an example of a building whose been completed in 2012,
A culture centre in Dilbeek , Belgium
Let’s check if this building implement consciously the “Ideal disorder design strategy”

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Carlos Arroyo Architect

Cultural Centre in Dilbeek

Belgium, Project year: 2012, published in ARCHdaily 2012

Notice to the dominant morphological, shaped like a whale, characterized by a rising front, that emphasize the main entrance.

As in MVRDV’s  “Movie Village” . 

Notice the variable scale of vertical patterns on different areas of the facade,

As in Rafael Moneo’s  Murcia Town Hall.

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And this is another image of the Carlos Arroyo’s  Cultural Centre  in Dilbeek

Carlos Arroyo Architect

Cultural Centre in Dilbeek

Belgium, Project year: 2012

Notice the Square openings, with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade as in  SANAA’s Zollverein School of  Management & Design

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” = IDDS….

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What did I learn from this post?

1. Today most influential buildings, are the result of a Conscious Inspiration process.

2. It seems as if we are in the midst of the “Ideal Disorder design strategy ” age…. The most common inspiration source today….

See the following list of buildings that are inspired from Moneo’s , SANAA’s and MVRDV’sIdeal Disorder design strategy”…. for you to judge….

You are also invited to visit a relevant post of mine:

Rafael Moneo’s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades” ,The most common Inspiration source today….

https://archidialog.com/2012/09/09/

Here is a partial list of buildings that are inspired from Moneo’s , SANAA’s  and MVRDV’s “Ideal Disorder design strategy”…. for you to judge:

SANAA’s  Zollverein School of  Management & Design

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the“Ideal Disorder design strategy”

Rafael Moneo’s  Murcia Town Hall

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the“Ideal Disorder design strategy”

MVRDV’s“Movie Village” in Busa as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the “Ideal Disorder design strategy”

The  “Conscious Inspiration” Method,  How it Works?

First step:  the inspiration Source.

Second step:   Developing  the Conscious Inspiration tools.

Third step:   Realize the design idea.

 

The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

The ultimate inspiration methodology:

1. How to filter out relevant Knowledge from the Web with abundance of information?

2. How to develop your own Vision?

3. How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers your Vision?

4. How to develop your personal Design tools?

5. How to use your Inspiration Sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and design high quality and creative architecture?

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

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all, as I illustrate in my posts.

I Believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:  knowledge, tools and invention.

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…

(I intend to demonstrate some of my ideas in future posts)

“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.

Eli Inbar

A GREEN Tower inspired by MVRDV,and Steven Holl……But if you want to design a Green Building, Le Corbusier is the ultimate inspiration source ….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

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Here is the short story of a brilliant architecture firm, DCPP Arquitectos, that are not intimidated to be inspired from “relevant buildings”. 

First let’s see what were the “relevant buildings”, that were DCPP Arquitectos’s inspiration sources, when designing the Green Tower.

 For you to judge….

MVRDV Architects

WoZoCo Housing

Amsterdam  1994 – 1997

DCPP Arquitectos

20-storey residential building (Green Tower)

Lima, Peru   Published in 23 August 2012  in DEZEEN

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

Steven Holl Architect

 housing

Fukuoka Japan, 1989-1991

DCPP Arquitectos

20-storey residential building (Green Tower)

 Lima, Peru   Published in 23 August 2012  in DEZEEN

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

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These days it’s Trendy to speak about sustainable architecture – or in its more familiar name ….GREEN buildings.

Some of the GREEN buildings put a “green button” on their facades….Combine energy-guzzling expensive machines doing miracles and wonders with waste, water, etc. 

Other buildings…….. like the GREEN Tower proposed for Lima, Peru, by Mexican studio DCPP Arquitectos choose to deal with the challenge of designing a green building, using “conservative” design strategies inspired by Le Corbusier.

You are invited to visit my post  and learn more about Le Corbusier’s ”grille climatique“. (A climate systematic analysis he developed in the 50s)

Here are some of le Corbusier’s sketches representing his “conservative” design- strategies principles, to design GREEN buildings.

The sketches were made from 1950 to 1965  for Chandigarh, India.

The Original sketches are from the FONDATION LE CORBUSIER

Are Le Corbusier’s Green Buildings strategy, the inspiration sources for DCPP Arquitectos’s  Green Tower?

 for you to judge

This is Le corbusier’s sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the cross ventilation that becomes possible because of the horizontal openings in the building envelope

 

See the next image…. And this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower

Notice the large horizontal openings that Allow cross ventilation

And this is Le corbusier’s second sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the Open spaces surrounding the building with vegetation. 

See the next image…. And this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower.

Notice the exterior spaces surrounding the building with vegetation and water.

And this is Le corbusier’s third sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the Openings in the building envelope to Improve crossing  air movement

See the next image….and this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower

Notice the vertical space  to improve air movement.

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“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

I invite you all to contribute in developing the attitude and tools towards the viability of the “Conscious Inspiration” Method.

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all, as I illustrate in my posts.

I Believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:  knowledge, tools and invention.

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…

(I intend to demonstrate some of my ideas in future posts)

“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.

Eli Inbar

Rafael Moneo’s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades” ,The most common Inspiration source today….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

First ….let’s find out what where Moneo’s Inspiration sources to design the Murcia-Town-Hall’s unique façade….

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery  1953-1957

Museo de san Telmo , San Sebastian,Spain

Rafael Moneo
Murcia Town Hall
Murcia, Spain 1991-1998

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

Are La Tourette Monastery, designed by Le Corbusier and Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian Rafael Moneo’s inspiration Sources?

 Note the vertical columns at varying distances at le Corbusier’s la Tourette Monastery and the Variable scale of the openings on different levels of the Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian, Spain. 

The synthesis between the two buildings was probably Rafael Moneo’s  inspiration, when  designing Murcia Town Hall, unique front façade.

Let’s go a step further 

A similar “design strategy” is quite noticeable in Moneo’s and SANAA’s buildings…. shown in the next images.

SANAA Architects

ZollvereinSchool of  Management & Design

Essen,Germany 2003-2006

Rafael Moneo
Murcia Town Hall
Murcia, Spain 1991-1998

Notice that both building facades are characteristics in their search for “ideal disorder” (Mainly expressed in the organization and rhythm of openings in the façades)

 A strategy that is very common, among leading architects today….Can it be a reaction to the Classical and modernist order?

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Here is a partial list of buildings that are inspired from Moneo’s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”…. for you to judge:

SANAA’s  ZollvereinSchool of  Management & Design

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the

“Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”

Rafael Moneo’s  Murcia Town Hall

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the

“Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”

I want to thank skyscraperpage.com , for some of the examples

You are invited to visit relevant post of mine:

Le Corbusier & Tadao Ando “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/19/

Le Corbusier – La Tourette Inspiration Sources – “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/11/

 

Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -Le corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy

Let’s find out what was le Corbusier’s message, when he wrote in his book “Towards an Architecture” in 1923

Today’s architects are concerned from the geometric components of buildings surfaces. The great problems of the modern building age will be resolved by the “Geometry”.

This Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery designed and built 1953-1957

Is this building designed according to Le Corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy?

Le Corbusier Architect

La Tourette Monastery

  Lyon  France 1953-1957

What is certain ….This building was and will be a source of inspiration for many generations of architects still to come….

See the following sketch … Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery is on the left

 Eliinbar’s Sketches  2010  Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monastery

For more information about architects getting inspired from Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monastery,you are invited to visit my post

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery

https://archidialog.com/2010/03/08/

And this Is Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome ….. Most likely this is not a building designed according to Le Corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy

Zaha Hadid Architects

MAXXI Museum , Rome

 Italy 1999-2009

This building is undoubtedly the inspiration source of a large number of

Buildings designed these days….

See the following sketch….

 Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 , Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome

For more information about architects getting inspired from Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome, you are invited to visit my post

Zaha Hadid And the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”2

https://archidialog.com/2012/06/19/

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So what do you think?

Who is the preferred choice for inspiration to architects today?

Zaha Hadid or Le Corbusier?

The truth is hard to answer….

For that invented Google…. the “Google Trends”

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Google Trends  is a” Tool” to compare the world’s interest in different topics. You can see how often the topics you are interested searched on Google over time.

This is a “Google Trends” graph that compares the world’s interest in Zaha Hadid and Le Corbusier.

At least ….according to “Google Trends” Le Corbusier (in Red) takes it all….

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Bjarke Ingels ,Zaha Hadid and SANAA are getting inspired Consciously from Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2010 – The evolution of the Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”

Somewhere in the 90’, Steven Holl studied a new morphological design notion…..The “Menger Sponge” 

The next image is a concept model showing the ““Menger Sponge

And this is  Steven Holl’s  Sarphatistraat offices

Steven Holl Architects

 Sarphatistraat offices

Amsterdam, The Netherlands  1996 – 2000

For more information visit  ARCHDAILY.COM  

It seems as if  Steven Holl’s exterior design, was inspired by the “Menger sponge”….Notice the largest square openings in the center of each facade.

One Year later Steven Holl designed the Simmons Hall and implemented his “Sponge Concept” design strategy ….

Steven Holl’s Sketch showing a typical Simmons hall’s vertical section 1999-2002

Note the vertical shapeless spaces in Steven Holl’s sketch, colored in white.

A reasonable assumption ….Steve Holl’s inspiration source is

The unique structure of a “sponge”

And the next image, is Steven Holl‘s Simmons hall in MIT Cambridge USA 1999-2002

Notice the inspiration effect of the “Menger Sponge” on Steven Holl’s Facades..

Notice also the external expression of the “sponge Concept “…. the “amoeba shaped” openings.

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Two years later Steven Holl designed a building for Nanning ,China  and once more he implements the “Sponge Concept” design strategy ….

Steven Holl Architect

Sketch for Nanning 2002

Well ….is this a “Sponge Building” or not?

And this is Zaha Hadid’s King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art , inspired by the “Sponge Concept”design strategy

Zaha Hadid  Architect

King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art

Amman 2010

And this is Bjarke Ingels’s Ted Building , inspired by the “Sponge Concept” design strategy

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG)

Ted Building

Taiwan – Competition  2010

  eliinbar’s sketch 2010 – getting inspired consciously ……..from Steven Holl’s  “Sponge Concept”.

This is the last building…….. but it’s not the end of the list

What do you say about the Rolex Learning Center designed by SANAA Architects ….Is it another building inspired by the “Sponge Concept” design strategy?

SANAA  Architects

Rolex Learning Center

Lausanne, Switzerland 2004-2010

What did you learn from this post?

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What is common between Le Corbusier , Kia Sportage third generation and “Conscious Inspiration”?

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After I finished writing my last post ….

About Zaha Hadid and le Corbusier’s book “Toward an Architecture”

I was curious to know more about the automotive industry today.

I turned to the network to learn more about it….

 I came across a car, the third generation of the Kia Sportage designed in 2010 by Peter Schreyer , and recently won a number of design awards.

A calculate guess ….the third generation of the kia Sportage,was designed according to the “conscious inspiration method” ….If I may express my private opinion…. to perfection….

For you to judge….

Peter Schreyer

Is the designer of the Audi TT (1998) one of “the most influential automotive design in recent time

so he did the Audi A3, A4 and A6.

In 1993 moved to Volkswagen’s exterior design department and drew the Volkswagen’s revised Beetle

Peter Schreyer  has been lured from Volkswagen to become Kia’s chief designer in 2006

This is the  Kia Sportage designed by Peter Schreyer

Peter Schreyer 

Chief Design Officer at Kia Motors

kia Sportage Third generation  2010

Do the cars shown in the next images….are Peter Schreyer’s  inspiration sources for the kia Sportage Third generation?

The “Conscious inspiration Method” In the case of the Kia sportage, works like this….

First….It seems as if the main inspiration source was the Nissan Murano from 2005

Nissan Murano 2005

Notice in both cars the similar design strategy, emphasizing the front three dimensional, and the oblique angle of the back side windows….

Notice also the same rare metallic orange color in both cars…. Is it just a coincidence?

It is unusual…. I browsed the web …At last years I found just one car proposed with the same color ….the  Ford Edge  from 2009  

Now let’s go in to details….

look at the next image of the Volkswagen sirocco 2009

 Is the upper front grill and front flashlights of the Volkswagen sirocco the inspiration source for the front lower grill of the Kia sportage

 Volkswagen sirocco 2009

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012Volkswagen sirocco 2009 and the Kia Sportage’s inspiration sources

And the next car is the Mitsubishi Outlander 2006

Notice the unique shape of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s 2006 side window

Do you notice any formal similarity to the Kia shportage side window?

(Look also at the image of the Nissan Murano above)

And what do you say about the similarity of the front flashlights

pulled back like tiger eyes?

Eliinbar’s sketches 2012  Mitsubishi outlander 2006 and Kia sportage’s inspiration sources

If you are interested…. there are more cars that probably can be the inspiration sources for the kia sportage, third generation

Check the Ford Edge 2009 front flashlights, and the rare of the Volkswagen Tiguan 2009

Enjoy….

Epilog

If we look deeply , there are signs for the “conscious inspiration chain

The Nissan Murano came first in 2005….then in 2006 came the Mitsubishi Outlander  and finally the kia sportage third generation in 2010….

What do you say?

You are invited to visit my relevant post:

What is common between “conscious inspiration”and the car industry? Ask the manufacturers of Aston Martin, Ford, Peugeot, Citroën, Lexus, Audi, Hyundai, Subaru, Opel, Mercedes, Mini cooper, Honda and who not….

https://archidialog.com/2012/04/02/

Check  the  NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

 in my Facebook

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Zaha Hadid & John Hejduk – to be inspired consciously….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by eliinbar

Bernardo Rodrigues architect

S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in Dezeen  2011

This is an inspiring house….someone invested a lot of money here,

I wander what were Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration sources?

Well ….I can indicate two optional morphological inspiration sources….

1.

There is a dominant presence of John Hejduk’s “wall house 2”

Hejduk’s “wall house 2” designed in the 70′

Bernardo Rodrigues architect

S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in Dezeen  2011

Note the dominant presence of the wall in both buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration source 1

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my post:

La Tourette ” Conscios Inspiration” 2

2.

And Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif” is Without doubt a good option for the second inspiration source

Zaha Hadid Architects

 MAXXI Museum

Rome,Italy 1999-2009

Bernardo Rodrigues Architect

private house  S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in doyoulovewhereyoulive.com  on May 25, 2011

Note  the  floating structure characterized by a sloping edge

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012– Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration source 2

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my posts:

1. Zaha Hadid and the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”2

2. Zaha Hadid and the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”1

Know look at this casual floor plane.

This is a typical floor plan,of the private house in S. Michael Island , designed by Bernardo Rodrigues.

It looks like a floor plane of an ordinary orthogonal private house.

There are no clues for its unique external morphology….

So what did I learned from this post?

Getting inspired from relevant buildings is a powerful design strategy that helps us architects to upgrade an ordinary floor plan schema, to a well designed and inspiring house.

 Bernardo Rodrigues’s design strategy ( implemented in this private house) helps me demonstrate the mechanics of the “conscious inspiration method” ….

The mechanics of the “conscious inspiration method” : 

 Be inspired consciously  from existing building, will generate a unique design process that serves our creative desires….

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

1. The “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

2. “Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

3. John Hejduk , Aldo van Eyck, SANAA and the “Perfect Floor Plan”.

Check the NEW CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

 “Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology:

I invite you all to contribute in developing the attitude and tools towards the viability of the “Conscious Inspiration” Method.

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all, as I illustrate in my posts.

I believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:knowledgetools and invention.

Knowledge”: as many said, and wrote before – 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….

Tools”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information…tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

Invention”: with the methodology of “conscious Inspiration” , we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Be inspired consciously  from existing building, will generate a unique design process that serves our creative desires….

Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

 


SANAA,SANAA,SANAA is it real? Or a conscious dream….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2012 by eliinbar

On a regular base I surf my favorites Internet architecture and design sites, to be informed….

Yesterday I ran into a common example of Conscious Inspiration…. or maybe not ….

I found this example on DEZEEN, an online magazine on architecture and design….

For you to judge….

In a previous post of mine I raised the thought that architects are getting inspired from their own designs ….they multiply their architecture consciously….

I gave the example of two of SANAA’s buildings shown in my next sketch

eliinbar Sketches 2011– “Multiplying Architecture Consciously”

I also claimed that your design process can be your inspiration source….

And as example,  I proposed Moriyama’s  typical floor plan shown in the next image, designed by Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) 

As the Inspiration Source for the Moriyama house facades designed as well by Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA)  in Tokyo , Japan 2005.   (Shown in the next image)

Notice the Moriyama floor plan ….spaces of various sizes in square shapes and in random order…Intriguing morphological similarity to SANAA’s Moriyama’s House facade

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Is Moriyama’s house typical floor planSANAA’s Inspiration source?….

 Can a floor plan inspire your façade?

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And the next Building was published in DEZEEN in 1 June 2012

Atelier Deshaus

Qingpu Youth Centre

published in DEZEEN  in June 2012

The next image is Qingpu Youth Centre’s Typical floor plan

eliinbar Sketches 2012

“You Tell I” … Can we ignore this phenomenon?

In my opinion, we must develop a method of teaching and training new architects, that will cope with a new reality , characterized by the availability of  information……..

I can even suggest a name for it …. the “conscious inspiration method”.

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

Check the NEW CONSCIOUS INSPIRATION PAGE

in my Facebook

“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

I invite you all to contribute in developing the attitude and tools towards the viability of the “Conscious Inspiration” Method.

The abundance of information in the Web affects us all, as I illustrate in my posts.

I believe that designing is a process formed from three main phases:knowledgetools and invention.

Knowledge”: as many said, and wrote before – 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….

Tools”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information…tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

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.