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……….Expo 2015 Milan = Controlling light

Posted in buildings, Inspiration Source, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2015 by eliinbar

"Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

eliinbar’s  sketches 2015 – “Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

I visited this year Expo in Milan….

Expo 2015 Motto is  Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

From the point of view of an architect ,Milan Expo 2015 is a  dreamy playground containing 145 Structures designed by talented architects

appears that 145 architects

in Expo 2015

chose to deal with

a common challenge

to Control  Light

you are already familiar

to this blog tradition

I will first deal with different strategies of

how to “Control Light” implemented in different structures in Expo 2015

And than

I shall propose

their

Inspiration sources

for you to judge

Here is a sketch showing the most common design strategy in  Expo 2015

to Control Light by

envelopes made of Layers

Layers that are composed of vertical and horizontal slabs

"Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

“Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

shown in the next image

is the Ireland’s pavilion in Expo 2015

notice the shading strategy implemented in the Ireland’s pavilion

layers of vertical slabs connected to the envelope structure

in  variable density

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and this is  le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery in Lyon France designed and built from 1953 to 1957

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notice the shading strategy implemented in le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery

layers of vertical slabs connected to the envelope structure

in  variable density

eliinbar's sketches 2015 -inspiration sources- "Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

eliinbar’s  sketches 2015 -inspiration sources- “Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

Is le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery, the Ireland’s Pavilion inspiration?

for you to judge

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more pavilions in Expo 2015 in Milan

implementing this strategy

The Czech pavilion

 Czech pavilion in expo 2015 vertical slabs

Azerbaijan pavilion in expo 2015

Azerbaijan pavilion in expo 2015- horizontal slabs


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German pavilion in expo 2015- horizontal slabs

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 Romania pavilion in expo 2015- vertical slabs

French pavilion in Expo 2015

French pavilion in Expo 2015 – vertical slabs

Pavilion Expo 2015

more

Inspirational stories from Expo 2015, in future posts

What is common to ancient Rome, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore ,Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas?

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eliinbar’s sketches 2014 - THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION
eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

Today’s post will be the second of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, OMA of Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Source for leading architects today. Today’s main configuration of a building designed by Oma and Rem Koolhass is ROTATION.

THE MAIN CONFIGURATION

ROTATION

eliinbar's sketches-ROTATION

The origins

(Inspiration Sources)

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8th century BC to the 5th century AD

Forum Romanum

Ancient Rome floors plans

(Republican Era)

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The Sixties

Louis Kahn

Norman Fisher House floor plan Hatboro, Pennsylvania, United States 1960-1967

Louis Kahn Norman Fisher House

The Seventies

Charles Moore

 Kresge College street level floor plan 1971

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The Eighties

Tadao Ando

Church of the light  built in 1989, in the city of Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture.

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eliinbar’s sketches 2014 - THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

Note that the main configuration- rotation

 is  reflected in each of the above floor plans

eliinbar's sketches-ROTATION

And how  Rem Koolhaas implements the idea of ​​ROTATION today?

The Contemporary Inspiration Source

OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s winning proposal for the Plaza at Santa Monica 2013

OMA and Rem Koolhaas's winning proposal for the Plaza at Santa Monica 2013

Conscious Inspiration today

more Rotating buildings

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This blog examines the

 inspiration sources

 of contemporary architectural projects

 I put a virtual

 mirror  

 reflecting processes of

conscious and

unconscious inspiration among Architects

and you judge

 But my challenge is not over yet

If my

mirror

 reflects the reality correctly

Then is needed a change in architecture profession training

And I will explane

You probably noticed that the differences between

Conscious Inspiration” and “Copy paste

are rather vague

And there is a consensus that

 Copy-paste is disastrous for the architectural profession

We all know that the basis for all architectural design , is the unique site

 on which the building is built

so how can we copy buildings?

For that I strive to develope a responsive training method for architects

I call it the

 Conscious Inspiration Method

The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is  learning to be inspired  consciously  from existing buildings

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

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I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on 

inspiration techniques

I call them

Codex Rules

In my next posts ,I will show some Interesting  inspiration techniques

Le Corbusier and the double message of the Conscious Inspiration

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 9, 2013 by eliinbar

Here is Le Corbusier’s thought-provoking quote, published in his book “Towards Architecture“, in the early 20’s of the last century

The iron and cement  during the last fifty years brought achievements , indicating the powerful of construction, but also architecture that its code is disrupted

? What was Le corbusier‘s message when he wrote this phrase

It is possible to interpret Le corbusier’s  message literally

Architects failed to take advantage correctly ,of new construction technologies that were developed at the end of the 19th century and early 20th century

I think Le Corbusier wanted to  send us a message bit different

:That is how I understand, le Corbusier’s message 

 Since its birth, the architectural bases itself on the guiding principles

    These principles serves the needs of the primary users, we all

?Where do we find the guiding principles

We finde the guiding principles in existing buildings

 Architects failed to take advantage correctly ,of new construction technologies because they did not base their new designs on Inspiring buildings

 Instead of learning the guiding principles that have evolved over the centuries, they choose to skip this legacy, and reinvent the wheel

 This architecture does not serve us

 I can suggest a name to Le corbusier’s message , I would call  it Conscious Inspiration

Here Is an interesting example , Le Corbusier has published in his book Towards Architecture

This example shows us how “Conscious Inspiration” works for Le Corbusier

Here are the four Conscious Inspiration steps, who led Corbusier to high quality and creative architecture

First step–  le Corbusier choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers his vision,  guiding principles = Outlining guidelines

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Second step– this is one of Le Corbusier’s first buildings. le Corbusier implements consciously the principals of the “Outlining guidelines” in a building characterized by periodical architectural characteristics   

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Third step – le Corbusier develops his own personal design tools =five points of architecture / Maison Domino

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Le Corbusir’s five points of architecture – Eliinbar sketches 2011

Fourth step- le Corbusier use his inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, he combines the tools developed and design high quality creative architecture, The building shown in the next image is a completely radical design compared to buildings which are being built at the time

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Inspiration from existing buildings…. Apparently we can get inspired from a number of buildings simultaneously

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–   Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – Spiral Architecture

Today post presents for the seventh time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

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 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not  ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

? So what’s the problem 

The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more like “Copy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 

? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

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You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of a Snailtower designed by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

 published lately in ARCHDAILY

In my privious post we saw how Steven Holl Is inspiered consciously from Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette  monastery

Le Corbusier’s La Tourette  monastery, is Steven Holl’s  Inspiration building

The Snailtower building , published lately in ARCHDAILY, is characterized by a variety of sources of inspirations

for you to judge

  What was the “floor plans strategy” of the “SnailTower” designers

This is Zvi Hecker’s floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s

Published in  arcspace.com

Zvi Hecker's floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s.

And this is the Snailtower typical floor plan

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical floor plan

Notice the spiral floorplan with the apartments grouped around a central, load bearing column within which all the service functions were located. In the Spiral House, the retaining column has been removed and replaced by an open courtyard

The Spiral House deploys the principle of terracing typical of Arab villages where the roof is used as part of the living space for the apartments. The organization of the living spaces around an interior courtyard and the use of inexpensive, readily available materials are local components that compliment the geometric order based on a spiral.

From arcspace.com

For more information about “Spiral Architecture” you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : Spiral architecture & Conscious Inspiration

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?What was the Snailtower’s designers facades strategy

This is the well Known Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA in the early 2000. Essen,Germany 2003-2006

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And this is the Snailtower typical façade

building year : 2008

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical façade

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in the Snailtower  and SANAA’s building facades

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

For more information about  the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

 you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : MVRDV, Rafael Moneo and SANAA are leading the age of the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

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Inspiration from an existing building…. Le Corbusier and Steven Holl shows us, that it is worth trying….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by eliinbar

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

from  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s “Inspiration building”?

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 Today post presents for the sixth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days,100 projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of Steven Holl

Steven holl‘s Campbell Sports Center was published in Archdaily  May 2013

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl Architects Campbell Sports Center Columbia University, New York, NY, USA 2013

Let’s see what are Steven Holl‘s inspiration Sources….

This is Steven Holl’s competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin1984

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl's competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin .1984.

Interesting enough,  Steven Holl was not the only one that showed interest in

The “Floating Buildings Trend

Here is Zaha Hadid’s Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower

In Moscow, published in 2007

Zaha Hadid Architects Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project Moscow Russia Published in 2007

and this is my sketch describing the evolution of the

Floating buildings trend

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

And finally, as I keep repeating it in many of my blog entries

knowledge is the foundation for all designing process

This is Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

notice Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette dominant building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

Steven Holl is a well-known fan of Le Corbusier

   Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette , is probably the “Inspiration building” for  Steven Holl‘s  American Library expansion from 1984

 More than 25 years later, Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette,is probably once more, the “Inspiration building” for the campbell-sports-center

For you to Judge

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s Inspiration building

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Inspiration from existing building, Is it worth trying?

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from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

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Today post presents for the fifth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days, that we can easily identify their inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You might remember the post-modernism trend in the 80s

Sources of inspiration for this style/trend were classical buildings, Nothing else

 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

 ? So what’s the problem 

The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more likeCopy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 ? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

 

 

 ? The Conscious Inspiration Method ,how it works

First step:  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

Second step: develop Conscious Inspiration personal tools = Codex Rules

Third step: the Inspiration Source. Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings

Step Four: realize your design idea ,your invention

Now that we are familiar with the four steps of the Conscious Inspiration Method, let’s learn how to implement this  method in daily life

But first we must define the challenges facing us

Here are the five “HOWS” of the Conscious Inspiration Method

A. How to filter out relevant knowledge from the Web?…. with abundance of information

 ? B. How to develop your own vision

  C.  How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” ?  that empowers your vision

? D.  How to develop your own personal design tools

 E.  How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”?  and to design high quality creative architecture

 

In conclusion

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

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

Get inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that will serve your creative desires

Finally two examples of buildings published  in ARCHDAILY for you to judge

Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur  Tromsø, 2003-2009 Norway

 70ºN Arkitektur

Tromsø

2003-2009 Norway

Published in archdaily 2008

Zaha Hadid Architect  Spittelau  Vienna  Austria 2003-2005Zaha Hadid Architect

Spittelau  Vienna

Austria 2003-2005

   Notice the dominant principle of the “aggressive snake motif” in 70n arkiektur project and Zaha Hadid’s project in Spittelau Vienna

For more relavent information about the origins of the  aggressive snake motif

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Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid –Conscious Inspiration

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Eliinbar sketches 2010 – Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

another relevant post

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

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif”

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s aggressive snake motif

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another exampl published in archdaily for you to judge 

Ateliers O-S architectes Cultural Center in Nevers, France 2012

Ateliers O-S architectes

Cultural Center

Nevers, France 2012

Published in archdaily 2012

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center, front facade

Is it familiar to you? You’ve seen it in Le Corbusier Unité d ‘Habitation Rezé Nantes and in SANAA’s Zollverein School of  Management & Design , as shown in the following sketch

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eliinbar Sketches 2011

Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007

Notice the dominant principle of the “Extroverted buildings trend” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center and Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House

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Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the Extroverted buildings trend

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –the inspiration sources of the“Extroverted building”

From Eliinbar’s S ketchbook 2013 –the inspiration sources of the Extroverted building

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Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava gives us a short lesson about “Conscious Inspiration”

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Eliinbar's sketch 2013-Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing "Conscious Inspiration"

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 – Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing “Conscious Inspiration”

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Kurt Cobain  , Nirvana’s  music band songwriter,guitarist and lead singer was proud to share with us his musical influences (Inspiration Sources)…. the Beatles,Pixies,Sonic Youth ,R.E.M ,Led Zeppelin ,Black Sabbath and other well known music Bands.

? So why architects , always claim they get inspired in their dreams

I learned during  my journey in this blog,  that inspiration from existing buildings, is common among architects

 But I also learned something else

A relatively large group of architects lack the “tools” to make the distinction between “copy-paste” and Conscious Inspiration

 In this blog I want ,to clarify the differences between the disturbing phenomenon that is commonly called “copy-paste” , and the positive phenomenon I encourage …. Conscious Inspiration

In my next posts, I intend to suggest Inspiration techniques, that will help young architects to get inspired from existing buildings….in a CONSCIOUS way

Let’s look at the short story I brought today

this is Halliday Avray-Wilson ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

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And this is the Santiago Calatrava’s Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

Inspiered by Halliday Avray-Wilson’s , Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture

Santiago Calatrava's Twisting Torso Sculpture from 1999

The next image is Santiago Calatrava’s sketch showing how he got inspired from Halliday Avray-Wilson , Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture -(right), when he designed the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden -on the left

Santiago Calatrava's sketch showing how he got inspired from Halliday Avray-Wilson , Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture (right), when he designed the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden (left)

And this is Frank O. Gehry’s building in Hanover Germany  from 1999-2001

Frank O. Gehry's building in Hanover Germany  from  1999-2001

In 2001-2005 Santiago Calatrava realized his vision from 1999, with the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden ,shown in the next image

HSB Turning Torso in Malmo Sweden

Eliinbar's sketch 2013-Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing "Conscious Inspiration"

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 -Frank Gehry and Santiago Calatrava practicing  Conscious Inspiration

You probably noticed the morphological resemblance betwwen Frank Gehry’s twisted building in Hanover Germany and Santiago Calatrava’s HSB Turning Torso in Malmo

Curious coincidence, the two projects were designed and built during the same years…. One may assume that this is another typical example of Conscious inspiration

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?what did I learn from this post

 Santiago Calatrava’s inspiration source for the HSB Turning Torso in Malmo was Halliday Avray-Wilson’s ,Twisting Male  Torso Sculpture….This Is a typical example of an “inspiration source” that is not an existing building

 And Frank Gehry’s inspiration source for the twisted building in Hanover Germany, is a typical example of an “inspiration source” that is an existing building

 So we can distinguish between two types of Inspiration Sources

Inspiration from the “Outside world of architecture” ,like  in the case of  Santiago  Calatrava’s HSB Turning Torso

and Inspiration from the “Inside world of architecture” ,  like  in the case of Frank Gehry’s twisted building in Hanover Germany

 So obvious ….. but  not…. I’ll check it in future posts