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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

Inspiration, where do we find it? It’s right here…. let’s learn how to search for it….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2012 by eliinbar

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

 

From time to time I come across a building that explains everything….

A building designed according to the guiding principles of “conscious inspiration

Neil M. Denari Architects in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates are not intimidated to get inspired from “relevant buildings.

They developed their “tools”=”Codex rules”=”design Strategies”…. and it leads them to high quality and creative architecture ….

Neil M. Denari Architects in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates building

Are the winners of a highly publicized, international competition for the new Keelung Harbor Service Building in Taiwan’s largest port city….

 See the next images and sketches…. For You to Judge….

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

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

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

Zaha Hadid Architect

 Phaeno Science Center

  Wolfsburg-Germany   2000- 2005

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

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

Bjarke Ingels Group- BIG Architects

 islamic-center-of-tirana Albania

  winning Competition 2011 

for more information  go to database.emrearolat.com

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

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – is BIG  Bjarke Ingels Groupislamic-center-of-tirana Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources?

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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.

A “small talk” about “Conscious inspiration”

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

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

But first we must develop our “TOOLS” or in other words, our” Codex rules”…. 

In my previous posts I published numerous “Design Strategies” = “TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules”, of talent and well known architects

You are invited to visit my previous posts and learn more about  ”Codex rules” of leading architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Morphosis and others….

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 Here is a short list of my previous posts , Presenting the “Design Strategies” = TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules” of leading architects

1. Zaha Hadid & Frank Lloyd Wright ….Do aspirations for reality begins in our drawings?

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/11/

2. Morphosis “Floor plan strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2012/01/12/

3. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

4. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/

5. Learning from Frank Gehry .  ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/

6. Learning from Zaha Hadid

https://archidialog.com/2011/09/12/

7. Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it?

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/06/

Once we develop our “TOOLS”=”Codex rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

“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

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

13th Venice Architecture Biennale….FAT’s “Museum of Copying”…. Why not call it the “Conscious Inspiration museum”?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 3, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – “FAT” – getting inspired Consciously

FAT Architects presents this year The “Museum of Copying”, at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale

 

Here is a short description from FAT’s  site:

“Invited by David Chipperfield, director of the 13th International Architecture Biennale, FAT has contributed an exhibition to the Arsenale titled the “Museum of Copying.  The “Museum of Copying” explores the idea of the copy in architecture as an important, positive and often surreal phenomenon”

And this is an interesting Sam Jacob ‘s quote, a director of “FAT” architects, published  as a background for FAT’s  exhibition in the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale

We hope to extend this history and explore how copying something is, strangely, a way of  inventing new forms of architecture.

Sam Jacob’s phrase, gave me an interest to learn more about FAT’s  inspiration sources….You already know my approach ….I prefer not to make use of the term “copy”….I strive to a planning process. I call “Conscious Inspiration”….

Lets check how it works for FAT ….Here is an example for you to judge….

Robert Venturi Architect

Vanna Venturi House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  1961-1964

FAT Architects

 BBC Studios Roath Basin Cardiff

Notice the formal statement in Venturi’s  and FAT’s projects….The dominant form of a gable, as a way to express a unique aesthetic .

Notice also the strategy of “having a wall in front of the windows” inspired probably by Charles Moore’s & Turnbull’s U.C. Santa Barbara Faculty Club shown in the next image….

Charles Moore & Turnbull

U.C. Santa Barbara Faculty Club of 1966-68

Notice the “another wall in front of our opening, with other holes in it”

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – “FAT” – getting inspired Consciously

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I want to thank “I Like Architecture and Architecture Likes Me

Dow Kimbrell’s post about  Kahn + Stella = Moore was my inspiration source.

Here are some relevant quotes from an interview with John Wesley Cooke and Heinrich Klotz reprinted in the recent anthology You Have to Pay for the Public Life , Moore described U.C. Santa Barbara Faculty Club ,design-process, this way:

 “The front wall of the club, which faces the lagoon, is partially the result of a controversy with the campus architect, Charles Luckman. When he saw our building, he said is was unacceptable, that it looked terrible, didn’t look like his stuff, and had to have a bris-soleil. He thought that would cause us to put a screen over it which would hide this awful building which we had done, and he wouldn’t have to worry about it any more. It swept over me in the middle of the night, that all we have to do is have another wall in front of our opening, with other holes in it. Thanks to Charles Luckman, then came our first free standing walls.”

Louis Kahn is right there from the beginning in the Santa Barbara Faculty Club walls, which are a dead steal from Kahn’s Luanda consulate in Angola, which was very carefully worked out by him. There, he developed the idea of having white wall in front of the windows, screen shield walls, as you call them, The were bright but not so bright as the sky, so you could look out a window and see an intermediately bright surface which broke the glare. Ever since Kahn described that to me and others, in the late 1950′s, we had been waiting to use it. It is of great importance to play with the light in such a way that it is possible to look out of a window without it being simply a glaring hole. In the Santa Barbara situation, it got to be interesting in terms of shapes. I thought it would be fun, too.” (p. 189)

“EPILOG”

How can we summarize this post? 

 Did we saw  “copying Architecture”?….

Definitely not…..We saw a perfect process that includes all the characteristics components of the “conscious Inspiration Method”

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPARATION  PAGE

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Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid Dancing all the way to the “Conscious Inspiration” and beyond….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid Dancing all the way to the “Conscious Inspiration” and beyond….

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This is the “conscious Inspiration” short Story of Zaha Hadid representative of the older generation,

And Bjarke Ingels representative of the younger generation….

Both of them, graduates of Rem Koolhaas’s  “academy”

The next image is a building designed by Zaha hadid in 2007. Inspired by Steven Holl’s  “Sponge Concept”  …. more about the “Sponge Concept”  visit my post:

Zaha Hadid & Steven Holl – the “Sponge Concept” –  “Conscious Inspiration”

Zaha Hadid Architect

The Opus Commercial Towers

Dubai 2007

Notice in Zaha Hadid’s Opus Commercial Towers, the dominant design characteristics of the perforated box with the morphological of a sponge.

And this is a sketch of mine….showing the evolution of Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 

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

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

The next image is the Shenzhen International Energy Mansion designed in 2009 , by a very successful graduate of Rem Koolhaass  academy…. 

The most prominent representative of the younger generation…. Bjarke Ingels .

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG)

Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

first prize in the international competition 2009

Notice Bjarke Ingels’s Shenzhen International Energy Mansion, dominant design characteristics of the perforated box ,with the morphological of a sponge.

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid the “Sponge Concept”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

And these two buildings ,were designed by Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels

Two years apart

 

Not much to add

You judge….

Zaha Hadid  Architect

“Dancing Towers”

Dubai  2006

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

Mixed-use office and residential building

 Prague , published September 30, 2008

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid “Dancing Towers

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

If you are interested to explore Zaha hadid’s Inspiration Sources origins to the “Dancing Towers

You Are invited to visit my post

Zaha Hadid & MVRDV – “Conscious Inspiration”

As an advance. …. see the following sketch

  eliinbar’s sketch 2010 , MVRDV And Zaha Hadid “Dancing Towers

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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That is how you will get inspired…. Learning from le corbusier’s book -“Towards an Architecture” (1923)

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

From Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 – learning from le corbusier’s book… “Towards an Architecture”

Here is what Le Corbusier has to say

About “Architectural volumes” and “Preliminary shapes” ….

The quotations are from  le Corbusier’s book “Towards an Architecture” published in 1923

Le Corbusier’s quote about  the “Architectural volumes”:   “Architecture is the smart play ,Accurate And wonderful of volumes that are connected under the light”

Silos in Canada, from Le Corbusier’s book “Towards an Architecture”

Jean Nouvel Architect

C1 tower  Boulogne-Billancourt

France 2008-2011

From Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 – learning from le corbusier’s book  “Towards an Architecture”….the “Architectural volumes”

Notice…. both buildings are Characterized by  basic volumes shapes,  this is Le Corbusier’s “Architectural volumes strategy”

Le Corbusier’s quote About  the “Preliminary shapes”;   Preliminary shapes are beautiful because they are read clearly….Architecture is not making any Longer simple shapes” 

Preliminary shapes” can be your inspiration and generate a planning process  that  enriches your floors plans design.

Look at next examples ….You can get an impression how the “Preliminary shapes strategy” is reflected in le Corbusir’s and Hejduk’s floor plans

Le corbusier’s typical “floor plan

for the “cite the refuge” –1929

John Hejduk’s   project for “One-half House” 1966

From Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –  learning from le corbusier’s book “Towards an Architecture”…. the “Preliminary shapes”

Notice…. both floor plans are characterized by Preliminary  shapes,  this is Le Corbusier’s Preliminary shapes strategy”

Is Le corbusier’s typical floor plan for the “cite the refuge” ……..  Hejduk’s inspiration source? 

Hejduk is not the only one that implements in his floor plans design the “Preliminary shapes strategy”  ….look at  Louis kahn’s  typical Floor plan….shown in the next image ….

this is Louis kahn’s  famous  National Assembly Building in Bangladesh

Notice…. the floor plans is characterized by preliminary shapes,  this is Le Corbusier’s Preliminary shapes strategy”

Louis Kahn architect

National Assembly Building of Bangladesh

  Typical floor plan….

for more information Arch Daily

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 architectural 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?

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“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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Zaha hadid “what came first the chicken or the egg?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s sketch book  2012  – Zaha Hadid

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Le Corbusier in his book “Toward an Architecture”(published 1923)

Talks about the new technology, cars, airplanes, ships etc. 

Le Corbusier claims that we architects need to be inspired from the functional aesthetics of vehicles, airplanes and the ships industries. 

Le Corbusier Back in the 20th, was already aware to the benefits of the “Conscious inspiration method” as an intriguing and relevant planning tool for architects. 

He offered us architects to get inspired from the automotive industries, planes and even from ships.

A picture from le Corbusiers’ book “Toward an Architecture1923

And this is what exactly happened In the first half of the 20th century….

Architects like Gropius, Mendelsohn,Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and others..

applied  Le Corbusier’s  “Conscious Inspiration” principles and Influenced generations of architects….

I think it’s a fascinating period in the history of architecture and I intend to elaborate this issue in the posts coming..

 

In this post I will check an intriguing question….

A classic case for the eternal question what came first the chicken or the egg? 

Are new constructions technologies available today, are Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources”?

Or is it  Zaha hadid’s vision that promoted new construction technologies that finally enabled realize her vision?

Here are some examples that expose construction methods used in Zaha Hadid’s  buildings

Do they enable us to answer the question I raised  previously?

For you to judge….

 Zaha Hadid Architect

Burnham Pavilion’s  aluminum-tube structure

Zaha Hadid Architect Burnham Pavilion

 aluminum-tubes and part Wrapped with a fabric

Zaha  Hadid Architect Burnham Pavilion

Millennium Park  Chicago 2009

Zaha Hadid  Architecte

Guangzhou Opera House under construction

Zaha Hadid Architecte

Guangzhou Opera House

published in  ArchDaily  in 2010

What did I learn from this post?

I think it will be a reasonable assumption to assume that  Zaha hadid  get inspired from new building technologies.

I believe that even today the principle Le Corbusier suggested in the 20’s is still relevant….”go architects and get inspired by advanced industrial technologies” …. 

And I believe that this is exactly what  Zaha Hadid  actually does ….She implements Le Corbusier’s principle….  And gets inspired consciously from advanced industrial technologies….

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Daniel Libeskind – These Are Daniel Libeskind’s inspiration sources?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012-Daniel Libeskind’s inspiration Sources?

I introduced  in previous Posts of mine,the possibility that gifted architects multiply their architecture designs …. for example :  SANAA multiplying architecture consciously or Daniel Libeskind Cristal Buildings.

In this Post I will check the possibility that gifted architects get Inspired from each other….

Here are three examples ….  These are Daniel Libeskind’s inspiration sources?

For You to Judge….

Daniel Libeskind Architect

Danish Jewish Museum,Copenhagen,Denmark.

Construction of the Museum began in March 2003 and the museum opened in June 2004.

Published in ABDUZEEDO.com

 Herzog De Meuron Architects

Prada Aoyama Epicenter shop, showroom

Tokyo completed 2003 

published in clippings.com

Notice the similarity of the characteristic repetitive Diamond shape and the morphological resemblance of the envelope.

Daniel Libeskind Architect

The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge

Kentucky,USA. Completed: 2008

Published in ABDUZEEDO.com

Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Forum Barcelona

Spain Completed:  2004 

Published in ARC SPACE

Notice the morphological resemblance….both buildings are constructed from a pointed prism characterized by repetitive vertical linear patterns, on its envelope

Daniel Libeskind Architect

Glass Courtyard

Berlin,Germany opened  2007

Published in ABDUZEEDO.com

Toyo Ito & Associates

Tods Store

Tokyo  2004

Published in DEZEEN

Notice the dominant pattern of the “Bird nest” in the two buildings

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA    “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part one https://archidialog.com/2011/06/18/ 

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA   Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part two https://archidialog.com/2011/06/20/ 

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part three https://archidialog.com/2011/06/22/ 

Daniel Libeskind , Coop Himmelb(l)au & Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov – so that is how “Conscious Inspiration” works? https://archidialog.com/2012/01/09/ 

Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources & “The Crystal Buildings” https://archidialog.com/2011/10/08

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Trends…. I’m not saying I have a problem with them….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012– Trends…. I’m not saying I have a problem with them….

 I was taught at the School of Architecture….Architects have  special responsibility….Our mistakes remain even after we will not  longer be here …. 

See what gave rise, from a 10 minutes visit to one of the numerous internet architecture magazines….Designboom

All of the following projects represent an architectural trend ,shown in my previous posts ….

The Bubble \ Pebbles Architecture Trend  

Shao Weiping + BIAD_UFo Aarchitects

phoenix international media center

under construction  beijing, china.

published in DESIGNBOOM

 From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011-The “Bubble-Pebbles architecture trend”

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

The Bubble \ Pebbles Architecture Trend https://archidialog.com/2011/05/24

“Origami Envelopes trend”

  Mcbride Charles Ryan architect

 “‘letterbox house” blairgowrie, australia

published in DESIGNBOOM

 From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”

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

Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend” https://archidialog.com/2012/04/12

“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration   https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24

 “House as a Metaphor” or the “Visual House“or The “Homeless Roof trend”

Mcbride Charles Ryan architect

 ‘junior boys building at Penleigh and Essendon grammar school

Victoria,Australia

 published in DESIGNBOOM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Zaha Hadid – “house as a metaphor or the “Visual House”

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

Zaha Hadid  “house as a metaphor”or the “Visual House“ https://archidialog.com/2011/08/15

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 -The “Homeless Roof Trend

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

The “Homeless Roof”   https://archidialog.com/2010/07/22/

What did I learn from this post?….

Architectural trends were always been recognized…….. There is nothing new under the sun….

The Network effect changed dramatically the availability of architects inspiration sources

Architectural trends today are characterized by quotations….Personal expression and creativity, get a small place

I’m not saying I have a problem with this…. on the contrary….

I think we should institutionalize a method that helps young architects get inspired consciously from existing buildings…”it will lead us architects and designers to high quality and creative architecture”. 

I direct The “Conscious Inspiration Method” to be oriented to deal with this challenge. 

What do you think?

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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: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.

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by eliinbar

It all started at the beginning of this century….or maybe even before….

Zaha Hadid designed a morphological structure I like to call the “Aggressive snake motif” (a floating  structure characterized by a sloping edge)    she duplicate it in her designs from time to time, with minor changes…. 

Here are two sketches, published in previous post of mine. they examine Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources for the“Aggressive snake motif”….

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha hadid’s Inspiration sources

More information about this sketch…. in my post:

 https://archidialog.com/2012/02/16/zaha-hadids-floating-inspiration/

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2010 – Zaha hadid’s Inspiration sources

More information about this sketch…. in my post:

https://archidialog.com/2010/06/20/peter-eisenman-zaha-hadid-conscious-inspiration/

Do Architects and designers get inspired from their own invention?

Here are three projects whom  Zaha Hadid’s  implementing the “aggressive snake motif”…. for you to judge

Zaha Hadid Architects

MAXXI Museum

Rome , Italy1999-2009

Zaha Hadid Architects

The Evelyn Grace Academy

London UK  2006-2010

Zaha Hadid Architect

Central Bank of Iraq new Headquarters

2012

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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