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OMA and Zaha Hadid are defining the differences between the “Periodic Inspiration” and the “Specific Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2013- OMA   Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate "Specific Inspiration"

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – OMA  Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate “Specific Inspiration”

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More than once I am asked 

Define, in one sentence the difference between Conscious Inspiration to copy-paste

:  And my anwer is

The fundamental difference between“Copy Paste” and Conscious Inspiration is that in “Conscious Inspiration” we Implement our INVENTION

And I’ll be more specific in future posts

In this post I will share with you my distinguishing between two Sources of Inspiration

“the “Periodic Inspiration

“and the “Specific Inspiration

The next image is OMA‘s stock exchange in Shenzhen Chaina

competition: 1st prize 2006

OMA's stock exchange in Shenzhen Chaina, competition: 1st prize 2006

And this is the Hong Kong Institute of Design .designed by CAAU, Published in ARCHDAILY,project year 2010,inspiered by OMA‘s   stock exchange in Shenzhen Chaina 2006

Hong Kong Institute of Design .designed by CAAU

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2013- OMA   Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate "Specific Inspiration"

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – OMA’s  Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate  Specific Inspiration

Note to the prominent boxy morphology of both buildings

Both buildings are defined by the conceptual idea of “flying buildings” or “buildings moving” …. we recognise from the 60s  ARCHIGRAM

The main constructive solution is based on metal, a striking visual feature of diagonal columns and beams

The constructive solution is a prominent visual element in the facades of the building, and characterized by a transparency that eliminate the traditional concept of a window, A curtain wall

All this makes OMA‘s Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate “Specific Inspiration” for the new Hong Kong Institute of Design

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 ?So what is the “Periodic Inspiration”  and how does it affects us

 

Periodic Inspiration  is a source of inspiration that affects us all. We often identify it with architectural trends

Here is how the “Periodic Inspiration” affects the designers of the Hong Kong Institute of Design

“In a previous post of mine I presented the “Flouting Buildins Trend

-A dominant representative of this trend  , is Zahah Hadid‘s  Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project in Moscow Russia, Published in 2007….shown in the next image

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

Zaha Hadid   Architect

Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project

Moscow Russia ,Published in 2007

Notice the dominant characteristics of this trend

horizontal proportioned structure lifted off the ground

Creating a covered public space at ground level

The following sketch illustrates this architectural concept

From Eliinbar's sketchbook

?What are the origins ( inspiration Sources)  for this trend

The folowing sketch examines the option that Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources for the “Floating buildings trend” are Le Corbusier’s visionary piloties, developed in the 50s

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For the complete story of this sketch , you are invited to visit my post https://archidialog.com/2010/07/11/le-corbusier-zaha-hadid-les-pilotis-conscious-inspiration-1/

My folowing sketch examines a “Cousin” of the “Floating buildings trend” the “Moving Buildings Trend” that its origins are probably the work of the  “Archigrm Group“, that worked in the 60s

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

https://archidialog.com/2011/07/05/

The big “conscious inspiration” project

Buildings that will be published in ARCHDAILY in the following weeks will be judged by the Followers of  SOMEONE  HAS  BUILT IT BEFORE from the viewpoint ,did this building was designed according to the principals of the “Conscious inspiration“? ,or may be, by accident , that the building is a victim of the  “Copy Paste”  syndrom

Obviously I will add pictures of buildings and sketches, from my recent posts, to clarify

 

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Andy Warhol, What do you think about the “Conscious Inspiration Method”?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2013 by eliinbar

Sure you encounter Andy Warhol‘s famous Statement:  Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes

Apparently it will take much longer, if you make a proper use of the Conscious Inspiration Method

Here is the short story, how Andy Warhol successfully uses the “Conscious Inspiration Method” to become one of the most famous and influential artists of the 20th century

The next image is One of 32 Campbell’s soup cans Andy Warhol produced in 1961

for his breakthrough exhibition in 1962

The next image is One of 32 Campbell's soup cans Andy Warhol produced in 1961 for his breakthrough exhibition in 1962.

The individual paintings were produced by a  printmaking  method

the semi-mechanized screen printing process, using a non painterly style

And this is the sculpture created by American artist Jasper Johns in 1960 two years before before Andy Warhol introduced Campbell’s Soup 32 Cans

JOHNS, Jasper Painted Bronze (Ballantine Ale) 1960

JOHNS, Jasper
Painted Bronze (Ballantine Ale) 1960

 

Apparently Andy Warhol is not the first one who was aided by the Conscious Inspiration Method

The next painting was made by Claude Gelle’e a 17th-century painter

Claude Gelle’e's painting from 1654

Claude Gelle’e’s painting from 1654

And this  painting was made by the famous painter J.M.W. Turner who worked and lived in the 19th century

J.M.W. Turner _ painting from 1814

J.M.W. Turner painting from 1814

….For you to judge

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Epilogue

Conscious inspiration’s third Step, is all about the Inspiration Source….Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant inspiration sources

JOHNS, Jasper‘s painted Bronze cans. were practically Andy Warhol’s  Inspiration Source….the Painted Bronze cans, marked a new artistic direction by depicting ordinary and recognizable objects, or “things the mind already knows,” as he has said. Yet, at the same time, he portrayed these everyday objects in a very non-representational manner, endowing them with new, often ambiguous meanings; in this sense, his work simultaneously expanded and rejected Abstract Expressionism

Conscious inspiration’s  fourth Step, is all about realizing your invention

Andy Warhol’s  individual Campbell’s soup cans paintings, were his invention, they were produced by a printmaking method—the semi-mechanized screen printing process, using a non-painterly style. Campbell’s Soup Cans’ reliance on themes from popular culture helped to usher in pop art as a major art movement in the USA

The new Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar turning into reality

Posted in buildings, public buildings, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 5, 2013 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

I am proud to announce the opening of my new

Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG)

 You are invited to visit the gallery and to enjoy my sketches .

Here is a very short video that my youngest son photographed, my daughter edited and the eldest son chose the background music, documenting , the preparation process of a sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born

Note that you see the video from the viewpoint of my eyes, How did they do it?

 music by Nicolas Jaar

Sketch is born by Eli Inbar

Following the very short video above,

This is the final sketch, published in my blog

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

And this is how this  sketch is displayed in the ISG gallery

ISG gallery

Check my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Here is the full story for this sketch, as was published in my blog

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

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…

Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect Grande Arche de la Defense France Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect

Grande Arche de la Defense France

Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

Peter Eisenman Architect  Max Reinhardts Haus project Berlin-1992

Peter Eisenman Architect

 Max Reinhardts Haus project

Berlin-1992

OMA\ Rem Koolhaas Architects Central Chinese TV Building  Beijing – 2008

OMA\ Rem Koolhaas Architects

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

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

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….

Iran

Iran

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

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 sketchbook 2012 - morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

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.

For you to judge…

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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/

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

From eliinbar’s sketchebook 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

Are OMA and Herzog de Meuron the inspiration source for the WAN awards winners for 2012 ?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2012 by eliinbar

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -        A-lab Architects  inspiration sources

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – A-lab Architects inspiration sources

Here is a very short video that my youngest son photographed, my daughter edited and the eldest son chose the background music, documenting , the preparation process of a sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born”

music by Nicolas Jaar

You are invited tovisit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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

“A building designed according to the guiding principles of the  “Conscious Inspiration Method

….Here is another winner

The next building is the WAN Awards winner for 2012,  the commercial category

A-lab Architects    : Offices - Public   Oslo, Norway   2009-2012

A-lab Architects

   Offices – Public

Oslo,Norway  2009-2012

Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration Method   works for this building….

“But first, Let’s learn a few things about “Conscious Inspiration

The designing method I call “Conscious Inspiration” is a process formed from three main phases:  “knowledge”, DesigningTools = “Codex Rules” and  “Invention

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

Designing Tools”=“Codex Rules”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them, Tools that will help us cope with the abundance of architectural information….

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

“Knowledge”

(Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other perpendicularly)

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Ministry of Highways and Transportation

1979, Tbilisi, Georgia

Copyright:  Simona Rota

Note the dominant morphological of this building

Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other perpendicularly.

It is noticeable for the observer…. most likely , A-lab‘s “sources of inspiration”  are Herzog de Meuron’s Vitra Haus Showroom and OMA’s  residential project in Singapor,shown in the next images

….Note the morphological resemblance….Big Horizontal prisms, placed over each other, in rotation, creating a stable structure

“The Inspiration Sources”

Big Horizontal prisms placed over each other in rotation)

(creating a stable structure

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Herzog de Meuron Architects

Vitra Haus Showroom

Germany  2006-2007

Office for Metropolitan Architecture  OMA architects       project        residential        Singapore  2009

Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA architects

          residential   project

          Singapore   2009     

More Information in Archdaily

,The  “Conscious Inspiration Method‘  is about bringing something of your self , A-lab Architects  , morphologically get inspired from  Herzog de Meuron’s  Vitra Haus Showroom and OMA’s residential project in Singapore

….but they add their own  invention

The dramatic flying prisms, placed in rotation, create a Lack of equilibrium that transmits a dynamic sensation of a building in motion

“The Invention”

Flying prisms, placed in rotation, create a Lack of equilibrium that transmits a dynamic sensation of a building inmotion

A-lab Architects    : Offices - Public   Oslo, Norway   2009-2012

 A-lab Architects

 Offices – Public

  Oslo,Norway  2009-2012

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -        A-lab Architects  inspiration sources

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – A-lab Architects inspiration sources

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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/

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Toyo Ito and the “Conscious Inspiration Method”, How does it work for him?

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

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 -Toyo Ito and the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In my previous post I quoted the words of  OSCAR NIEMEYER Commenting about “invention in architecture

 

“This thing called inspiration is not important to me at all. The other day as I was drawing a project, when I sat in front of the desk I already knew what I was going to do. I thought about it for many days, about each possibility, each solution, about the fact that I wanted to do something different. Architecture, to me, is invention. Go to Brasília—you may or may not enjoy my projects, but I dare you to find something similar”

 

See the full interview with Oscar Niemeyer at METROPOLICEMAG.COM

:http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20060515/the-last-of-the-modernists

I also shared with you my insights about the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

Here is a brief summary….

The designing method I call Conscious Inspirationis a process formed from three main phases:  “knowledge”, Designing Tools = “Codex Rules” and “Invention”. 

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

Designing Tools”=“Codex Rules”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them, Tools that will help us cope with the abundance of architectural information…

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

Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration” works for Toyo Ito,  when he designs the Tama-art-university-library….

The next image is Toyo Ito’s Tama-art-university-library…. At first glance It looks like an ordinary pillars and arches structure.

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Conscious Inspiration” is a process formed from three main phases:  “knowledge”, Designing Tools = “Codex Rules” and “Invention”….

“knowledge”

Conscious Inspiration” is first of all the understanding of the importance of “knowledge”….

The buildings and pattern presented in the next images is in my opinion, the “Knowledge”, that was the inspiration base for Toyo Ito’s Tama-art-university-library.

 

The next  image is an inside view of the Mosque of  Cordoba

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Note the repetitive motif of the columns and arches.

 The next image is the Interior of the Bibliotheca Alexandria (the New Library of Alexandria designed by  Snøhetta  1988-  2002)

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 Notice the repetitive motif of the columns, arranged in orthogonal rows.

The next image is a typical Islamic pattern

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Note the intersecting guidelines. They eventually create the Islamic pattern

The “Inspiration Source”

Oscar Niemeyer ‘s Permanent International Fair, designed in 1962-74  shown in the next image is in my opinion, Toyo Ito’s “Inspiration Source

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Note the Unique configuration of the concrete arch

“Invention”

The next image is Toyo Ito’s Serpentine Pavilion, from 2002. 

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Note the unique pattern of the Serpentine Pavilion’s façade, a similar Strategy we had noticed in the Islamic pattern

The next image is Toyo Ito’s Tama-art-university-library from  2007…. At first glance It looks like an ordinary pillars and arches structure.

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Note Toyo Ito’s selection of pillars for the tama-art-university-library. 

The repetitive columns, in a shape of arc, are suspiciously similar to Oscar Niemeyer’s “mushroom” column in the Permanent International Fair. 

Notice also the round light fixture Toyo Ito makes use of, in the Tama-art-university library and the round mushroom shape designed by Oscar Niemeyer ….Is the morphological similarity a pure coincidence?….

The next image is a typical floor plan of  Toyo-Ito‘s  Tama-art-university-library from 2007.

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Note the unique arrangement of the columns and arches,

A similar Strategy we had noticed in the Islamic pattern.

The next image is a model of Toyo-Ito‘s  Tama-art-university-library HachiojiCity, Tokyo, Japan 2007

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Toyo Ito and the Conscious Inspiration Method

At first glance, Toyo Ito’s tama-art-university-library is an ordinary pillars and arches structure.

But when you start realizing Toyo Ito’s Inspiration sources and Invention…. It’s getting inspiring….

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Oscar Niemeyer, le Corbusier, Toyo Ito And the first chapter, in the short story of “invention” in architecture….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2012 by eliinbar

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From  eliinbar’s sketchbook  2012 – Complex relations between inspiration and invention in architecture….

In this post  I will focus on the relations between inspiration and invention in architecture….

The next building was designed by one of the most innovative architects who worked in last two centuries….The late  Oscar Niemeyer….

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Oscar Niemeyer Architect

Parish Church

 1957

Oscar Niemeyer ‘s Parish Church ,is the South American version of the European le corbusier’s Nôtre Dame du Haut Chapel, shown in the next image. (I will go into details, in my next post)

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Le Corbusier  architect

Chapel of Nôtre Dame du Haut

France 1955

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From  eliinbar’s sketchbook  2012   – Oscar Niemeyer‘s Inspiration Sources

Notice the morphological similarity between Oscar Niemeyer ‘s Parish Church and  le corbusier’s Nôtre Dame du Haut Chapel .

1. An upturned roof like a sail billowing in the windy supported on columns embedded within the walls.

2. Notable use  of concrete in the structure .

3. The main part of the structure consists of two concrete membranes separated by a space of forming a shell which constitutes the roof of the building. 

4, The roof  is supported by struts, which form a vertical surface of concrete.

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And Here are some relevant quotes from an interview with Oscar Niemeyer By Eduardo Graça, Posted May 15, 2006:

1.” Pay attention, kids, you can’t graduate and just dedicate your life to being a good architect. That is bullshit. You need to find an original way to think and to be informed about everything daily. Read, read, read, and read”.

2.This thing called inspiration is not important to me at all. The other day as I was drawing a project, when I sat in front of the desk I already knew what I was going to do. I thought about it for many days, about each possibility, each solution, about the fact that I wanted to do something different. Architecture, to me, is invention. Go to Brasília—you may or may not enjoy my projects, but I dare you to find something similar” 

3. “Anyone who is going to be an architect should invest part of his time in the knowledge of humanism”. 

See the full interview with Oscar Niemeyer at METROPOLICEMAG.COM

:http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20060515/the-last-of-the-modernists

To be continued in my next post….

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“EPILOG”

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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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.

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2012 by eliinbar

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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.

For you to judge…

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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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