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Le Corbusier to Peter Zumthor passes one straight line….”Conscious Inspiration”

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From eliinbar's sketchbook 2013- Le Corbusier to Peter Zumthor  passes one straight line…."Conscious Inspiration"

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2013– Le Corbusier to Peter Zumthor  passes one straight line….Conscious Inspiration

Peter Zumthor recently published a model for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  – LACMA ,new building

 Museum of Art - LACMA

 Does Peter Zumthor also plans according to the principals of the Conscious Inspiration method

Apparently so
Let’s examine how Conscious Inspiration works for Peter Zumthor
The first step in any process of conscious inspiration, is knowledge.

 The most dominant feature in Peter Zumthor’s building,  is the fact that it is raised from the ground by huge PILOTIS

-Columns, pillars, or stilts that lift a building above ground or water ,are traditionally found in stilt and pole dwellings such as fishermen’s huts in Asia and Scandinavia

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Fishermen’s Stilt Houses, Pilar, Bicol

Southern Luzon, Philippines

Southeast Asia

The architect that is most ןdentify  with the idea of ​​PILOTIS is Le Corbusier.  THE PILOTIS is the first principle of  le corbusier’s five
points of architecture
The main idea that led to lifting building PILOTIS ,is to allow a sequence of green areas and free movement of pedestrians.
The next sketch by Le Corbusier is showing a typical section of  Unite D’habitation = high-rise housing block 1946-1952
Le Corbusier's sketch
notice the  Unite D’habitation is raised up on pilotis  ,the green landscape spaces surrounding as  Le Corbusier’s Vision for  “La Ville
Radieus”  =  radiant city
The second phase of the Conscious Inspiration process is the development of the conscious inspiration Tools.
Zumthor chose to present his project using a physical model
The model represents the initial phase of the project
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art  (LACMA) zumathor’s new
design would act as a “user-based village” of experiences with several access points and routes. Just as one would wander through a forest

The third step in the Conscious Inspiration process,is to identify relevant sources of inspiration (existing buildings)
There are two types of buildings that can be a sources of inspiration
Buildings that are highly recognized representing a source of inspiration for many architects

one of them is  Le Corbusier’s Unite d’ Habitation built in Marseille  1946-1952 

shown in

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The same year Le Corbusier’s Unite d’ Habitation in Marseille was finished 1952Kenzo Tange’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum in Japan ,was opened

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 notice Kenzo Tange’s Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a  raised horizontal beam up on pilotis

Newly constructed buildings are used as specific inspiration sources

 Recently were published two buildings (one of them a museum) that realize the design principles developed by Le Corbusier in the 20s of the last century, the first principle of le corbusier’s five points of architecture, lift the building on PILOTIS to allow continuity of the ground level of pedestrian movement and sequence of the forest

The first building is Jean Nouvel’s quai Branly Musée du Paris, 1995-2005 

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Note the prominent principles of this Museum
raised horizontal beam up on pilotis, allowing passage of pedestrians on the ground floor,in a clear green Characteristics.
One year after completion of the  Jean Nouvel’s Branly Musée 
Steven Hall plans an horizontal skyscraper, the  VANKE CENTER in Shenzhen,China  2006-2009
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Once more ,note the prominent principles of this building,
raised horizontal beam, up on pilotis,llowing passage of pedestrians on the ground floor,in a clear green characteristics.

Step Four  realise your invention

The next image is a general view of Peter Zumthor’s Los Angeles County Museum of Art model

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Unlike the very characteristics raised horizontal beam, up on pilotis
  Zumthor’s  Museum is a very large amorphous surface.

   

Is  Zumthor’s  Museum   a good example of Conscious Inspiration?

For you to judge….

 

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MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

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From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

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In this post we will learn about MVRDV’s Inspiration sources …. Or maybe it’s a “self fulfilling prophecy”….

For you to judge….

In the next image a building designed by Rem Koolhaas in Bangkok, Thailand in 1996 .

The building is designed according to the “Stacking Diagram design Strategy”

Rem Koolhaas & OMA Architects

The Hyperbuilding , A self-contained city for 120,000 inhabitants with housing, education, culture, welfare, medical facilities, amusement, industry, retail .

 Bangkok, Thailand  1996

How does the “Stacking Diagram design Strategy” works? 

First step: definition of size and shape of the spaces in accordance with the program.

Second step: designing the building as a “stacking Diagram” emphasizing the program.

 eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Rem Koolhaas and the The Hyperbuilding

For more information about theStacking Diagram design Strategyvisit my post

Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG & MVRDV& REX & FREE

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/28/

 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012   OMA’s “Stacking Diagram” design Strategy-

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In the next images….buildings designed by two of Rem Koolhaas’s former employees/partners .

Today they are part of the world’s leading architectural firms …. REX- (Joshua Prince-Ramus) and BIG-(Bjarke Ingels)

REX architects

MuseumPlaza  Louisville  Kentuky

 USA published 2005

Bjarke Ingels group- BIG  architects:

cross # towers

seoul , korea published 2012

Recently was published in ARCHDAILY

a new building ,designed by another Rem Koolhaas’s former employees/partners…. MVRDV

MVRDV Architects

vertical city integrates retail, offices, housing, a luxury hotel, four levels of parking, a wedding house, a mosque, an imax theater and an outdoor amphitheater

 Jakarta, Indonesia

Published in ARCHDAILY 2012

 eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – MVRDV Inspiration …. A self fulfilling prophecy

Note the similarity in three projects…you can easily Identify the primary components of the buildings ….the Stacking Process has a clear visual expression….

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 Just a Minute….

 13 years ago MVRDV won a world wide competition to design Berlin Voids housing project, a vertical block marking the void left by the Berlin Wall….a three-dimensional puzzle of individual apartments.

MVRDV Architects

Model-Berlin Voids

 Competition 1991

eliinbar’s sketchbook 2010 -MVRDV and Rem Koolhaas &REX….the Stacking Diagram design Strategy”

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I can estimate

that the Berlin Voids housing project designed by MVRDV in early 90s is the source of inspiration for the “Stacking Diagram design Strategy”? 

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Well…Is MVRDV’s Berlin Voids housing project designed in the 90’s is MVRDV’s “self fulfilling prophecy“?

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MVRDV Architects

vertical city, Jakarta, Indonesia

Published 2012

Finally, it is hard to ignore another two dominant planning strategies,highlighted in MVRDV’s  Jakarta’s  vertical city building ….

I call them “Multi Style Buildings Trend” and the “Revolving/Rotated floors buildings”

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“Multi Style Buildings Trend”:   Buildings designed by one architect divided into several parts. Each part of the building is characterized by a different architectural style.( materials, different morphology, the building envelope, the building openings etc.)

For more information about the Multi Style Buildings Trend”visit my post –The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron & Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas  https://archidialog.com/2012/02/19/

eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – “Multi Style Buildings Trend”

“Revolving/Rotated floors buildings”: For more information about the Revolving/Rotated floors buildingsvisit my post: Expo 2010 Part Eight – The “Revolving/Rotated floors buildings” https://archidialog.com/2010/05/11/

eliinbar’s Sketches 2010 – “ Revolving \ Rotated  floors   buildings “

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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

 

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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What is common between the Torre Agbar designed by Jean Nouvel and The Qrcode

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

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Torre Agbar designed by Jean Nouvel and The Qrcode

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A typical  Qrcode  ,invented in Japan in 1994

by the Toyota subsidiary Denso Wave

Jean Nouvel Architect

Torre Agbar Barcelona Spain 2004-2006

More Information about Torre Agbar You can find in arc- space

Is the Qrcode , the inspiration source for the  Torre Agbar designed by Jean Nouvel?

For you to judge….

Sorry …. what is this building doing here?

 Mass-Studies Architects

Republic of Korean Pavilion

Shanghai – Expo – 2010

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Jean Nouvel and square number 9

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by eliinbar

Earlier this week I shared with you a typical page from my sketch book

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 = a “Conscious Inspiration” Tool

I was asked ….what was your inspiration source for this project?

And my answer was…. number 9

The next image is the enlargement of  square number 9

From my Sketch book shown above

 It is a sketch of a floor-plan of a familiar building  in Paris

Can you guess which building It is?

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And these are typical Floor Plans of Jean Nouvel’s Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris….

 Jean Nouvel’s Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris…. is

My Inspiration Source

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Why did I choose the Institute du monde Arabe to be my Inspiration Source?

First I will share with you two main and unique characteristics of my project described in my  sketch – book above.

1. It is located at the edge of an urban block.

2. Its main façade, reference to a very large urban space.

What are the unique architectural characteristics of the Institute du monde Arabe building?

 1. It is located at the Edge of a typical Parisian urban block like it is shown in the next sketch

Notice the Institute du Monde Arabe unique curving façade that emphasize the edge of the urban block 

2. The Institute du monde Arabe main facade is very well observed from the Seine River (large urban space) as it is shown in the next Image

 Notice Jean Nouvel’s choice of  materials, the shiny and sealed glass for the foreground of the building  and the transparent glass for the rear of the building

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No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel ….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2012 by eliinbar

from  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend”

Happy to be back after a long and challenging vacation….

In this post I will share with you a new “Conscious Inspiration” story….

The Story of the”Raising Ramp Trend”.

As always….
I’ll be brief in presenting the historical background of the “Raising Ramp
The Full story is complex and long….(I may write more about it in the book I will publish before my retirement….)

The “Raising Ramp” planning component highlighting the building’s entrance….
And suggests the main traffic strategy inside the building

The interesting and significant chapter in this story begins with a project designed by Le Corbusier in the sixties.

The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts built at 1963 in the Harvard University, shown in the image below.

Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center forVisual Arts

Harvard University Cambridge

Massachusetts 1963

Richard Meier a contemporary recognized and influential Architect, frequently uses the principle of the ”Raising Ramp” in several of his buildings .

Le Corbusier unique style is recognized as Richard Meier ”inspiration sources”,  from the time Richard Meier was still part of a group called “The New York Five” in the seventies.

The High Museum of Art designed and built by Richard Meier  in 1983 shown in the image below,  is a relevant example.

Richard Meier Architect

High Museum of Art

Atlanta – Georgia , U.S  1983 

Architect Oscar Niemeyer of  Corbusier’s generation,  is still designing
contemporary architectural, using the principle of the “Raising Ramp

An example of this, see the image below of the Art  Museum Niterói designed by Oscar Niemeyer  in the nineties.

Oscar Niemeyer Architect

Contemporary Art Museum Niterói

Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, completed in 1996.

Another example from the beginning of the decade
Is a the Oslo Opera House designed by the Snohetta Architectural firm.

The unique design of the Oslo Opera House is a good example of implementing the principals of the “conscious inspiration method

Snohetta took the design principle of “Raising Ramp” a step forward….

They gave a new interpretation to the idea of of the “Raising Ramp

You are invited to visit my relevant post with more examples of the
buildings that Invite the public to climb on them

Snohetta Architects

Oslo Opera House

2004-2007

Finally, three buildings recently designed according to the “conscious inspiration principles” ….
they all implement , in a creative way, Le Corbusier’sRaising Ramp

Jean Nouvel  Architect

La Philharmonie de Paris

Designed for a Competition  2007 , now under construction

Note  the entrance ramp

C. F. Møller Architects

Children’s House

Odense Denmark    2010

gmp architekten

Hangzhou  south railway station

china ,competition: 2011–1st prize

More examples of the “raising Ramp-trend”will be published in my blog course of the weekend ..

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The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron & Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2012 by eliinbar

eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – “Multi Style Buildings Trend”

From time to time I present in my blog new architectural trends.

This time, I recognize a new trend that I call it “Multiple style buildings”.

Buildings designed by one architect divided into several parts.

Each part of the building is characterized by a different architectural style.( materials, different morphology, the building envelope, the building openings etc.)

Recently were completed several buildings, designed by leading architects that are compatible with the new trend.

I wonder if in the near future we will meet more buildings designed like the new trend?

Are they going to look more like “Copy Paste design” or  they will be designed in accordance to the principles of “Conscious Inspiration” ?

Here are some recent examples of the new trend….

Jean Nouvel Architect

C1 tower  Boulogne-Billancourt

France 2008-2011

Herzog-de-Meuron  Architects

 Elbphilharmonie concert hall, which is currently under construction

 in Hamburg and due for completion in 2013

  

Massimiliano-Doriana-Fuksas Architects

 Lyon confluence-housing , Lyon

France 2011

 Dominique Perrault Architect

 ‘la liberte’ Apartment Building

 groningen, the netherlands 2011

You are invited to visit my previous posts dealing with architectural trends:

The “Homeless Roof” https://archidialog.com/2010/07/22/the-homeless-roof/

MVRDV & Herzog de Meuron – The “Visual House “&”Balancing House”    https://archidialog.com/2011/03/25/-

Rem Koolhaas & MVRDV-“Conscious Inspiration” 5 https://archidialog.com/2010/07/01

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“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

 “Knowledge”:  as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing processWe architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis….

“Tools”:  develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,  tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information

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