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Inspiration, Consciousness and “copy paste”….and everything in between….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 4, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  -”Copy Paste” Or “Conscious Inspiration”

The example presented to you in this post, is a bit confusing…. 

I must admit ….At first glance, I thought this example is a typical incident of “copy-paste” 

Later on I changed my mind….

This is a new building built in Taiwan

For more information about this building, browse to the next Site:

Now look at the following Building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 30s (1936 to 1939)

This is the Interior, “Great Workroom”, of the Johnson Wax Headquarters building.

You probably noticed the obvious morphological resemblance between the “Mushroom Pillars”,in both projects . 

Notice also the innovative system, that allowed natural light to penetrate in between the “Mushroom Pillars”.… 

Let’s find out, how to distinguish between projects that are inspired “Consciously “to” copy-paste”. 

What distinguishes “Conscious Inspiration “from “copy-paste” ? 

….When we add our Invention”.

I believe that each one of us can give a better expression to his talents by adding an Invention ….to an existing building….

Once again look at the next image of the building built in Taiwan

Now here comes the “Invention”…..

See the bottom of the next sketch.

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012   “Conscious Inspiration”Invention”…..

Notice the non-symmetrical shape of the”Mushroom Pillars” of the Taiwan’s building ….

 Notice also the smooth and liquid appearance of the “Mushroom Pillars’s”….Unlike the structural appearance of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax Headquarters building. ….

Also note the Ideal Disorder dispersion of the “Mushroom Pillars” in accordance with the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” = IDDS….

Unlike the orthogonal dispersion of the”Mushroom Pillars” in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax Headquarters building.


For you to judge….

What did I learn from this post?

1. I believe that each one of us can give a better expression to his talents and Invention ….by implement the  “Conscious Inspiration” Method ….

2. Be inspired consciously from existing buildings. It will lead us to experience a unique design process that will serve our creative desires….

3. The initial difference between “Copy Paste” and “Conscious Inspiration

Is adding our “Invention”…..


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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