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Le Corbusier Is probably the “Conscious Inspiration” Father, but without doubt, Rem Koolhaas is the Contemporary Inspiration Source for leading architects

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Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014 ,Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014– Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

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After a long break, I’m back.. Business as usual .. Nothing new under the sun.

Today’s post will be the first of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, office of Architecture OMA led by Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Sources among leading architects today.

Each post will introduce a building designed by  Rem Koolhaas . I will identify the building main configuration, and its origins. Then I will unfold some buildings, we can identify characteristics indicating they were influenced  by Rem Koolhaas   .

In other words,  Rem Koolhaas’s  buildings, most likely were their Inspiration Source

The Inspiration Source

This is the new De Rotterdam complex a “vertical city” in Rotterdam completed in 2013

Designed By office of Architecture OMA led by Rem Koolhaas

Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013

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  Rem Koolhaas’s quote published in DEZEEN :

a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

The main configuration

 Here is a sketch I made, that explains the principles of the typology of a Shifted Buildings

Typology of a Shifted Buildings

The origins

 And this building  is Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” built in the USA in 1934 . this building is probably one of the known examples of  Shifted Buildings.

 Frank Loyd  Whrite's “Falling Water”

 Frank Lloyd Wright- “Falling Water”

Plans, sections and elevations

Frank Loyd  Whrite's “Falling Water”  Plans, sections and elevations

 Note that the principle of shifting is expressed in plans, sections and elevations

Conscious Inspiration today

This is a Museum built lately in NewYork City,designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

 Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are partners in the Japanese architectural firm SANAA.

 SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession’s highest honor.

SANAA received the commission of this Museum in 2002 and completion was in 2007

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SANAA‘s Museum is a multi purpose buildings with an ambitious program a dramatic stack of seven rectangular boxes.

The following video explains well the museum main configuration

Of shifted boxes.

What do the architects have to say?

This is how Rem koolhaas describes the main  configuration of the De Rotterdam complex: “a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

From: DEZEEN

 

And this is SANAA’s description for the  museum in New York: “We knew we could not maximize the entire site with solid architecture, we had to reduce the building’s mass somehow to create space between it and the perimeter. The solution of the shifted boxes arrived quickly”.

From New Building Museume

 

 

Notice that Rem Koolhaas and SANAA are using the same basic notions to describe their buildings: “shifted volumes / boxes“.

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014 ,Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

 From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014– Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

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Memories

Glimpse to the past

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MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

Eliinbar's sketches

 Rem Koolhaas & MVRDV-”Conscious Inspiration”5

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Here are some more contemporary buildings,designed by the same principle of SHIFTING TYPOLOGY….OMA’s De Rotterdam complex most likely is their Inspiration Source

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-atelier- UID Architects      Osaka

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hamburg science centre  OMA

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Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”,or In other words ….the “Self inspiration strategy”…. . can we consider it as”Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”

I often get the impression that there is a common phenomenon among successful architects that is worth checking out….

I call this phenomenon the “Multiplying architecture strategy”…. (Multiplying of architectural ideas or“Self inspiration”)

I was taught as a young architect, that architecture is distinguished from other design professions, because of its hard connection to a specific place ….

So how it becomes that the “Multiplying architecture strategy” or the “Self inspiration strategy”…. flourishes among the most talented architects working today?

 

Let’s start our short journey with two Bjarke Ingels’s examples

For you to Judge….

The “W”/ ”dancing” buildings

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

Stretch Metal Housing

2006

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

 Hafjell Mountain Hotel

Norway 2007

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

Mixed-use office and residential building

 Prague , published September 30, 2008

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012   Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”- The “W” /”dancing” buildings

The Rolling wave buildings

Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

RÉN building PEOPLE’S BUILDING WORLD EXPO SITE

SHANGHAI, CHINA, Expo 2010

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Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

St.Petersburg pier

Florida ,  Published 2011

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Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

Khalifa Park proposal

published 2011

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”- The Rolling wave buildings

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And here are three more projects

by  SANAA

 that Implement the “Multiplying architecture strategy”  

for you to Judge….

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part two

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/20

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 –  SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously?

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part three

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/22

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA    “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part one

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/18/

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – SANAA  “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?

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What did I learn from this post? 

Your own project can be your inspiration source .

Practically your design process is your inspiration source…. 

I can even suggest a name for this design process -“Conscious Inspiration

 

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part three

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by eliinbar

Ryue Nishizawa and kazuyo sejima are partners in

SANAA, a leading architecture office.

Ryue Nishizawa also owns his private design office.

Here is Interesting phenomenon…. worth a view….

This is the third example , of what I call “Multiplying Architecture Consciously” (doubling of architectural ideas Consciously)

Ryue Nishizawa architect

Teshima art museum

Takamatsu port area, Japan

 SANAA Architects

 Rolex learning center

ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

eliinbar Sketches 2011– “Multiplying Architecture Consciously”

What did I learn from this last posts? 

1. An inspiration source can be your own project.

2. A floor plan can be an Inspiration source, and it can inspire your façade

Practically your design process is your inspiration source…. 

I can even suggest a name for this design process -“Conscious Inspiration

You are invited to visit my relevant posts

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/04

https://archidialog.com/2010/05/25

https://archidialog.com/2011/06/20

  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/18 

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Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part two

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 20, 2011 by eliinbar

Ryue Nishizawa and kazuyo sejima are partners in

SANAA, a leading architecture office.

Ryue Nishizawa also owns his private design office.

Here is Interesting phenomenon…. worth a view….

This is the second example from three, of what I call “Multiplying Architecture Consciously” (doubling of architectural ideas Consciously)

SANAA Architects

 Zollverein School of Management & Design

 Essen,Germany  2003-2006

Ryue Nishizawa architect

 Moriyama House

 Tokyo, Japan 2005

eliinbar Sketches 2011– “Multiplying Architecture Consciously”

  Three-dimensional  inspirational relationship:

Moriyama House   Typical floor plan


What did I learn from this post? 

1. An inspiration source can be your own project.

2. A floor plan can be an Inspiration source, and it can inspire your façade. 

Practically your design process is your inspiration source…. 

I can even suggest a name for this design process -“Conscious Inspiration

You are invited to visit my relevant posts

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/11

  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/18

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Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part one

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – SANAA / “Multiplying architecture”

Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima are partners in

SANAA, a leading architecture office.

Ryue Nishizawa also owns his private design office.

Here is an Interesting phenomenon…. worth a view….

This is the first example from three, of what I call “Multiplying Architecture” (doubling of architectural ideas)

Is this “Conscious Inspiration” ?

Ryue Nishizawa architect

structures at the Kumamoto station Japan

SANAA Architects

serpentine gallery pavilion 2009

eliinbar’s Sketches 2011

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I invite you all to contribute in developing the attitude and tools towards the viability of the “Conscious Inspiration” Method

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 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