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……….Expo 2015 Milan = Controlling light

Posted in buildings, Inspiration Source, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 24, 2015 by eliinbar

"Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

eliinbar’s  sketches 2015 – “Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

I visited this year Expo in Milan….

Expo 2015 Motto is  Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life

From the point of view of an architect ,Milan Expo 2015 is a  dreamy playground containing 145 Structures designed by talented architects

appears that 145 architects

in Expo 2015

chose to deal with

a common challenge

to Control  Light

you are already familiar

to this blog tradition

I will first deal with different strategies of

how to “Control Light” implemented in different structures in Expo 2015

And than

I shall propose

their

Inspiration sources

for you to judge

Here is a sketch showing the most common design strategy in  Expo 2015

to Control Light by

envelopes made of Layers

Layers that are composed of vertical and horizontal slabs

"Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

“Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

shown in the next image

is the Ireland’s pavilion in Expo 2015

notice the shading strategy implemented in the Ireland’s pavilion

layers of vertical slabs connected to the envelope structure

in  variable density

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and this is  le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery in Lyon France designed and built from 1953 to 1957

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notice the shading strategy implemented in le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery

layers of vertical slabs connected to the envelope structure

in  variable density

eliinbar's sketches 2015 -inspiration sources- "Controlling Light" In Expo 2015

eliinbar’s  sketches 2015 -inspiration sources- “Controlling Light” In Expo 2015

Is le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery, the Ireland’s Pavilion inspiration?

for you to judge

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more pavilions in Expo 2015 in Milan

implementing this strategy

The Czech pavilion

 Czech pavilion in expo 2015 vertical slabs

Azerbaijan pavilion in expo 2015

Azerbaijan pavilion in expo 2015- horizontal slabs


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German pavilion in expo 2015- horizontal slabs

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 Romania pavilion in expo 2015- vertical slabs

French pavilion in Expo 2015

French pavilion in Expo 2015 – vertical slabs

Pavilion Expo 2015

more

Inspirational stories from Expo 2015, in future posts

Inspiration from existing buildings…. Apparently we can get inspired from a number of buildings simultaneously

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–   Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – Spiral Architecture

Today post presents for the seventh time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

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 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not  ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

? So what’s the problem 

The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more like “Copy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 

? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

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You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of a Snailtower designed by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

 published lately in ARCHDAILY

In my privious post we saw how Steven Holl Is inspiered consciously from Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette  monastery

Le Corbusier’s La Tourette  monastery, is Steven Holl’s  Inspiration building

The Snailtower building , published lately in ARCHDAILY, is characterized by a variety of sources of inspirations

for you to judge

  What was the “floor plans strategy” of the “SnailTower” designers

This is Zvi Hecker’s floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s

Published in  arcspace.com

Zvi Hecker's floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s.

And this is the Snailtower typical floor plan

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical floor plan

Notice the spiral floorplan with the apartments grouped around a central, load bearing column within which all the service functions were located. In the Spiral House, the retaining column has been removed and replaced by an open courtyard

The Spiral House deploys the principle of terracing typical of Arab villages where the roof is used as part of the living space for the apartments. The organization of the living spaces around an interior courtyard and the use of inexpensive, readily available materials are local components that compliment the geometric order based on a spiral.

From arcspace.com

For more information about “Spiral Architecture” you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : Spiral architecture & Conscious Inspiration

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?What was the Snailtower’s designers facades strategy

This is the well Known Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA in the early 2000. Essen,Germany 2003-2006

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And this is the Snailtower typical façade

building year : 2008

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical façade

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in the Snailtower  and SANAA’s building facades

Square openings , with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade

For more information about  the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

 you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : MVRDV, Rafael Moneo and SANAA are leading the age of the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

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Inspiration from an existing building…. Le Corbusier and Steven Holl shows us, that it is worth trying….

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 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

from  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s “Inspiration building”?

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 Today post presents for the sixth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days,100 projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of Steven Holl

Steven holl‘s Campbell Sports Center was published in Archdaily  May 2013

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl Architects Campbell Sports Center Columbia University, New York, NY, USA 2013

Let’s see what are Steven Holl‘s inspiration Sources….

This is Steven Holl’s competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin1984

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl's competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin .1984.

Interesting enough,  Steven Holl was not the only one that showed interest in

The “Floating Buildings Trend

Here is Zaha Hadid’s Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower

In Moscow, published in 2007

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

and this is my sketch describing the evolution of the

Floating buildings trend

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

And finally, as I keep repeating it in many of my blog entries

knowledge is the foundation for all designing process

This is Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

notice Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette dominant building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

Steven Holl is a well-known fan of Le Corbusier

   Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette , is probably the “Inspiration building” for  Steven Holl‘s  American Library expansion from 1984

 More than 25 years later, Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette,is probably once more, the “Inspiration building” for the campbell-sports-center

For you to Judge

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s Inspiration building

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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

Rafael Moneo’s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades” ,The most common Inspiration source today….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

First ….let’s find out what where Moneo’s Inspiration sources to design the Murcia-Town-Hall’s unique façade….

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery  1953-1957

Museo de san Telmo , San Sebastian,Spain

Rafael Moneo
Murcia Town Hall
Murcia, Spain 1991-1998

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

Are La Tourette Monastery, designed by Le Corbusier and Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian 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.

Let’s go a step further 

A similar “design strategy” is quite noticeable in Moneo’s and SANAA’s buildings…. shown in the next images.

SANAA Architects

ZollvereinSchool of  Management & Design

Essen,Germany 2003-2006

Rafael Moneo
Murcia Town Hall
Murcia, Spain 1991-1998

Notice that both building facades are characteristics in their search for “ideal disorder” (Mainly expressed in the organization and rhythm of openings in the façades)

 A strategy that is very common, among leading architects today….Can it be a reaction to the Classical and modernist order?

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Here is a partial list of buildings that are inspired from Moneo’s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”…. for you to judge:

SANAA’s  ZollvereinSchool of  Management & Design

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the

“Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”

Rafael Moneo’s  Murcia Town Hall

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the

“Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”

I want to thank skyscraperpage.com , for some of the examples

You are invited to visit relevant post of mine:

Le Corbusier & Tadao Ando “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/19/

Le Corbusier – La Tourette Inspiration Sources – “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/11/

 

Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -Le corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy

Let’s find out what was le Corbusier’s message, when he wrote in his book “Towards an Architecture” in 1923

Today’s architects are concerned from the geometric components of buildings surfaces. The great problems of the modern building age will be resolved by the “Geometry”.

This Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery designed and built 1953-1957

Is this building designed according to Le Corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy?

Le Corbusier Architect

La Tourette Monastery

  Lyon  France 1953-1957

What is certain ….This building was and will be a source of inspiration for many generations of architects still to come….

See the following sketch … Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery is on the left

 Eliinbar’s Sketches  2010  Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monastery

For more information about architects getting inspired from Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monastery,you are invited to visit my post

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery

https://archidialog.com/2010/03/08/

And this Is Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome ….. Most likely this is not a building designed according to Le Corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy

Zaha Hadid Architects

MAXXI Museum , Rome

 Italy 1999-2009

This building is undoubtedly the inspiration source of a large number of

Buildings designed these days….

See the following sketch….

 Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 , Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome

For more information about architects getting inspired from Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome, you are invited to visit my post

Zaha Hadid And the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”2

https://archidialog.com/2012/06/19/

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So what do you think?

Who is the preferred choice for inspiration to architects today?

Zaha Hadid or Le Corbusier?

The truth is hard to answer….

For that invented Google…. the “Google Trends”

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Google Trends  is a” Tool” to compare the world’s interest in different topics. You can see how often the topics you are interested searched on Google over time.

This is a “Google Trends” graph that compares the world’s interest in Zaha Hadid and Le Corbusier.

At least ….according to “Google Trends” Le Corbusier (in Red) takes it all….

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Le Corbusier is here…. and his alive ….

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

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Wang Shu’s inspiration Sources

The Chinese architect Wang Shu, has been awarded the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

I must confess….
I was unfamiliar with the work of  Shu Wang,

In this post I present a building designed by Shu Wang….The new Art Academy in Hangzhou  China.

It is really hard to ignore the  inspiration sources of this building….there is a strong sense that Le Corbusier is still among us…. working in China….

The design strategy adopted by Shu Wang In China Is a combination of modernist architectural citations along with awareness to local materials and local construction methods …

It reminds me Le Corbusier’s approach. while planning Chandigarh  in India, in the 1950s.

Here are Selected photos of the New Art Academy Hangzhou designed by Wang Shu,  and his possible sources of inspiration….   For you to judge….

Amateur Architecture Studio / Wang Shu architect

  New Art Academy Hangzhou China

published in Arch daily  IN  2009

Le Corbusier Architect

Unité d ‘ Habitation Rezé

Nantes,France built from 1952 to 1954

Amateur Architecture Studio / Wang Shu architect 

New Art Academy Hangzhou China

published in Arch daily  in  2009

Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis Architects

Sainte Marie de La Tourette monastery

in a valley near Lyon, France 1953-1960

Amateur Architecture Studio / Wang Shu architect 

New Art Academy Hangzhou China

published in Arch daily  in  2009

Hans Sharoun Architect

Philharmonic building in Berlin-Tiergarten

Germany 1960-1963

Amateur Architecture Studio / Wang Shu architect 

 New Art Academy Hangzhou China

 published in Arch daily  in  2009

SANAA rchitects

Zollverein School of  Management & Design

Essen,Germany 2003-2006

What did I learn from this post?

1. Wang Shu actually designs his buildings according to the principles of the conscious inspiration method.

2. He chooses wisely Le Corbusier to be his main inspiration source….(And others).
3. He developed a planning strategy refers to his projects surrounding environment..

4. He consciously cites his sources of inspiration.

and finally he is awarded the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize .

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