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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

 

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

Le Corbusier and Steven Holl ….once more they have shown us, consciously…. “God is in the details”

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

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 ….“God is in the details”

This is a Doric Temple

Temple of Neptune at Paestum

And this is a typical Doric Column

Notice the  characteristics vertical slots

Le Corbusier in his book “Towards an Architecture” (1923) is fascinated by the small details Of the Parthenon’s Doric Columns.

Here is a quote from le Corbusier’s book “towards an architecture” ( page 178) about extrusion in Doric Columns…..in other words  “the slots”:   

“We recognize the artist plastic by extrusion…. this is the place and time that the engineer is deleted, and the sculpture goes into action

 

Know look at the next image showing a detail from Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art

Notice the Similarity between Steven Holl’s slots, shown in the image above,, and the slots of the Doric Columns …

Notice the fundamental difference between the tow designs approaches….

The slots In the Doric Columns are vertical … and in Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art , shown in the next image  …. are Horizontal….

Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art

horizontal slots

This is a typical case of “Conscious Inspiration” ……..

Steven Holl chooses consciously to be inspired from the vertical Doric Columns’s slots ….

But he implements the slots horizontally ….

 As shown on the lower right of the next image

Steven Holl’s  Nanjing Museum of Art

Nanjing, China, 2003-2013

 For More information about the Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art

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What did I learn from this post?

1. An architectural detail can be a “Source of Inspiration”.

2. “Conscious inspiration” is also the ability to copy architectural details , and by one small change ….the detail gets a new architectural meaning =“Copy with Invention”….

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 willserve 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

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/

Once we develop our “TOOLS”=”Codex rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

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

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

Le Corbusier’s “dream and broke”….

Posted in buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Le Corbusier’s dream and broke

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This post tells Le Corbusier’s tragic story ….

Le Corbusier is a visionary…. outstanding architect ….who left us unique and inspiring projects such as :

1.Ron champ chapelhttps://archidialog.com/2012/07/30/

2.la Tourette Monasteryhttps://archidialog.com/2012/09/09/

3.Unite D’habitation in Marseillehttps://archidialog.com/2011/11/28/

4.Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh- https://archidialog.com/2012/10/08

And other masterpieces….

Certainly Le Corbusier is the most significant “Source of Inspiration” for architects, in the last century.

Unfortunately Le Corbusier is also the most significant “Source of Inspiration” for architects who their planning processes is more like the “Unconscious inspiration”= “Copy Paste

And this is how the  story starts….

It all started with Le Corbusier’s Vision of a La Ville Radieus = Radiant city, in the 30s’ of  the last century.

La Ville Radieus promised future of sunshine, fresh air and greenery for city-dwellers.

The design maintained the idea of high-rise housing blocks, free circulation and abundant green spaces…. The blocks of housing were laid out in long lines stepping in and out, and were raised up on pilotis.

They had roof terraces and running tracks on their roofs. La Ville Radieus will be the vertical garden city….

See the next sketches by Le Corbusier showing the  high-rise housing blocks 

And the green, landscaped spaces surrounding them

“The city of tomorrow or the relationship between nature and man will be restored”La Ville Radieus = Radiant city

 sketch by Le Corbusier showing the Radiant city

sketch by Le Corbusier showing the Radiant city, high-rise housing blocks  and the green landscaped spaces surrounding them….

 The next sketch by Le Corbusier, is showing a typical section of  Unite D’habitation =high-rise housing block .

notice it is raised up on pilotis  ,the green landscape spaces surrounding it exactly as  Le Corbusier’s Vision for “La Ville Radieus”  =  “radiant city”

Unite D’habitation in Marseille was the first order Le Corbusier received from the French state starts to be scheduled immediately after the Second World War (1945-46), and was finished in 1952.

1. Le Corbusier’s Unite D’habitation in Marseille comprises 337 apartments arranged over twelve stories.

2. The apartments are suspended on large piloties .that aloude free circulation and abundant green spaces….Sport at the foot of the houses

3. The building also incorporates  with shops ,sporting, medical and educational facilities, a hotel which is open to the public, and a gastronomic restaurant.

4. Its flat roof is designed as a communal terrace with sculptural ventilationstacks, a running track, a shallow paddling pool for children, and an open-air theatre.

5. The building is constructed in béton brut (rough-cast concrete).  

Le Corbusier Architect

Unite D’habitation

 Marseille 1947-1952

Notice the Uniqueness of this building…. 

piloties that aloude free circulation and abundant green spaces,The flat roof designed as a communal terrace, The Internal Street(third floor), with shops, medical and educational facilities….

 Le Corbusier painted the apartments in different colors, to create an identity for each resident..

Now let’s examine how  Le Corbusier vision for the “Radiant City” and the”Unite D’habitation”

Inspired ,architectural projects, being built in our time….

See the next image showing the giant apartment blocks ….at a

renewable area (A “Radiant city”?) near Hong Kong’s airport ,

Built in recent years….

Where are the fresh air and greenery?

Where is the vertical garden city?

Where are the “green, landscaped spaces”?

Is this the “radiant city”Corbusier imagined?

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Le Corbusier’s dream and broke the “radiant City”

And this is a typical “Unite D’habitation” …. Hong Kong’s style….built in recent years.

Where are the raised up pilotis?

Where are the green landscape spaces?

Where are the communal terraces?

Is this the“Unite D’habitation” Corbusier imagined?

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What is remained from le Corbusier’s vision of the “Unite D’habitation”?….

A giant apartment-block with endless repetitive apartments,

Lacking uniqueness….

From   Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Le Corbusier’s dream and broke “Unite D’habitation”.

And this is exactly a typical case of “Unconscious Inspiration”=

Getting inspired Unconsciously….

This post is the first in a series of posts

I will present projects designed according to the principles of “Conscious Inspiration” and “Unconscious Inspiration” for you to judge….

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“Epilog”

I can’t finish this post with bad taste….

So what do you think about  MVRDV’s  Mirador residential building shown in the next image?

This apartment block is probably inspired from Le Corbusier’s Unite D’habitation ….is this an example of “Conscious Inspiration” or “Unconscious Inspiration” ?…… for you to judge….

Note for example, MVRDV’s innovative approach to the “communal terrace”….

MVRDV Architects

Mirador residential building

 Sanchinarro Madrid-Spain

( in Collaboration with Blanca Lleo’ Asociados)  2001-2004

MVRDV Architects Mirador residential building communal terrace

You are invited to visit my relevant post and learn more about:

MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspirational roof terrace

https://archidialog.com/2011/12/05/

Eliinbar sketches 2011  Le Corbusier’s ultimate inspirational roof terrace

Conscious Inspiration Posts about Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel 

Le Corbusiers’ – Ron Champ Chapel -“Conscios Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2010/08/30/

Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel  ” Sacred Inspiration” 2

https://archidialog.com/2010/12/01/

Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel “Sacred Inspiraion”

https://archidialog.com/2010/11/28/l

Le Corbusier-Ronchamp Chapel “Conscious Inspiration” 2

https://archidialog.com/2010/11/24/

Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs….

https://archidialog.com/2012/07/30/

 

Conscious Inspiration Posts about Le Corbusier’s la Tourette Monastery

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

https://archidialog.com/2012/09/09/

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery

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

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

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

Le Corbusier & Tadao Ando “Conscious Inspiration”

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

La Tourette ” Conscios Inspiration” 2

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/20/

La Tourette – “Conscious Inspiration” 1

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/14/

La Tourette – Le Corbusier

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/05/

Le Corbusier is here…. and his alive ….

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/15/

Conscious Inspiration Posts about Le Corbusier’s Unite D’habitation

MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspiration building, Le Corbusier’s “Unite D’habitation” in Marseille

https://archidialog.com/2011/11/28/

MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspirational roof terrace

https://archidialog.com/2011/12/05/

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. the most Conscious Inspiration firm working today -Chapter two

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/23/

Conscious Inspiration Posts about Le Corbusier’s  Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh

Le Corbusier…. Do we need more evidence that he is the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century?

https://archidialog.com/2012/10/08/

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”…. 

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

Le Corbusier…. Do we need more evidence that he is the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Le Corbusier, the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century.

This Post is about a dominant morphology that was first applied by Le Corbusirer at the 50th.,…. 

I call it the “sloping cylinder

The next image is Le Corbusier’s Palace of the Assembly  in Chandigarh

Notice the dominant sloping cylinder on the roof of Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh.

Le Corbusier Architect

Palace of the Assembly

Chandigarh, India  1953 to 1963

Published in ARCHDAILY – AD Classics

Mario Botta  is recognized as a “Conscious Inspiration Follower” of   le Corbusier,

You are invited to visit a relevant  previous post of mine….

The main idea shown in the post, is presented in the next sketch

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2010 Le Corbusier the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century

Mario Botta was one of the first architects who were inspired from the dominant morphology of the Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh.

Following this inspiration…. Mario Botta designed some  significant buildings in the 20th century

Here are two of Mario Botta’s  most significant buildings inspired by Le Corbusier’s Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh

Mario Botta architect

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

San Francisco California  USA  1995

Mario Botta Architect

Evry Cathedral

Evry, France  Completion 1996

The next images are showing another example of a typical “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

The short story starts in the 50 with Le Corbusier’s  Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh…. It continues with Mario Botta and his dominant buildings designed in the 80 s and 90 s ,and reaches its peak with Rem Koolhaas’s  Prada Pavilion designed  in the beginning of the 21 century

Le CorbusierArchitect

Palace of the Assembly Chandigarh

India  1953 to 1963

Mario Botta Architect

Church of St. John the Baptist Mogno

  Switzerland  1986-1996

Rem Koolhaas Architect

  Prada Pavilion

Seoul  ,South Korea  2009

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012– Le Corbusier the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century

A short Comment….

Certainly  Le Corbusier is the most significant “Source of Inspiration” for architects, in the last century.

At this point of my journey, I want to distinguish between two planning processes….

Conscious Inspiration and Unconscious Inspiration as it sometimes called “Copy Paste

Unfortunately Le Corbusier is also the most significant “Source of Inspiration” for architects who their planning processes is more like the “Unconscious inspiration”……..

I intend in my future posts to give examples and explain the significance of the “Conscious Inspiration Method” for us architects….

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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.

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”…. 

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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

Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry ,Rem Koolhaas, Herzog De Meuron and MVRDV, ….The Only one that can “put them” together in one building is the“Conscious Inspiration Method”

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

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – “Conscious inspiration Method” how it works….

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

Visit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This post is about “Conscious Inspiration”

In the next images and sketches I will try to demonstrate how the “Conscious inspiration Method” works for the building designed by Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]in Tartu, Estonia.

1. Le Corbusier’s  “Domino House”…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Domino House (1914–1915) is an open floor plan structures, supported by reinforced concrete columns meaning that the floor space was free to be configured into rooms without concern for supporting walls and the physical The building envelope expression is an independent expression subject to the interpretation of Its Architect.

Le Corbusier’s  typical” Domino House” 1914-1915

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  -Domino House- Conscious inspiration

Notice the open floor plan structure supported by reinforced concrete columns. The building envelope is the independent expression of the Architect

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. Le Corbusier – Les maisons Domino. https://archidialog.com/2010/04/22/

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2. Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Rem Koolhaas  Jussieu Library model

Winning competition entry for Jussieu campus

in Paris 1992 

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy – Conscious inspiration

Notice the visual similarity to Rem Koolhaas’s Three Dimensional floor Strategy developed in the Jussieu Library

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. MVRDV & Rem Koolhaas & SANAA – Buildings with three-dimensional floor  https://archidialog.com/2010/05/26/

3. MVRDV’s Cantilever Strategy…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

MVRDV Architects

“WoZoCo” Housing for Elderly

Amsterdam: 1997

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects] apartment Building

Tartu Rebase Street Tartu

Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  MVRDV’s Cantilever Strategy – Conscious inspiration

Notice the dominant cantilever inspired by MVRDV “WoZoCo” Housing

 You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. The Conteliver Buildings  https://archidialog.com/2010/03/12/

4.Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy ….a Conscious Inspiration Source

Frank Gehry Architect

Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

Los Angeles California 1987-2003

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building ,Typical floor plans

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012   Frank Gehry’s floor plan Strategy- Conscious inspiration

Notice the resemblance…. both buildings are characterized by sculptural envelope with an efficient rectangular

floor plan. 

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post…. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1,His Design Tools https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

 

5. Le Corbusier’s Piloties Strategy ….a Conscious Inspiration Source

Le Courbusier

 Unite d’ Habitation

Marseille France 1946-1952

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building’s Piloties

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Le Corbusier’s Piloties Strategy- Conscious inspiration

Notice the use of Le Corbusier’s Piloties to raise the building from the ground to let parking.

You are invited to visit my relevant previous post….Le Corbusier & Zaha Hadid – Les Pilotis – Conscious Inspiration 1  https://archidialog.com/2010/07/11/

6. Herzog De Meuron’s circular Staircase…. a Conscious Inspiration Source

Herzog & de Meuron architects

Caixa Forum Madrid staircase

Completed: 2008

Atelier Thomas Pucher and Bramberger [architects]

apartment Building

Tartu, Estonia Project Year: 2008.

published in  ARCHDAILY.COM

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 Herzog De Meuron’s circular Staircase-Conscious Inspiration

Notice the similar morphology ….especially the rail

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What did I learn From This post?

1. Once more we saw that the “Conscious Inspiration Method” is practiced intuitively by talented architects all over the world.

2. It Seems that the “Conscious Inspiration Method” does not prejudice the creativity of architects….Perhaps even enhances It.

3. The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is not limited to a certain place, cultural or environmental conditions.

4. Inspiration Sources are varied…. architects are inspired from different periods and different places.

5. An inspiration source can be a “design strategy” or a “unique morphology”, What really matters, is the architect skills to develop and make use of his appropriate “design-tools”.

 

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.

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/

Once we develop our “TOOLS”=”Codex rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

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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

A GREEN Tower inspired by MVRDV,and Steven Holl……But if you want to design a Green Building, Le Corbusier is the ultimate inspiration source ….

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From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

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Here is the short story of a brilliant architecture firm, DCPP Arquitectos, that are not intimidated to be inspired from “relevant buildings”. 

First let’s see what were the “relevant buildings”, that were DCPP Arquitectos’s inspiration sources, when designing the Green Tower.

 For you to judge….

MVRDV Architects

WoZoCo Housing

Amsterdam  1994 – 1997

DCPP Arquitectos

20-storey residential building (Green Tower)

Lima, Peru   Published in 23 August 2012  in DEZEEN

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

Steven Holl Architect

 housing

Fukuoka Japan, 1989-1991

DCPP Arquitectos

20-storey residential building (Green Tower)

 Lima, Peru   Published in 23 August 2012  in DEZEEN

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 GREEN Tower- inspiration source

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These days it’s Trendy to speak about sustainable architecture – or in its more familiar name ….GREEN buildings.

Some of the GREEN buildings put a “green button” on their facades….Combine energy-guzzling expensive machines doing miracles and wonders with waste, water, etc. 

Other buildings…….. like the GREEN Tower proposed for Lima, Peru, by Mexican studio DCPP Arquitectos choose to deal with the challenge of designing a green building, using “conservative” design strategies inspired by Le Corbusier.

You are invited to visit my post  and learn more about Le Corbusier’s ”grille climatique“. (A climate systematic analysis he developed in the 50s)

Here are some of le Corbusier’s sketches representing his “conservative” design- strategies principles, to design GREEN buildings.

The sketches were made from 1950 to 1965  for Chandigarh, India.

The Original sketches are from the FONDATION LE CORBUSIER

Are Le Corbusier’s Green Buildings strategy, the inspiration sources for DCPP Arquitectos’s  Green Tower?

 for you to judge

This is Le corbusier’s sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the cross ventilation that becomes possible because of the horizontal openings in the building envelope

 

See the next image…. And this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower

Notice the large horizontal openings that Allow cross ventilation

And this is Le corbusier’s second sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the Open spaces surrounding the building with vegetation. 

See the next image…. And this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower.

Notice the exterior spaces surrounding the building with vegetation and water.

And this is Le corbusier’s third sketch showing his GREEN buildings strategy

Notice the Openings in the building envelope to Improve crossing  air movement

See the next image….and this is how DCPP Arquitectos do it in the GREEN Tower

Notice the vertical space  to improve air movement.

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“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

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

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….

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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

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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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Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs….

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From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier Playing musical chairs

Le Corbusier wrote in his book “Towards an Architecture” in 1923 : ”Architecture is not making any Longer simple shapes

 

Twenty seven years later Le Corbusier designed Notre Dame du Haut chapel. A Floor plan that is characterized by complex shapes ….a style identified today with Zaha Hadid’s Architecture…..

 Le Corbusier

Notre Dame du Haut chapel’s floor plan

France 1950-54

And this is a  Zaha hadid’s  typical floor plan … Note the morphological similarity to le Corbusier’s Notre Dame du Haut chapel floor plan.

Zaha Hadid  Architects

Regium Waterfront Development a museum and a multifunctional building for performing arts

 in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy 2007-2015

From Eliinbar’s sketch book 2012-Zaha hadid & Le Corbusier  morphological similarity = “Conscious Inspiration”

Forty years later Zaha hadid designs the Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics  in London

Zaha hadid architects

Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics

 London  England  2011

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Notice the Aquatics Centre’s roof …It is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space

And this is the roof designed by Le Corbusier for the Notre Dame du Haut chapel

Le Corbusier

Notre Dame du Haut chapel

France 1950-54

Notice the structural design of the roof was inspired by the engineering of airfoils.

The building’s roof is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space

From Eliinbar’s  Sketch book 2012 Zaha hadid & Le corbusier  morphological similarity= “Conscious Inspiration”

“Epilog”:

Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre roof…. under construction

Notice the Aquatics Centre’s roof …It is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space.

Villa Adriana  was the Source of  inspiration for le corbusier,when he designed  the RonChamp Chapel  in 1950.

And the next image, are le Corbusier’s sketches from Villa Adriana

Probably Zaha Hadid’s inspiration source for the Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics London , is  Le Corbusier’s RonChamp ,Chapel roof.

Each generation and its inspiration sources

The principle is the same…. talented architects of all times are not intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Here are two relevant examples ,of talented architects that are inspired from Le Corbusier’s RonChamp Chapel – roof. … For you to judge

The next image is Louis Kahn’s  First Unitarian Church  roof designed and built  1959-1969,  inspired from Le corbusier’s  Ron Champ Chapel .

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 eliinbar Sketches 2010  Louis Kahn First Unitarian Church and Le corbusier’s Ron Champ Chapel roof

More information about Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church roof, you are invited to visit my post:  Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel  ” Sacred Inspiration” 2   https://archidialog.com/2010/12/01/

And this is Rafael Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral  ,designed and built  1996-2002 , inspired from Le corbusier’s Ron Champ Chapel roof.

 eliinbar Sketches 2010  Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral

More information about Rafael Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral  in Los Angeles , you are invited to visit my post: Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel “Sacred Inspiraion”  https://archidialog.com/2010/11/28/

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