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Inspiration from existing building, Is it worth trying?

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from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

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Today post presents for the fifth 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,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You might remember the post-modernism trend in the 80s

Sources of inspiration for this style/trend were classical buildings, Nothing else

 ? 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 likeCopy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 ? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

 

 

 ? The Conscious Inspiration Method ,how it works

First step:  knowledge”, as many said and wrote before; knowledge is the foundation for all designing process. We architects and designers are obliged to be informed about everything that was designed in the past and on a daily basis

Second step: develop Conscious Inspiration personal tools = Codex Rules

Third step: the Inspiration Source. Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings

Step Four: realize your design idea ,your invention

Now that we are familiar with the four steps of the Conscious Inspiration Method, let’s learn how to implement this  method in daily life

But first we must define the challenges facing us

Here are the five “HOWS” of the Conscious Inspiration Method

A. How to filter out relevant knowledge from the Web?…. with abundance of information

 ? B. How to develop your own vision

  C.  How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” ?  that empowers your vision

? D.  How to develop your own personal design tools

 E.  How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”?  and to design high quality creative architecture

 

In conclusion

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on inspiration techniques ….I call them  Codex Rules

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings

Get inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that will serve your creative desires

Finally two examples of buildings published  in ARCHDAILY for you to judge

Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur  Tromsø, 2003-2009 Norway

 70ºN Arkitektur

Tromsø

2003-2009 Norway

Published in archdaily 2008

Zaha Hadid Architect  Spittelau  Vienna  Austria 2003-2005Zaha Hadid Architect

Spittelau  Vienna

Austria 2003-2005

   Notice the dominant principle of the “aggressive snake motif” in 70n arkiektur project and Zaha Hadid’s project in Spittelau Vienna

For more relavent information about the origins of the  aggressive snake motif

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Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid –Conscious Inspiration

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Eliinbar sketches 2010 – Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

another relevant post

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

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif”

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s aggressive snake motif

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another exampl published in archdaily for you to judge 

Ateliers O-S architectes Cultural Center in Nevers, France 2012

Ateliers O-S architectes

Cultural Center

Nevers, France 2012

Published in archdaily 2012

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center, front facade

Is it familiar to you? You’ve seen it in Le Corbusier Unité d ‘Habitation Rezé Nantes and in SANAA’s Zollverein School of  Management & Design , as shown in the following sketch

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eliinbar Sketches 2011

Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007

Notice the dominant principle of the “Extroverted buildings trend” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center and Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House

For more relavent information about the origins of the the “Extroverted buildings trend” = Snohetta’s Oslo Opera house ,  you are invited to visit my privious post

Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the Extroverted buildings trend

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –the inspiration sources of the“Extroverted building”

From Eliinbar’s S ketchbook 2013 –the inspiration sources of the Extroverted building

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Le Corbusier, Almost 50 years after his death, remains an important source of inspiration for leading architects today.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 -  Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

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On one of my visits to Europe, I purchased a booklet documenting systematically, all of  Le Corbusier’s  projects

The booklet is written in German and translated into French

Published by STUDIO PAPERBACK in 1972, The booklet was edited by Willy Boesiger von Herausgegeben

In the back of the booklet is told, that Le Corbusier expressed his desire in 1960 that his works will be published in a booklet at popular prices, so everyone can purchase it

It is no secret that I am a fan of Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is undoubtedly  the most influential architect (inspiration source) over the past century

Almost 50 years after his death, he remains an important source of inspiration for  leading architects today

When comparing the number of online searches  of Le Corbusier , to leading architects today, Le Corbusier leads by far

In this post I’ll demonstrate Le Corbusier‘s important role ,as a main source of inspiration, for generations of architect

Here is a large number of posts  I posted over the years, that show it

for you to judge

Enjoy

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

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

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 -  Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

Le Corbusier is here…. and he is alive

le Corbusier - Inspiration Source

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

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

Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs

Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs

That is how you will get inspired…. Learning from le corbusier’s book -“Towards an Architecture” -1923

That is how you will get inspired…. Learning from le corbusier’s book -“Towards an Architecture” (1923)

Oscar Niemeyer, le Corbusier, Toyo Ito And the first chapter, in the short story of “invention” in architecture

Oscar Niemeyer, le Corbusier, Toyo Ito And the first chapter, in the short story of “invention” in architecture

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

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”

Le Corbusier’s dream and broke

Le Corbusier’s “dream and broke”….

Le Corbusier & Steven Holl ” Past Continuous Inspiration” 2

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Le Curbosier & Steven Holl

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Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2013- Kengo Kuma and the extroverted buildings trend.

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013 – Kengo Kuma and the extroverted buildings trend

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Today post presents for the first time, my New “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 this  point of view 

Is the  building published in ARCHDAILY, designed according to the principals of Conscious Inspiration

Or maybe by accident, it is a victim of the “Copy Past” syndrom

And todays building ,Is the SUPSI Campus Project ,designed by a well respected architect ,Kengo Kuma and Associates,published in ARCHDAILY In 20.3.2013, shown in the next image

Kengo Kuma and Associates SUPSI Campus,published in ARCHDAILY  In 20.3.2013

Kengo Kuma and Associates

SUPSI Campus

published in ARCHDAILY In 20.3.2013

On first sight ,Kengo Kuma‘s building external appearance indicates that a critical source of inspiration was a  group of buildings I call them  Extroverted Buildings = buildings that Invite  the  public to climb on  them

The Extroverted Buildings trend is gaining momentum in recent years

One of the firms, that lead this trend ,is the Bjark Ingels Group – BIG

Here is a sketch that show some of Bjark Ingels (BIG) recent Extroverted Buildings

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2012- Bjark Ingels and the extroverted buildings trend.

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012– Bjark Ingels and the extroverted buildings trend

For more information about this sketch you are invited to browse to a relevant post of mine

?Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it

What are the inspirations Sources for the Extroverted buildings trend

….I can think about three dominant sources of inspiration for the Extroverted buildings trend

1.

The Pyramid  El Castillo in Mexico ,built between 9th and 12th Centuries in Chichen Itza

Eliinbar's sketches Extrovert inspiration

Fore more information about this sketch you are invited to browse to a relevant post of mine

Extrovert inspiration

2.

 Le Corbusier’s  “Raising Ramp” , a planning component that highlighting the building’s entrance….and suggests the main traffic strategy inside the building

Elinbar's sketches Le Corbusier  “Raising Ramp” , a planning component that highlighting the building’s entrance

Fore more information about this sketch you are invited to brows to a relevant post of mine

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

3.

 Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Eliinbar's sketches-Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007. Fore more information about this sketch you are invited to browse to a relevant post of mine

Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the “Extroverted buildings trend

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And here are some recent examples of the Extroverted buildings trend

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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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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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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

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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

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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….

Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

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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