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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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Zaha Hadid and BMW’s new 7 Series 2012 tail light

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by eliinbar

It seems that “Conscious Iinspiration” is everywhere….

You have noticed already that lately I’m more aware to the car industry.

Here is an interesting example that I can’t explain,  apart from the possibility that this is another good example of “Conscious inspiration”.

We saw already, in my previous post, that architects are inspired from the fashion world, and that fashion is inspired from architecture….

Is it possible that car designers are inspired by a famous building?

Well look at this example…. For you to judge

This is the interior image of the maxxi-museum galleries in Rome designed by Zaha Hadid.

Notice the dominant pattern of the continuous parallel and curved shape ceiling.

 The Zaha Hadid ‘s MAXXI Museum in Rome is one of the most popular buildings in the Web (if you check Google trends) it was designed and built from1999 to 2009

And this is a close look to BMW’s new 7 Series 2012 tail light 

Do you notice the similarity between the flowing parallel lines characterizing the ceiling of the MAXXI museum  ,and the tail light of BMW new 7 Series?

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012– Zaha Hadid and the inspirational “Continuous fluid movement motif”

Actually it is not really surprising to identify distinctive characteristics in the cars industry, inspired from architecture.

Who said “Conscious Inspiration” is Limited only to Architecture ?….

You are invited to visit previous relevant posts of mine:

What is common between Le Corbusier , Kia Sportage third generation and “Conscious Inspiration”? https://archidialog.com/2012/07/16

What is common between “conscious inspiration”and the car industry? Ask the manufacturers of Aston Martin, Ford, Peugeot, Citroën, Lexus, Audi, Hyundai, Subaru, Opel, Mercedes, Mini cooper, Honda and who not…. https://archidialog.com/2012/04/02

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Learning from Zaha Hadid and Le Corbusier or how to Get “inspired Consciously” from Inspiring “floor plans”?

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

After we learned from Le Corbusier about his “Preliminary shapes strategy” (You are invited to read more about it, in my last post.)

Let’s find out what was le Corbusier’s  message ,when he wrote in his book “Towards an Architecture” in 1923 : ….Architecture is not making any Longer simple shapes”

This is the floor plans of the famous villa Savoy designed by le Corbusier in the 20s

“Villa Savoye main floor plan” – Le Corbusier  Architect

(1928-1931) In Poissy

outskirts of Paris, France.

Corbusier’s floor plan is characterized by the orthogonal arrangement,
there is a clear hierarchy between the main areas and service areas

There is an identity to the open spaces and closed areas.

It is relatively easy to identify the use of spaces and the areas for transition from space to space.

And this is a floor plan designed by Zaha Hadid’s in the 2000 s

Zaha Hadid Architects

Typical floor plan of the MAXXI Museum

Rome,Italy 1999-2009

more information in arcspace.com

Zaha Hadid’s floor plan is characterized by a sense of motion composition of intersecting paths, routes, and volumes in forms that are dynamic rather than static….taking inspiration from the language of highway engineering.-

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 – Learning from Zaha Hadid and Le Corbusier

Notice the different floor plan design approaches…. Le Corbusier Assisted by his “Preliminary shapes strategy” (left)

And Zaha Hadid’s Assisted by her “motional and fluid lines strategy” (right)

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What do you say?

I believe there is a place for all the varieties of floor plans strategies…. le Corbusier’s strategy , Zaha hadid’s Strategy or any other architects strategy you choose…. 

We must recognize as many planning strategies possible.

This is our professional duty…. We are committed to improve our ability….

First….we are obliged to understand the strategy we are using…

Second….we need to develop tools how to choose and apply the right strategy for us.

In other words …. don’t be intimidated to get “inspired Consciously”…. and the focus is on Consciously there is no forgiveness for the “Copy Paste strategy“….

What did I learn from this post?

Get “inspired Consciously” from well known strategies that you sympathize with them…. it is worth the effort ….Your buildings will be much more inviting….

You are invited to visit previous relevant posts of mine:

Memories from Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye https://archidialog.com/2011/11/10/

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 3 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….  https://archidialog.com/2011/11/21

 John Hejduk , Aldo van Eyck, SANAA and the “Perfect Floor Plan”. https://archidialog.com/2012/02/24/

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Zaha Hadid & John Hejduk – to be inspired consciously….

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

Bernardo Rodrigues architect

S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in Dezeen  2011

This is an inspiring house….someone invested a lot of money here,

I wander what were Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration sources?

Well ….I can indicate two optional morphological inspiration sources….

1.

There is a dominant presence of John Hejduk’s “wall house 2”

Hejduk’s “wall house 2” designed in the 70′

Bernardo Rodrigues architect

S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in Dezeen  2011

Note the dominant presence of the wall in both buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration source 1

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my post:

La Tourette ” Conscios Inspiration” 2

2.

And Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif” is Without doubt a good option for the second inspiration source

Zaha Hadid Architects

 MAXXI Museum

Rome,Italy 1999-2009

Bernardo Rodrigues Architect

private house  S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in doyoulovewhereyoulive.com  on May 25, 2011

Note  the  floating structure characterized by a sloping edge

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012– Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration source 2

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my posts:

1. Zaha Hadid and the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”2

2. Zaha Hadid and the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”1

Know look at this casual floor plane.

This is a typical floor plan,of the private house in S. Michael Island , designed by Bernardo Rodrigues.

It looks like a floor plane of an ordinary orthogonal private house.

There are no clues for its unique external morphology….

So what did I learned from this post?

Getting inspired from relevant buildings is a powerful design strategy that helps us architects to upgrade an ordinary floor plan schema, to a well designed and inspiring house.

 Bernardo Rodrigues’s design strategy ( implemented in this private house) helps me demonstrate the mechanics of the “conscious inspiration method” ….

The mechanics of the “conscious inspiration method” : 

 Be inspired consciously  from existing building, will generate a unique design process that serves our creative desires….

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

1. The “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

2. “Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

3. John Hejduk , Aldo van Eyck, SANAA and the “Perfect Floor Plan”.

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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:knowledgetools and invention.

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….

Tools”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information…tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

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

Be inspired consciously  from existing building, will generate a unique design process that serves our creative desires….

Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

 


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

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

In a previous post of mine I presented Zaha Hadid’s repetitive morphological structure I like to call the “Aggressive snake motif”.(a floating  structure characterized by a sloping edge) she duplicate it in her designs from time to time, with minor changes….

Here is a typical example of Zaha Hadid’s “Aggressive snake motif”. Notice the “Aggressive snake motif”. A structure floating over the museum entrance

Zaha Hadid Architects

 MAXXI Museum

Rome , Italy 1999-2009

And this is a sketch that shows two more of Zaha Hadid’s “Aggressive snake motif” designs. For more of Zaha Hadid’s relevant buildings, you are invited to visit my previous post

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

Apparently Zaha Hadid’saggressive snake motifis the inspiration source for other talented architects. 

In this post I will show some of them….

For you to judge..

Bernardo Rodrigues Architect

private house  S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in doyoulovewhereyoulive.com on May 25, 2011

Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Visitor center and observation tower

Wangen , Saxony-Anhalt, Germany  2007, published in  Arch Daily 2012

JGMA (Moreno Architects)

first ground up school

Chicago, Illinois -published in Arch Daily 2010

Werner Tscholl Architects

Brenner Pass

Italy 2010– published in  Arch Daily 2012

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Cheng Du, China 2011

Published in Arch Daily 2012

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

Thanks to Alexander Møller Who drew my attention to the following example

3XN Architects

Museum of Liverpool

2011

Are you curious to know what are Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources for the “aggressive snake motif”?

Here is a sketch who traces its origins  ….  for you to judge..

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2010  Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid

For more relavent information about the origins of the “aggressive snake motif” ,you are invited to visit my previous post.

Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid – “Conscious Inspiration” https://archidialog.com/2010/06/20/peter-eisenman-zaha-hadid-conscious-inspiration/

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

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

It all started at the beginning of this century….or maybe even before….

Zaha Hadid designed a morphological structure I like to call the “Aggressive snake motif” (a floating  structure characterized by a sloping edge)    she duplicate it in her designs from time to time, with minor changes…. 

Here are two sketches, published in previous post of mine. they examine Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources for the“Aggressive snake motif”….

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha hadid’s Inspiration sources

More information about this sketch…. in my post:

 https://archidialog.com/2012/02/16/zaha-hadids-floating-inspiration/

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2010 – Zaha hadid’s Inspiration sources

More information about this sketch…. in my post:

https://archidialog.com/2010/06/20/peter-eisenman-zaha-hadid-conscious-inspiration/

Do Architects and designers get inspired from their own invention?

Here are three projects whom  Zaha Hadid’s  implementing the “aggressive snake motif”…. for you to judge

Zaha Hadid Architects

MAXXI Museum

Rome , Italy1999-2009

Zaha Hadid Architects

The Evelyn Grace Academy

London UK  2006-2010

Zaha Hadid Architect

Central Bank of Iraq new Headquarters

2012

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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