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Trends…. I’m not saying I have a problem with them….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012– Trends…. I’m not saying I have a problem with them….

 I was taught at the School of Architecture….Architects have  special responsibility….Our mistakes remain even after we will not  longer be here …. 

See what gave rise, from a 10 minutes visit to one of the numerous internet architecture magazines….Designboom

All of the following projects represent an architectural trend ,shown in my previous posts ….

The Bubble \ Pebbles Architecture Trend  

Shao Weiping + BIAD_UFo Aarchitects

phoenix international media center

under construction  beijing, china.

published in DESIGNBOOM

 From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011-The “Bubble-Pebbles architecture trend”

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

The Bubble \ Pebbles Architecture Trend

“Origami Envelopes trend”

  Mcbride Charles Ryan architect

 “‘letterbox house” blairgowrie, australia

published in DESIGNBOOM

 From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”

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

Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”

“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

 “House as a Metaphor” or the “Visual House“or The “Homeless Roof trend”

Mcbride Charles Ryan architect

 ‘junior boys building at Penleigh and Essendon grammar school


 published in DESIGNBOOM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Zaha Hadid – “house as a metaphor or the “Visual House”

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

Zaha Hadid  “house as a metaphor”or the “Visual House“

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 -The “Homeless Roof Trend


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

The “Homeless Roof”

What did I learn from this post?….

Architectural trends were always been recognized…….. There is nothing new under the sun….

The Network effect changed dramatically the availability of architects inspiration sources

Architectural trends today are characterized by quotations….Personal expression and creativity, get a small place

I’m not saying I have a problem with this…. on the contrary….

I think we should institutionalize a method that helps young architects get inspired consciously from existing buildings…”it will lead us architects and designers to high quality and creative architecture”. 

I direct The “Conscious Inspiration Method” to be oriented to deal with this challenge. 

What do you think?


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

Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 12, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”.

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 my sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born”

music by Nicolas Jaar

You are invited to visit my new Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG) in ETSY

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

The construction of the new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum is finished.

I’m pleased to announce….Tel Aviv leads one of the hottest trends in architecture today….The “Origami Envelopes trend”.

Preston Scott Cohen Architect

Tel Aviv Museum


I am aware of Preston Scott Cohen’s unique architectural geometry approach, that gave rise to the “Origami envelopes trend” ….

Origami Swan

Notice the formal similarity between the Tel Aviv museum and the origami swan

1. Both were created from the practice of geometry.

2. Both “facades” are characterized by sharp lines.

3. Both are characterized by a shell composed of numerous straight surfaces.

4. It seems that the shell has also a constructive role (Actually in the museum a steel construction was covered by precast concrete slabs)


This blog focuses on the “sources of inspiration” of architects,

We are aware of the enormous architectural information we are exposed to in the web.

And as we found out…. it has big influence on us ….

Here is a partial selection of buildings  infected  from the “Origami Envelopes trend”. 

For you to judge ….

Taiyuan museum Preston Scott Cohen

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts deling with the“Origami envelopes trend”:


“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration


Zaha Hadid – “Conscious Inspiration” 2


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