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MVRDV and the “Pixilated BuildingsTrend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the“Pixilated Buildings Trend”

It all started somewhere at  the 60th when the young Safdie designed the three-dimensional, prefabricated units community and housing complex built as a pavilion for Expo 67 the first significant Pixilated Building ever built….

Safdie did not work in a vacuum….

In the late 60th.architects like Kisho Kurokawa  designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower.

Moshe Safdie Architect

units community and housing complex

built as a pavilion for Expo 67 in  Montreal, Canada

Recently I encountered in the WEB repeated examples of Pixilated Buildings

Is It a new trend?

Is Safdi’s pavilion for Expo 67, their inspiration source?

For you to judge….

Herzog  de Meuron  Architects

TriBeca High-Rise, 56 Leonard Street corner of Leonard Street and Church- Street in Tribeca,New York

 Published In DEZEEN  2008

OMA (Rem Koolhaas) Architects

MahaNakhon skyscraper for Bangkok in Thailand

Published in DEZEEN July 2009

Frank  Gehry Architect

LUMA parc des ateliers cultural model for a multi-purpose park

located in the centre of Arles,france. (The image Is a working model) Published in DESIGNBOOM

MVRDV architects

 Pixilated Towers luxury residential towers

Seoul, Korea published in DEZEEN  2011

An Image  from MVRDV’s  Exhibition Published in Arch daily: “Open the Tower 

What about the Qrcode ,shown in the image above ….as the inspiration Source?

You are invited to visit my relevant posts, Of Current Architectural Trends

Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend” 

The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron &Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas 

Zaha Hadid and the “Floating Buildings Trend” 

Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV , Steven Holl and the “T Buildings trend” 

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


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Oscar Niemeyer in Israel part two

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , on January 12, 2011 by eliinbar

 The Israel governmentl decided on 16 January 1994, that

Terminal 3 inauguration date, will set to the year 2000.

Finally, Terminal 3 was opened on 2 November 2004


Moshe Safdie  Architect 

 Terminal 3 =  Ben Gurion  International Airport 

 Israel  1998-2004



Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 National Congress of Brazil  the Plaza of the three  Powers 

1958  Brasilia  

The semi-sphere on the left is the seat of the Senate, and the semi-sphere on the right is the seat of the Chamber of the Deputies. Between them are two vertical office towers. The Congress also occupies other surrounding office buildings, someofthem interconnected by a tunnel 

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2011


SANAA & Safdie “Conscious Inspiration” ?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , on November 20, 2010 by eliinbar

“Google Trends “shows us that there is a big growth

 at the  availability of  information…. 

How does it affect us architects? 

Here are few examples:


SANAA Architects

  Zollverein School of Management

  Essen Germany 2006


Moshe Safdie Architect 

 Habitat –  Montreal  1967


Puri Sanjay Architects  

 offices’ 63 – best commercial future project at WAF 2010



More projects that are inspired from SANAA’s  School Of Management:



More projects that are inspired from Safdie’s  Habitat: