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Inspiration,Inspiration;Inspiration …. West and east… Well there are mutual relations between them…. another reflection for “Conscious Inspiration” ?

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – The mutual inspirational relations between west and east

My inspiration for this post are Simona Rota’s photographs, published in WALLPAPER on “Soviet Modernism”. Unknown Stories”!!

Thank you  Simona….

In my last post, I showed the mutual inspirational relations, between the “Soviet Modernism” architecture, built in the second half of the 20th century and western architecture, built in the last two decades….

In this post, I would like to share with you some of the strange cases of conscious and unconscious inspiration…. from the “Soviet Modernism” period….

Let’s look at some of Simona Rota’s photographs….

This is the known Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower built in Tokyo, Japan 1970-1972

Kisho Kurokawa architect

Residential, office

Tokyo, Japan 1970-1972

And this is a residential building built in the 1980s in Bobrujsk, Belarus

Residential Building on Minskaya Street

1980s, Bobrujsk, Belarus

Copyright: BelorussianState Archive of Scientific-Technical Documentation

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Kisho Kurokawa and them mutual inspirational relations between west and east

This is the known Kaufmann House / “Falling water” designed by  Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright architect

Kaufmann House “Falling water”

Mill Run, Pennsylvania  USA 1936- 1939

And this is the Sanatorium Zori Rossii

Sanatorium Zori Rossii (Sunrise of Russia), 1985, Crimea, Ukraine
Copyright: Simona Rota

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Frank Lloyd Wright and the mutual inspirational relations between west and east

And finally ….. You have already recognize the following picture, taken by Simona Rota?…. It was shown in my previous post

Cascade – the development of Northern Radius

1975- mid 2000s,

Yerevan, Armenia .Copyright: Simona Rota

This is  Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dacca, Bangladesh. 1962 to 1974

Louis Kahn Architect

 National Assembly Building in

Dacca, Bangladesh. 1962 to 1974

Now look at the building in the upper right corner of Simona Rota’s photograph, shown in the next image….

See the formal similarity to Kahn’s National AssemblyBuilding in Dacca

Notice the circular opening, separated by a horizontal Beam….

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the mutual inspirational relations between west and east


And this is Mario Botta’s  “Casa Bianchi” 1971 – 1973

Mario Botta  architect

La Casa Bianchi

Riva San Vitale Switzerland 1971 – 1973

Now look at the building in the upper left corner of Simona Rota’s photograph shown in the next image….

See the formal similarity to Botta’s Casa Bianchi

Notice the square shape of the structure and the dominant pillar in the corner….

 From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the mutual inspirational relations between west and east


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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.


The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”

The ultimate inspiration methodology:

1. How to filter out relevant Knowledge from the Web with abundance of information?

2. How to develop your own Vision?

3. How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers your Vision?

4. How to develop your personal Design tools?

5. How to use your Inspiration Sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and design 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