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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

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2013 by eliinbar


Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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

For more information about the “Extroverted buildings trend” you are invited to visit my post: “Extrovert  inspiration

I have nothing against trends. 

There is an interest to recognize the existence of trends, and understand their origins.

From time to time I like to examine, the hottest trends in architecture.

Visit my previous post  “Origami Envelopes Trend

In this post I will examine the “Extroverted buildings trend” = (buildings that Invite us to climb on them )

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 Chichen Itzan  Mexico ,built between 9th and 12th centuries.

2. Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007.

3. BIG’s , Bjarke Ingels Group Danish Pavilion ,Shanghai Expo 2010.

Each one of them has a different role in generating the “Extroverted buildings trend”.

The “Knowledge base”

Pyramid  El Castillo in Chichen Itzan  Mexico was built between 9th and 12th centuries by the pre-Colombian Maya ,and is designed to allow the public to get on it….

Pyramid  El Castillo in Chichen Itzan  Mexico was built between 9th and 12th centuries by the pre-Colombian Maya ,and is designed to allow the public to get on it….

The “Inspiration Source”

Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007

The “Realization”

BIG’s, Bjarke Ingels Group Danish Pavilion,Shanghai Expo 2010

BIG’s, Bjarke Ingels Group

Danish Pavilion

Shanghai Expo 2010

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And here are some recent examples of the Extroverted buildings trend

For you to judge.

 For more information it is recommended to visit ARCHDAILY

For more information it is recommended to visit ARCHDAILY

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For more information it is recommended to visit ARCHDAILY

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And for a sweet finish….

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 a sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born

Note that you see the video from the viewpoint of my eyes, How did they do it?

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

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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 in my blog, accompanied by my explanation sketches, we saw more than once, the differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

And that is exactly what I clarify in my blog.

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

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.

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 your personal Conscious Inspiration tools=“Codex Rules”.

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

Step Fourrealize your design idea (your invention).

The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method

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?

 music by Nicolas Jaar

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 6, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – the “conscious inspiration method”

In my last post I tried to find out if  BIG’s architecture is based on the principles of “conscious inspiration”.

In this post I will elaborate this issue through the following example….

In 2003 Snohetta Architects designed the Oslo Opera House shown in the next image.

A building with unique architectural characteristic.

A Kind of a new experience….a building that’s simply allows people to enjoy walking on it….

Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

From 2010 to 2011 BIG Architects designed three unique buildings.

Buildings that’s allow people to enjoy their  morphology…. For purposes Such as skiing on the roof slope of the Amagerforbraending – waste treatment plant, or Cycling on the Curved roofs of the Danish-Pavilion in Shanghai Expo-2010. (these buildings are shown in the next images)

Their guiding design principle, I guess, is inspired consciously from the Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House .

BIG are not intimidated to get inspired from Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House. Once they develop their dsign tools, it leads them to high quality and creative architecture.

And this is “conscious Inspiration”…. see the following projects design by BIG ….for you to judge….

BIG architects

 Amagerforbraending – waste treatment plant and ski run

Copenhagen published 2011

BIG Architects

Musée National des Beaux-Arts

du Québec published 2010

You can read more about  BIG’s Design tools for this project  in Archdaily 

BIG Architects

Danish-Pavilion

Shanghai Expo-2010

I often mention the need for developing design tools as an important stage in our planning strategy….

The next images describe BIG’s design tools strategy.

This strategy is also common in other BIG’s projects.

See also BIG’s video in my previous post.

I call  this strategy …. the “Augmented reality strategy”

In other words emphasizing the building’s morphology planning given the weather conditions, looks at the view, traffic systems, etc.

BIG’s design tools strategy

Step One – Choose an existing structure as your inspiration source.

Step Two – Develop your appropriate design tools strategy ( In this case BIG’s “Augmented reality strategy)

Third phase– plan pragmatic utopian architecture” .

BIG  Architects

 Koutalaki Ski Village published 2011

You can read more about the Koutalaki Ski Village by BIG

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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:  knowledge, tools 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.

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2012 by eliinbar

from  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend”

Happy to be back after a long and challenging vacation….

In this post I will share with you a new “Conscious Inspiration” story….

The Story of the”Raising Ramp Trend”.

As always….
I’ll be brief in presenting the historical background of the “Raising Ramp
The Full story is complex and long….(I may write more about it in the book I will publish before my retirement….)

The “Raising Ramp” planning component highlighting the building’s entrance….
And suggests the main traffic strategy inside the building

The interesting and significant chapter in this story begins with a project designed by Le Corbusier in the sixties.

The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts built at 1963 in the Harvard University, shown in the image below.

Le Corbusier’s Carpenter Center forVisual Arts

Harvard University Cambridge

Massachusetts 1963

Richard Meier a contemporary recognized and influential Architect, frequently uses the principle of the ”Raising Ramp” in several of his buildings .

Le Corbusier unique style is recognized as Richard Meier ”inspiration sources”,  from the time Richard Meier was still part of a group called “The New York Five” in the seventies.

The High Museum of Art designed and built by Richard Meier  in 1983 shown in the image below,  is a relevant example.

Richard Meier Architect

High Museum of Art

Atlanta – Georgia , U.S  1983 

Architect Oscar Niemeyer of  Corbusier’s generation,  is still designing
contemporary architectural, using the principle of the “Raising Ramp

An example of this, see the image below of the Art  Museum Niterói designed by Oscar Niemeyer  in the nineties.

Oscar Niemeyer Architect

Contemporary Art Museum Niterói

Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, completed in 1996.

Another example from the beginning of the decade
Is a the Oslo Opera House designed by the Snohetta Architectural firm.

The unique design of the Oslo Opera House is a good example of implementing the principals of the “conscious inspiration method

Snohetta took the design principle of “Raising Ramp” a step forward….

They gave a new interpretation to the idea of of the “Raising Ramp

You are invited to visit my relevant post with more examples of the
buildings that Invite the public to climb on them

Snohetta Architects

Oslo Opera House

2004-2007

Finally, three buildings recently designed according to the “conscious inspiration principles” ….
they all implement , in a creative way, Le Corbusier’sRaising Ramp

Jean Nouvel  Architect

La Philharmonie de Paris

Designed for a Competition  2007 , now under construction

Note  the entrance ramp

C. F. Møller Architects

Children’s House

Odense Denmark    2010

gmp architekten

Hangzhou  south railway station

china ,competition: 2011–1st prize

More examples of the “raising Ramp-trend”will be published in my blog course of the weekend ..

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Extrovert inspiration

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 Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Le Corbusiers’ quote defining ,what is a house : A house is a machine for living in….

 
Recently I came across a number of public buildings that Invite  the  public to climb on  them ….

Pyramid  El Castillo in Chichen Itzan  Mexico was built between 9th and 12th centuries by the pre-Colombian Maya ,and is designed to allow the public to get on it….

 

Maybe   El Castillo pyramid  was the source of inspiration for some recent designed buildings….

 

Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007

 

Polish Pavilion

 Shanghai Expo 2010

 

Danish Pavilion

Shanghai Expo 2010

 

Barnaskoni Architect

 Perm Museum

 Perm Russia competition winners 2010 

 

 

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