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Skidmore, Owings and Merrill & Yakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”? 2

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by eliinbar

In My previous posts I introduced El Lissitzky and Yakov Chernikhov, two constructivist architects that published in their books Inspiring images of Modern and Fantasies Architecture (1923-1933)

Apparently they are the source of inspiration for other talented architects.

Here is another Interesting example of “Conscious Inspiration

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Architects

“Burj Khalifa” mixed use skyscraper

Dubai ,United Arab Emirates 2004-2010– Computerized model

Iakov Chernikhov

from “Architectural Fantasies” book 1925-33

Iakov Chernikhov

from “Architectural Fantasies” book 1925-33

Eliinbar sketches 2012  Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Inspiration Sources

Notice the wise use of cascading briquette-shaped cylinder
Stable structure and aesthetic. = “Conscious Inspiration

I recommend everyone who is interested in the work of the constructivist architects, to read Miszellen Blog 

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts: 

 Daniel Libeskind , Coop Himmelb(l)au & Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov – so that is how “Conscious Inspiration” works?https://archidialog.com/2012/01/09/

 O.M. Ungers & Iakov Chernikhov – Is This “Conscious Inspiration”?https://archidialog.com/2012/01/19

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“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

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

“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.

“Burj Khalifa” drawing (on the left) ,compared to well known high buildings Around the World.
See the difference in height with the Eiffel Tower