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Le Corbusier…. Do we need more evidence that he is the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Le Corbusier, the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century.

This Post is about a dominant morphology that was first applied by Le Corbusirer at the 50th.,…. 

I call it the “sloping cylinder

The next image is Le Corbusier’s Palace of the Assembly  in Chandigarh

Notice the dominant sloping cylinder on the roof of Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh.

Le Corbusier Architect

Palace of the Assembly

Chandigarh, India  1953 to 1963

Published in ARCHDAILY – AD Classics

Mario Botta  is recognized as a “Conscious Inspiration Follower” of   le Corbusier,

You are invited to visit a relevant  previous post of mine….

The main idea shown in the post, is presented in the next sketch

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2010 Le Corbusier the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century

Mario Botta was one of the first architects who were inspired from the dominant morphology of the Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh.

Following this inspiration…. Mario Botta designed some  significant buildings in the 20th century

Here are two of Mario Botta’s  most significant buildings inspired by Le Corbusier’s Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh

Mario Botta architect

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

San Francisco California  USA  1995

Mario Botta Architect

Evry Cathedral

Evry, France  Completion 1996

The next images are showing another example of a typical “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

The short story starts in the 50 with Le Corbusier’s  Palace of the Assembly in Chandigarh…. It continues with Mario Botta and his dominant buildings designed in the 80 s and 90 s ,and reaches its peak with Rem Koolhaas’s  Prada Pavilion designed  in the beginning of the 21 century

Le CorbusierArchitect

Palace of the Assembly Chandigarh

India  1953 to 1963

Mario Botta Architect

Church of St. John the Baptist Mogno

  Switzerland  1986-1996

Rem Koolhaas Architect

  Prada Pavilion

Seoul  ,South Korea  2009

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012– Le Corbusier the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last century

A short Comment….

Certainly  Le Corbusier is the most significant “Source of Inspiration” for architects, in the last century.

At this point of my journey, I want to distinguish between two planning processes….

Conscious Inspiration and Unconscious Inspiration as it sometimes called “Copy Paste

Unfortunately Le Corbusier is also the most significant “Source of Inspiration” for architects who their planning processes is more like the “Unconscious inspiration”……..

I intend in my future posts to give examples and explain the significance of the “Conscious Inspiration Method” for us architects….


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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.

A “small talk” about “Conscious inspiration”

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Be inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that will serve your creative desires….

But first we must develop our “TOOLS” or in other words, our” Codex rules”…. 


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