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Le Corbusier Is probably the “Conscious Inspiration” Father, but without doubt, Rem Koolhaas is the Contemporary Inspiration Source for leading architects

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Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014 ,Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014– Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

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After a long break, I’m back.. Business as usual .. Nothing new under the sun.

Today’s post will be the first of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, office of Architecture OMA led by Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Sources among leading architects today.

Each post will introduce a building designed by  Rem Koolhaas . I will identify the building main configuration, and its origins. Then I will unfold some buildings, we can identify characteristics indicating they were influenced  by Rem Koolhaas   .

In other words,  Rem Koolhaas’s  buildings, most likely were their Inspiration Source

The Inspiration Source

This is the new De Rotterdam complex a “vertical city” in Rotterdam completed in 2013

Designed By office of Architecture OMA led by Rem Koolhaas

Commission 1997, groundbreaking December 2009, completion November 2013

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  Rem Koolhaas’s quote published in DEZEEN :

a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

The main configuration

 Here is a sketch I made, that explains the principles of the typology of a Shifted Buildings

Typology of a Shifted Buildings

The origins

 And this building  is Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water” built in the USA in 1934 . this building is probably one of the known examples of  Shifted Buildings.

 Frank Loyd  Whrite's “Falling Water”

 Frank Lloyd Wright- “Falling Water”

Plans, sections and elevations

Frank Loyd  Whrite's “Falling Water”  Plans, sections and elevations

 Note that the principle of shifting is expressed in plans, sections and elevations

Conscious Inspiration today

This is a Museum built lately in NewYork City,designed by Tokyo-based architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa.

 Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are partners in the Japanese architectural firm SANAA.

 SANAA has won the 2010 Pritzker Architecture Prize, the profession’s highest honor.

SANAA received the commission of this Museum in 2002 and completion was in 2007

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SANAA‘s Museum is a multi purpose buildings with an ambitious program a dramatic stack of seven rectangular boxes.

The following video explains well the museum main configuration

Of shifted boxes.

What do the architects have to say?

This is how Rem koolhaas describes the main  configuration of the De Rotterdam complex: “a building that consists of separate volumes that were slightly shifted vis-a-vis each other

From: DEZEEN

 

And this is SANAA’s description for the  museum in New York: “We knew we could not maximize the entire site with solid architecture, we had to reduce the building’s mass somehow to create space between it and the perimeter. The solution of the shifted boxes arrived quickly”.

From New Building Museume

 

 

Notice that Rem Koolhaas and SANAA are using the same basic notions to describe their buildings: “shifted volumes / boxes“.

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2014 ,Rem Koolhaas and SANAA Typology of a Shifted Buildings

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Memories

Glimpse to the past

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MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

Eliinbar's sketches

 Rem Koolhaas & MVRDV-”Conscious Inspiration”5

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Here are some more contemporary buildings,designed by the same principle of SHIFTING TYPOLOGY….OMA’s De Rotterdam complex most likely is their Inspiration Source

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 sanjay  puri architect   דובאי

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-atelier- UID Architects      Osaka

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hamburg science centre  OMA

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Le Corbusier is here…. and his alive ….

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From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Wang Shu’s inspiration Sources

The Chinese architect Wang Shu, has been awarded the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize.

I must confess….
I was unfamiliar with the work of  Shu Wang,

In this post I present a building designed by Shu Wang….The new Art Academy in Hangzhou  China.

It is really hard to ignore the  inspiration sources of this building….there is a strong sense that Le Corbusier is still among us…. working in China….

The design strategy adopted by Shu Wang In China Is a combination of modernist architectural citations along with awareness to local materials and local construction methods …

It reminds me Le Corbusier’s approach. while planning Chandigarh  in India, in the 1950s.

Here are Selected photos of the New Art Academy Hangzhou designed by Wang Shu,  and his possible sources of inspiration….   For you to judge….

Amateur Architecture Studio / Wang Shu architect

  New Art Academy Hangzhou China

published in Arch daily  IN  2009

Le Corbusier Architect

Unité d ‘ Habitation Rezé

Nantes,France built from 1952 to 1954

Amateur Architecture Studio / Wang Shu architect 

New Art Academy Hangzhou China

published in Arch daily  in  2009

Le Corbusier and Iannis Xenakis Architects

Sainte Marie de La Tourette monastery

in a valley near Lyon, France 1953-1960

Amateur Architecture Studio / Wang Shu architect 

New Art Academy Hangzhou China

published in Arch daily  in  2009

Hans Sharoun Architect

Philharmonic building in Berlin-Tiergarten

Germany 1960-1963

Amateur Architecture Studio / Wang Shu architect 

 New Art Academy Hangzhou China

 published in Arch daily  in  2009

SANAA rchitects

Zollverein School of  Management & Design

Essen,Germany 2003-2006

What did I learn from this post?

1. Wang Shu actually designs his buildings according to the principles of the conscious inspiration method.

2. He chooses wisely Le Corbusier to be his main inspiration source….(And others).
3. He developed a planning strategy refers to his projects surrounding environment..

4. He consciously cites his sources of inspiration.

and finally he is awarded the 2012 Pritzker Architecture Prize .

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