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Inspiration from existing buildings…. Apparently we can get inspired from a number of buildings simultaneously

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–   Eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – Spiral Architecture

Today post presents for the seventh 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,not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

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 ? 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 like “Copy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 

? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

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You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of a Snailtower designed by Künnapu & Padrik Architects

 published lately in ARCHDAILY

In my privious post we saw how Steven Holl Is inspiered consciously from Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette  monastery

Le Corbusier’s La Tourette  monastery, is Steven Holl’s  Inspiration building

The Snailtower building , published lately in ARCHDAILY, is characterized by a variety of sources of inspirations

for you to judge

  What was the “floor plans strategy” of the “SnailTower” designers

This is Zvi Hecker’s floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s

Published in  arcspace.com

Zvi Hecker's floorplan for the  spiral apartment house in Ramat gan Israel, designed and built in the 70s.

And this is the Snailtower typical floor plan

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical floor plan

Notice the spiral floorplan with the apartments grouped around a central, load bearing column within which all the service functions were located. In the Spiral House, the retaining column has been removed and replaced by an open courtyard

The Spiral House deploys the principle of terracing typical of Arab villages where the roof is used as part of the living space for the apartments. The organization of the living spaces around an interior courtyard and the use of inexpensive, readily available materials are local components that compliment the geometric order based on a spiral.

From arcspace.com

For more information about “Spiral Architecture” you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : Spiral architecture & Conscious Inspiration

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?What was the Snailtower’s designers facades strategy

This is the well Known Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA in the early 2000. Essen,Germany 2003-2006

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And this is the Snailtower typical façade

building year : 2008

Published in ARCHDAILY in may 2013

Snailtower typical façade

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in the Snailtower  and SANAA’s building facades

Square openings , with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade

For more information about  the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

 you are invited to browse to my relevant post  : MVRDV, Rafael Moneo and SANAA are leading the age of the Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Ideal Disorder Design Strategy

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MVRDV, Rafael Moneo and SANAA are leading the age of the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” = IDDS….

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” = IDDS….

This is the well Known Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA.

SANAA A rchitects

Zollverein School of  Management & Design

Essen,Germany 2003-2006

And this is Le corbusier’s Unité d’Habitation Rezé Nantes….

Is this building,  SANAA’s inspiration source?

Le Corbusier 

Unité d ‘Habitation Rezé Nantes , France 1952-1954

A View to the upper floor balcony of the Unité d‘Habitation Rezé

eliinbar Sketches 2011

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in Le Corbusier’s and SANAA’s building facades….

Square openings. , with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade  .

This is Rafael Moneo’s Murcia Town Hall in Spain 1991-1998

Rafae lMoneo Architect

 Murcia Town Hall

Spain 1991-1998

And those are La Tourette Monastery, designed by Le Corbusier and Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian….

Are those buildings , Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources?

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery 1953-1957

Museo de san Telmo , San Sebastian,Spain

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

Note the vertical columns at varying distances at le Corbusier’s la Tourette Monastery and the Variable scale of the openings on different levels of the Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian, Spain.

 The synthesis between the two buildings was probably Rafael Moneo’s  inspiration, when  designing Murcia Town Hall, unique front façade.

This is MVRDV Architects “Movie Village” in Busa, South Korea ,designed in 2005

MVRDV Architects

 “Movie Village” in Busa

South Korea ,designed in 2005

And this is F.Van Dagen’s Architect  Mega Apartment building  Amsterdam  built 1995-2000.

Is this building, MVRDV’s  inspiration sources

F.Van Dagen Architect

Mega Apartment building

Amsterdam 1995-2000

eliinbar Sketches 2010

Notice to the dominant morphological of the following structures, shaped like a whale. The two buildings are characterized by a rising-front that emphasizes the main entrance.

After a long introduction….but not necessarily not relevant ….
Let’s learn what is happening today….
Here is an example of a building whose been completed in 2012,
A culture centre in Dilbeek , Belgium
Let’s check if this building implement consciously the “Ideal disorder design strategy”

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Carlos Arroyo Architect

Cultural Centre in Dilbeek

Belgium, Project year: 2012, published in ARCHdaily 2012

Notice to the dominant morphological, shaped like a whale, characterized by a rising front, that emphasize the main entrance.

As in MVRDV’s  “Movie Village” . 

Notice the variable scale of vertical patterns on different areas of the facade,

As in Rafael Moneo’s  Murcia Town Hall.

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And this is another image of the Carlos Arroyo’s  Cultural Centre  in Dilbeek

Carlos Arroyo Architect

Cultural Centre in Dilbeek

Belgium, Project year: 2012

Notice the Square openings, with different sizes and proportions, scattered on the building façade as in  SANAA’s Zollverein School of  Management & Design

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the “Ideal Disorder Design Strategy” = IDDS….

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What did I learn from this post?

1. Today most influential buildings, are the result of a Conscious Inspiration process.

2. It seems as if we are in the midst of the “Ideal Disorder design strategy ” age…. The most common inspiration source today….

See the following list of buildings that are inspired from Moneo’s , SANAA’s and MVRDV’sIdeal Disorder design strategy”…. for you to judge….

You are also invited to visit a relevant post of mine:

Rafael Moneo’s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades” ,The most common Inspiration source today….

https://archidialog.com/2012/09/09/

Here is a partial list of buildings that are inspired from Moneo’s , SANAA’s  and MVRDV’s “Ideal Disorder design strategy”…. for you to judge:

SANAA’s  Zollverein School of  Management & Design

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the“Ideal Disorder design strategy”

Rafael Moneo’s  Murcia Town Hall

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the“Ideal Disorder design strategy”

MVRDV’s“Movie Village” in Busa as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the “Ideal Disorder design strategy”

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

Tadao Ando and the Azuma House ….the most identified example of the “Concentrated Facade” strategy.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2012 by eliinbar


from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012  Tadao Ando and the “Concentrated Facades Strategy

In my previous post  

I learned about Rafael Moneo‘s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy

In this post I will share with you another conmon façade strategy, inspired by Tadao Ando  Azuma House ….

Tadao Ando’s Azuma House in Osaka Japan, is one of the first and most Influencing buildings, planed according to the design strategy I like to Call  “Concentrated Facades”.

Tadao Ando’s  Azuma House front concentrated façade, is shown in the next image

Tadao Ando

 Azuma House

Osaka, Japan 1975-1976

This is the main entrance from the street to the Azuma House .

Note that the only opening at the main facade, is the door….

 

What are the origins of this strategy?

For what are “Concentrated Facades” good for? 

Look at the next images showing talented Architects applying the “Concentrated Facades Strategy

 Is it just a trend?

Well, opposed to other “trends” presented in previous posts of mine….

In this post I will show examples of talented Architects that are getting inspired from the visual aspect of the “Concentrated Facades” strategy

 But they all add their own invention to it ….

And this is basically the main essence of the “conscious inspiration method

 Here are some examples of talented architects ,that implement the”Concentrated Facades” strategy consciously.

Rafael Moneo

Rafael Moneo Architect

biblioteca universidad de Deusto

 Bilbao 2009

Notice the Semi-transparent façade…. It meets the specific needs of a library filtered light.

And to emphasize the main entrance of a public building, Rafael Moneo opens a large “Three-dimensional window” above it.

More information about Rafael Moneo biblioteca Universidad in  A F A S I A

Steven Holl

Steven Holl Architect

Bellevue Art Museum Galleries, classrooms, cafe, auditorium Bellevue

Washington inaugurated on January 2001

Notice the closed umber façades…. It meets the specific needs of Galleries and auditorium.

There are large openings in the façade, in three main areas:

1. From the Side of the roof , illuminating the galleries with  Indirect lighting.

2. To emphasize the main entrance.

3. To illuminate the café with natural light.

More information about Steven Holl Bellevue Art Museum in  STEVEN HOLL architects

Alvaro Siza

Alvaro Siza Architect

Mimesis Museum South Korea

Completed: 2009

To emphasize the main entrance of a public building Alvaro Siza opens generously the ground level to the public (Many of Alvaro Siza Buildings are characterized by this motif)

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More information about Alvaro Siza Mimesis Museum go to

Carlos Ferrater

Carlos Ferrater Architect OAB office of architecture

Catalonia Convention Centre

 2004

Much of Carlos Ferrater buildings are being built in hot places with a lot of solar radiation.

He is aware of that. So in many of his buildings , openings are concentrated and protected by slats.

Another feature…. Carlos Ferrater frequently makes use of is the concentration openings to facilitate prefabricated construction, characteristic mainly in residential projects.

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Here are more examples of buildings applying the “Concentrated Facades Strategy”

Atelier Hitoshi Abe Ftown Building

House in Minamimachi by Suppose Design Office

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CARLOS FERRATER  Architect GROUP AZAHAR HEADQUARTERS Castellon de la Plana.

Published in mmminimal June 27th, 2012

Parish Church Complex of Marco de Canevezes, Portugal. It was designed by Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza with Rolando Torgo and completed in 1990

Alvaro Siza Architect Mimesis Museum South Korea Completed: 2009

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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 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

 

 

 

 

Rafael Moneo’s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades” ,The most common Inspiration source today….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 9, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

First ….let’s find out what where Moneo’s Inspiration sources to design the Murcia-Town-Hall’s unique façade….

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery  1953-1957

Museo de san Telmo , San Sebastian,Spain

Rafael Moneo
Murcia Town Hall
Murcia, Spain 1991-1998

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Rafael Moneo’s inspiration sources

Are La Tourette Monastery, designed by Le Corbusier and Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian Rafael Moneo’s inspiration Sources?

 Note the vertical columns at varying distances at le Corbusier’s la Tourette Monastery and the Variable scale of the openings on different levels of the Museo de san Telmo in San Sebastian, Spain. 

The synthesis between the two buildings was probably Rafael Moneo’s  inspiration, when  designing Murcia Town Hall, unique front façade.

Let’s go a step further 

A similar “design strategy” is quite noticeable in Moneo’s and SANAA’s buildings…. shown in the next images.

SANAA Architects

ZollvereinSchool of  Management & Design

Essen,Germany 2003-2006

Rafael Moneo
Murcia Town Hall
Murcia, Spain 1991-1998

Notice that both building facades are characteristics in their search for “ideal disorder” (Mainly expressed in the organization and rhythm of openings in the façades)

 A strategy that is very common, among leading architects today….Can it be a reaction to the Classical and modernist order?

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Here is a partial list of buildings that are inspired from Moneo’s and SANAA’s “Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”…. for you to judge:

SANAA’s  ZollvereinSchool of  Management & Design

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the

“Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”

Rafael Moneo’s  Murcia Town Hall

as an inspiration source for architects inspired by the

“Ideal Disorder Façades design strategy”

I want to thank skyscraperpage.com , for some of the examples

You are invited to visit relevant post of mine:

Le Corbusier & Tadao Ando “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/19/

Le Corbusier – La Tourette Inspiration Sources – “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2010/09/11/

 

Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs….

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From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier Playing musical chairs

Le Corbusier wrote in his book “Towards an Architecture” in 1923 : ”Architecture is not making any Longer simple shapes

 

Twenty seven years later Le Corbusier designed Notre Dame du Haut chapel. A Floor plan that is characterized by complex shapes ….a style identified today with Zaha Hadid’s Architecture…..

 Le Corbusier

Notre Dame du Haut chapel’s floor plan

France 1950-54

And this is a  Zaha hadid’s  typical floor plan … Note the morphological similarity to le Corbusier’s Notre Dame du Haut chapel floor plan.

Zaha Hadid  Architects

Regium Waterfront Development a museum and a multifunctional building for performing arts

 in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy 2007-2015

From Eliinbar’s sketch book 2012-Zaha hadid & Le Corbusier  morphological similarity = “Conscious Inspiration”

Forty years later Zaha hadid designs the Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics  in London

Zaha hadid architects

Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics

 London  England  2011

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Notice the Aquatics Centre’s roof …It is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space

And this is the roof designed by Le Corbusier for the Notre Dame du Haut chapel

Le Corbusier

Notre Dame du Haut chapel

France 1950-54

Notice the structural design of the roof was inspired by the engineering of airfoils.

The building’s roof is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space

From Eliinbar’s  Sketch book 2012 Zaha hadid & Le corbusier  morphological similarity= “Conscious Inspiration”

“Epilog”:

Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre roof…. under construction

Notice the Aquatics Centre’s roof …It is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space.

Villa Adriana  was the Source of  inspiration for le corbusier,when he designed  the RonChamp Chapel  in 1950.

And the next image, are le Corbusier’s sketches from Villa Adriana

Probably Zaha Hadid’s inspiration source for the Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics London , is  Le Corbusier’s RonChamp ,Chapel roof.

Each generation and its inspiration sources

The principle is the same…. talented architects of all times are not intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Here are two relevant examples ,of talented architects that are inspired from Le Corbusier’s RonChamp Chapel – roof. … For you to judge

The next image is Louis Kahn’s  First Unitarian Church  roof designed and built  1959-1969,  inspired from Le corbusier’s  Ron Champ Chapel .

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 eliinbar Sketches 2010  Louis Kahn First Unitarian Church and Le corbusier’s Ron Champ Chapel roof

More information about Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church roof, you are invited to visit my post:  Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel  ” Sacred Inspiration” 2   https://archidialog.com/2010/12/01/

And this is Rafael Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral  ,designed and built  1996-2002 , inspired from Le corbusier’s Ron Champ Chapel roof.

 eliinbar Sketches 2010  Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral

More information about Rafael Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral  in Los Angeles , you are invited to visit my post: Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel “Sacred Inspiraion”  https://archidialog.com/2010/11/28/

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Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel ” Sacred Inspiration” 2

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Louis Kahn Architect

First Unitarian Church and School

Rochester  NY  1959-1969

Louis Kahn   Designed an built the First Unitarian Church and School  in Rochester NY from 1959  to 1969 

Kahn’s  earliest known sketches show that he was working with a centralized concept.

His Desire was to create a single unified structure appropriate to Unitarianism…. 

Another influence of past solutions to church planning was Rudolf Wittkower’s Architectural Principles in the age of Humanism which illustrated centrally planned Renaissance churches. 

Did Ronchamp chapel was another source of inspiration for Louis Kahn?

Note  the concrete heavy flouting roof  and the distribution of the indirect day light coming from hidden windows.

 

Louis Kahn First Unitarian Church  eliinbar Sketches 2010

  

 Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel eliinbar Sketches 2010

 

 Rafael Moneo Lady of the Angels Cathedral eliinbar Sketches 2010

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Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel “Sacred Inspiraion”

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Here is another example of “conscious inspiration”….

Relevant citations of Corbusier:

Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.


Our eyes are made to see forms in light; light and shade reveal these forms; cubes, cones, spheres, cylinders or pyramids are the great primary forms which light reveals to advantage.

Architecture is the masterly, correct and magnificent play of masses brought together in light.

Le Corbusier Architect

Ronchamp Chapel

Notre Dame Du Haut France 1950-54

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Rafael Moneo Architect

Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral

Los Angeles California USA 1996-2002

 

Moneo Is inspired  by  Le Corbusiers’ Ron champ Chapel And design a masterpiece cathedral in los Angeles . ” It was the human hand which affirmed the space as sacred, a physical act in a spiritual space”….
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Moneo Is inspired  by  Le Corbusiers’ Ron champ Chapel….  and that is Conscious Inspiration”….