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If you fantasize about being Toyo Ito, Herzog de Meuron or perhaps Rem Koolhaas, that is easy, two doses of “BIRD NEST typology” ,a single dose of “BRANCHING design”And you’re all set….

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eliinbar’s sketches 2014-Branching design or in other words the “Bird nest” typology

 eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – Branching design or in other words the “Bird nest” typology

Today’s post will be the third of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, OMA of Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Source for architects today.

Today’s main configuration of a building designed by Oma and Rem Koolhass is a prominent source of inspiration , the branching design or in other words the “bird nest” typology .

THE MAIN CONFIGURATION

Branching design

The branching design is based on Toyo Ito’s and Cecil Balmond’s

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (2002) in London shown in the next image.

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (2002) in London

A few words about Cecil Balmond:

Cecil Balmond sees his work as an open-ended visual application of theory, following the principle that “structure as conceptual rigour is architecture

Balmond’s research is about complexity and non-linear organization ,he investigates mathematical concepts and their influence on natural forms and structures

A few words about Toyo Ito:

Toyo Ito received the Royal Gold Medal at the RIBA on 15 February 2006

Jack Pringle, RIBA President described Toyo Ito’s work :.

Toyo Ito has been an inspiration for generations of architects worldwide since his work started to receive international acclaim in the 1970s. For thirty years he has been a leading figure in architecture and I am delighted that he has accepted the Royal Gold Medal.

THE ORIGINS

(Inspiration Sources)

It is hard to say for certain ..but I think that the following projects are definitely good candidates to be the ORIGINS sources of inspiration for the BRANCHING design
and the BIRD NEST typology

BIRD NEST typology

Hezog De Meuron Architects

National Stadium – the “bird nest” Beijing   2001-2008

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and it’s Inspiration source: Chinese ceramic ware – Vase with crakle

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BRANCHING design

In 2001,architect Toyo Ito designed Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo.

A unique organic design that was called the “Tree Building

Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo 2002-2004

Tod’s Omotesando Building By Toyo Ito & Associates-Photographs©Toyo Ito & Associate

and it’s Inspiration source, the Zelkova trees shown in the next image  : (Tods’ Store is located in Omotesandō who is a Zelkova tree-lined avenue located in Shibuya and Minato,Tokyo)

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Toyo Ito about Tods’ Omotesando Store in Tokyo (From  HOUSE VARIETY) :

we enclosed the site with a wall that gives the impression of a row Zelkova trees  The facade of criss-crossed concrete braces reinterprets the silhouettes of the trees on the Omotesandō. This exterior surface serves as both graphic pattern and structural system

Our various studies started with the question, “How can we escape the conventional notion of a wall structure?” In other words, we were seeking a way to avoid transparent openings in an opaque volume. Instead of distinguishing transparency from opaqueness, we were seeking a new method that would simultaneously define and unite them – we were attempting to relate all the lines (columns), surfaces (walls), and openings in an innovative way. Our studies suddenly moved in a different direction after formulating the question: “Shouldn’t it be possible to create a surface as structure that directly expresses the flow of force, so long as it is formed as a structural diagram drawn as a pattern of thick lines on a flat surface?”

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The Contemporary Inspiration Source

OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s Faena Arts Center, Miami Beach, USA, 2014

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more “branching” design

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more “bird nest” typology

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Finally, what  do you think about the following example?

for you to judge….

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Tods’ Omotesando Store from within,designed by architect Toyo Ito 

In 2001

and this is  Hezog De Meuron’s

Prada Store from 2003 located ten minutes walk from the Tod’s Omotesando Store

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what did i learn from this post?

As in any field that deals with  creation and invention, the people engaged in it are divided into two groups.

The first group is very small, they have the skills that allow them to innovate Big time.

Most of us belong to the second group, we get inspiration from the first group.

I do not think there is a problem with that….

The big questions are:

Do we know how to  be  inspired in a conscious way?

Do we know how to choose our source of inspiration in a way that enhances our buildings?

Do we copy and paste, or insist to add our invention?

What are the tools needed to improve the realization of the three previous questions?

This blog examines the

 inspiration sources

 of contemporary architectural projects

 I put a virtual

 mirror  

 reflecting processes of

conscious and

unconscious inspiration among Architects

and you judge

 But my challenge is not over yet

If my

mirror

 reflects the reality correctly

Then is needed a change in architecture profession training

And I will explane

You probably noticed that the differences between

Conscious Inspiration” and “Copy paste

are rather vague

And there is a consensus that

 Copy-paste is disastrous for the architectural profession

We all know that the basis for all architectural design , is the uniquesite

 on which the building is built

so how can we copy buildings?

For that I strive to develope a responsive training method for architects

I call it the

 Conscious Inspiration Method

The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is  learning to be inspired  consciously  from existing buildings

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our designing tools =“Codex Rules”, it will lead us to high quality creative architecture

.

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on 

inspiration techniques

I call them

Codex Rules

In my next posts ,I will show some Interesting  inspiration techniques

What is common to ancient Rome, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore ,Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas?

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eliinbar’s sketches 2014 - THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION
eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

Today’s post will be the second of a series, inquiring whether one of the leading architectural firms in the world, OMA of Rem Koolhaas, is a popular Inspiration Source for leading architects today. Today’s main configuration of a building designed by Oma and Rem Koolhass is ROTATION.

THE MAIN CONFIGURATION

ROTATION

eliinbar's sketches-ROTATION

The origins

(Inspiration Sources)

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8th century BC to the 5th century AD

Forum Romanum

Ancient Rome floors plans

(Republican Era)

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The Sixties

Louis Kahn

Norman Fisher House floor plan Hatboro, Pennsylvania, United States 1960-1967

Louis Kahn Norman Fisher House

The Seventies

Charles Moore

 Kresge College street level floor plan 1971

kresge College Plan

The Eighties

Tadao Ando

Church of the light  built in 1989, in the city of Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture.

church of the light site plan

eliinbar’s sketches 2014 - THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

eliinbar’s sketches 2014 – THE MAIN CONFIGURATION=ROTATION

Note that the main configuration- rotation

 is  reflected in each of the above floor plans

eliinbar's sketches-ROTATION

And how  Rem Koolhaas implements the idea of ​​ROTATION today?

The Contemporary Inspiration Source

OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s winning proposal for the Plaza at Santa Monica 2013

OMA and Rem Koolhaas's winning proposal for the Plaza at Santa Monica 2013

Conscious Inspiration today

more Rotating buildings

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Check the   NEW  CONSCIOUS  INSPIRATION  PAGE

in my Facebook

This blog examines the

 inspiration sources

 of contemporary architectural projects

 I put a virtual

 mirror  

 reflecting processes of

conscious and

unconscious inspiration among Architects

and you judge

 But my challenge is not over yet

If my

mirror

 reflects the reality correctly

Then is needed a change in architecture profession training

And I will explane

You probably noticed that the differences between

Conscious Inspiration” and “Copy paste

are rather vague

And there is a consensus that

 Copy-paste is disastrous for the architectural profession

We all know that the basis for all architectural design , is the unique site

 on which the building is built

so how can we copy buildings?

For that I strive to develope a responsive training method for architects

I call it the

 Conscious Inspiration Method

The “Conscious Inspiration Method” is  learning to be inspired  consciously  from existing buildings

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our designing tools =“Codex Rules”, it will lead us to high quality creative architecture

.

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on 

inspiration techniques

I call them

Codex Rules

In my next posts ,I will show some Interesting  inspiration techniques

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

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

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Memories

Glimpse to the past

you are invited to visit my relevant posts

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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The new Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar turning into reality

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

I am proud to announce the opening of my new

Inspiration Sketch Gallery (ISG)

 You are invited to visit the gallery and to enjoy my sketches .

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?

 music by Nicolas Jaar

Sketch is born by Eli Inbar

Following the very short video above,

This is the final sketch, published in my blog

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 - morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

And this is how this  sketch is displayed in the ISG gallery

ISG gallery

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Here is the full story for this sketch, as was published in my blog

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 - OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”

Recently I found a Rem Koolhaas twitt related to the Questions I raise in this blog….

Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it.”

Well…. Rem Koolhaas is no doubt one of the influential architects in our time….

Are the Max Reinhardts Haus project designed by Peter Eisenman and the “Arche de la Defense France” designed by Johann Otto von Spreckelsen shown in the next images ….Were OMA and REM KOOLHAAS  inspiration source when they designed the Central Chinese TV Building?

For you to judge…

Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect Grande Arche de la Defense France Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect

Grande Arche de la Defense France

Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

Peter Eisenman Architect  Max Reinhardts Haus project Berlin-1992

Peter Eisenman Architect

 Max Reinhardts Haus project

Berlin-1992

OMA\ Rem Koolhaas Architects Central Chinese TV Building  Beijing – 2008

OMA\ Rem Koolhaas Architects

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 - OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”

The most dominant Characteristic of OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building,

Is its configuration….

A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal, connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center

The next two buildings were designed, in resent years….

Iran

Iran

Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building, Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building,

Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

for more information  go to Archdaily

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 - morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

Notice the morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building…. A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal’ connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center

Let’s check if those buildings are more the type of “CONSCIOUS INSPIRATION” or the type of “COPY PASTE”….

Buildings designed according to the principles of “Conscious Inspiration“, are  identified  by means of three principles:

1. You can easily identify the sources of knowledge.

2. There is a clear expression of unique planning tools = ”Codex Rolls”.

3. Stands out, the architect’s Invention.

For you to judge…

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For more information about the principles of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”, you are invited to visit my relevant posts:

1. OMA is Rem Koolhaas’s way for living a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture. https://archidialog.com/2012/12/03/

 Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 - OMA and Rem Koolhaas’ parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

From eliinbar’s sketchebook 2012  – OMA and Rem Koolhaas’ parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

2. “Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration  https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24/%E2%80%9Corigami-envelopes-conscious-inspiration/

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Origami Envelopes – eliinbar sketches 2011 

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

OMA / Rem Koolhaas, dominates the Architectural world…. “business as usual”….

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

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – OMA / Rem Koolhaas, dominates the Architectural world….“business as usual”….

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

 music by Nicolas Jaar

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

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

It’s not a secret anymore, OMA and its spiritual father, Rem Koolhaas, are a critical source of inspiration to contemporary architecture….

In this post we’ll take a short break from the discussion about the “Conscious Inspiration Method”.

Here are two examples, among many others, that show cases of “conscious inspiration” or “copy-paste” Of buildings that got inspired from OMA…. For you to judge….

This is Rem Koolhaas/OMA Television Cultural Centre,

China, Beijing, Competition: 1st prize 2002  Construction  began  2005

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And this a model of a design proposal for the National Library of Islamic Republic of Iran

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 OMA, dominates the Architectural world….“business as usual”….

This is Rem Koolhaas/OMA  Campus Center for the University of Utrecht  1997

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And this is a bus Station at Rio Maior, Portugal designed by Domitianus Arquitectura in 2005

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – OMA, dominates the Architectural world….“business as usual”….

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You are invited to visit my relevant Posts showing OMA and its spiritual father,Rem Koolhaas as a critical source of inspiration to contemporary architecture:

Rem Koolhaas/OMA Wrapping the “Conscious Inspiration”

https://archidialog.com/2011/04/16/

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Eliinbar”s Sketches  2011- OMA and its spiritual father,

REM KOOLHAAS as a critical source of inspiration in contemporary architecture….

MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

https://archidialog.com/2012/11/25/

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From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – MVRDV Inspiration …. Or a self fulfilling prophecy

Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry ,Rem Koolhaas, Herzog De Meuron and MVRDV, ….The Only one that can “put them” together in one building is the“Conscious Inspiration Method”

https://archidialog.com/2012/09/30/

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From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – “Conscious inspiration Method” how it works….

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OMA & Rem Koolhaas Architectural “Influence” ….Why does he choose to ignore it?

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”….

Recently I found a Rem Koolhaas twitt related to the Questions I raise in this blog….

“Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it.” 

Well…. Rem Koolhaas is no doubt one of the influential architects in our time….

Are the Max Reinhardts Haus project designed by Peter Eisenman and the “Arche de la Defense France” designed by Johann Otto von Spreckelsen shown in the next images ….Were OMA and REM KOOLHAAS  inspiration source when they designed the Central Chinese TV Building?

For you to judge…

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Johann Otto von Spreckelsen Architect

Grande Arche de la Defense France

Compettion 1982   Completed 1989

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Peter Eisenman Architect

 Max Reinhardts Haus project

Berlin-1992

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OMARem Koolhaas Architects

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….”Influences”….

The most dominant Characteristic of OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building,

Is its configuration….

A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal, connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center.

 

The next two buildings were designed, in resent years….

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Iran

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Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building,

Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

for more information  go to Archdaily

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building

Notice the morphological resembles to OMA’s Central Chinese TV Building….

A Sequence of prisms, vertical and horizontal’ connected to create a closed shape, highlighted with a significant open space, in the center.

 

Let’s check if those buildings are more the type of “CONSCIOUS INSPIRATION” or the type of “COPY PASTE

Buildings designed according to the principles of “Conscious Inspiration“, are  identified  by means of three principles:

1. You can easily identify the sources of knowledge,

2. There is a clear expression of unique planning tools=”Codex Rolls”

3. Stands out, the architect’s invention.

For you to judge…

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For more information about the principles of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”, you are invited to visit my relevant posts;

 

1. OMA is Rem Koolhaas’s way for living a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture.

https://archidialog.com/2012/12/03/

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA and Rem Koolhaas’ parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

2. “Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24/%E2%80%9Corigami-envelopes-conscious-inspiration/

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Origami Envelopes – eliinbar sketches 2011 

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

 

OMA is Rem Koolhaas’s way for living a parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture.

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 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 - OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – OMA and Rem Koolhaas’ parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

In every direction I check….eventually all roads lead to OMA.

This post Is about one of the most Inspirational architecture firms working today….  MVRDV.

Maas and Van Rijs, two of MVRDV founding members, worked at OMA.

The next image is a housing complex designed by MVRDV in 1999…It’s called the FLYING VILLAGE (Villa Voladora –In Vienna, Austria)

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Notice the Main characteristics of this structure….

A three dimension curved slab with a dominant green terrace

Five years later (2004) the contemporary architectural firm SANAA, design the Rolex Learning Center, at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

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Notice the three dimension curved slab with a dominant green terrace….

It is hard to ignore the morphological similarity between MVRDV’s and SANAA’s  projects.

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 - OMA and Rem Koolhaas’s parallel life between the theory and practice of architecture

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 –  Conscious Inspiration

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But the story begins long before….

What are the origins of this architecture approach?

What is the justification for the huge financial effort required to build the  Rolex Learning Center?

What is the added value that the user gets for this effort?

Well in this blog I do not deal with these questions….

The questions that concern me are….

What were the sources of inspiration that eventually generated these structures?

I think that “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 here ….We saw more than once ….The differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

 And that is exactly what I intend to clarify and understand in this blog.

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

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And finally 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.

Let’s see how the “Conscious Inspiration” works for SANAA….

“knowledge”

Conscious Inspiration” is first of all the understanding of the importance of “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….

The buildings Presented in the next images is in my opinion, the “Knowledge”, that was the inspiration base for The Rolex Learning Center

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Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 University of Constantine auditorium

Algeria 1968

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from  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011

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MVRDV Architects

Villa VPRO

 Hivesum  The Netherlands  1993

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from Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

 Campus Center for the

University of Utrecht   1997

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

“Inspiration Source”

MVRDV’s Villa Voladora designed in 1999 ,showen in the next image is in my opinion, SANAA’s “Inspiration Source”

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“Invention”

And the building in the next image is SANAA’s

Rolex Learning Center, desined in 2004

What do you think was  SANAA’s invention ?

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From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 –  Conscious Inspiration

Oscar Niemeyer once said You need to find an original way to think and to be informed about everything daily“. 

 To illustrate to you that he knows something about architecture

 I recommend you watch the following video showing a new building designed by OSCAR NIEMEYER

 An architect over the age of 100

The building is called puerto de la musica’…. Worth seeing to the end