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Rem Koolhaas the inspirational “spiritual father”….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 5, 2012 by eliinbar

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In this Post we will see….  “Conscious Inspiration” exists at  best “families”

This is the “Conscious Inspiration” short story of two OMA’s graduates: BIG (Bjarke Ingels) and REX (Joshua Prince-Ramus) 

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Like in all good families there are mutual influences….

Look at the buildings designed lately by REX and BIG architects in Seoul City , shown in the next images

for you to judge….

REX architects  Project R6

 apartments  building

Yongsan International Business District of Seoul, South Korea  2012-2016

Bjarke Ingels group- BIG  architects

cross # towers Seoul , korea

published 2012

 

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 – BIG’s & REX’s “Stacking Diagram design Strategy”….

It is noticeable for the observer…. most likely, BIG’s and REX’s  source of  inspiration is the “Stacking Diagram design Strategy” developed by the “spiritual fatherRem Koolhaas….but they do it”consciously 

What do I mean by doing it “consciously”?

 The “Conscious Inspiration Method”  is about bringing something of your self.

 REX for example, morphologically gets inspired from theStacking Diagram design Strategy but they add their own Interpretation….They design large inner courtyard garden that apartments will overlook it from within the tower’s upper storeys.

For more information about REX’s  Project R6 go to DEZEEN.COM

You are invited to visit my relevant post, Rem-Koolhaas-they-were-all-my-sons: BIG, MVRDV,REX,FREE-and learn more about the“Inspiration Sources” of BIG and REX  and the “stacking Diagram design Strategy .

This is an Eliinbar’s sketch  from the “stacking Diagram design Strategy post….On the left, a project designed by the Dutch firm MVRDV for the “Berlin Voids competition”, on the right REX’s Museum Plaza …….

Are MVRDV’s “Berlin Voids competition” the inspiration origins of the “stacking Diagram design Strategy”?

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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”…. 

In my previous posts I published numerous “Design Strategies” = “TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules”, of talent and well known architects

You are invited to visit my previous posts and learn more about  ”Codex rules” of leading architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Morphosis and others….

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 Here is a short list of my previous posts , Presenting the “Design Strategies” = TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules” of leading architects

1. Zaha Hadid & Frank Lloyd Wright ….Do aspirations for reality begins in our drawings?

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/11/

 2. Morphosis “Floor plan strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2012/01/12/

 3. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

 4. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy

 https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/

 5. Learning from Frank Gehry .  ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy”

 https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/

6. Learning from Zaha Hadid

https://archidialog.com/2011/09/12/

7. Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it?

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/06/

Once we develop our “TOOLS”=”Codex rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

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What do say about gathering all the leading architects “Codex rules” ,in a “very small book”?

 

MVRDV and the “Pixilated BuildingsTrend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – the“Pixilated Buildings Trend”

It all started somewhere at  the 60th when the young Safdie designed the three-dimensional, prefabricated units community and housing complex built as a pavilion for Expo 67 the first significant Pixilated Building ever built….

Safdie did not work in a vacuum….

In the late 60th.architects like Kisho Kurokawa  designed the Nakagin Capsule Tower.

Moshe Safdie Architect

units community and housing complex

built as a pavilion for Expo 67 in  Montreal, Canada

Recently I encountered in the WEB repeated examples of Pixilated Buildings

Is It a new trend?

Is Safdi’s pavilion for Expo 67, their inspiration source?

For you to judge….

Herzog  de Meuron  Architects

TriBeca High-Rise, 56 Leonard Street corner of Leonard Street and Church- Street in Tribeca,New York

 Published In DEZEEN  2008

OMA (Rem Koolhaas) Architects

MahaNakhon skyscraper for Bangkok in Thailand

Published in DEZEEN July 2009

Frank  Gehry Architect

LUMA parc des ateliers cultural model for a multi-purpose park

located in the centre of Arles,france. (The image Is a working model) Published in DESIGNBOOM

MVRDV architects

 Pixilated Towers luxury residential towers

Seoul, Korea published in DEZEEN  2011

An Image  from MVRDV’s  Exhibition Published in Arch daily: “Open the Tower 

What about the Qrcode ,shown in the image above ….as the inspiration Source?

You are invited to visit my relevant posts, Of Current Architectural Trends

Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend” https://archidialog.com/2012/04/12/ 

The New “Multi Style BuildingsTrend” – Herzog-De-Meuron &Jean Nouvel & Dominique Perrault & Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas https://archidialog.com/2012/02/19/ 

Zaha Hadid and the “Floating Buildings Trend” https://archidialog.com/2012/06/11/ 

Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV , Steven Holl and the “T Buildings trend”  https://archidialog.com/2012/04/18/ 

No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel ….https://archidialog.com/2012/03/29/

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Rem Koolhaas and the power of architectural sketches….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by eliinbar

Architects are holding in their hands a powerful design tool…. their sketches.

The “conscious inspiration Method” Encourages architects to develop design tools that match their skills and desire.

Here is an intriguing example….

A leading architect, Rem KoolHaas ,adopts Mendelson’s (1887 -1953) Expressionist sketches and use them as a powerful design tool .

 Original sketches by Rem Koolhaas  for the GEB building

More Information about Rem Koolhaas’s Sketch, you can find in “The Pop Up City

Mendelson’s  Expressionist sketches

You are invited to visit my relevant posts , demonstrating design tools developed by successful architects :

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. the most Conscious Inspiration firm working today -Chapter two https://archidialog.com/2012/05/23/ 

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. the most Conscious Inspiration firm working today – Chapter one. https://archidialog.com/2012/05/20/ 

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it? https://archidialog.com/2012/05/06/ 

Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG & MVRDV& REX https://archidialog.com/2012/05/28/ 

Learning from Frank Gehry ..Chapter 3 – the most successful “floor planStrategy”https://archidialog.com/2011/11/21

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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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:knowledgetools and invention.

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….

Tools”: develop tools to analyze buildings and “Understand” them,tools that will cope with the abundance of architectural information…tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

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.

Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– BIG & MVRDV& REX- Chapter two-The “Wrapper Strategy” or the”libraries syndrome”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Rem Koolhaas’s “Wrapper Strategy

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

And the design strategy chosen for today’s post is…….. The “Wrapper Strategy”

(you are invited to visit  my relevant  previous  post)

 We will start our journey with a building designed by the spiritual father…. The Inspiration Source for all his followers…… Rem Koolhaas

 The next two images are Rem Koolhaas/OMA’s   Television Cultural Centre in Beijing – CHINA, (1st prize in a Competition from 2002)…. Construction began 2005.

This is the model of the internal part of the building, showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy” the Inside is an accumulation of structurally independent volumes

And This Is an External Image of the Television Cultural Centre building, showing the Wrapper Strategy”

 Continuous skin encompasses this assemblage, the walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls.

We will continue our journey with a building designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus (Rex)OMA/LMN

The next three images are Rem Koolhaas/OMA’s   and Joshua Prince-Ramus (Rex) Seattle Central Library opened to the public, 2004

This is the model of the internal part of the building ,The Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

 And This Is an External Image of the Seattle Central Library, showing the Wrapper Strategy”-

 Continuous skin encompasses this assemblage. The walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls”

The next image is the interior space of the Seattle Central Library The Library is covered by a glass shell. Natural day light penetrates through geometric openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

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And here is another example …. REX’s and OMA’s  Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas published in arc space.com 2005 – Completed in 2009

This is a three-dimensional Internal imaging of the Wyly Theatre the Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image of the Wyly Theatre showing Rem Koolhaas’s Wrapper Strategy”

“A transparent skin encompasses this assemblage”

This Is a view from the inside of the Wyly Theatre

A transparent skin encompasses this assemblage

The next images are MVRDV’s   interior space of the Book Mountain Library in the Netherlands published in Dezeen 2009

This is a section of the Book Mountain Library showing  “ the Inside a “book mountain” ,a structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image of MVRDV’s Book Mountain Library showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy”

A glass shell refers to a traditional Dutch barn style typology

The next image is the interior space of the MVRDV’s Book Mountain Library

“The book mountain is covered by a glass shell; natural day light penetrates through openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

Notice the resemblance to the Seattle Central Library transparent shell

And the last images are BIG’s Architects new-national-library Astana Kazakhstan published in Designboom 2009

This is a section of the new-national-library  “In the Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image is BIG’s design of the new-national-library in Astana Kazakhstan. Showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy” 

“Exterior shell, creating lit spaces, the walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls”

The next image is the interior space of  BIG’s new-national-library.

“The interior corridors are naturally day lit through geometric openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

 

Notice the resemblance to the Seattle Central Library transparent shell

My challenge in this blog is to clarify the “Conscious Inspiration Method”. I want to thank my eldest son, whose conversation with him makes the challenge much more enjoyable….

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 architectural 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?

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“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG & MVRDV& REX & FREE

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by eliinbar

 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  OMA’s “design Strategies”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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Following the previous posts  about Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG,  I will show In this post, several design strategies, inspired by Rem Koolhaas.

 The architectural firm OMA.
was established in 1975 by Rem Koolhaas and  partners.

Today OMA is  considered one of the world’s most innovative architect firms..

 Some of its former employees/partners  have become the world’s leading architectural firms working today. (Zaha Hadid , MVRDV,  REX ,  BIG, FREE)

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I will Start with the design strategy I like to call  the“stacking Diagram” ,developed by Rem Koolhaas  in the 90th , and became the inspiration source  for his former employees /partners  ….

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More design strategies , will be detailed in my future posts ….See the sketch above….

 The “stacking Diagram” , design Strategy:

 Rem Koolhaas & OMA Architects

The Hyperbuilding , A self-contained city for 120,000 inhabitants with housing, education, culture, welfare, medical facilities, amusement, industry, retail .

 Bangkok, Thailand  1996

In the image above are two models of the  Hyperbuilding ,exemplify Rem Koolhaas’s & OMA’s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy

MVRDV Architects Mirador residential building

Sanchinarro Madrid-Spain ( in Collaboration with Blanca Lleo’ Asociados)

2001-2004

More information about MVRDV Architects and “Conscious Inspiration” visit  my post  MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspirational roof terrace

In the image above are two diagram arrangements,exemplify MVRDV’s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy

 REX architects

Museum Plaza  Louisville  Kentuky

 USA published 2005

More information about Rex Architects and “Conscious Inspiration” visit  my post  REX Architects &” Conscious Inspiration”

On the right  ,REX ‘s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy for the Museum Plaza.

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Bjarke Ingels group- BIG  architects:

cross # towers

seoul , korea published 2012


 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012   OMA’s “Stacking Diagram” design Strategy-

Note the similarity in the design process,in four projects

See my sketch below….explaining the “Stacking Diagram” design Strategy

First step, definition of size and shape of the spaces in accordance with the program.

Second step, designing the building  as a “stacking Diagram”  emphasizing the program.

 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012   OMA’s “stacking Diagram” design Strategy-

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Rem Koolhaas, MVRDV , Steven Holl and the “T Buildings trend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012– the ” T buildings trend

It seems like a new trend is developing in recent years.

I call this trend…. The “ T Buildings trend

long ago …. when architects talk about “ T buildings”….  They were referring to buildings with a floor plan that has the shape of “T” like in the next image….

Typical “T” floor plan

In recent years, three leading architectural firms, Rem Koolhaas(OMA), MVRDV and Steven Holl, explore the “T” configuration through the facades of their buildings .

Here are some examples:

Steven Holl Architects

Nanjing Sifang Art Museum

design-2003-Completion date: 2011

 Steven Holl Architect

“T-Houses”

Copenhagen, Denmark  2006-2007

  Steven Holl Architect

 horizontal skyscraper VANKE CENTER

Shenzhen China  2006-2009

 Rem Koolhaas Architect (Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA)

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

China  2006

  MVRDV architects

Shenzhen “4 Tower in 1” competition CBD Trees

Shenzhen, China  2009

Can a floor plan be your “Inspiration source”?

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You are invited to see also a relevant and very popular post of mine,that deals with a similar option in the  Zollverein School of Management & Design, designed by SANAA.

Another relevant post worth a visit….Rem Koolhaas and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue….

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Rem Koolhaas and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2012 by eliinbar

from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012  Rem Koolhaas’s and the “Conscious Inspiration” issue

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Recently I found a Rem Koolhaas twitt  (16 Feb 09) related to the questions I raise in this blog….

Rem Koolhaas twitt: “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….

We learned in this blog that the notions “inspiration” and “copy- past”, In other words “Influence”…. are very delicate issues, we are obliged to recognize them and develop techniques to deal with them….

Probably you encountered in my blog ,  the Conscious Inspiration Method

A method that is aware of today availability of information…. and develop tools to help us architects and designers deal with it.

We don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired (influence) from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

The next image, is the Shenzhen Stock Exchange building in Shenzhen,China .Rem Koolhaas ( OMA) won a competition to design it in 2006, today the Shenzhen Stock Exchange is under construction.

Rem Koolhaas Architect (Office for Metropolitan Architecture – OMA)

won, the competition to design the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in Shenzhen

China. 2006,   published in Dezeen, Under  construction.

I can sagest some “Influencing’ buildings that
may be , are the inspiration sources for Rem Koolhaas.  

For you to Judge….

El Lissitzky’s proposed horizontal skyscraper 1923–1925

Tiblissi  Geórgia 1975

And for  desert….

What do you think about this building designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au  in Shenzhen, China ,  bublished in Dezeen in 2009?

Note that the Rem Koolhaas’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange  is on its left….

Coop Himmelb(l)au Architects

China Insurance Group headquarters , Shenzhen, China

 published in Dezeen in 2009

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

Zaha Hadid’s  “floating Inspiration”

Steven Holl , El Lissitzky and the HORIZONTAL SKYSCRAPERS

“Conscious Inspiration”   the ultimate inspiration methodology

MVRDV’s “black cloud”, The image of the memory….

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