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SANAA, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl and Bjarke Ingels will help us understand how can a sketch be an inspiration-source, for a “design strategy” .

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Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

Recently were published in ARCHIDAILY ,two new buildings designed by Steven Holl, the Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums.

One of those buildings is characterized by a unique morphology …. It is called the “Sponge Concept”.

For more information about the “Sponge Concept” you are invited to visit my previous posts:

Steven Holl the “Sponge Concept” 2 – Conscious Inspiration. https://archidialog.com/2010/08/24/

Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – steven Holl’s ‘Sponge Consept

Bjarke Ingels ,Zaha Hadid and SANAA are getting inspired Consciously from Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”. https://archidialog.com/2012/08/20/

Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – Steven Holl’s ‘Sponge Consept

Zaha Hadid & Steven Holl – the “Sponge Concept” – “Conscious Inspiration”.  https://archidialog.com/2010/07/14/

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Zaha Hadid & Steven Holl -Conscious Inspiration-The “Sponge building”.  https://archidialog.com/2010/06/23/

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Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid Dancing all the way to the “Conscious Inspiration” and beyond…. https://archidialog.com/2012/08/17/

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Those are the new Steven Holl’s Ecology and Planning Museums ( 2012) .one of them, was designed according to the “Sponge Concept” .

Steven Holl Architects: Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums., China published in 2012

Steven Holl Architects

 Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums

China, published in 2012

The next sketch  was made by Steven Holl in 2002 , for a building designed in Nanjing , China . 

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Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 2012

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”

Notice the morphological similarity, both buildings are perforated boxes, characterized by morphology of a sponge, designed according to the “Sponge Concept” – strategy.

But the previous story,  is maybe least interesting …. What do you think about this story?

Before the Steven Holl ‘s Tianjin Ecocity Ecology and Planning Museums were built , One can see ,that Steve Holl’s well known sketches are already the source of inspiration for Leading architects.

  All of the next buildings are perforated boxes, characterized by morphology of a sponge, designed according to the “Sponge Concept” .

Zaha Hadid Architect  The Opus Commercial Towers _ Dubai _ 2007

Zaha Hadid  Architect  ,The Opus Commercial Towers , Dubai, 2007

Zaha Hadid Architect  King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art _ Amman _ 2010

Zaha Hadid Architect ,King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art , Amman , 2010

BIG Architects  Ted Building _ Taiwan _ Competition 2010

Bjarke Ingels GroopBIG Architects Ted Building , Taiwan , Competition 2010

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA Architects

SANAA Architects, Rolex Learning Center, 2010

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG) Shenzhen International Energy Mansion first prize in the international competition 2009

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG)

Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

first prize in the international competition 2009

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Eliinbar’s sketches 2010 – Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept’”.

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

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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A “short talk” about “Conscious Inspiration”   January 2013

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 in my blog, accompanied by my explanation sketches.

We saw more than once, differences between “Conscious Inspiration” and “copy paste” are not so big….

With this challenge, the “Conscious inspiration Method” wants to cope .

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

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 creative architecture.

The Conscious Inspiration Method‘ ,  How it Works?

First step: “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.

Second step: develop Conscious Inspiration personal  tools = “Codex Rules”.

Third step: the inspiration Source. (Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings).

Step Fourrealize your design idea (your invention).

Five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method

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 0wn personal design tools?

5. How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”, and to design high quality creative architecture?

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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

Bjarke Ingels ,Zaha Hadid and SANAA are getting inspired Consciously from Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”.

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

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2010 – The evolution of the Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept”

Somewhere in the 90’, Steven Holl studied a new morphological design notion…..The “Menger Sponge” 

The next image is a concept model showing the ““Menger Sponge

And this is  Steven Holl’s  Sarphatistraat offices

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 Sarphatistraat offices

Amsterdam, The Netherlands  1996 – 2000

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It seems as if  Steven Holl’s exterior design, was inspired by the “Menger sponge”….Notice the largest square openings in the center of each facade.

One Year later Steven Holl designed the Simmons Hall and implemented his “Sponge Concept” design strategy ….

Steven Holl’s Sketch showing a typical Simmons hall’s vertical section 1999-2002

Note the vertical shapeless spaces in Steven Holl’s sketch, colored in white.

A reasonable assumption ….Steve Holl’s inspiration source is

The unique structure of a “sponge”

And the next image, is Steven Holl‘s Simmons hall in MIT Cambridge USA 1999-2002

Notice the inspiration effect of the “Menger Sponge” on Steven Holl’s Facades..

Notice also the external expression of the “sponge Concept “…. the “amoeba shaped” openings.

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Two years later Steven Holl designed a building for Nanning ,China  and once more he implements the “Sponge Concept” design strategy ….

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Sketch for Nanning 2002

Well ….is this a “Sponge Building” or not?

And this is Zaha Hadid’s King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art , inspired by the “Sponge Concept”design strategy

Zaha Hadid  Architect

King Abdullah II House of Culture and Art

Amman 2010

And this is Bjarke Ingels’s Ted Building , inspired by the “Sponge Concept” design strategy

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG)

Ted Building

Taiwan – Competition  2010

  eliinbar’s sketch 2010 – getting inspired consciously ……..from Steven Holl’s  “Sponge Concept”.

This is the last building…….. but it’s not the end of the list

What do you say about the Rolex Learning Center designed by SANAA Architects ….Is it another building inspired by the “Sponge Concept” design strategy?

SANAA  Architects

Rolex Learning Center

Lausanne, Switzerland 2004-2010

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Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part three

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by eliinbar

Ryue Nishizawa and kazuyo sejima are partners in

SANAA, a leading architecture office.

Ryue Nishizawa also owns his private design office.

Here is Interesting phenomenon…. worth a view….

This is the third example , of what I call “Multiplying Architecture Consciously” (doubling of architectural ideas Consciously)

Ryue Nishizawa architect

Teshima art museum

Takamatsu port area, Japan

 SANAA Architects

 Rolex learning center

ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

eliinbar Sketches 2011– “Multiplying Architecture Consciously”

What did I learn from this last posts? 

1. An inspiration source can be your own project.

2. A floor plan can be an Inspiration source, and it can inspire your façade

Practically your design process is your inspiration source…. 

I can even suggest a name for this design process -“Conscious Inspiration

You are invited to visit my relevant posts

https://archidialog.com/2011/01/04

https://archidialog.com/2010/05/25

https://archidialog.com/2011/06/20

  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/18 

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Oscar Niemeyer “Joyous inspiration curves” part two

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See also the previous post….

and the post  “Buildings with three-dimensional floor“-  https://archidialog.com/2010/05/26/

Oscar Niemeyer Architect

 University of Constantine auditorium

Algeria 1968

 

SANAA Architects

Rolex Learning Center

Lausanne, Switzerland 2004-2010

 

from eliinbar’s  sketchbook 2011 

Note the symilarity in the shape of the ceilings and The change in the foors…. 

Steven Holl the “Sponge Concept” 2 – Conscious Inspiration

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Steven Holl Architect

Sketch for Naning _ Chaina _ 2002

 

 

Zaha Hadid Architect

   The Opus Commercial Towers _ Dubai _ 2007

 

 

Zaha Hadid Architect

 King Abdullah II house of Culture and Art _ Amman _ 2010

 

 

BIG Architects

 Ted Building _ Taiwan _ Competition 2010

 

 

eliinbar Sketches 2010

 

 

Rolex Learning Center by SANAA Architects

  

Does this building demonstrats how the”Conscious inspiration method” works? 

This building designed by SANAA, a leading Architecture firm, is on my opinion an interpretation to the Steven Holls’ “Sponge Concept”.

If you are interested in SANAA Inspiration Sources

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant post

https://archidialog.com/2010/05/25

 

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MVRDV & Rem Koolhaas & SANAA – Buildings with three-dimensional floor

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , on May 26, 2010 by eliinbar

MVRDV Architects  _ Villa VPRO _ Hivesum _ The Netherlands _ 1993

MVRDV Architects _  Sloterpark Swimming Pool _ Amsterdam _ competition 1994

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rem Koolhaas Architect _ Campus Center for the University of Utrecht _ 1997

Eliinbar’s sketches 2010

Other projects planned recently

Maybe got the inspiration from buildings with three-dimensional floor:

 

Umicore _  laurent ney

Coop-bank–Asma’s office building for the Synergasias Co-op Bank

 

 SANAA Architects _ Rolex Learning Center _ Lausanne _ Switzerland _ 2010

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