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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/

 

Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”,or In other words ….the “Self inspiration strategy”…. . can we consider it as”Conscious Inspiration”?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 24, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”

I often get the impression that there is a common phenomenon among successful architects that is worth checking out….

I call this phenomenon the “Multiplying architecture strategy”…. (Multiplying of architectural ideas or“Self inspiration”)

I was taught as a young architect, that architecture is distinguished from other design professions, because of its hard connection to a specific place ….

So how it becomes that the “Multiplying architecture strategy” or the “Self inspiration strategy”…. flourishes among the most talented architects working today?

 

Let’s start our short journey with two Bjarke Ingels’s examples

For you to Judge….

The “W”/ ”dancing” buildings

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

Stretch Metal Housing

2006

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

 Hafjell Mountain Hotel

Norway 2007

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

Mixed-use office and residential building

 Prague , published September 30, 2008

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012   Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”- The “W” /”dancing” buildings

The Rolling wave buildings

Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

RÉN building PEOPLE’S BUILDING WORLD EXPO SITE

SHANGHAI, CHINA, Expo 2010

For more Information E-Architect

Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

St.Petersburg pier

Florida ,  Published 2011

For more Information E-Architect

Bjarke Ingels  Architect –BIG

Khalifa Park proposal

published 2011

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels’s “Multiplying architecture strategy”- The Rolling wave buildings

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And here are three more projects

by  SANAA

 that Implement the “Multiplying architecture strategy”  

for you to Judge….

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

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/20

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 –  SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously?

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

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/22

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA    “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part one

more information about “Multiplying architecture Consciously” , visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/06/18/

 eliinbar’s sketches 2011 – SANAA  “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?

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What did I learn from this post? 

Your own project can be your inspiration source .

Practically your design process is your inspiration source…. 

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

 

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

Steven Holl Architects

 Sarphatistraat offices

Amsterdam, The Netherlands  1996 – 2000

For more information visit  ARCHDAILY.COM  

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 ….

Steven Holl Architect

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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Bjarke Ingels and SANAA are Joining forces and paving the way to the…. unbelievable “Conscious Inspiration” building

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


From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012, SANAA and the “Shifted Buildings Trend”

Just unbelievable….

On a regular basis I introduced in this blog, a variety of “Conscious Inspiration” examples.

This time,  I came across the ultimate example of the “Conscious inspiration building”……

or maybe not….

For you to judge….

The next building undoubtedly is an honorary member in the privileges group of the “Shifted buildings”

 Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo

 proposal  for the Two Towers project

competition in China 2011 

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The  Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo’s  proposal  for the Two Towers project  has a Typology that is  identified  with the “Shifted Buildings Trend

For more information and a lot of examples for the ” Shifted Buildings” see my next sketch , and visit my previous post “Typology of Shifted Buildings  – “Conscious Inspiration

from  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2010  SANAA and the  “Shifted Buildings Trend”

A calculate guess …. Like most of the Shifted buildings

Probably Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo  are inspired by the SANAA’s very familiar Museum of Contemporary Art, in New York ….shown in the next image.

SANAA Architects

Museum of Contemporary Art

New York City 2002– 2007

For more information visit  ARCHDAILY.COM

Now lets See the next clip….this is a clip representing

 Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo’s  design strategies….

Does It seems familiar? ….Did you recognize the architect’s design strategies?

Well… Saraiva & Associados Arquitectura Urbanismo’s  design strategies, look  in the video clip exactly like  BIG’s Augmented reality design strategy

For more information about BIG’s “Augmented reality design strategy” (emphasizing the building’s morphology planning given the weather conditionslooks at the viewtraffic systems, etc.) see  my next sketch, and visit my previous post “Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it?”

A warm recommendation…. Locate presentations showing  BIG’s “Augmented reality design strategy”  in YouTube

Here is one I like …. 

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 , BIG’s architects “Augmented reality design strategy

What did I learn from this post?

Architects have varied inspiration Sources ….

The first type of inspiration is basic and common ….I call it the “Visual Inspiration” Easy to identify, and characterized by architectural trends.  (Like the “Shifted buildings” trend)

The second type of inspiration is based on research…. I call it the “Design Strategy Inspiration”. It requires knowledge and analytical skills. (Like BIG’s architects “Augmented reality design strategy”)

Recently, colleagues encouraged me to publish a “very small book”, With a collection of common planning strategies, explained through my sketches….

What do you think about it?

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More examples of buildings inspired by the

Shifted Buildings Trend

Believe me,  there are much more….

BIG- Bjarke Ingels’s Group “Mountain Strategy” or the strategy of the“Self inspiration”

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From  Eliinbar’s sketch book  2012– BIG’s “Mountain Strategy”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

Thanks to “A Daily Dose of Architecture “who was my inspiration for this post

I introduced in previous Posts of mine, the possibility that gifted architects multiply their architecture designs …. for example :  SANAA multiplying architecture consciously or Daniel Libeskind Cristal Buildings.

In this post I will show some examples of Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG’s, “Self inspiration” .

Mountain Strategy” = Buildings with dominant mountain morphology

I am aware that the “Mountain Strategy” is a morphology used by other architects….

Usually been used by other architects to:

1. Increase The exposure of the building to a unique view (It is common in hotels located next to the sea)

2. Increase the exposure of the building to solar radiation (Common in cold northern countries)

3. Increase the number of terraces that are attached to apartments. (Common in Mediterranean countries) 

And more ….

As I showed in  previous  post of mine

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

is a master in applying the  “Conscious inspiration method

For example…. BIG designed the “Amagerforbraending  Waste Treatment Plant” according to their very common “Mountain Strategy” ,but they added a twist ….they took advantage of the slope  …. and made use of it as a ski run …. (See The Amagerforbraending  Waste Treatment Plant shown in the next image) 

 The Amagerforbraending Waste Treatment Plant  is a good example , representing  a building designed according to  the “Conscious inspiration method”…

For you to judge….

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Amagerforbraending Waste Treatment Plant

published in Designboom 2011

More Buildings by  BIG  that are planed according to the  “Mountain Strategy”

 BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

residential, parking  garage

Ørestad, Copenhagen Completed 2008

Bjarke Ingels Group –BIG  

mixed-use building housing

Copenhagen,Denmark 2010 published in ArchDaily

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG

Urban plan proposal for Ansan city

Project South Korea year 2010

  Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG

World Village of Women Sports  Sweden

Published –in Eco Friend 2010

Bjarke Ingels Group– BIG

Beach and Howe St.residential building Vancouver

published in Designboom  2012

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG

Zira Island Azerbaijan

published In Interior Design  2009

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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.

Be inspired consciously  from existing building, will generate a unique design process that serves our creative desires….

Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

Eli Inbar

Daniel Libeskind – These Are Daniel Libeskind’s inspiration sources?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012-Daniel Libeskind’s inspiration Sources?

I introduced  in previous Posts of mine,the possibility that gifted architects multiply their architecture designs …. for example :  SANAA multiplying architecture consciously or Daniel Libeskind Cristal Buildings.

In this Post I will check the possibility that gifted architects get Inspired from each other….

Here are three examples ….  These are Daniel Libeskind’s inspiration sources?

For You to Judge….

Daniel Libeskind Architect

Danish Jewish Museum,Copenhagen,Denmark.

Construction of the Museum began in March 2003 and the museum opened in June 2004.

Published in ABDUZEEDO.com

 Herzog De Meuron Architects

Prada Aoyama Epicenter shop, showroom

Tokyo completed 2003 

published in clippings.com

Notice the similarity of the characteristic repetitive Diamond shape and the morphological resemblance of the envelope.

Daniel Libeskind Architect

The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge

Kentucky,USA. Completed: 2008

Published in ABDUZEEDO.com

Herzog & de Meuron Architects

Forum Barcelona

Spain Completed:  2004 

Published in ARC SPACE

Notice the morphological resemblance….both buildings are constructed from a pointed prism characterized by repetitive vertical linear patterns, on its envelope

Daniel Libeskind Architect

Glass Courtyard

Berlin,Germany opened  2007

Published in ABDUZEEDO.com

Toyo Ito & Associates

Tods Store

Tokyo  2004

Published in DEZEEN

Notice the dominant pattern of the “Bird nest” in the two buildings

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA    “Multiplying architecture” = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part one https://archidialog.com/2011/06/18/ 

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA   Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part two https://archidialog.com/2011/06/20/ 

Kazuyo Sejima+Ryue Nishizawa = SANAA Multiplying architecture Consciously = ”Conscious Inspiration”?- part three https://archidialog.com/2011/06/22/ 

Daniel Libeskind , Coop Himmelb(l)au & Iakov Georgievich Chernikhov – so that is how “Conscious Inspiration” works? https://archidialog.com/2012/01/09/ 

Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources & “The Crystal Buildings” https://archidialog.com/2011/10/08

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