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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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Conscious Inspiration today

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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

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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

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SANAA and 100 Conscious Inspiration projects, in 200 days

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2013 by eliinbar

eliinbar's sketchbook 2013 – SANAA and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

from  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – SANAA and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

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Today’s post presents for the third time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

In the following 200 days I will present 100 projects that are published  in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website.

Followers of  SOMEONE  HAS  BUILT IT BEFORE will judge it , from this  point of view

Are the buildings published in ARCHDAILY,designed according to the principals of Conscious Inspiration

Or maybe by accident, they are the victims of the Copy Paste syndrome

Obviously, I will contribute by adding my input

What do you think?….We will find more of the “Conscious Inspiration” designs or “Copy Paste”  designs

?What we will learn from this project

And my last crop. is here for you to judge

The next building was published in ARCHDAILY in 6 april 2013

This is the Maranello Library desingnd by Andrea Maffei Architects in 2011

Andrea Maffei Architects Maranello Library 2011

Andrea Maffei Architects

Maranello Library 2011

And this is SANAA‘s Onishi Public Hall from 2005

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Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa =SANAA Architects

Onishi Public Hall

Japan 2005

Once again ,this is the Maranello Library designed by Andrea Maffei Architects in 2011

Andrea Maffei Architects Maranello Library 2011

Andrea Maffei Architects

Maranello Library 2011

And this  is SANAA‘s serpentine gallery pavilion from 2009

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SANAA  Architects

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From eliinbar's sketchbook 2013 – SANAA and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – SANAA and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

Note the prominent design choice of Andrea Maffei Architects

Transparent building envelope but basically sealed

Massive use of rounded forms ,and thin columns

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2011 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – SANAA / “Multiplying architecture”

Ryue Nishizawa and Kazuyo Sejima are partners in

SANAA, a leading architecture office.

Ryue Nishizawa also owns his private design office.

Here is an Interesting phenomenon…. worth a view….

This is the first example from three, of what I call “Multiplying Architecture” (doubling of architectural ideas)

Is this “Conscious Inspiration” ?

Ryue Nishizawa architect

structures at the Kumamoto station Japan

SANAA Architects

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eliinbar’s Sketches 2011

You are invited to visit my relevant post

 https://archidialog.com/2011/01/03

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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  “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 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