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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” .

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 18, 2013 by eliinbar


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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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 Zaha Hadid Dancing all the way to the “Conscious Inspiration” and beyond….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2012 by eliinbar

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid Dancing all the way to the “Conscious Inspiration” and beyond….

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

This is the “conscious Inspiration” short Story of Zaha Hadid representative of the older generation,

And Bjarke Ingels representative of the younger generation….

Both of them, graduates of Rem Koolhaas’s  “academy”

The next image is a building designed by Zaha hadid in 2007. Inspired by Steven Holl’s  “Sponge Concept”  …. more about the “Sponge Concept”  visit my post:

Zaha Hadid & Steven Holl – the “Sponge Concept” –  “Conscious Inspiration”

Zaha Hadid Architect

The Opus Commercial Towers

Dubai 2007

Notice in Zaha Hadid’s Opus Commercial Towers, the dominant design characteristics of the perforated box with the morphological of a sponge.

And this is a sketch of mine….showing the evolution of Steven Holl’s “Sponge Concept” 

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

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

The next image is the Shenzhen International Energy Mansion designed in 2009 , by a very successful graduate of Rem Koolhaass  academy…. 

The most prominent representative of the younger generation…. Bjarke Ingels .

Bjarke Ingels Architect (BIG)

Shenzhen International Energy Mansion

first prize in the international competition 2009

Notice Bjarke Ingels’s Shenzhen International Energy Mansion, dominant design characteristics of the perforated box ,with the morphological of a sponge.

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid the “Sponge Concept”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

And these two buildings ,were designed by Zaha Hadid and Bjarke Ingels

Two years apart

 

Not much to add

You judge….

Zaha Hadid  Architect

“Dancing Towers”

Dubai  2006

Bjarke Ingels Group-BIG Architects

Mixed-use office and residential building

 Prague , published September 30, 2008

From  eliinbar’s sketch book 2012  Bjarke Ingels And Zaha Hadid “Dancing Towers

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

If you are interested to explore Zaha hadid’s Inspiration Sources origins to the “Dancing Towers

You Are invited to visit my post

Zaha Hadid & MVRDV – “Conscious Inspiration”

As an advance. …. see the following sketch

  eliinbar’s sketch 2010 , MVRDV And Zaha Hadid “Dancing Towers

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

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Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Morphosis….The dominant representatives of The new age of Architectural Envelopes

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

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar– 

What is a building envelope? 

The building envelope is the physical separator between the interior and the exterior.

It was not always been like that…. 

It was Le Corbusier that helped us liberate the envelope from the internal structure with his “Dominos houses”.

Domino House (1914–1915) is an open floor plan structures , supported by reinforced concrete columns meaning that the floor space was free to be configured into rooms without concern for supporting walls and the physical expression of the building envelope, is subject to the interpretation of Its Architect.

 This is an old sketch of mine, showing contemporary expressions to Le Corbusier’s “Dominos houses”.

Eliinbar’s Sketches, contemporary expressions to Le Corbusier’s “Dominos houses”.

Since  Le Corbusier…. architects made number of measures for total separation between the building envelope and its internal structure.

In this post I will show three leading architects taking advantage of the evolution that accorded in building envelopes,

Each one of them expresses in his building ,his own -“Envelopes Design Strategy”

Zaha Hadid’s  -“Shell Structures envelopes”

From  eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011  , Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Zaha Hadid Architect

mixed-use building Budapest,Hungary

 March 2007     

Zaha Hadid is inspired by the Budapest’s rich architectural heritage and Thin-shell structures

 

Frank Gehry’s  -“Envelopes Design Strategy”

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook  2011 Learning from Frank Gehry

Frank GehryArchitect

 Disney Concert Hall typical Floor Plan

 Los Angeles California 1987-2003

Frank Gehry Architect

 Disney Concert Hall

Thanks Martin for this picture ,of the built structure

From  Eliinbar’s sketches 2011  , Learning from Frank Gehry

What did I learn from Frank Gehry’s -“Envelopes Design Strategy”? 

Gehry is very aware to the “needs” of the building,like once said Le Corbusier “a house is a machine for living”. 

He designs buildings with effective floor plans 

He does not give up his desire for creativity and uniqueness.

Gehry develops his “Envelopes Design Strategy and uses his architect skills to realize his architectural vision…”sculptural buildings”

Thom Mayne founder of  Los Angeles firm Morphosis – “screen sculptural envelopes”

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  Morphosis’s Floor plan strategy

Typical floor plan of the Sciences Building of Cooper Union College in New York designed by the Morphosis firm

Thom Mayne  founder of Los Angeles firm Morphosis

Sciences Building of Cooper Union college

in New York. 2009

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  Morphosis’s Floor plan strategy

So Morphosis ”floor plan  strategy” is now clear….  

1. Simple cube-shaped building with an Interior core designed by the principles of the “sponge concept” (you are invited to sea my post about Steven Holl’s “sponge concept”).

2. And a sculptural façade created by a steel screen fluctuates in its offset from the cube. (You are invited to sea my post about the three dimensional “Mashrabiya Envelopes” and some other of my relevant posts listed at the end).

I think we can summarize this post with the following statement:

“The most dominant characteristic of contemporary architecture, is liberating the envelope from its internal building

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

Conscious Inspiration Facades 2 https://archidialog.com/2011/03/08/conscious-inspiration-facades-2/

The”Mashrabiya Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration https://archidialog.com/2011/03/17/the%e2%80%9dmashrabiya-envelopes%e2%80%9d-conscioous-inspiration/

Conscious Inspiration “Facades” https://archidialog.com/2011/02/22/conscious-inspiration-facades/

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Morphosis “Floor plan strategy”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2012 by eliinbar

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 Morphosis’s Floor plan strategy

Frank Gehry and the Morphosis architecture firm are Identified by their “sculptural buildings” (you are invited to sea my posts about The “Sculpted decade”)

In my previous posts  I presented Frank Gehry’s  “floor plan strategy”.

He designs  complex sculptural buildings in reasonable budgets and without compromising with their planning needs.

In this post I will show another successful “floor plan strategy”, of an important member in the prestigious group of sculpt architects….Thom Mayne  founder of Los Angeles firm Morphosis.

Below is shown,  a typical floor plan of the Sciences Building of Cooper Union college in New York designed by the Morphosis firm.

Now look at the picture below, are the square floor plan above and the building in the picture below,  the same building?

Thom Mayne founder of  Los Angeles firm Morphosis

Sciences Building of Cooper Union college

 in New York. 2009

 they are basically the  same building.
the section below explains Morphosis’s “floor plan strategy”…. 
A building designed out from the core

A typical section of the Sciences Building of Cooper Union college in New York designed by the Morphosis firm

As Thom Mayne is cited in Arcspace.com:

We literally designed out from the core, always keeping in mind that the building should be as strong and innovative as the institution itself.”

Eliinbar sketches 2012  Morphosis’s Floor plan strategy

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So Morphosis “floor plan  strategy” is now clear….  

1. Simple cube-shaped building with an Interior core designed by the principles of the “sponge concept” (you are invited to sea my post about Steven Holl’s “sponge concept”).

2. And a sculptural façade created by a steel screen fluctuates in its offset from the cube. (You are invited to sea my post about the three dimensional “Mashrabiya Envelopes” and some other of my relevant posts listed at the end).

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

Conscious Inspiration Facades 2 https://archidialog.com/2011/03/08/conscious-inspiration-facades-2/

The”Mashrabiya Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration https://archidialog.com/2011/03/17/the%e2%80%9dmashrabiya-envelopes%e2%80%9d-conscioous-inspiration/

Conscious Inspiration “Facades” https://archidialog.com/2011/02/22/conscious-inspiration-facades/

 

Thom Mayne founder of  Los Angeles firm Morphosis

Sciences Building of Cooper Union college

a computerized image of the core

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