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Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”

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

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 – Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend”.

Here is a very short video that my youngest son photographed, my daughter edited and the eldest son chose the background music, documenting , the preparation process of my sketch.

They called it “ Sketch is born”

music by Nicolas Jaar

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

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

The construction of the new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum is finished.

I’m pleased to announce….Tel Aviv leads one of the hottest trends in architecture today….The “Origami Envelopes trend”.

Preston Scott Cohen Architect

Tel Aviv Museum


I am aware of Preston Scott Cohen’s unique architectural geometry approach, that gave rise to the “Origami envelopes trend” ….

Origami Swan

Notice the formal similarity between the Tel Aviv museum and the origami swan

1. Both were created from the practice of geometry.

2. Both “facades” are characterized by sharp lines.

3. Both are characterized by a shell composed of numerous straight surfaces.

4. It seems that the shell has also a constructive role (Actually in the museum a steel construction was covered by precast concrete slabs)


This blog focuses on the “sources of inspiration” of architects,

We are aware of the enormous architectural information we are exposed to in the web.

And as we found out…. it has big influence on us ….

Here is a partial selection of buildings  infected  from the “Origami Envelopes trend”. 

For you to judge ….

Taiyuan museum Preston Scott Cohen

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts deling with the“Origami envelopes trend”:


“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration


Zaha Hadid – “Conscious Inspiration” 2


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