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Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit, and it should be realized by a plastic artist = Architect

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 Le Corbusier and Carlos Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

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The following quote, is from le Corbusier’s  book “Towards an Architecture” ,published in 1923:

Extrusion is the touchstone of architecture

It distinguishes Art from Engineering

Extrusion is free of all constraint

This is not a question of conventions, tradition, construction method or even usefulness

Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit, it needs a plastic artist

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Le Corbusier ,in his book Towards  an Architecture, presents to us the Pantheon‘s coffered dome  ,as an example for an extrusion’s inspiration source

The Pantheon was built during the reign of Augustus in Rome ,Italy

Pantheon's Coffered dome

Years after the Pantheon was built

The renowned architect ,Carlo Scarpa, was inspired by the coffered dome of the Pantheon

Here Is a typical detail from the Brion’s Family mausoleum ceiling, designed by Carlo Scarpa  1969-1978

typical detail from the Brion's Family mausoleum, designed by Carlos Scarpa  1969-1978

 Le Corbusier and Carlos Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist=Architect

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier and Carlo Scarpa shows us that Extrusion is a pure creation of the spirit,and it should be realized by a plastic artist = Architect

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If you want to learn more about famous architects  inspired by ancient temples,  You are invited to visit my relevant and very popular post

David Chipperfield & Oscar Niemeyer & The Parthenon Conscious Inspiration

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Eliinbar’s Sketches 2011  The Parthenon -Conscious Inspiration

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Le Corbusier and Steven Holl ….once more they have shown us, consciously…. “God is in the details”

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2012 by eliinbar

From  Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 ….“God is in the details”

This is a Doric Temple

Temple of Neptune at Paestum

And this is a typical Doric Column

Notice the  characteristics vertical slots

Le Corbusier in his book “Towards an Architecture” (1923) is fascinated by the small details Of the Parthenon’s Doric Columns.

Here is a quote from le Corbusier’s book “towards an architecture” ( page 178) about extrusion in Doric Columns…..in other words  “the slots”:   

“We recognize the artist plastic by extrusion…. this is the place and time that the engineer is deleted, and the sculpture goes into action

 

Know look at the next image showing a detail from Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art

Notice the Similarity between Steven Holl’s slots, shown in the image above,, and the slots of the Doric Columns …

Notice the fundamental difference between the tow designs approaches….

The slots In the Doric Columns are vertical … and in Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art , shown in the next image  …. are Horizontal….

Steven Holl’s Nanjing Museum of Art

horizontal slots

This is a typical case of “Conscious Inspiration” ……..

Steven Holl chooses consciously to be inspired from the vertical Doric Columns’s slots ….

But he implements the slots horizontally ….

 As shown on the lower right of the next image

Steven Holl’s  Nanjing Museum of Art

Nanjing, China, 2003-2013

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What did I learn from this post?

1. An architectural detail can be a “Source of Inspiration”.

2. “Conscious inspiration” is also the ability to copy architectural details , and by one small change ….the detail gets a new architectural meaning =“Copy with Invention”….

A “small talk” about “Conscious inspiration”:

With the methodology of “conscious Inspiration”, we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Be inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that willserve your creative desires….

But first we must develop our “TOOLS” or in other words, our” Codex rules”…. 

In my previous posts I published numerous “Design Strategies” = “TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules”, of talent and well known architects

You are invited to visit my previous posts and learn more about  ”Codex rules” of leading architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Morphosis and others

Here is a short list of my previous posts , Presenting the “Design Strategies” = TOOLS” ”= “Codex rules of leading architects

1. Zaha Hadid & Frank Lloyd Wright ….Do aspirations for reality begins in our drawings?

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/11/

2. Morphosis “Floor plan strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2012/01/12/

3. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 1 ,His Design Tools

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/24/

4. Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 2  His floor plan Strategy

https://archidialog.com/2011/10/27/

5. Learning from Frank Gehry .  ….Chapter 3 – the “Clinging Statue Strategy”

https://archidialog.com/2011/11/13/

6. Learning from Zaha Hadid

https://archidialog.com/2011/09/12/

7. Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG….how they do it?

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/06/

Once we develop our “TOOLS”=”Codex rules”, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

“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

Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 -Le corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy

Let’s find out what was le Corbusier’s message, when he wrote in his book “Towards an Architecture” in 1923

Today’s architects are concerned from the geometric components of buildings surfaces. The great problems of the modern building age will be resolved by the “Geometry”.

This Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery designed and built 1953-1957

Is this building designed according to Le Corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy?

Le Corbusier Architect

La Tourette Monastery

  Lyon  France 1953-1957

What is certain ….This building was and will be a source of inspiration for many generations of architects still to come….

See the following sketch … Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery is on the left

 Eliinbar’s Sketches  2010  Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monastery

For more information about architects getting inspired from Le Corbusier’s La Tourette Monastery,you are invited to visit my post

Le Corbusier La Tourette Monastery

https://archidialog.com/2010/03/08/

And this Is Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome ….. Most likely this is not a building designed according to Le Corbusier’s “Geometry” strategy

Zaha Hadid Architects

MAXXI Museum , Rome

 Italy 1999-2009

This building is undoubtedly the inspiration source of a large number of

Buildings designed these days….

See the following sketch….

 Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 , Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome

For more information about architects getting inspired from Zaha Hadid’s MAXXI Museum in Rome, you are invited to visit my post

Zaha Hadid And the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”2

https://archidialog.com/2012/06/19/

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So what do you think?

Who is the preferred choice for inspiration to architects today?

Zaha Hadid or Le Corbusier?

The truth is hard to answer….

For that invented Google…. the “Google Trends”

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Google Trends  is a” Tool” to compare the world’s interest in different topics. You can see how often the topics you are interested searched on Google over time.

This is a “Google Trends” graph that compares the world’s interest in Zaha Hadid and Le Corbusier.

At least ….according to “Google Trends” Le Corbusier (in Red) takes it all….

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Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2012 by eliinbar


From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier Playing musical chairs

Le Corbusier wrote in his book “Towards an Architecture” in 1923 : ”Architecture is not making any Longer simple shapes

 

Twenty seven years later Le Corbusier designed Notre Dame du Haut chapel. A Floor plan that is characterized by complex shapes ….a style identified today with Zaha Hadid’s Architecture…..

 Le Corbusier

Notre Dame du Haut chapel’s floor plan

France 1950-54

And this is a  Zaha hadid’s  typical floor plan … Note the morphological similarity to le Corbusier’s Notre Dame du Haut chapel floor plan.

Zaha Hadid  Architects

Regium Waterfront Development a museum and a multifunctional building for performing arts

 in Reggio Calabria, southern Italy 2007-2015

From Eliinbar’s sketch book 2012-Zaha hadid & Le Corbusier  morphological similarity = “Conscious Inspiration”

Forty years later Zaha hadid designs the Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics  in London

Zaha hadid architects

Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics

 London  England  2011

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Notice the Aquatics Centre’s roof …It is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space

And this is the roof designed by Le Corbusier for the Notre Dame du Haut chapel

Le Corbusier

Notre Dame du Haut chapel

France 1950-54

Notice the structural design of the roof was inspired by the engineering of airfoils.

The building’s roof is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space

From Eliinbar’s  Sketch book 2012 Zaha hadid & Le corbusier  morphological similarity= “Conscious Inspiration”

“Epilog”:

Zaha Hadid’s Aquatics Centre roof…. under construction

Notice the Aquatics Centre’s roof …It is supported by concrete columns that make it appear to float above the rest of the space.

Villa Adriana  was the Source of  inspiration for le corbusier,when he designed  the RonChamp Chapel  in 1950.

And the next image, are le Corbusier’s sketches from Villa Adriana

Probably Zaha Hadid’s inspiration source for the Aquatics Centre for 2012 Summer Olympics London , is  Le Corbusier’s RonChamp ,Chapel roof.

Each generation and its inspiration sources

The principle is the same…. talented architects of all times are not intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.

Here are two relevant examples ,of talented architects that are inspired from Le Corbusier’s RonChamp Chapel – roof. … For you to judge

The next image is Louis Kahn’s  First Unitarian Church  roof designed and built  1959-1969,  inspired from Le corbusier’s  Ron Champ Chapel .

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 eliinbar Sketches 2010  Louis Kahn First Unitarian Church and Le corbusier’s Ron Champ Chapel roof

More information about Louis Kahn’s First Unitarian Church roof, you are invited to visit my post:  Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel  ” Sacred Inspiration” 2   https://archidialog.com/2010/12/01/

And this is Rafael Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral  ,designed and built  1996-2002 , inspired from Le corbusier’s Ron Champ Chapel roof.

 eliinbar Sketches 2010  Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral

More information about Rafael Moneo’s “Our Lady of the Angels” Cathedral  in Los Angeles , you are invited to visit my post: Le Corbusier Ronchamp Chapel “Sacred Inspiraion”  https://archidialog.com/2010/11/28/

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Learning from Zaha Hadid and Le Corbusier or how to Get “inspired Consciously” from Inspiring “floor plans”?

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

After we learned from Le Corbusier about his “Preliminary shapes strategy” (You are invited to read more about it, in my last post.)

Let’s find out what was le Corbusier’s  message ,when he wrote in his book “Towards an Architecture” in 1923 : ….Architecture is not making any Longer simple shapes”

This is the floor plans of the famous villa Savoy designed by le Corbusier in the 20s

“Villa Savoye main floor plan” – Le Corbusier  Architect

(1928-1931) In Poissy

outskirts of Paris, France.

Corbusier’s floor plan is characterized by the orthogonal arrangement,
there is a clear hierarchy between the main areas and service areas

There is an identity to the open spaces and closed areas.

It is relatively easy to identify the use of spaces and the areas for transition from space to space.

And this is a floor plan designed by Zaha Hadid’s in the 2000 s

Zaha Hadid Architects

Typical floor plan of the MAXXI Museum

Rome,Italy 1999-2009

more information in arcspace.com

Zaha Hadid’s floor plan is characterized by a sense of motion composition of intersecting paths, routes, and volumes in forms that are dynamic rather than static….taking inspiration from the language of highway engineering.-

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 – Learning from Zaha Hadid and Le Corbusier

Notice the different floor plan design approaches…. Le Corbusier Assisted by his “Preliminary shapes strategy” (left)

And Zaha Hadid’s Assisted by her “motional and fluid lines strategy” (right)

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What do you say?

I believe there is a place for all the varieties of floor plans strategies…. le Corbusier’s strategy , Zaha hadid’s Strategy or any other architects strategy you choose…. 

We must recognize as many planning strategies possible.

This is our professional duty…. We are committed to improve our ability….

First….we are obliged to understand the strategy we are using…

Second….we need to develop tools how to choose and apply the right strategy for us.

In other words …. don’t be intimidated to get “inspired Consciously”…. and the focus is on Consciously there is no forgiveness for the “Copy Paste strategy“….

What did I learn from this post?

Get “inspired Consciously” from well known strategies that you sympathize with them…. it is worth the effort ….Your buildings will be much more inviting….

You are invited to visit previous relevant posts of mine:

Memories from Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye https://archidialog.com/2011/11/10/

Learning from Frank Gehry ….Chapter 3 – the most successful “floor plan Strategy”….  https://archidialog.com/2011/11/21

 John Hejduk , Aldo van Eyck, SANAA and the “Perfect Floor Plan”. https://archidialog.com/2012/02/24/

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That is how you will get inspired…. Learning from le corbusier’s book -“Towards an Architecture” (1923)

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

From Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 – learning from le corbusier’s book… “Towards an Architecture”

Here is what Le Corbusier has to say

About “Architectural volumes” and “Preliminary shapes” ….

The quotations are from  le Corbusier’s book “Towards an Architecture” published in 1923

Le Corbusier’s quote about  the “Architectural volumes”:   “Architecture is the smart play ,Accurate And wonderful of volumes that are connected under the light”

Silos in Canada, from Le Corbusier’s book “Towards an Architecture”

Jean Nouvel Architect

C1 tower  Boulogne-Billancourt

France 2008-2011

From Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 – learning from le corbusier’s book  “Towards an Architecture”….the “Architectural volumes”

Notice…. both buildings are Characterized by  basic volumes shapes,  this is Le Corbusier’s “Architectural volumes strategy”

Le Corbusier’s quote About  the “Preliminary shapes”;   Preliminary shapes are beautiful because they are read clearly….Architecture is not making any Longer simple shapes” 

Preliminary shapes” can be your inspiration and generate a planning process  that  enriches your floors plans design.

Look at next examples ….You can get an impression how the “Preliminary shapes strategy” is reflected in le Corbusir’s and Hejduk’s floor plans

Le corbusier’s typical “floor plan

for the “cite the refuge” –1929

John Hejduk’s   project for “One-half House” 1966

From Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –  learning from le corbusier’s book “Towards an Architecture”…. the “Preliminary shapes”

Notice…. both floor plans are characterized by Preliminary  shapes,  this is Le Corbusier’s Preliminary shapes strategy”

Is Le corbusier’s typical floor plan for the “cite the refuge” ……..  Hejduk’s inspiration source? 

Hejduk is not the only one that implements in his floor plans design the “Preliminary shapes strategy”  ….look at  Louis kahn’s  typical Floor plan….shown in the next image ….

this is Louis kahn’s  famous  National Assembly Building in Bangladesh

Notice…. the floor plans is characterized by preliminary shapes,  this is Le Corbusier’s Preliminary shapes strategy”

Louis Kahn architect

National Assembly Building of Bangladesh

  Typical floor plan….

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The five “HOWS” of the “Conscious Inspiration Method”  The ultimate inspiration methodology

1. How to filter out relevant Knowledge from the Web with abundance of information?

2. How to develop your own architectural Vision?

3. How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” that empowers your Vision?

4. How to develop your personal Design tools?

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

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“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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