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Zaha Hadid & Grimshaw Architects, wrapped softly….

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

From time to time I hold a mirror and try to reflect  the contemporary architectural reality, for you to judge,

I must  confess…. it makes it more interesting when it comes to famous architects….

Here is another interesting example of “Conscious inspiration

Zaha Hadid is certainly one of the most influential architects working today.

Does Zaha Hadid implement intuitively the “Conscious Inspiration Method” to design unique structures?

The following image is Garibaldi Exhibition Building designed by Grimshaw Architects in 2006

Grimshaw Architects

Garibaldi Exhibition Building

Milan Italy Competition won: 2006

From Grimshaw’s architects cite  about Garibaldi Exhibition Building:

This functional core is then loosely wrapped, as though draped with fabric, in a metal skin that follows the shape of the site, creating something of an urban sculpture. At piazza level, the building is transparent.

Zaha Hadid Architects

The Burnham Pavilion, temporary pavilion to house multimedia installation

in Chicago Published : August 2009

Here’s some info from  Zaha Hadid  architects about Burnham Pavilion published in Dezeen: 

The pavilion is composed of an intricate bent-aluminum structure Outer and inner fabric skins are wrapped tightly around the metal frame to create the fluid shape.

Eliinbar sketches 2012  Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

Notice to the recurring themes of the two pavilions Fabric skins wrapped tightly around a metal frame, inspired by the fashion industry.

To be continued….


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You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts:

Daniel Libeskind’s Inspiration Sources & “The Crystal Buildings”

Zaha Hadid and the “Sculpture Buildings Trend”

In pursuit after Zaha Hadid’s  inspiration Sources 1

“Conscious Inspiration” the ultimate inspiration methodology

 “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

“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