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Rem Koolhaas the “Spiritual father” and REX Architects (Joshua Prince-Ramus) …. “To be there is not in the air”….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2012 by eliinbar

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

In a previous post, I claimed that Rem Koolhaas is the “Spiritual father”,Of a successful young group of architects working today (BIG , REX , MVRDV , FREE)

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We all want to be like them ….young, successful, Creative and innovative architects….

How can we get there?

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In this post I will try to convince you that there is a method to get there….

And I call this method, the “conscious inspiration Method

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To be there is not in the air….

I will try to illustrate my point by the following example.

A building designed by the successful architectural firm REX possession by Joshua Prince-Ramus …..One of the talented followers of Rem Koolhaas

What really makes the difference between “another building”, and a winning project?

I can suggest an answer …. Let’s  learn how to get “inspired consciously“.

First step:  don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings

 Look at the following example

This is an external image of the Wyly Theatre showing Rem Koolhaas’s “Wrapper Strategy”….A transparent skin encompasses an assemblage of structurally independent volumes

And this is an external Image of the CLC & MSFL TOWERS designed by REX Architects and Joshua Prince-Ramus

 eliinbar’s sketch 2012–  don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings….

Notice the similar design strategy (especially in the lower part of the building)…. A rectangular structure with a transparent skin encompasses an assemblage of structurally independent volumes.

The Wyly Theatre is the “relevant building”,

REX Architects and Joshua Prince-Ramus , had chosen to be inspired from it consciously.

I learned in a previous post of mine, that architects have varied inspiration sources ….

The first type of inspiration is basic and common ….I call it the “Visual Inspiration” Easy to identify, and characterized by architectural trends , shown in the previous images.. .

The second type of inspiration is based on research…. I call it the “Design Strategy Inspiration”. It requires knowledge and analytical skills.

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Second step: You should not be intimidated to get inspired from “Design Strategies” of successful architects

Here are the design strategies REX Architects and Joshua Prince-Ramus had chosen to be inspired from…all design strategies are inspired from Rem Koolhaas the “Spiritual father

 

The explanations and images are taken from REX’s site

Thank you Joshua Prince-Ramus ,for sharing your “Designs Strategies

It will also be interesting to visit my previous post and learn more about Rem koolhaas’s “Design Strategies”

1.the  “Augmented reality strategy”

The ideal office blocks are raised to the planning regulation’s height limit

2.The “Stacking Diagram design Strategy”

3. The “Environment strategy”

The two towers are shifted to make the best possible daylighting relationships between them and their neighbors, and are sheathed in vertical fins of aluminum (CLC) and stone (MSFL) for self-shading and glare control.

…to maximize their property value, views, daylight, and iconographic potential

4. The “Wrap a Schema strategy”

To clearly understand the “Wrap a Schema strategy” visit my post showing Bjarke Ingels and other talented architects” Wrapped buildings“.

 eliinbar’s sketch 2012 – Design Strategies of successful architects

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Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– BIG & MVRDV& REX- Chapter two-The “Wrapper Strategy” or the”libraries syndrome”

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From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012 – Rem Koolhaas’s “Wrapper Strategy

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

And the design strategy chosen for today’s post is…….. The “Wrapper Strategy”

(you are invited to visit  my relevant  previous  post)

 We will start our journey with a building designed by the spiritual father…. The Inspiration Source for all his followers…… Rem Koolhaas

 The next two images are Rem Koolhaas/OMA’s   Television Cultural Centre in Beijing – CHINA, (1st prize in a Competition from 2002)…. Construction began 2005.

This is the model of the internal part of the building, showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy” the Inside is an accumulation of structurally independent volumes

And This Is an External Image of the Television Cultural Centre building, showing the Wrapper Strategy”

 Continuous skin encompasses this assemblage, the walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls.

We will continue our journey with a building designed by Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus (Rex)OMA/LMN

The next three images are Rem Koolhaas/OMA’s   and Joshua Prince-Ramus (Rex) Seattle Central Library opened to the public, 2004

This is the model of the internal part of the building ,The Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

 And This Is an External Image of the Seattle Central Library, showing the Wrapper Strategy”-

 Continuous skin encompasses this assemblage. The walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls”

The next image is the interior space of the Seattle Central Library The Library is covered by a glass shell. Natural day light penetrates through geometric openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

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And here is another example …. REX’s and OMA’s  Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas published in arc space.com 2005 – Completed in 2009

This is a three-dimensional Internal imaging of the Wyly Theatre the Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image of the Wyly Theatre showing Rem Koolhaas’s Wrapper Strategy”

“A transparent skin encompasses this assemblage”

This Is a view from the inside of the Wyly Theatre

A transparent skin encompasses this assemblage

The next images are MVRDV’s   interior space of the Book Mountain Library in the Netherlands published in Dezeen 2009

This is a section of the Book Mountain Library showing  “ the Inside a “book mountain” ,a structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image of MVRDV’s Book Mountain Library showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy”

A glass shell refers to a traditional Dutch barn style typology

The next image is the interior space of the MVRDV’s Book Mountain Library

“The book mountain is covered by a glass shell; natural day light penetrates through openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

Notice the resemblance to the Seattle Central Library transparent shell

And the last images are BIG’s Architects new-national-library Astana Kazakhstan published in Designboom 2009

This is a section of the new-national-library  “In the Inside…. structurally independent volumes”

And This Is an External Image is BIG’s design of the new-national-library in Astana Kazakhstan. Showing Rem Koolhaas’sWrapper Strategy” 

“Exterior shell, creating lit spaces, the walls become the roof and the roof transforms back into the walls”

The next image is the interior space of  BIG’s new-national-library.

“The interior corridors are naturally day lit through geometric openings in the exterior shell, creating lit spaces for reading”

 

Notice the resemblance to the Seattle Central Library transparent shell

My challenge in this blog is to clarify the “Conscious Inspiration Method”. I want to thank my eldest son, whose conversation with him makes the challenge much more enjoyable….

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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