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Inspiration, where do we find it? It’s right here…. let’s learn how to search for it….

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from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

 

From time to time I come across a building that explains everything….

A building designed according to the guiding principles of “conscious inspiration

Neil M. Denari Architects in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates are not intimidated to get inspired from “relevant buildings.

They developed their “tools”=”Codex rules”=”design Strategies”…. and it leads them to high quality and creative architecture ….

Neil M. Denari Architects in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates building

Are the winners of a highly publicized, international competition for the new Keelung Harbor Service Building in Taiwan’s largest port city….

 See the next images and sketches…. For You to Judge….

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Rem Koolhaas Architect

Central Chinese TV Building

 Beijing – 2008

Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building,

Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

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from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

Zaha Hadid Architect

 Phaeno Science Center

  Wolfsburg-Germany   2000- 2005

Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building

 Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources

Bjarke Ingels Group- BIG Architects

 islamic-center-of-tirana Albania

  winning Competition 2011 

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Neil M. Denari Architects (NMDA), in collaboration with Taiwanese architectural firm Fei and Cheng Associates

international competition new Keelung Harbor Service Building

Taiwan’s largest port city 2012

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – is BIG  Bjarke Ingels Groupislamic-center-of-tirana Neil M. Denari Architects inspiration sources?

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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 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?

“Conscious Inspiration” is practicing and acquiring tools to improve observation and differentiation of details.

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 will serve 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….

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 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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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 and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs….

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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

More in Arch Daily

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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Zaha Hadid and BMW’s new 7 Series 2012 tail light

Posted in public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by eliinbar

It seems that “Conscious Iinspiration” is everywhere….

You have noticed already that lately I’m more aware to the car industry.

Here is an interesting example that I can’t explain,  apart from the possibility that this is another good example of “Conscious inspiration”.

We saw already, in my previous post, that architects are inspired from the fashion world, and that fashion is inspired from architecture….

Is it possible that car designers are inspired by a famous building?

Well look at this example…. For you to judge

This is the interior image of the maxxi-museum galleries in Rome designed by Zaha Hadid.

Notice the dominant pattern of the continuous parallel and curved shape ceiling.

 The Zaha Hadid ‘s MAXXI Museum in Rome is one of the most popular buildings in the Web (if you check Google trends) it was designed and built from1999 to 2009

And this is a close look to BMW’s new 7 Series 2012 tail light 

Do you notice the similarity between the flowing parallel lines characterizing the ceiling of the MAXXI museum  ,and the tail light of BMW new 7 Series?

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012– Zaha Hadid and the inspirational “Continuous fluid movement motif”

Actually it is not really surprising to identify distinctive characteristics in the cars industry, inspired from architecture.

Who said “Conscious Inspiration” is Limited only to Architecture ?….

You are invited to visit previous relevant posts of mine:

What is common between Le Corbusier , Kia Sportage third generation and “Conscious Inspiration”? https://archidialog.com/2012/07/16

What is common between “conscious inspiration”and the car industry? Ask the manufacturers of Aston Martin, Ford, Peugeot, Citroën, Lexus, Audi, Hyundai, Subaru, Opel, Mercedes, Mini cooper, Honda and who not…. https://archidialog.com/2012/04/02

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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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What is common between Le Corbusier , Kia Sportage third generation and “Conscious Inspiration”?

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After I finished writing my last post ….

About Zaha Hadid and le Corbusier’s book “Toward an Architecture”

I was curious to know more about the automotive industry today.

I turned to the network to learn more about it….

 I came across a car, the third generation of the Kia Sportage designed in 2010 by Peter Schreyer , and recently won a number of design awards.

A calculate guess ….the third generation of the kia Sportage,was designed according to the “conscious inspiration method” ….If I may express my private opinion…. to perfection….

For you to judge….

Peter Schreyer

Is the designer of the Audi TT (1998) one of “the most influential automotive design in recent time

so he did the Audi A3, A4 and A6.

In 1993 moved to Volkswagen’s exterior design department and drew the Volkswagen’s revised Beetle

Peter Schreyer  has been lured from Volkswagen to become Kia’s chief designer in 2006

This is the  Kia Sportage designed by Peter Schreyer

Peter Schreyer 

Chief Design Officer at Kia Motors

kia Sportage Third generation  2010

Do the cars shown in the next images….are Peter Schreyer’s  inspiration sources for the kia Sportage Third generation?

The “Conscious inspiration Method” In the case of the Kia sportage, works like this….

First….It seems as if the main inspiration source was the Nissan Murano from 2005

Nissan Murano 2005

Notice in both cars the similar design strategy, emphasizing the front three dimensional, and the oblique angle of the back side windows….

Notice also the same rare metallic orange color in both cars…. Is it just a coincidence?

It is unusual…. I browsed the web …At last years I found just one car proposed with the same color ….the  Ford Edge  from 2009  

Now let’s go in to details….

look at the next image of the Volkswagen sirocco 2009

 Is the upper front grill and front flashlights of the Volkswagen sirocco the inspiration source for the front lower grill of the Kia sportage

 Volkswagen sirocco 2009

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012Volkswagen sirocco 2009 and the Kia Sportage’s inspiration sources

And the next car is the Mitsubishi Outlander 2006

Notice the unique shape of the Mitsubishi Outlander’s 2006 side window

Do you notice any formal similarity to the Kia shportage side window?

(Look also at the image of the Nissan Murano above)

And what do you say about the similarity of the front flashlights

pulled back like tiger eyes?

Eliinbar’s sketches 2012  Mitsubishi outlander 2006 and Kia sportage’s inspiration sources

If you are interested…. there are more cars that probably can be the inspiration sources for the kia sportage, third generation

Check the Ford Edge 2009 front flashlights, and the rare of the Volkswagen Tiguan 2009

Enjoy….

Epilog

If we look deeply , there are signs for the “conscious inspiration chain

The Nissan Murano came first in 2005….then in 2006 came the Mitsubishi Outlander  and finally the kia sportage third generation in 2010….

What do you say?

You are invited to visit my relevant post:

What is common between “conscious inspiration”and the car industry? Ask the manufacturers of Aston Martin, Ford, Peugeot, Citroën, Lexus, Audi, Hyundai, Subaru, Opel, Mercedes, Mini cooper, Honda and who not….

https://archidialog.com/2012/04/02/

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Zaha hadid “what came first the chicken or the egg?

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

From Eliinbar’s sketch book  2012  – Zaha Hadid

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Le Corbusier in his book “Toward an Architecture”(published 1923)

Talks about the new technology, cars, airplanes, ships etc. 

Le Corbusier claims that we architects need to be inspired from the functional aesthetics of vehicles, airplanes and the ships industries. 

Le Corbusier Back in the 20th, was already aware to the benefits of the “Conscious inspiration method” as an intriguing and relevant planning tool for architects. 

He offered us architects to get inspired from the automotive industries, planes and even from ships.

A picture from le Corbusiers’ book “Toward an Architecture1923

And this is what exactly happened In the first half of the 20th century….

Architects like Gropius, Mendelsohn,Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and others..

applied  Le Corbusier’s  “Conscious Inspiration” principles and Influenced generations of architects….

I think it’s a fascinating period in the history of architecture and I intend to elaborate this issue in the posts coming..

 

In this post I will check an intriguing question….

A classic case for the eternal question what came first the chicken or the egg? 

Are new constructions technologies available today, are Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources”?

Or is it  Zaha hadid’s vision that promoted new construction technologies that finally enabled realize her vision?

Here are some examples that expose construction methods used in Zaha Hadid’s  buildings

Do they enable us to answer the question I raised  previously?

For you to judge….

 Zaha Hadid Architect

Burnham Pavilion’s  aluminum-tube structure

Zaha Hadid Architect Burnham Pavilion

 aluminum-tubes and part Wrapped with a fabric

Zaha  Hadid Architect Burnham Pavilion

Millennium Park  Chicago 2009

Zaha Hadid  Architecte

Guangzhou Opera House under construction

Zaha Hadid Architecte

Guangzhou Opera House

published in  ArchDaily  in 2010

What did I learn from this post?

I think it will be a reasonable assumption to assume that  Zaha hadid  get inspired from new building technologies.

I believe that even today the principle Le Corbusier suggested in the 20’s is still relevant….”go architects and get inspired by advanced industrial technologies” …. 

And I believe that this is exactly what  Zaha Hadid  actually does ….She implements Le Corbusier’s principle….  And gets inspired consciously from advanced industrial technologies….

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

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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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