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Trends…. I’m not saying I have a problem with them….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012– Trends…. I’m not saying I have a problem with them….

 I was taught at the School of Architecture….Architects have  special responsibility….Our mistakes remain even after we will not  longer be here …. 

See what gave rise, from a 10 minutes visit to one of the numerous internet architecture magazines….Designboom

All of the following projects represent an architectural trend ,shown in my previous posts ….

The Bubble \ Pebbles Architecture Trend  

Shao Weiping + BIAD_UFo Aarchitects

phoenix international media center

under construction  beijing, china.

published in DESIGNBOOM

 From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011-The “Bubble-Pebbles architecture trend”

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my post:

The Bubble \ Pebbles Architecture Trend https://archidialog.com/2011/05/24

“Origami Envelopes trend”

  Mcbride Charles Ryan architect

 “‘letterbox house” blairgowrie, australia

published in DESIGNBOOM

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

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my posts:

Preston Scott Cohen and the “Origami Envelopes trend” https://archidialog.com/2012/04/12

“Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration   https://archidialog.com/2011/02/24

 “House as a Metaphor” or the “Visual House“or The “Homeless Roof trend”

Mcbride Charles Ryan architect

 ‘junior boys building at Penleigh and Essendon grammar school

Victoria,Australia

 published in DESIGNBOOM

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2011 – Zaha Hadid – “house as a metaphor or the “Visual House”

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my post:

Zaha Hadid  “house as a metaphor”or the “Visual House“ https://archidialog.com/2011/08/15

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 -The “Homeless Roof Trend

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For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my post:

The “Homeless Roof”   https://archidialog.com/2010/07/22/

What did I learn from this post?….

Architectural trends were always been recognized…….. There is nothing new under the sun….

The Network effect changed dramatically the availability of architects inspiration sources

Architectural trends today are characterized by quotations….Personal expression and creativity, get a small place

I’m not saying I have a problem with this…. on the contrary….

I think we should institutionalize a method that helps young architects get inspired consciously from existing buildings…”it will lead us architects and designers to high quality and creative architecture”. 

I direct The “Conscious Inspiration Method” to be oriented to deal with this challenge. 

What do you think?

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“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:knowledgetools and invention.

Knowledge”: as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing process. We 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…tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

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.

Zaha Hadid & John Hejduk – to be inspired consciously….

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

Bernardo Rodrigues architect

S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in Dezeen  2011

This is an inspiring house….someone invested a lot of money here,

I wander what were Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration sources?

Well ….I can indicate two optional morphological inspiration sources….

1.

There is a dominant presence of John Hejduk’s “wall house 2”

Hejduk’s “wall house 2” designed in the 70′

Bernardo Rodrigues architect

S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in Dezeen  2011

Note the dominant presence of the wall in both buildings

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration source 1

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my post:

La Tourette ” Conscios Inspiration” 2

2.

And Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif” is Without doubt a good option for the second inspiration source

Zaha Hadid Architects

 MAXXI Museum

Rome,Italy 1999-2009

Bernardo Rodrigues Architect

private house  S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in doyoulovewhereyoulive.com  on May 25, 2011

Note  the  floating structure characterized by a sloping edge

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012– Bernardo Rodrigues’s inspiration source 2

For the complete story of this sketch, you are invited to visit my posts:

1. Zaha Hadid and the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”2

2. Zaha Hadid and the morphology of the “aggressive snake motif”1

Know look at this casual floor plane.

This is a typical floor plan,of the private house in S. Michael Island , designed by Bernardo Rodrigues.

It looks like a floor plane of an ordinary orthogonal private house.

There are no clues for its unique external morphology….

So what did I learned from this post?

Getting inspired from relevant buildings is a powerful design strategy that helps us architects to upgrade an ordinary floor plan schema, to a well designed and inspiring house.

 Bernardo Rodrigues’s design strategy ( implemented in this private house) helps me demonstrate the mechanics of the “conscious inspiration method” ….

The mechanics of the “conscious inspiration method” : 

 Be inspired consciously  from existing building, will generate a unique design process that serves our creative desires….

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

You are invited to visit my relevant posts:

1. The “Conscious Inspiration Chain”

2. “Origami Envelopes” – Conscious Inspiration

3. John Hejduk , Aldo van Eyck, SANAA and the “Perfect Floor Plan”.

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 “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:knowledgetools and invention.

Knowledge”: as many said, and wrote before – Knowledge is the foundation for all designing process. We 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…tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

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

Be inspired consciously  from existing building, will generate a unique design process that serves our creative desires….

Once we develop our tools, it will lead us to high quality and creative architecture.

 


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

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

In a previous post of mine I presented Zaha Hadid’s repetitive morphological structure I like to call the “Aggressive snake motif”.(a floating  structure characterized by a sloping edge) she duplicate it in her designs from time to time, with minor changes….

Here is a typical example of Zaha Hadid’s “Aggressive snake motif”. Notice the “Aggressive snake motif”. A structure floating over the museum entrance

Zaha Hadid Architects

 MAXXI Museum

Rome , Italy 1999-2009

And this is a sketch that shows two more of Zaha Hadid’s “Aggressive snake motif” designs. For more of Zaha Hadid’s relevant buildings, you are invited to visit my previous post

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

Apparently Zaha Hadid’saggressive snake motifis the inspiration source for other talented architects. 

In this post I will show some of them….

For you to judge..

Bernardo Rodrigues Architect

private house  S. Michael Island in the Azores

published in doyoulovewhereyoulive.com on May 25, 2011

Holzer Kobler Architekturen

Visitor center and observation tower

Wangen , Saxony-Anhalt, Germany  2007, published in  Arch Daily 2012

JGMA (Moreno Architects)

first ground up school

Chicago, Illinois -published in Arch Daily 2010

Werner Tscholl Architects

Brenner Pass

Italy 2010– published in  Arch Daily 2012

Kengo Kuma & Associates

Cheng Du, China 2011

Published in Arch Daily 2012

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

Thanks to Alexander Møller Who drew my attention to the following example

3XN Architects

Museum of Liverpool

2011

Are you curious to know what are Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources for the “aggressive snake motif”?

Here is a sketch who traces its origins  ….  for you to judge..

from Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2010  Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid

For more relavent information about the origins of the “aggressive snake motif” ,you are invited to visit my previous post.

Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid – “Conscious Inspiration” https://archidialog.com/2010/06/20/peter-eisenman-zaha-hadid-conscious-inspiration/

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Zaha Hadid and the “Floating Buildings Trend”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 11, 2012 by eliinbar

Zaha Hadid is probably leading a world architectural trend I like to call the “Floating Buildings Trend”.

If I may express my opinion…. Zaha Hadid’s visionary “Floating Buildings” are a solution worth learning and experiencing ….In hot countries like mine…. it’s a relevant solution for overcrowded cities, lacking covered urban spaces.

The following image is a project designed by Zaha Hadid in Moscow. It is the Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project.

Zaha Hadid Architects

Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project

Moscow Russia Published in 2007 ( for more pictures and plans see the internet Magazine WAN)

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

Here is a Sketch, published in a previous post of mine.  It examines the option that Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources for the “Floating buildings trend” are Le Corbusier’s visionary piloties, developed in the 50s….

For the complete story of this sketch , you are invited to visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2010/07/11/le-corbusier-zaha-hadid-les-pilotis-conscious-inspiration-1/

The next sketch, examines Steven Holl’s Interpretation to the “Floating buildings trend

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 -the “Floating buildings trend

For the complete story of this sketch , you are invited to visit my post   https://archidialog.com/2012/01/17/steven-holl-el-lissitzky-and-the-horizontal-skyscrapers/

And finally a sketch that examines a “Cousin” of the “Floating buildings trend” the “Moving Buildings Trend” that its origins are probably the Archigram-group that worked in the 60s

For the complete story of this sketch. You are invited to visit my post:  https://archidialog.com/2011/07/05/

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by eliinbar

It all started at the beginning of this century….or maybe even before….

Zaha Hadid designed a morphological structure I like to call the “Aggressive snake motif” (a floating  structure characterized by a sloping edge)    she duplicate it in her designs from time to time, with minor changes…. 

Here are two sketches, published in previous post of mine. they examine Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources for the“Aggressive snake motif”….

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha hadid’s Inspiration sources

More information about this sketch…. in my post:

 https://archidialog.com/2012/02/16/zaha-hadids-floating-inspiration/

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2010 – Zaha hadid’s Inspiration sources

More information about this sketch…. in my post:

https://archidialog.com/2010/06/20/peter-eisenman-zaha-hadid-conscious-inspiration/

Do Architects and designers get inspired from their own invention?

Here are three projects whom  Zaha Hadid’s  implementing the “aggressive snake motif”…. for you to judge

Zaha Hadid Architects

MAXXI Museum

Rome , Italy1999-2009

Zaha Hadid Architects

The Evelyn Grace Academy

London UK  2006-2010

Zaha Hadid Architect

Central Bank of Iraq new Headquarters

2012

From Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

“Conscious Inspiration” – to be inspired consciously….

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Rem Koolhaas -“They were All my sons”– Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG & MVRDV& REX & FREE

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by eliinbar

 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  OMA’s “design Strategies”

Inspiration sketch Gallery (ISG) by Eli Inbar

We passed the million views all time
Thank you all
enjoy….


Eliinbar

Following the previous posts  about Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG,  I will show In this post, several design strategies, inspired by Rem Koolhaas.

 The architectural firm OMA.
was established in 1975 by Rem Koolhaas and  partners.

Today OMA is  considered one of the world’s most innovative architect firms..

 Some of its former employees/partners  have become the world’s leading architectural firms working today. (Zaha Hadid , MVRDV,  REX ,  BIG, FREE)

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I will Start with the design strategy I like to call  the“stacking Diagram” ,developed by Rem Koolhaas  in the 90th , and became the inspiration source  for his former employees /partners  ….

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More design strategies , will be detailed in my future posts ….See the sketch above….

 The “stacking Diagram” , design Strategy:

 Rem Koolhaas & OMA Architects

The Hyperbuilding , A self-contained city for 120,000 inhabitants with housing, education, culture, welfare, medical facilities, amusement, industry, retail .

 Bangkok, Thailand  1996

In the image above are two models of the  Hyperbuilding ,exemplify Rem Koolhaas’s & OMA’s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy

MVRDV Architects Mirador residential building

Sanchinarro Madrid-Spain ( in Collaboration with Blanca Lleo’ Asociados)

2001-2004

More information about MVRDV Architects and “Conscious Inspiration” visit  my post  MVRDV & Le Corbusier and the ultimate inspirational roof terrace

In the image above are two diagram arrangements,exemplify MVRDV’s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy

 REX architects

Museum Plaza  Louisville  Kentuky

 USA published 2005

More information about Rex Architects and “Conscious Inspiration” visit  my post  REX Architects &” Conscious Inspiration”

On the right  ,REX ‘s  “stacking Diagram”, design Strategy for the Museum Plaza.

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Bjarke Ingels group- BIG  architects:

cross # towers

seoul , korea published 2012


 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012   OMA’s “Stacking Diagram” design Strategy-

Note the similarity in the design process,in four projects

See my sketch below….explaining the “Stacking Diagram” design Strategy

First step, definition of size and shape of the spaces in accordance with the program.

Second step, designing the building  as a “stacking Diagram”  emphasizing the program.

 From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012   OMA’s “stacking Diagram” design Strategy-

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

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2012 by eliinbar

In my previous posts I mentioned the need to develop individual design tools as an important part of the design process I call “Conscious Inspiration”.

Zaha Hadid’s sketches and drawings are a major and familiar tool Identified with her exclusive architecture.

In this post I will share with you Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources for her unique sketches and drawings.

I want to thank Livius

His blog “Livius’ Notes” was my inspiration for this post

Here is an interesting and relevant quote from Livius blog :

“I’m not sure that the use of softwares is equally favorable to the brain.
My teaching experience is that students of Today have less imagination. We live in an age where you no longer need to imagine, because any image is immediately available by Internet. The images are no longer thought: they’re consumed

Zaha Hadid’s Sketch for the spiral tower in Barcelona

more information about the spiral tower

you can find in archdaily.com

A typical Arabic-calligraphy

Note the similarity between the dominant curling line in the Arabic-calligraphy and Zaha Hadid’s sketch

It may not be coincidentally…. the spiral tower is designed in Barcelona Spain.

Considering Spain was ruled for – in some parts – up to 800 years by the Islamic Moors.

You are invited to visit a previous post of mine, dealing with Zaha Hadid‘s inspiration sources from the environment in which she plans.

Another Master whose drawings have inspired generations of architects, Is Frank Lloyd Wright.

The following Image is Frank Lloyd Wright‘s perspective for one of his inspiring buildings, the Kaufmann House, Known as the “Falling water“.

Frank Lloyd Wright‘s

perspective for the Kaufmann House

“Falling water” 1936

A typical Japanese Print

Do you feel the impact of the Japanese Print on Frank Lloyd Wright?

It seems like it enhances the Kaufmann House design.

What did I learn from this post?

I want to be helped with quotations by Lebbeus Woods, published in an article written by Jack Self appearing in the June 2010 issue of the Architectural Review:

“Drawings are not preparations for construction—in most cases they are the project. The act of rendering is the making of a version of reality”

“If architects wish to avoid obsolescence, they must reverse the de-politicization of architecture by the dominance of the beautiful, but meaningless, render. As architects, our aspirations for reality must begin in our drawings.

In other words our drawings, have an important role (a powerful tool) in our design process….

you are invited to visit my previous post examining Frank Gehry’s sketches….

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“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 process. We 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… tools that encourage your planning process….tools matching your skills
and generating your creative process….

(You are invited to visit earlier posts of mine showing leading architects tools…. )

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.

Bjarke Ingels Group – BIG…. “Pragmatic utopian architecture or “Conscious Inspiration” Architecture

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by eliinbar

Bjarke Ingels is a another successful graduate from Rem Koolhaas’s school ,the Office of Metropolitan Architecture ,OMA.

BIG ( Bjarke Ingels Groop) is a appreciated  firm that wins architecture competitions, on a regular base, all over the world.

Bjarke Ingels Design philosophy is very pragmatic:

Architecture has been dominated by two opposing extremes Eccentric curiosities” andboring boxes

Bjarke Ingels believes that there is a “third way” a “pragmatic utopian architecture”or as I understand it “Conscious Inspiration Architecture

In This post I will try to demonstrate why I think  BIG’s architecture is based on the principles of “conscious inspiration

1. Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp”

BiG’s Cultural Center in Denmark

From  eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with Le Corbusier’sraising Ramp-trend

2. “Extrovert inspiration”

BIG‘s Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

eliinbar sketches 2010  “Extrovert inspiration”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing withExtrovert inspiration

3. “The slice effect”

BIG’s TEK Cube Building in Taiwan   2010

Zaha Hadid Architect

Performing arts centre Hague

The Netherlands Published  2010

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with theThe slice effect

4.“The Crystal Buildings”

Big’s Tallinn’s new City Hall Estonia 2009

From eliinbar’s sketchbook 2011, “TheCrystal Buildings”

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant posts dealing with Daniel Libeskind’s “Crystal Buildings

5.“The Green Lego Towers”

BIG’s Lego Towers 2007

 MVRDV – Dwellings Liuzhou, China 2007

What did I learned from this post?

1.“conscious inspiration” is a pragmatic method that can lead us architects to be a successful firm.

2. “Eccentric curiosities” andboring boxesis out pragmatic utopian architectureis In.

3.pragmatic utopian architectureis designing according to the principles of The “conscious Inspiration Method”….with the  methodology of “conscious Inspiration we don’t need to be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings.  Once we develop our toolsit will lead us to high quality and creative architecture”.

A warm recommendation…. Locate  presentations showing  BIG’s Planning process (tools) in YouTube

Here is one I like ….

Enjoy

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Zaha Hadid’s Complex Relations between “conscious inspiration” and the “arch motif”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 22, 2012 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar’s Sketch book 2012 – Zaha Hadid And The “Arch Motif”

Zaha Hadid is undoubtedly leading the architectural trend, I like to call “Plastelina Buildings“ .

you are invited to visit my Post Zaha Hadid & “Plastelina Buildings”.

Plastelina Buildings“ is a type of building difficult to detect  its inspiration sources.

In this post I will try to identify a Zaha Hadid‘s typical  inspiration source when she designs  “Plastelina Buildings“ .

There are a large number of well known public buildings that their main entrance is characterized by an arch….

The main entrance to the Petit Palais in Paris, shown in the image below, is a typical example

Now let’s examine Zaha Hadid’s entrance to the chengdu-contemporary-art-centre in China

shown in the image Below

Notice to the main entrance (center of the building) is emphasized by a dominant arch …. it is a similar designing approach we identified in the “Petit Palais”  in Paris

And now Observe the main entrance of the Nuragic and Contemporany Art Museum designed by Zaha Hadid , shown in the image Below.

It is also emphasized by an Impressive arch ….

And what about the Guggenheim-Hermitage-Museum arch,     designed by Zaha hadid?

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And the Zaha Hadid’s Dubai-opera-house main entrance…

And The typical arched entrance of the Nordpark Cable Railway  designed by Zaha hadid

Another Arch entrance  designed by Zaha Hadid. In the Regium Waterfront project in Italy

My Meditation Corner:

How many times I got up in the morning and an Inspiring new building was in my mind?

Maybe twice….

How many times I found myself at midnight, digging in my favorite architecture books….to be inspired?

Much more….

I want to share with you a typical page from my Sketch book.

This page demonstrates my own conscious design process…. (Described on this page the design process of the entry level floor plan, of a public building)

This is my “tool “I developed over the years,  that helps me get inspired in a conscious way…. what is yours?

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Are Issey Miyake’s pleats, the Inspiration Sources of Zaha Hadid ,Grimshaw and Sinclair,Knight & Merz?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2012 by eliinbar
I do not often present to you the  inspirational relationship between different design areas(Fashion,Jewelry,Product Design,Design cars, etc.).

Currently I visited with my youngest son the “Geneva Motor Show”.

It was an interesting opportunity for me to examine
the sources of  inspiration of the Cars industry.

And I learned  that it happens in a similar manner  like in architecture….

I’ll write a post about it soon….

In this post I’ll check,
Are architects  inspired from the fashion world?

I apologize I did not attach a sketch….
Soon I’ll be back from my vacation.

Grimshaw Architects

Garibaldi  Exhibition Building

Milan Italy Competition won: 2006

Zaha Hadid Architects

The Burnham Pavilion, temporary pavilion to house multimedia installation

in Chicago  Published : August 2009

 Sinclair, Knight, Merz Architects

London 2012 Basketball Arena

published June 2011

Notice to the recurring themes of the three structures shown in the images above ….their fabric skins wrapped tightly around a metal frame, inspired by the fashion  industry Pleats.

In the image above a typical example of a purse inspired by the Pleats

(Clearly reflected in Grimshaw’s  Garibaldi Exhibition Building)

“Epilogue”

Issey Miyake Fashion Designer was born in Hiroshima , Japanin 1938.

Miyake’s basic tenets for making clothes has always been the idea of creating a garment from ‘one piece of cloth’,

And the exploration of the space between the human body and the cloth that covers it.

His approach to design has always been to strike a consistent balance between tradition and innovation, handcrafts and new technology.

“Minaret” Dress by Issey Miyake

Look at the image above demonstrating Issey Miyake’s Interpretation to a rad-ical but eminently practical and universal form of contemporary clothing that combines technology, functionality and beauty. 


Are Issey Miyake’s unique designs
the sources of inspiration for  
Zaha Hadid , Grimshaw Architects and Sinclair, Knight ,Merz?

You are invited to visit my recent and relevant post:

 Zaha Hadid & Grimshaw Architects, wrapped softly….

 https://archidialog.com/2012/01/30/zaha-hadid-gri…wrapped-softly/ ‎

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