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Is Zaha Hadid the most relevant architect for the twenty first century ?

Posted in Inspiration Source, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2016 by eliinbar

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif”

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

From 2010 until today

I have published dozens of posts featuring the works of Zaha Hadid in the context of “Conscious Inspiration”

Zaha Hadid is the most relevant architect for the twenty first century

Here are some selected posts …. Thank you Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid and the mechanics of inspiration

From  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  Zaha Hadid-“Mechanics of Inspiration“

From  Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2012  Zaha Hadid-“Mechanics of Inspiration

https://archidialog.com/2012/02/12/zaha-hadid-and-the-mechanics-of-inspiration/

Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings trend

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 - Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings Trend

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 – Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings Trend

https://archidialog.com/2013/03/19/zaha-hadid-and-the-liquid-buildings-trend/

Zaha Hadid , do aspirations for reality begins in our drawings?

Zaha Hadid’s Sketch for the spiral tower in Barcelona

Zaha Hadid’s Sketch for the spiral tower in Barcelona

more information about the spiral tower

you can find in archdaily.com

https://archidialog.com/2012/05/11/zaha-hadid-frank-lloyd-wright-do-aspirations-for-reality-begins-in-our-drawings

Zaha Hadid helps us raise a critical issue that should concern us all …. how to get inspired from existing buildings consciously

From Eliinbar's Sketches 2013-Zaha Hadid and the "Copy Paste" Syndrom

From Eliinbar’s sketchbook 2013 -Zaha Hadid Inspiration Sources

 Eliinbar's Sketches 2013-Zaha Hadid and the "Copy Paste" Syndrom

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 -Zaha Hadid and the “Copy Paste” Syndrom

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Zaha Hadid‘s legacy will be present in Dubai’s Expo 2020

The evolution of typology  

The next image. Is  Zaha Hadid’s  Aqua table from 2008

Zaha Hadid’s Aqua table from 2008

And this is the National Museum of China competition entry from 2012designed by MAD Architects 

National Museum of China competition entry from 2012, Designed by MAD Architects

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012- MAD Architects and Zaha Hadid’s Phaeno Science Center  without words….

From eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012– MAD Architects National Museum of China competition entry from 2012 and Zaha Hadid’s Aqua table from 2008

three years later, BIG’s Opportunity Pavilion shown in the next image, was elected to be built in Expo 2020 in Dubai

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Inspiration from existing buildings = Conscious Inspiration….”If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2013  "If You're Gonna Do It, Do It Right"

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  “If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right”

Todays  post presents for the eighth time, my “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days that we can easily identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music, not exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are ,existing buildings

Existing  buildings , that we are exposed to in countless websites, design brochures and  books ,everybody  is talking about this phenomenon these days , it is  called The availability of information

This is Steven Holl’s Sliced Porosity Block project In  Chengdu, Sichuan ,China 2007-2012

Steven Holl Architect Sliced Porosity Block 2012 Chengdu, Sichuan China

Steven Holl Architect

Sliced Porosity Block 2012

Chengdu, Sichuan China

Notice  Steven Holl’s  scale strategy 

The irregular shape of the towers, the openings and the changes in scale, add a sense of human proportions and individuality to the huge mass of the buildings

The dominant regular grid of the façade,accentuated by dominant expression of the diagonal reinforcement beams , reinforce the sense of human scale 

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Zaha Hadid demonstrates us, how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to

significant architecture

And discover the historical inspiration sources for Steven Holl’s  façade strategy

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013 - Zaha Hadid helps us understand how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  – Zaha Hadid helps us understand how “Conscious Inspiration” leads us to significant architecture

Now let’s examine QLAB architects design strategy, as reflected in the NTFSH Gymnasium Published in Archdaily 26 MAY 2013 ,and shown in the next image

NTFSH Gymnasium / QLAB architects  project year 2013 Tainan, Taiwan

QLAB architects

NTFSH Gymnasium , project year 2013 Tainan, Taiwan

Published in Archdaily 26 MAY 2013

QLAB’s NTFSH Gymnasium is characterized by a basic morphological box with A dominant regular grid on the façade, accentuated by diagonal reinforcement beams

  Does the NTFSH Gymnasium  represents the principles of Conscious Inspiration  

My personal opinion…. not enough

From Eliinbar's Sketchbook 2013  "If You're Gonna Do It, Do It Right"

From  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2013  “If You’re Gonna Do It, Do It Right

While  Steven Hall’s “Sliced ​​Porosity Block” is characterized by openings and changes in scale, that add a sense of human proportions and individuality , QLAB’s NTFSH Gymnasium ,is characterized by a basic morphological box 

 The effort expended on the NTFSH Gymnasium’s façades, is relevant?

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Inspiration from an existing building…. Le Corbusier and Steven Holl shows us, that it is worth trying….

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by eliinbar

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

from  Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s “Inspiration building”?

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 Today post presents for the sixth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days,100 projects in 200 days that we can easily Identify their Inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You are invited to join me to a very short journey uncovering the inspiration sources of Steven Holl

Steven holl‘s Campbell Sports Center was published in Archdaily  May 2013

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl Architects Campbell Sports Center Columbia University, New York, NY, USA 2013

Let’s see what are Steven Holl‘s inspiration Sources….

This is Steven Holl’s competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin1984

Notice the dominant horizontal building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Steven Holl's competition entry for the American Library expansion in Berlin .1984.

Interesting enough,  Steven Holl was not the only one that showed interest in

The “Floating Buildings Trend

Here is Zaha Hadid’s Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower

In Moscow, published in 2007

Zaha Hadid Architects Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project Moscow Russia Published in 2007

and this is my sketch describing the evolution of the

Floating buildings trend

 Eliinbar Sketch book 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – the“Floating buildings trend

And finally, as I keep repeating it in many of my blog entries

knowledge is the foundation for all designing process

This is Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

notice Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette dominant building wing,raised through a series of pillars

Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery from 1953-1960

Steven Holl is a well-known fan of Le Corbusier

   Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette , is probably the “Inspiration building” for  Steven Holl‘s  American Library expansion from 1984

 More than 25 years later, Le Corbusier‘s  La Tourette,is probably once more, the “Inspiration building” for the campbell-sports-center

For you to Judge

 Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 –Is Le Corbusier's  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl's "Inspiration building"?

From Eliinbar Sketchbook 2012 – Is Le Corbusier’s  La Tourette Monastery,Steven Holl’s Inspiration building

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Inspiration from existing building, Is it worth trying?

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from Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif

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Today post presents for the fifth time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

100projects in 200 days, that we can easily identify their inspiration sources

These projects are published in ARCHDAILY ,the world’s most visited architecture website

The inspiration sources for the 100 projects ,are not nature in full bloom ,or wonderful music,nor exciting prose

Their inspiration sources are existing buildings

You might remember the post-modernism trend in the 80s

Sources of inspiration for this style/trend were classical buildings, Nothing else

 ? What does it indicates about us

It indicates that there is an expanding phenomenon and we can not ignore it

Architects are inspired by existing buildings as a method

 ? So what’s the problem 

The problem is that some of us are experiencing difficulty getting inspired from existing buildings

Sometimes the result of this process, looks more likeCopy-paste” rather than conscious inspiration

 ? So how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

 

 

 ? The Conscious Inspiration Method ,how it works

First step:  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

Second step: develop Conscious Inspiration personal tools = Codex Rules

Third step: the Inspiration Source. Don’t be intimidated to get inspired from relevant buildings

Step Four: realize your design idea ,your invention

Now that we are familiar with the four steps of the Conscious Inspiration Method, let’s learn how to implement this  method in daily life

But first we must define the challenges facing us

Here are the five “HOWS” of the Conscious Inspiration Method

A. How to filter out relevant knowledge from the Web?…. with abundance of information

 ? B. How to develop your own vision

  C.  How to choose the right “Inspiration Sources” ?  that empowers your vision

? D.  How to develop your own personal design tools

 E.  How to use your inspiration sources as the “Planning Process Generator”?  and to design high quality creative architecture

 

In conclusion

I believe that the natural development of architecture design is based on inspiration techniques ….I call them  Codex Rules

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

Get inspired consciously from existing buildings, and you will experience a unique design process that will serve your creative desires

Finally two examples of buildings published  in ARCHDAILY for you to judge

Architects: 70ºN Arkitektur  Tromsø, 2003-2009 Norway

 70ºN Arkitektur

Tromsø

2003-2009 Norway

Published in archdaily 2008

Zaha Hadid Architect  Spittelau  Vienna  Austria 2003-2005Zaha Hadid Architect

Spittelau  Vienna

Austria 2003-2005

   Notice the dominant principle of the “aggressive snake motif” in 70n arkiektur project and Zaha Hadid’s project in Spittelau Vienna

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Peter Eisenman & Zaha Hadid –Conscious Inspiration

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Eliinbar sketches 2010 – Zaha Hadid’s Inspiration Sources

another relevant post

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

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s “aggressive snake motif”

Eliinbar’s Sketches 2012 –Zaha Hadid’s aggressive snake motif

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another exampl published in archdaily for you to judge 

Ateliers O-S architectes Cultural Center in Nevers, France 2012

Ateliers O-S architectes

Cultural Center

Nevers, France 2012

Published in archdaily 2012

Notice the dominant principle of the “Ideal Disorder” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center, front facade

Is it familiar to you? You’ve seen it in Le Corbusier Unité d ‘Habitation Rezé Nantes and in SANAA’s Zollverein School of  Management & Design , as shown in the following sketch

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eliinbar Sketches 2011

Snohetta Architects Oslo Opera House Norway 2003-2007

Snohetta Architects

 Oslo Opera House

 Norway 2003-2007

Notice the dominant principle of the “Extroverted buildings trend” in  Ateliers O-S architectes  Cultural Center and Snohetta’s Oslo Opera House

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Architecture ,Trends , Inspiration and the complex relationship with the Extroverted buildings trend

Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2012 –the inspiration sources of the“Extroverted building”

From Eliinbar’s S ketchbook 2013 –the inspiration sources of the Extroverted building

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Zaha Hadid helps us raise a critical issue that should concern us all …. how to get inspired from existing buildings consciously

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's Sketches 2013-Zaha Hadid and the "Copy Paste" Syndrom

 Eliinbar's Sketches 2013-Zaha Hadid and the "Copy Paste" Syndrom

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 -Zaha Hadid and the “Copy Paste” Syndrom

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Today’s post gets a boost from two recent articles, published in ARCHDAILY

The articles explor the disturbing phenomenon of “copy-paste” in architecture

You already know my opinion on this subject

The main question is not whether to copy existing buildings

This has been a fact, which is part of our professional life

You are invited to examine hundreds of examples that reinforce this claim in my blog

Our challenge today, as I would put it

is how to get inspired consciously from existing buildings

Do not be ashame to be inspired by existing buildings, as long as you do it consciously

Certainly, this is the natural process, which architecture is going towards

 

For the fourth time, Since I started the“Conscious Inspiration” project = 100 Conscious projects in 200 days , Here is another relevant example published in ARCHDAILY in 9 april 2013

This is Zaha Hadid‘s Wangjing SOHO from 2011

Zaha Hadid Architect Wangjing SOHO China published 2011

Zaha Hadid Architect

Wangjing SOHO China

published 2011

“And the next image is Zaha Hadid‘s Wangjing Soho “twin

This building is under construction, It is built in Chongqing , china

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?Do you realy think this post will stop with the Chongqing project

Obviously it will not finish there, because “Copy Paste” is has been a fact, which is part of our professional life

We have just seen an example from “real life“,  Zaha Hadid‘s Wangjing SOHO

But the phenomenon is much broader and complex

This is our reality, and we can not ignore it

So let’s not fight it. or forbid or even despise this phenomenon

Our duty is to develop methods and ways to “copy” properly

Or as I put it ,  to be inspired consciously

To avoid any misunderstanding , I am not talking about waking in the morning with a some kind of ready-made inspiration

To be inspired consciously is a structured process we can practice it and perfect it

I feel ready to share with you my thoughts ,how  to apply it in our professional life

….To be continued

let’s get back to the regular course of this post

what do you think was Zaha Hadid‘s inspiration source when she designed the Wangjing SOHO

Well I can suggest this projects….for you to judge

Frank Lloyd Wright  Architect Guggenheim Museum

Frank Lloyd Wright  Architect

Guggenheim Museum

View from outside 1959

Norman Foster and Ken Shuttle worth architects London City Hal 2002

Norman Foster and Ken Shuttle worth architects

London City Hal 2002

Note the sophistication of this buildings

a dominant oval building profile

characterized by varying shapes and sizes,

but built with repetitive unique peripheral windows

You can identify the same characteristics at Zaha Hadid’s  Galaxy Soho

shown in the following sketch

From Eliinbar's Sketches 2013-Zaha Hadid and the "Copy Paste" Syndrom

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Zaha Hadid and the “Copy Paste” Syndrom

Here are examples that strengthen my argument, that “copy-paste” is a common phenomenon these days

The “twin” that was found to Zaha Hadid’s Wangjing SOHO Is not a single incident

this is a common phenomenon

Here are some examples for you to judge

UNStudio’s Kempkensberg

Architectural firm Yassky, Moore ,Sivan Inbal Or’s Project Arlozorov Towers Tel Aviv 2011

Architectural firm Yassky, Moore ,Sivan Inbal Or’s Project Arlozorov Towers  ,Tel Aviv 2011

MAD Architects design the Absolute Towers 2010  Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario

MAD Architects design the Absolute Towers

2010  Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario

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Zaha Hadid and the 100 Conscious Inspiration projects in 200 days

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , on April 14, 2013 by eliinbar

Today post presents for the second time, my New “Conscious Inspiration” project…. 100 Conscious projects in 200 days

In the following 200 days I will present 100 projects that  will be published  in ARCHDAILY, the world’s most visited architecture website

Followers of  SOMEONE  HAS  BUILT IT BEFORE will judge them , from this  point of view

 Are the buildings published in ARCHDAILY,designed according to the principals of  Conscious Inspiration

Or maybe by accident, they are the victims of the Copy Paste syndrome

Obviously, I will contribute by adding my input

What do you think

 Will we find more of the “Conscious Inspiration” designs or “Copy Paste”  designs

And this month crop is here for you to judge

The first building Is the Zhongwei Cultural Complex designd by hpa in 2009 and published in Archdaily on april 2013

Zhongwei Cultural Complex designd by hpa in 2009

And by accident or not ,the Stone Towers in  Cairo, Egypt shown in the next two images, were designed by Zaha Hadid and published in Archdaily on May  2009

Stone Towers

Zaha Hadid Stone Towers

Note the similar design strategies 
Both buildings are characterized by a similar method of building their envelopes.

Surface without openings surrounds the building on both fronts and sequentially through the roof.
Sides of the building are transparent curtain walls

Can you imagin that this square floor plan, belongs to the Zhongwei Cultural Complex?

Zhongwei Cultural Complex - typical floorplan

Notice the striking mismatch between this floor plan representing a gathered structure ,compared to the exterior of the Zhongwei Cultural Complex  appearance, characterized  by diverse functions expressed by multiple blocks

For comparison, this is Zaha Hadid’s typical flooplan for the Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt

Zaha Hadid's typical flooplan for the Stone Towers

Note the formal logic of Zaha Hadid’s building floorplan and the Stone Towers appearance

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Le Corbusier, Almost 50 years after his death, remains an important source of inspiration for leading architects today.

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 -  Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

From  Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

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On one of my visits to Europe, I purchased a booklet documenting systematically, all of  Le Corbusier’s  projects

The booklet is written in German and translated into French

Published by STUDIO PAPERBACK in 1972, The booklet was edited by Willy Boesiger von Herausgegeben

In the back of the booklet is told, that Le Corbusier expressed his desire in 1960 that his works will be published in a booklet at popular prices, so everyone can purchase it

It is no secret that I am a fan of Le Corbusier

Le Corbusier is undoubtedly  the most influential architect (inspiration source) over the past century

Almost 50 years after his death, he remains an important source of inspiration for  leading architects today

When comparing the number of online searches  of Le Corbusier , to leading architects today, Le Corbusier leads by far

In this post I’ll demonstrate Le Corbusier‘s important role ,as a main source of inspiration, for generations of architect

Here is a large number of posts  I posted over the years, that show it

for you to judge

Enjoy

Le Corbusier…. Do we need more evidence that he is the most significant source of inspiration for architects, in the last   century

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

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2012 -  Le Corbusier Vis Zaha Hadid…. and “Google Trends” is always right

Le Corbusier is here…. and he is alive

le Corbusier - Inspiration Source

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No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel

No one escapes from Le Corbusier’s “raising Ramp-trend” Richard Meier , Oscar Niemeyer, Snohetta, Jean Nouvel

Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs

Zaha hadid and Le Corbusier ….Playing musical chairs

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

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

Oscar Niemeyer, le Corbusier, Toyo Ito And the first chapter, in the short story of “invention” in architecture

Oscar Niemeyer, le Corbusier, Toyo Ito And the first chapter, in the short story of “invention” in architecture

Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry ,Rem Koolhaas, Herzog De Meuron and MVRDV, ….The Only one that can “put them” together in one building is the Conscious Inspiration Method

Le Corbusier, Frank Gehry ,Rem Koolhaas, Herzog De Meuron and MVRDV, ….The Only one that can “put them” together in one building is the“Conscious Inspiration Method”

Le Corbusier’s dream and broke

Le Corbusier’s “dream and broke”….

Le Corbusier & Steven Holl ” Past Continuous Inspiration” 2

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Le Curbosier & Steven Holl

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