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

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

From Eliinbar's Sketcbook 2013- Zaha Hadid and 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

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This short story begins in the 60s when the architectural firm Skidmore Owings and Merill (SOM) designed the John Hancock Center building in Chicago Illinois

Skidmore Owings and Merill Architects John Hancock Center Illinois Chicago1965-1970

   Skidmore Owings and Merill Architects ,SOM

John Hancock Center

Illinois Chicago 1965-1970

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

There are constructive reasons why the structure beams are integrated in the envelope of the building, but it is noticeable that an architectural decision is involved here

This architectural approach has received further nicknames like

Structural Expressionist or High-tech architecture

In 1971, Piano and Rogers won the competition for the Centre Pompidou at Paris

Centre Pompidou was characterized by its exposed skeleton, and has become a global icon

Interesting to note, the Centre Pompidou unique architectural concept, did not won too many imitations

Piano ang Rogers won an architectural design competition in 1971 The Centre pompidu was opend on1977 ,Paris France

Piano ang Rogers won an architectural design competition in 1971

The Centre pompidou was opened on 1977 ,Paris France

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

In 1985 The construction of the Bank of China Building in Hong Kong started. It was designed by architect I.M.Pei

I.M.Pei architect Bank of China Building Hong Kong 1985-1990

I.M.Pei architect

Bank of China Building

Hong Kong  1985-1990

Note the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

Similar to Skidmore Owings and Meril’s design strategy, for the John Hancock Center

The next image is a building designed by Norman Foster In 1986

The Shanghai Bank in Hongkong

Note once more the prominent characteristic of this building , It reveals the structural system on the outside

Norman Foster Architect Hongkong and Shanghai Bank, Hong Kong, 1986

Norman Foster Architect

 Shanghai Bank

Hong Kong , 1986

This external structural system was designed according to the “Hi tech” style, characteristic to Norman Foster‘s architecture

And today we have Zaha Hadid that makes a “Comeback” for the Structural Expressionist style with her new building

 I would like to introduce you to Zaha Hadid‘s  Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower 

 Published in  ARCHITIZER  March 20, 2013

Zaha Hadid's Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower ,  Published in ARCHITIZER March 20, 2013

Zaha Hadid‘s Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower

 Published in ARCHITIZER  March 20, 2013

Notice Zaha hadid‘s noticeable architectural feature  

From Eliinbar's Sketcbook 2013- Zaha Hadid and how "Conscious Inspiration" leads us to significant architecture

Like all buildings presented previously ,Zaha Hadid’s  new building ,reveals its structure to the outside

 Zaha hadid is aware to the structural Expressionist style,you are invited to visit a previous post of mine that show it

She is inspired from it ,and reinvents it ,with her unique fingerprint 

Perhaps for the first time, the nickname (“Structural Expressionist” ), that was invented for buildings that reveals their structure to the outside, is reflected appropriately in a building

 

Zaha Hadid’s Sci-Fi Miami Condo Tower, is a wonderful example of Conscious Inspiration …. Thank you Zaha Hadid 

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Zaha Hadid and The liquid Buildings trend

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 19, 2013 by eliinbar

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 - Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings Trend

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 – Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings Trend

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  Todays post is about a new / renewed trend….the liquid Buildings trend who is led  by Zaha Hadid

It’s origins are somewhere in the 19th century

It all started with The Czech artist Alphonse Mucha‘s lithographs (shown in the next image) , his style soon became known as Art Nouveau

Alphonse Mucha - Job Cigarettes 1898

Alphonse Mucha – Job Cigarettes 1898

 Source:   http://masterpieceart.net/alphonse-mucha

Note to the woman’s hair

It is characterized by an organic configuration  and a liquid image

The next image is a  typical Art Nouveau intirior 

The next image is a  typical Art Nouveau intirior

Note the dominant  forms occurring in nature , characterized by their organic  configuration  and liquid image

Then came Gaudi ,and designd his liquid masterpissses in Barcelona

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Casa Batllo by Gaudi

And today we have Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid Architects Defunct Factory In Downtown Belgrade published 2012

Zaha Hadid Architects

Defunct Factory In Downtown Belgrade

published 2012

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Note the dominant  liquid image of this building .
It is quoting forms , occurring in nature , characterized by their organic  configuration and liquid image. 
The signs are substantial. 
the Art Nouveau style is Zaha Hadid’s inspiration source

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 - Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings Trend

Eliinbar Sketches 2013 – Zaha Hadid and the liquid buildings Trend

….I wonder what has Corbusier to say about this style

The process described above comes true, mainly due to a spontaneous Conscious inspiration

?Is it possible to formalize this spontaneous process….

Well, I think it is possible

With the assistance of the  Conscious Inspiration method

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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

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Zaha Hadid and MAD architects ,what is your secret?

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 10, 2013 by eliinbar


EliInbar's sketches 2013 - Zaha Hadid and MAD architects ,what is your secret?

?Eliinbar Sketches 2013 – Zaha Hadid and MAD architects ,what is your secret

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Sometimes you have to take a break and look around

This time I chose to observe my surroundings …. Tel Aviv

…. Oh what my eyes see

This is the short story of one of the known and most respected architects firms  in Israel

The story begins with a prestigious project designed by Yassky, Moore ,Sivan Architects in 2011 in Tel Aviv, the Inbal Or’s Arlozorov towers

Shown in the next image

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

Three years before , Zaha Hadid designs the well-known Galaxy Soho 
in Beijing China 2009-2012, shown in the next image
Zaha Hadid and MAD architects ,what is your secret?
 
 
EliInbar's sketches 2013 - Zaha Hadid  Galaxy Soho
 
 

Note the dominant non-uniformity morphology of this buildings

 Both buildings look radically different but  share the same morphic language and the same envelopes strategy

Circumferential white rings, and between them, windows of the same size and shape

Also note the unique corved connection between the two wings.They are identical in both buildings. You can identify them at the bottom and the top .They strengthen the feeling of the continuous flowing of the main volumes

How is it ,that the best architects, choose to be inspired , especially from the morphic aspect of  existing buildings, and give up the most important principle to architect , to plan in response to the close environment in which they build

Whether the respected architect decided to be inspired from an existing building , how he deals with the natural need to adapt the building to its surroundings

And finally ,how it happens that those architects are highly respected by their colleagues and their clients

The answer is simple….they are getting  inspired from existing buildings, but in a conscious way….this is the big secret

Now you can ask….how can we learn to get inspired consciously? ….this is another story

Answer to this question you can find in my previous posts , here are some examples

Andy Warhol, What do you think about the “Conscious Inspiration Method

https://archidialog.com/2013/02/03/

 

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”

https://archidialog.com/2012/09/30/

 

Conscious Inspiration   the ultimate inspiration methodology

https://archidialog.com/2011/02/04/

  

The story is not over yet …. Two years later

The respected architectural firm plans another project for Inbal Or

These buildings are compared to no less than the Sydney Opera House and the Hotel Burj Al Arab in Dubai

You are invited to watch the following video showing the project

For you to judge
 
 

The next image is the Inbal Or’s Project in Bavli neighborhood ,Tel Aviv

Designed by Yassky, Moore ,Sivan Architectural firm in 2013

the Inbal Or's Project in Bavli neighborhood ,Tel Aviv Designed by Yassky, Moore ,Sivan Architectural firm in 2013
 
Three years before MAD Architects design the Absolute Towers

 2010  Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario

shown in the next image

Absolute Towers Residential condominiums in Mississauga, Ontario designed by MAD Architects in  2010
EliInbar's sketches 2013 - MAD Architects Absolute Towers
 

Note the dominant non-uniformity morphology of the

buildings

Both buildings look radically different but  share the same morphic language and the same envelopes strategy

circumferential white rings, and between them windows of the same size and shape

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OMA and Zaha Hadid are defining the differences between the “Periodic Inspiration” and the “Specific Inspiration”

Posted in buildings, public buildings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 2, 2013 by eliinbar

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2013- OMA   Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate "Specific Inspiration"

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – OMA  Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate “Specific Inspiration”

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More than once I am asked 

Define, in one sentence the difference between Conscious Inspiration to copy-paste

:  And my anwer is

The fundamental difference between“Copy Paste” and Conscious Inspiration is that in “Conscious Inspiration” we Implement our INVENTION

And I’ll be more specific in future posts

In this post I will share with you my distinguishing between two Sources of Inspiration

“the “Periodic Inspiration

“and the “Specific Inspiration

The next image is OMA‘s stock exchange in Shenzhen Chaina

competition: 1st prize 2006

OMA's stock exchange in Shenzhen Chaina, competition: 1st prize 2006

And this is the Hong Kong Institute of Design .designed by CAAU, Published in ARCHDAILY,project year 2010,inspiered by OMA‘s   stock exchange in Shenzhen Chaina 2006

Hong Kong Institute of Design .designed by CAAU

From Eliinbar's sketchbook 2013- OMA   Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate "Specific Inspiration"

From Eliinbar’s Sketchbook 2013 – OMA’s  Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate  Specific Inspiration

Note to the prominent boxy morphology of both buildings

Both buildings are defined by the conceptual idea of “flying buildings” or “buildings moving” …. we recognise from the 60s  ARCHIGRAM

The main constructive solution is based on metal, a striking visual feature of diagonal columns and beams

The constructive solution is a prominent visual element in the facades of the building, and characterized by a transparency that eliminate the traditional concept of a window, A curtain wall

All this makes OMA‘s Stok exchange in shenzen the ultimate “Specific Inspiration” for the new Hong Kong Institute of Design

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 ?So what is the “Periodic Inspiration”  and how does it affects us

 

Periodic Inspiration  is a source of inspiration that affects us all. We often identify it with architectural trends

Here is how the “Periodic Inspiration” affects the designers of the Hong Kong Institute of Design

“In a previous post of mine I presented the “Flouting Buildins Trend

-A dominant representative of this trend  , is Zahah Hadid‘s  Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project in Moscow Russia, Published in 2007….shown in the next image

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

Zaha Hadid   Architect

Expo Centre exhibition halls and residential tower project

Moscow Russia ,Published in 2007

Notice the dominant characteristics of this trend

horizontal proportioned structure lifted off the ground

Creating a covered public space at ground level

The following sketch illustrates this architectural concept

From Eliinbar's sketchbook

?What are the origins ( inspiration Sources)  for this trend

The folowing sketch examines the option that Zaha Hadid’s inspiration sources for the “Floating buildings trend” are Le Corbusier’s visionary piloties, developed in the 50s

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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/

My folowing sketch examines a “Cousin” of the “Floating buildings trend” the “Moving Buildings Trend” that its origins are probably the work of the  “Archigrm Group“, that worked in the 60s

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

https://archidialog.com/2011/07/05/

The big “conscious inspiration” project

Buildings that will be published in ARCHDAILY in the following weeks will be judged by the Followers of  SOMEONE  HAS  BUILT IT BEFORE from the viewpoint ,did this building was designed according to the principals of the “Conscious inspiration“? ,or may be, by accident , that the building is a victim of the  “Copy Paste”  syndrom

Obviously I will add pictures of buildings and sketches, from my recent posts, to clarify