Inspiration #1

Saint Mary’s Cathedral, San Francisco, California by Pietro Belluschi and Pier Luigi Nervi.

Saint Mary's Cathedral

The cathedral’s striking design flows from the geometric principle of the hyperbolic paraboloid, in which the structure curves upward in graceful lines from the four comers meeting in a cross.

Saint Mary's Cathedral

The inner surface of the cupola is made up of 1680 pre-cast triangular coffers of 128 different sizes, designed to distribute the weight of the cupola. At each comer of the cathedral, vast windows look out upon spectacular views of San Francisco, the City of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Saint Mary's Cathedral

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Inspiration #2

Some works of the 1986 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate: the german architect Gottfried Böhm.

Below: Bensberg town hall, Bensberg, Germany 1962-1967.
Gottfried Böhm

Below: Pilgrimage Church,  Neviges, Germany 1963-1972.
Gottfried Böhm

pilgrimage church
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gb_1

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Inspiration #3

Jose Antonio Martinez Lapena & Elias Torres: Escaleras de La Granja

In Toledo, the first great steps taken to solve the difficulties of accessibility to the historical center has been the construction of a large parking garage and a contiguous mechanical escalator that transfer the pedestrians to the high part of the city.

Escaleras de La Granja

flickr source: here and here

Inspiration #4

Morten stool by Morten Engel: winnig project at the international  stool design competition for the new exhibition building in Krabbesholm Højskole by Japanese architects Atelier Bow-Wow.
bow-wow-stool

Each Stool is completely unique due to variations in wood color, grain, pattern and texture.
The design embraces these imperfections and tells the story of the wood as a living material with individual characteristics.

bow-wow-stool
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Inspiration #5

A special attention is brought to this one: A few scans from “The Timeless Way of Building” (Christopher Alexander)- one of our favourite books

Timeless Way of Building

Timeless Way of Building

Timeless Way of Building

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3 thoughts on “Architectural inspiration from flickr

  1. Radost says:

    …обаче си има значение художественото и инженерно образование- визирам скулптурата и техническите познания:) Пленително, наистина, особено ме грабнаха детайлите на Бом- бетонът и стъклото!

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