An augmented HTML 5 version of Rem Koolhaas’ Junkspace essay from Junkspace. REM KOOLHAAS. Logan Airport: A World-Class Upgrade for the Twenty-first Century. -Late-Twentieth Century Billboard. Rabbit is the new beef. OMA founder Rem Koolhaas, the seer of Rotterdam, made just one contribution to the Harvard Guide: an essay called Junkspace. In about.
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Through junkspaceentertainment organizes hermetic regimes of ultimate exclusion and concentration A fuzzy empire of blur, it fuses high and low, public and private, straight and bent, bloated and starved to offer a seamless patchwork of the permanently disjointed.
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The green movement does limit what we can do. Are you asking if a manifesto is factual? Instead of trying to wrest order from chaos, the picturesque now is wrested from the homogenized, the singular liberated from the standardized.
I think treating it as a tendency, rather than a thing, might be better. Naming has replaced class-struggle, sonorous amalgamations of status, high-concept and history. Are developers not intentional?
Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace
On December 31 and January 1 the Museum is closed. Conceptually, each monitor, each TV screen is a substitute for a window ; real life is inside, cyberspace has become the great outdoors Jul 16, 12 6: Most of Koolhaxs is still in a stage which could be called “phenomenological”, a philosophical, theoretical attitude that has been rejected long ago, on many different reasons.
I think another part of it is that modern architecture also tries to mimic some of the grandiose styles of previous years. Garage Library is closed from December 30 to January 6. While old architecture was meant to be grandiose, regardless of the lack of technologies faced or the cost at which they came.
What if space started looking at mankind? Hacking called it “extreme nominalism”, well, jynkspace hacking’s perspective. The junk food of architecture, Junkspace is the McMansions, the shopping malls and casinos that are bloated on fillers and chemicals. The collective bastardization of English is our most impressive achievement; we have broken its back with ignorance, accent, slang, jargon, tourism and multitasking Deprivation can be caused by overdose or shortage of sterility; both conditions happen in junkspace often at the same time.
Jul 16, 12 3: Sections seem to be devoted to utter inertness, others in perpetual rhetorical turmoil: Railway stations unfold like iron butterflies, airports glisten like cyclopic dewdrops, bridges span often neglible banks like grotesquely enlarged versions of the harp.
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The constant threat of virtuality in junkspace is no longer exorcized by petrochemical products; the synthetic cheapens. Jul 2, 10 4: Without theory there is no building, even if nobody would explicate any theory. No, that wasn’t my question. In case you want to koolhazs it secret, drop a note to kwa sunrise.
Are you familiar with the Sokal Hoax? The combined pollution of all Third World cars, motorbikes, trucks, buses, sweatshopspales into insignificance compared to the heat generated by junkspace.
The subject is stripped of privacy in return for access to a credit nirvana. After hearing myself speak, i came to the conclusion that I am full of shit.
It is flamboyant yet unmemorable, like a screensaver ; its refusal to freeze insures instant amnesia. Mankind, torn by eternal dilemmas, the impasse of seemingly endless debates, has launched a new language that straddles unbridgable divides like a fragile pedestrian designer’s footbridge Transparency only reveals everything in which you cannot partake. This blog is a resource and a community for everyone who believes in the power of the built environment to shape our lives.