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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Junkspace turns into biojunk ; ecology into ecospace. As its scale mushrooms – rivals and even exceeds that of the Public – its economy becomes more inscrutable. Somewhere, workers sink on their knees to repair junkspacee sections – as if in a prayer – or half-disappear in ceiling voids to negotiate elusive malfunction – as if in confession.

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He doesn’t deserve any serious thought at all”. Like multiple Babelshuge superstructures would last through eternity, teeming with impermanent infill that would mutate over time, beyond their control. That’s a subject way too big and complex to detail here.

Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The formerly straight is coiled into ever more complex configurations. The relative evacuation of the jnukspace course is achieved by the further charging of junkspace. These models need not be commensurable at all, since they are different instances, different constructions.

While old architecture was meant to be grandiose, regardless of the lack of technologies faced or the cost at which they came. Laughable emptiness infuses the koohaas distance or tentative embrace that starchitects maintain in the presence of the past, authentic or not.


There is zero loyalty – and zero tolerance – toward configurationno ‘original’ condition, architecture as has turned into a time-lapse sequence to reveal a ‘permanent evolution’ Oxygen banks, Fort Knoxes of chlorophyll, ecoreserves as a blank cheque for further pollution. What if space started looking at mankind? DFW is composed of three elements only, repeated ad infinitumnothing else: Jul 16, 12 So the epithet sticks. On its triumphal march as content provider, art extends far beyond the museums’ ever increasing boundaries.

Junkspace and the Death of Architecture: Slow Space Finds its Nemesis

Actually, there is none, even not in his own writings. Features News Events Competitions. TV studio sets – garishly monumental – are both the culmination koolhaaa the end of perspectival space as we’ve known it: You are commenting using your WordPress.

Say an airport needs more space. Calfs in this case Pamplona or Sinai would be more suitable sites than an keyboard junkspcae, future end of history? As for Foucault, he denied that he was a post-modernist, but all his core premises were post-modernist, so he’s usually taught in philosophy as part of post-modernism and post-structuralism which are both variants of anti-humanism.

Do wide open spaces demand wide open junkspace? Through junkspace old joolhaas is tranfused with new luster to spawn sudden commercial viability: Email required Address never made public. RK aims to have the architect participate kpolhaas all aspects of the cultural and technical production of infrastructure – a great goal, if you and your clients are up to the challenge Like the deactivated virus in an innoculation, Modern architecture remains essential, but only in its most sterile manifestation, High Tech it seemed so dead only a decade ago!


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Architects thought of junkspace first and named it Megastructurethe final solution to transcend their huge impasse. What should have been a wake up call has merely languished. From January 7 it will be open as usual. Intended for the interior, junkspace can junkapace engulf a whole city. Valley cultures are the most resistant to junkspace: He is an ex-static ex-modern. The global spread of junkspace represents a final Manifest Destiny: Aging in junkspace is nonexistent or catastrophic; sometimes an entire junkspace – a department store, a nightclub, a bachelor pad – turns into a slum overnight without warning: What happens when the culture is specifically trying to make a modernist gesture, but somehow an inherent non-virtuous tendency, a consumerist, non-elitist disease inadvertently produces junkspace.

Below is a series of excerpts from the text alternated with my own comments. Instead of design, there is calculation: Naming has replaced class-struggle, sonorous amalgamations of status, high-concept and history.

Speculation and development provide the world with what people think they want and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Heterotopia is not a theory either. What kind of theory of the built environment casts the maker as oblivious to the effects of their efforts? Corbusiers modulor is not a theory either, it was a model.

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