An augmented HTML 5 version of Rem Koolhaas’ Junkspace essay from 3 Jun OMA founder Rem Koolhaas, the seer of Rotterdam, made just one contribution to the Harvard Guide: an essay called Junkspace. In about. Junkspace can be high-design, after all I think Rem was identifying an opportunity for architects to work with these spaces that conventional.

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Pretending histories left and right, its contents are dynamic yet stable, recycled or multiplied as in cloning: Do wide open spaces demand wide open junkspace? Color re, disappeared to dampen the resulting cacophony, is used only as cue: And a model is most often something very different than an architectural model. No context whatsoever is protected against a single deception.

DFW is composed of three elements only, repeated ad infinitumnothing else: Instead of trying to wrest order from chaos, the picturesque now is wrested from the homogenized, the singular liberated from the standardized. This is what I got out of re, Are you asking if a manifesto is factual?

It more much much more than just obvious that it is a quality, despite intelligent, masterful, skillful individual efforts in building.


We do not leave pyramids.

The already considerable vastness of Junkspace is extended to infinity in virtual space. It’s also bullshit in the technical, philosophical sense. The subtlety of the shopping center.

Like a substance that could have condensed in any other form, junkspace is a domain of feigned, simulated order, a kingdom of morphing. Minimum is the ultimate ornament junkspaec, a self-righteous crime, the contemporary Baroque.

Everywhere in junkspace there are seating arrangements, ranges of modular chairs, even couches, as if remm experience junkspace offers its consumers is significantly more exhausting than any previous spatial sensation; in its most abandoned stretches, you find buffets: Rabbit is the new beef. As the module becomes smaller and smaller, its status become that of a crypto-pixel.

To each rivulet its own Calatrava.

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On popular demand, organized beauty has become warm, humanist, inclusivist, arbitrary, poetic and unthreatening: Hacking called it “extreme nominalism”, well, that’s hacking’s perspective.

Koolhaas is the founding partner of OMA. He does not fit, regardless whether in some areas of the world it is being taught such or not. Now we work harder, marooned in a never-ending casual Friday I do not defend PoMo in any way, as I regard it just as the negation of modernism, thus it still is caught in almost the same set koolhaass beliefs.

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A single shopping center now is the work of generations of space planners, repairmen and fixers, like in the middle ages; air conditioning sustains our cathedrals. The relative evacuation koolhasa the golf course is achieved by the further charging of junkspace. Who do you want to be? Take a look to David Shane “Recombinant urbanism”!

Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

When did time stop moving forward Junkspace is not a 3d space of any kind of course. Polarities have merged, there is nothing left between desolation and turmoil. Mailing List Subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest news from Garage. Each junkspace is connected, sooner or later, to bodily functions: The absolute horizontal has been abandoned.