Rem Koolhaas is the real diva - Architecture Blogs

Rem Koolhaas is the real diva



In the final installment of our summer series, Curbed?s architecture critic re-reads all 1,344 pages of the Dutch architect?s ?S,M,L,XL? S,M,L,XL does not hide its ambition: 1,344 pages. Three inches thick. A dictionary, a chronology, a comic, an excerpt from Delirious New York, plans, diagrams, photographs, poetry, dialogues, history lessons and, last but not least, the work of Rem Koolhaas and his office since 1972. Three authors are listed on the cover of the book, which was published in 1995: OMA, Koolhaas specifically, and designer Bruce Mau. In recent years, editor Jennifer Sigler has also received her fair share of credit in press about the book.
In the first edition, the cover is silver with black and yellow embossed type. One name is in yellow, in lights: Rem. The first two weighty books I re-read for this series wore their organization on their sleeves. Christopher Alexander worked in numbered patterns, starting with the largeness of the city and working his way down to the smallness of decor. Virginia McAlester organized her field guide chronologically, folk to colonial, Victorian to modern.
Ostensibly, this one is no different. The work of the Rotterdam-based Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Koolhaas?s firm, is organized into, yes, small, medium, large, and extra-large categories. The texts are interspersed between visual sections. Dictionary entries, definitions drawn from hundreds of sources, run down the left side of the page beginning wit...
Source: curbed
URL: http://www.curbed.com/

--------------------------------
 
MINI's augmented-reality glasses allow drivers to see through the body of their car

BIG designs Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center for West Virginia

15-10-2020 21:48 - ( architecture TV )


Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

The Phoenix Garden is a green retreat in London's West End

The Phoenix Garden, a green space and community building tucked into London\'s West End, takes centre stage in the next short film published with Open House London. Filmed by Jim Stephenson, the documentary is one of nine videos that will...
24-09-2020 21:40 - ( architecture TV )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

Inhabit Treehouse by Antony Gibbon Designs

Located just outside the town of Woodstock, less than two hours drive from New York City, the Inhabit treehouse looks out over the magnificent Catskills mountain range, quietly nestled within the dense woodland forest. Continue reading
02-11-2017 22:17 - ( architecture )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

Live talk with Dutch Design Week on privacy and intimacy | Dezeen

Dezeen\'s collaboration with Dutch Design Week continues with a live panel discussion, moderated by our editor Tom Ravenscroft, exploring how designers can deal with the issue of privacy. On the panel is designers Julia Janssen, Lei Nelissen and...
19-10-2020 21:51 - ( architecture TV )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

Dezeen and Samsung's QLED TV stand design competition finalist: Flamingo by Manuel Fernandez Rubio

Manuel Fernandez Rubio\'s Flamingo TV stand was one of the final five designs in Dezeen and Samsung\'s QLED TV stand design competition. The judges said that it was not so much a case of love at first sight with Manuel Fernandez Rubio\'s...
01-09-2017 21:43 - ( architecture TV )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

The DIY Donald Judd furniture guide

A Judd-inspired bench made by novice builder Emma Newbern. | Emma Newbern Hobbyists show you how to use the minimalist artist as a reference point On March 1, the first U.S. retrospective in 30 years of artist Donald Judd?s work opened...
14-03-2020 21:36 - ( architecture )


Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

Sleek Metal Pen For BIC Ballpoint Refills

Do you have a BIC ballpoint pen" Almost everyone does! It is the most famous and best-selling pen in history. About 60 pens are sold every second. Its success relies on its affordable price point, reliable ink refill, and worldwide...
29-10-2020 21:46 - ( architecture )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

House Mansfield by Elphick Proome Architecture

Designed in 2016 by Elphick Proome Architecture, this inspiring two-story house is located in Westville, South Africa. Description The relocation of a young family with a love for the African bush resulted in this secluded...
29-10-2020 21:45 - ( architecture )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

A Poul Kjaerholm Filled Apartment

Poul Kjaerholm is obviously a fan favorite with the owner of this apartment. I have always like spaces that are black and white mixed with wood tones. There is a nice balance of textures within this black and white color palette. I don’t know that...
25-03-2018 21:40 - ( architecture )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

Vienna Design Week talk to explore ways of empowering traditional craftspeople | Talks | Dezeen

Vienna Design Week has partnered with Dezeen to broadcast a live panel discussion on how the Austrian festival\'s initiative Co/rizom is connecting artisans from Uzbekistan, Georgia, Bosnia and Albania to the global market. Watch here from 5:00pm...
21-09-2020 21:44 - ( architecture TV )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

Wang Shu's Ningbo History Museum built from the remains of demolished villages

In this exclusive Dezeen movie, Chinese architect Wang Shu of Amateur Architecture Studio explains why he recycled material from traditional Chinese buildings to construct the Ningbo History Museum. Completed in 2008, the Ningbo History Museum is...
19-08-2016 21:36 - ( architecture TV )


Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

The Flying City: Soviet Techno-Utopian City Plan From 1928

The Flying City conceptualized by Georgy Krutikov Georgii Krutikov, who was a young Soviet architect, presented a thesis project which was so utopian for his time, but not for Soviet avant-garde architecture. Krutikov presented his project ?The...
29-10-2020 22:05 - ( architecture )
Pivot House, British Columbia / Splyce Design

I Work How Many Jobs" My FTE equals 3.0"

As we discussed the stereotypes earlier this week on the podcast, I was inspired to create this post. Added to that is just two days ago some of the discussion in our upcoming episode (062) and then I was fully settled into this one. Do all...
29-10-2020 21:37 - ( architecture )
-------------------------------------