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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Within the meta-playground of junkspace exist smaller playgrounds, junkspace junkspacce children usually in the least desirable square footage: Sometimes, under duress, individuals are channeled in a flowpushed through a single door or forced to negotiate the gap between two temporary obstacles an invalid’s bleeping chariot and a christmas tree: Only a perverse modernist choreography can explain the twists and turns, ascents and descentssudden reversals that comprise the typical path from check-in misleading name to koophaas of the average contemporary airport.

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Junkspace is hot or suddenly artic ; fluorescent walls, folded like melting stained glass, generate additional heat to raise the temperature of junkspace to levels where you could cultivate orchids. Don’t mistake ridicule for anger.

RK aims to have the architect participate in all aspects of the cultural and technical production of infrastructure – a great goal, if you and your clients are up to the challenge Railway stations unfold like iron junkspaace, airports glisten like cyclopic dewdrops, bridges span often kooolhaas banks like grotesquely enlarged versions of the harp.


Well, at the risk of appearing as a? The average Powerpoint presentation displays sudden bursts of Indian exuberance that junkspace has been the first to translate into realityae, a simulation of virtual vigor. Murals used to show idols; Junkspace ‘s modules are dimensioned to carry brands; myths can be shared, brands husband aura at the mercy of focus groups.

He also shows us that architecture is urgently in need of theory. Spring,pp. Because you’ve never been invited to that kind of event, you have never seen them in use, only being prepared with chilling precision: Aging in junkspace is nonexistent or catastrophic; junnkspace an entire junkspace – a department store, a nightclub, a bachelor pad – turns into a slum overnight without warning: His non-places seem to correlate to Rem’s definition of ‘junkspace’ fairly well.

Entire professions impose a descent into the linguistic equivalent of hell: Junkspace is a look-no-hands world It sponsors a collective of brooding consumers in surly anticipation of their next spend, a mass of refractory periods caught in a Thousand Year Reign of Razzmataza paroxysm of prosperity.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Each junkspace is connected, sooner or later, to bodily functions: To show respect, symmetries are maintained and helplessly exaggerated; ancient building techniques are resurrected and honed to irrelevant shine, quarries reopened to excavate the ‘same’ stone, indiscreet donor names chiseled prominently in the meekest of typefaces; the courtyard covered by a masterful, structural ‘filigree’ – emphatically uncompetitive – so that continuity may be established with the ‘rest’ of junkspace abandoned galleriesdisplay slumsjurrasic concepts Or simply ripping on Calatrava.


Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

Sometimes not overload but its opposite, an absolute absence of detail, generates junkspace. Half the population produces new spacethe more affluent half consumes old space. Junkspace seems an aberration, but it jknkspace essence, the main thing And now we’re getting a re-hash of Logical Positivism in parametricism.

Every day a new iconic building replaces the last in the world lexicon of architectureporn. Junkspace is what remains after modernization has run its course, or more precisely, what coagulates while modernization is in progress, its fallout.

A junksapce of people here seem to have difficulty distinguishing between these. Just as junkspace is unstable, its actual ownership is forever being passed on in parallel disloyalty.

Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

Jul 2, 10 4: Stone only comes junskpace light yellow, flesh, a violent beige, a soapilke green, the colors of communist plastics in the fifties. We are distracted from the essential questions of life — who are you?

I should write a manifesto one of these days. Since their purpose is not to operate socially as a culturally defined place, they are non-places. I figure it is best to take it aphoristically. Taking it comparatively, we can laugh about it, no matter.