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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It was a scathing critique at the time it was first published, but now 16 years later, it can only be seen as a prophecy. Anything stretched – limousines, body parts, planes – turns into junkspaceits original concept abused.

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. Fragments come together at ‘security’ only, where a grid of video screens disappointingly reassembles individual frames into a banalized, utilitarian cubism that reveals junkspace ‘s overall coherence to the dispassionate glare of barely trained guards: More and more, more is more.

The only legitimate discourse is loss; art replenishes junkspace in direct proportion to its own morbidity. Does our capitalism naturally, inevitably produce the cavernous, inexpensive, under-insulated structures that house WalMart or Home Depot? The luster of renovations. The secret of corporate aesthetics was the power of elimination, the celebration of the efficient, the eradication of excess: 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: Is it a repertoire of reconfiguration that facilitates the intromission of a new species into its self-made Junksphere?


Kind of declaration, no arguments. Abberant linguistic ecologies sustain virtual subjects in their claim to legitimacy, help them survive I don’t know exactly what you are fighting against? Jul 4, 10 As a half-ex-modernist he still is completely unable to leave the machine and its control behind, lamenting about the unintended effects of a belief set he and esp.

Mankind is always going on about architecture. There is no progress; like a crab on LSDculture wobbles endlessly sideways Because you’ve never been invited to that kind of event, you have never seen them in use, only being prepared with chilling precision: It is flamboyant yet unmemorable.

Junkspace is additive, layered and lightweight, not articulated in different parts but subdivided, quartered the way a carcass is torn apart – individual chunks severed from a universal condition. Well, Junkspace is where you live. The curriculum I teach in my Advanced Design Theory classes is specifically directed at rectifying it and giving students the tools to “roll their own” theoretic approaches to design without having to resort to pastiche or taxonomy.

Then junkspace spreads, consuming nature like a forest fire in LA Brands in junkspace perform the same role as black holes in the universe: Jun 13, 05 7: After hearing myself speak, i came to the conclusion that I am full of shit.

In United States junkspace has been smeared across the landscape. Junkspace sheds architectures like a reptile sheds skins, is reborn every Monday morning.

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Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

The rest of his articles is providing examples over examples, consequences, historical traces that could be read as precursors.

Ethos over Categorizable Style Extra Extra: We look forward to seeing you from January 2. As Wittgenstein said, you can not pretend to follow a rule, such you can not pretend jnkspace follow reductionism. The plan is a radar screen where individual pulses survive for unpredictable periods of time in a Bachanalian free-for-all Corpotainment is a galaxy in contractionforced to go through the motions by ruthless Copernican laws.

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Only the diagram gives a bearable version. The definition of Junkspace is junkspace itself? It seems to be pretty anecdotally described by Koolhaas: Entire professions impose a descent into the linguistic equivalent of hell: I stumbled upon the essay last year when I was doing my own research.

Can the bland be amplified? Like radioactive waste, junkspace has an invidious half-life. Jobs Talent Finder Active Employers.

Koolhaas is the founding partner of OMA. You are commenting using your WordPress. As a first step, the substance to be preserved is wrapped in a thick pack of commerce and catering – like a reluctant skier pushed downhill by responsible minders.