Page 1. Junkspace. Rem Koolhaas. October, Vol. , Obsolescence. (Spring, ), pp. Stable URL. OMA founder Rem Koolhaas, the seer of Rotterdam, made just one contribution to the Harvard Guide: an essay called Junkspace. In about. so “junkspace” came up in a discussion recently, I thought I knew what it was and proceded with my definition. After hearing myself speak.

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He does not fit, regardless whether in some areas of the world it is being taught such or not. Railway stations unfold like iron butterflies, airports glisten like cyclopic dewdrops, bridges span often neglible banks like grotesquely enlarged versions of the harp.

Junkspace is anything designed by Rem Koolhaas. The only legitimate discourse is loss; art replenishes junkspace in direct proportion to its own morbidity.

Rem Koolhaas | Junkspace ()

Stone only comes in light yellow, flesh, a violent beige, a soapilke green, the colors of communist plastics in the fifties. Here is also the core of the struggles of Koolhaas in Junkspace. Unwittingly, all architects may be working on the same building, so far separate, but with hidden receptors that will eventually make it cohere.

I do not defend PoMo in any way, as I regard it just as the negation kolohaas modernism, thus it still is caught in almost the same set of beliefs. A lot of people here seem to have difficulty distinguishing between these.


Conceptually, each monitor, each TV screen is a substitute for a window; real life is inside, cyberspace has become the great outdoors As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, if you’re doing architectural theory, what you’re really doing is domain-specific philosophy.

A bold datum line is established on every vertical surface, dividing the infirmiary in two: He is an koolhxas ex-modern. Minimum now exists in a state of junksppace co-dependency with overdose: Junkspace is what remains after junkdpace has run its course, or more precisely, what coagulates while modernization is in progress, its fallout.

By post-modern, I believe Eisenman really meant anti-Modern Movement; moreover, I think he hoped it might also be against the Western humanist tradition. Jul 12, 10 8: Is mankind the sum of three to five billion individual upgrades?

Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

What kind of theory of the built environment casts the maker as oblivious to the effects of their efforts? Their tenant life tends to be short: From January 7 it will be open as usual.

Language is not the problem, just the new frontier of junkspace. Junkspace seems an aberration, but it is essence, the main thing Jun 14, 05 1: A theory connects the work of modeling to the rest of the Form of Life Wittgensteinthe rest of the culture, if you like.

Koolhaas shows us that modernism and postmodernism has to be finished.

In this war, graphic designers are the great turncoats: Yep, architects and planners are responsible for a lot of junk these days. God is dead, the author is dead, history is dead, only the architect is left standing You are complicit in the tracing of the fingerprints each of your transactions leaves; they know everything about you, except who you are.


Are you familiar with the Sokal Hoax?

And a model is most often something very different than an architectural model. There was once a polemic about the straight line ; now the degree angle has become one among many. Well, right, an undesigned residue, as he Koolhaas himself describes it. Can the bland be amplified?

If anything my disagreements are more reason than, for paying attention. WTF are you talking about?

Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

Emissaries of junkspace pursue you in the formerly impervious privacy of the bedroom: Postmodernism adds a crumple-zone of viral poche that fractures and multiplies the endless frontline junkspaec display, a peristaltic shrinkwrap crucial to all commercial exchange.

If architecture means the creation of meaningful buildings and spaces, junkspace would be those buildings and spaces that contain no architectural qualities – or human for that matter. 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.