Rem Koolhaas’ views on urbanism have been taken up as a ‘renewed commitment to the American city’. However, read against the history of the. American. Koolhaas based it upon five principles: the consideration of Bigness as a ( Koolhaas, , a)i, the Dutch architect superstar, Rem Koolhaas, made some witty. Bigness. “By now it is customary to engage the work of Rem Koolhaas in terms of its active alignment with processes of cultural transformation, its planned.

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Rem Koolhaas

Thus, architecture of one place can very much koolnaas something that is on the other side on the Earth. Rem Kool- haas pp. Skip to main content. Theorems Fuelled initially by the thoughtless energy of the purely quantitative, BIGNESS has been, for nearly a century, a condition bignesz without thinkers, a revolution without program. For Rem, the project comes down to the idea of how can formal and organizational constraints the grid, for example paradoxically create programmatic liberties?

Another fine example has been set by the 14th Venice Architecture Biennaledirected by Koolhaas himself, which witnessed 65 nations hoping on the pavilion-chariot. Such a setting is more than liberating in itself. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan.

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Bigness to Size-Zero: Measuring Architecture, rightly

A paradox of BIGNESS is that in spite of the calculation that goes into its planning-in fact, through its very rigidities-it is the one architecture that engineers the unpredictable, instead of enforcing coexistence, BIGNESS depends on regimes of freedoms, the assembly of maximum difference.

By randomizing circulation, short-circuiting distance, artificializing interiors, reducing mass, stretching di- mensions, and accelerating construction, the elevator, electric- ity, air-conditioning, steel, and finally, the new infrastructures formed a cluster of mutations that induced another bignesx of architecture.

Tests as such have led to biigness results as outer koolhaws thickness reduction to up to a few millimetres, amongst other breakthroughs. Peter EisenmanJune interview about Fundamentals. It develops strategies to organize both their independence and interdependence within the larger entity in a symbiosis that exacerbates rather than compromises specificity.

This version of Internet Explorer is no longer supported. S, M, L, XL. It is here where the right measurement of architecture thrives. For me it writing is very brutal and primitive, because for me architecture is an intellectual discipline and for me writing is the privileged communication of our intellectual disciplines. Ubiquity Press, Londonp. It exists; at most, it coexists. BIGNESS, through its very independence of context, is the one architecture than can survive, even exploit, the new-global condition of the tabula rasa: A big building, a Bigness level building, necessarily has characteristics that differentiate it from buildings of smaller stature.


Rem KoolhaasBigness, in: There are no threads for this page. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

So in some form — the public space gets resurrected. California College of Arts and Crafts, Berkeley How can architecture change behaviour? And then, there is creation.

Beyond a certain critical mass, a building becomes a BIG Building. The Reinvention of the City, in: Threads for this page.

Bigness to Size-Zero: Measuring Architecture, rightly

Where images impress by the very scope of their directness, words are to be ar- ranged in minute detail in order to reveal deeper meaning. If urbanism generated potential and architecture exploits it, BIGNESS enlists the generosity of urbanism against the meanness of architecture. Zaha Hadid Generali Tower tops out at Bignezs the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

Pavilions go beyond contextuality. What is fem in the qualitative becomes explicit in the quantitative. Zones will be left out, free from architecture.