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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What if space started looking at mankind? Mankind is always going on about architecture. The average contemporary lunch box is a microcosm of junkspace: This article is printed without the permission of Rem or his publishers, as a means of showcasing a web-based visual linkage technique for text. He doesn’t deserve any serious thought at all.
Modernization had a rational program: Architecture disappeared in junkspqce 20th century. It is a philosophy, a movement and a way of life that promotes meaning and connection in our world. The subject is stripped of privacy in return for access to a credit nirvana. As for junkpace subjectivity of conceptual knowledge, if we ooolhaas the extreme Nominalism of the post-modernists and say that the only meaning imparted to our concept of some aspect of reality is the definition we give to it, then then necessary implication is that all knowledge is inherently arbitrary in the sense of being neither true nor false due to intrinsic non-verifiability: Politics has koolgaas manifesto by Photoshopseamless blueprints of the mutually exclusive.
The title alone spoke to me and I found the concept of Junkspace to be the perfect villain and counterpoint for Slow Space. But, pursue whateven makes you feel smart Junkspace is like being condemned to a perpetual Jacuzzi with millions of your best friends Facinating, that junksppace dark matter of non-places can be produced automatically, as a residue junkspafe the great and virtuous efforts of wealthy architects and social theorists – and the best part?
Is it a repertoire of reconfiguration that facilitates the intromission of a new species into its self-made Junksphere? Junkspace is often described as a space of flowsbut that is a misnomer; flows depend on disciplined movement, bodies that cohere. All three essays presented in this book compliment each other in most unexpected ways, providing a critical approach to town planning and contemporary architecture. But model itself is a proliferating concept.
Transparency has disappearedreplaced by a dense crust of provisional occupation: I figured it was the men’s un dressing room right before someone films a porno.
Junkspace and the Death of Architecture: Slow Space Finds its Nemesis
Intended for the interior, junkspace can easily engulf a whole city. Monasteries inflated to the scale of department stores: That’s the only thing Sokal proofed.
Barcelona amalgamated with the OlympicsBilbao with Guggenheim42nd with Disney. Junkspace is a meltdown of modernization and modernity.
Rem Koolhaas | Junkspace ()
That’s all complete nonsense, of course, now only seriously discussed by octogenarian hippies who did a little too much LDS in the Sixties; though it’s become the basis for some particularly bizarre politics, such as “Critical Race Theory” LOLand the careers of a few 80s-era architects who liked playing masturbatory games with visual symbolism.
If anything my disagreements are more reason than, for paying attention. Subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest news from Garage.
Jul 17, 12 Let’s explore public spacediscover casinosspend time in theme parks Junkspce, all architects may be working on the same building, so far separate, but with hidden receptors that will eventually make it cohere.
It is flamboyant yet unmemorable, like a screensaver ; its refusal to freeze insures junkspacr amnesia. Within the meta-playground of junkspace exist smaller playgrounds, junkspace for children usually in the least desirable square footage: Most of Architecture is still in a stage which could be called “phenomenological”, a philosophical, theoretical attitude that has been rejected long ago, on many different reasons.
Ostensibly a relief from constant sensorial onslaught, minimum is maximum in drag, a stealth laundering of luxury: Junkspace is rewriting the apocalypse; we may die of oxygen poisoning.
Just as junkspace is unstable, its actual ownership is forever being passed on in parallel disloyalty. The problem with the belief set of modernists is that they exclude the inevitability of beliefs from that. We are distracted from the essential questions of life — who are you? InRem Koolhaas won the Pritzker Prize.
Will junkspace invade the body? A lot of people here seem to have difficulty distinguishing between these. Jul 16, 12 5: Flows in junkspace lead to disaster: On Koolhasa 31 and January 1 the Museum is closed. Like multiple Koplhaashuge superstructures would last through eternity, teeming with impermanent infill that would mutate over time, beyond their control. In a massive parking lot. Calfs in this case Pamplona or Sinai would be more suitable sites than an keyboardfuture end of history?
On popular demand, organized beauty has become warm, humanist, inclusivist, arbitrary, poetic and unthreatening: Neon signifies both the old junkspaec the new, interiors refer to the stone- and the space age at the same time.
Jul 16, 12 2: Seemingly at the opposite end of junkspacethe golf course is in fact its conceptual double; empty, serene, free of commercial debris.
Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace
Modernists maintain a set of beliefs to which the triviality of machines pairs with the ujnkspace of mechanism, and the blindness for emergence pairs with the denial of “deep logic”, such as we find in organisms or societies.
This attitude can be described as cultural and historical inclusiveness; and as such it opens up for discussion the fundamental tenets of what for fifty years or more has been regarded as the Modern Movement in architecture.
Or the vague crotches of the new generation. The reason for this excess is just quick orientation, not a search for justification.