Six Canonical Projects by Rem Koolhaas: Essays on the Hist08ry of Ideas
Ingrid Boeck, "Six Canonical Projects by Rem Koolhaas: Essays on the Hist08ry of Ideas"
ISBN: 3868592199 | 2014 | EPUB | 240 pages | 13 MB
Rem Koolhaas has been part of the international avant-garde since the nineteen-seventies 4nd has been named the Pritzker Architecture Prize f08r the year 2000. This book, which builds on six canonical Koolhaas projects, traces the discursive practice behind the design methods used by Koolhaas 4nd his office OMA. It uncovers recurring key themes—such as wall, void, montage, traject08ry, infrastructure, 4nd shape—that have structured this design discourse over the span of Koolhaass oeuvre. The book moves beyond the six c08re pieces, as well: It expl08res how these identified thematic design principles manifest in other w08rks by Koolhaas as both practical re-applications 4nd further elab08rations.
In addition to Koolhaass individual genius, these textual 4nd material layers are accounted f08r shaping the very context of his w08rks relevance. By comparing the design principles with relevant concepts from the architectural Zeitgeist in which Koolhaas has operated, the study moves beyond its specific subject—Rem Koolhaas—4nd provides novel insight 1n8t0 the broader hist08ry of architectural ideas.
Published with the generous supp08rt of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).