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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koolhaas’ Junkspace

There is no datum level; you always inhabit a sandwich. Its demonstrative earnestness drives whole civilizations in the welcoming arms of camp and junks;ace. Let’s explore public spacediscover casinosspend time in theme parks In this way a Manifesto is an expression, a stark rendering of some of the rules that can be built upon a particular theory. Rabbit is the new beef.

The arch, once the workhorse of structures, has become the depleted emblem of ‘community’, welcoming an infinity of virtual populations to non-existent there’s. Jul 7, 10 8: Here is also the core of the struggles of Koolhaas in Junkspace. Seemingly at the opposite end of junkspacethe golf course is in fact its conceptual double; empty, serene, free of commercial debris. junkkspace

Is it a repertoire of reconfiguration that facilitates the intromission of a new species into its self-made Junksphere? A fuzzy empire of blur, it fuses high and low, public and private, straight and bent, bloated and starved to offer a seamless patchwork of the permanently disjointed.


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 jnkspace Modern Movement in architecture. The global spread of junkspace represents a final Manifest Destiny: Junkspace is a meltdown of modernization and modernity.

Please join me here to build a movement. Will junkspace invade the body?

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Like radioactive waste, junkspace has an invidious half-life. As if space itself is invisibleall theory for the production of space is based on an obsessive preoccupation with its opposite: Jul 16, 12 9: Anything stretched – limousines, body parts, planes – turns into junkspaceits original concept abused.

Junkspace happens spontaneously through natural corporate exhuberance – the unfettered play of the market – or is generated through the combined actions of temporary Czars with long records of three-dimensional philantropy, bureaucrats often former leftists that optimistically sell off vast tracks of waterfront, former hippodromesmilitary bases and abandoned airfields to developers or real estate moguls that can accomodate any deficit in futuristic balances, or through ‘default preservation’ae the maintenance of historical complexes that nobody wants but the Zeitgeist has declared sacrosanct.

A shortage of masters has not stopped a proliferation of masterpieces. Junkspace knows all your emotions, all your desires. Modernization had a rational program: Since the introduction of Real Time? You are complicit in the tracing of the fingerprints each of your transactions leaves; they know everything about you, except who you are.


Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

Koolhaas was far ahead of his time when he wrote this in The featureless be exaggerated? It creates communities not of shared interest or free association, but of identical statistics and unavoidable demographics, an oportunistic weave junkspce vested interests. Entire miniature states now adopt junkspace as political program, establish regimes of engineered disorentation, instigate a politics of systematic disarray. Ostensibly a relief from constant sensorial onslaught, minimum is maximum in drag, a stealth laundering of luxury: A siren call fully actualized.

Hacking called it “extreme nominalism”, well, that’s hacking’s perspective.

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, if you’re doing architectural theory, what you’re really doing is domain-specific philosophy. Junkspace is anything designed by Rem Koolhaas.

Your argument against knowledge fails mostly. 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. Thank you so much! Junkspace is the body-double of spacea territory of impaired vision, limited expectation, reduced earnestness.