Posts tagged "Rem Koolhaas"
SKYSCRAPERS IN ASIA. Neil Leach

SKYSCRAPERS IN ASIA. Neil Leach

  On the last day of August 2003 the number of skyscrapers in Asia surpassed that in the United States.  A crisis in the Western psyche. The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur had already stolen the coveted title of world’s tallest building from the Sears Building in Chicago. Now the ultimate insult: not only did...
HOW TO ASSIGN THE VOID – an alternative to urban sprawl. Clément Blanchet

HOW TO ASSIGN THE VOID – an alternative to urban sprawl. Clément Blanchet

            A VOID TO BE CHARGED   It would have been too unrealistic to think we can control the perimeter of the land given for the PEX (Parc des Exposition) competition. The site is a large agricultural land at the north edge of Toulouse city. Surrounding this perimeter there is...
INHABITED FIGURES. Matteo Fraschini

INHABITED FIGURES. Matteo Fraschini

Bigness: Architectural entity at urban scale or Urban entity at architectural scale? Beyond a certain critical mass, a building becomes a Big Building. Such a mass can no longer be controlled by a single architectural gesture, or even by any combination of architectural gestures. This impossibility triggers the autonomy of its parts, but that is...