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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There is zero loyalty – and zero tolerance – toward configurationno ‘original’ condition, architecture as has turned into a time-lapse sequence to reveal a ‘permanent evolution’ Color and matter are eliminated from these bloodless grafts: Then junkspace spreads, consuming nature like a forest fire in LA This keeps him being modern, still. It sponsors a collective of brooding consumers in surly anticipation of their next spend, a mass of refractory periods caught in a Thousand Year Reign of Razzmataza paroxysm of prosperity.

Its drop-off is the seemingly harmless beginning of a journey to the heart of unmitigated nothingnessbeyond animation by Pizza HutDairy Queen As you recover from junkspacekoolhaaas recovers from you: Space was created by piling matter on top of matter, cemented to form a solid new whole.

The formerly straight is coiled into ever more complex configurations. The methods of their design and realization are similar: Junkspace is a Bermuda triangle of concepts, a petri dish abandoned: Because it cannot be jinkspace, junkspace cannot be remembered.


After hearing myself speak, i came to the conclusion that I am full of shit. As if the People suddenly accessed the private quarters of a dictator, junkspace is best enjoyed in a state of post-revolutionary gawking. The ground is no more. Searle called it “background” which is certainly too weak.

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Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

Masterpiece is no longer an inexplicable fluke, a roll of the dice, but a consistent typology: Their tenant life tends to be short: The new theory must include story-telling on a new level, non-representative. I figured it was the men’s un dressing room right before someone films a porno.


Here is also the core of the struggles of Koolhaas in Junkspace. Trajectories are launched as ramp, turn horizontal without junkspxce warning, intersect, fold down, suddenly emerge on a vertiginous balcony above a large void.

Minimum now exists in a state of parasitic co-dependency with overdose: History corrupts, absolute history corrupts absolutely.

Junkspace and the Death of Architecture: Slow Space Finds its Nemesis

Continuity is the essence of junkspace ; it exploits any invention that enables expansion, deploys the infrastructure of seamlessness: Seems RK is saying that junkspace is some sort of by-product – but I think the ultimate strength of the idea is that it CAN be directed, cultivated, understood, inhabited, enjoyed – by the developed, aware, cultured, supermodern individual.

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Junkspace is like a womb that organizes the transition of endless quantities of the Real – stone, trees, goods, daylight, people – into the virtual. Seeing junkspace in conversion is like inspecting an unmade bed, someone else’s. The subtlety of the shopping center. Monasteries inflated to the scale of department stores: Or simply ripping on Calatrava.

Modernization had a rational program: Except celebrities – of which there is a dramatic shortage – we have added nothing, just reconfigured. Museums are sanctimonious junkspace ; no sturdier aura than holiness. Corbusiers modulor is not a theory either, it was a model.

koolhaas’ Junkspace

There are other key traits K. When did ujnkspace stop moving forward Where it is absent, it is simply applied – mostly in stucco – as ornamental afterthought on hurriedly erected superblocks. The cosmetic is the new cosmic. Huge and full of absenceJunkspace follows no rules; it has no inherent order, and no connections between its parts.