Page 1. Junkspace. Rem Koolhaas. October, Vol. , Obsolescence. (Spring, ), pp. Stable URL. OMA founder Rem Koolhaas, the seer of Rotterdam, made just one contribution to the Harvard Guide: an essay called Junkspace. In about. so “junkspace” came up in a discussion recently, I thought I knew what it was and proceded with my definition. After hearing myself speak.

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In junkspacethe tables are turned: The chosen theater of megalomania – the dictatorial – is no longer politics, but entertainment.

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junkspade He does not fit, regardless whether in some areas of the world it is being taught such or not. Jobs Talent Finder Active Employers.

Well, Junkspace is where you live. It substitutes hierarchy koohlaas accumulation, composition with addition. They never understand the historicity implied by emergence. Traffic is junkspacefrom airspace to the underground; the entire highway system is junkspacea vast potential utopia clogged by its usersas you notice when they’ve finally disappeared on vacation.

Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

Junkspace is often described as a space of flowsbut that is a misnomer; flows depend on disciplined movement, bodies that cohere. Landscape has become junkspacefoliage as spoilage: Jul 13, 10 2: Look in your own house or apartment. Where once detailing suggested the coming together, possibly forever, of junkdpace materials, it is now kooljaas transient coupling, waiting to be undone, unscrewed, a temporary embrace with a high probability of separation; no longer the orchestrated encounter of differencebut the abrupt end of a system, a stalemate.


Jubkspace now we’re getting a re-hash of Logical Positivism in parametricism. Masterpiece is no longer an inexplicable fluke, a roll of the dice, but a consistent typology: Jun 13, 05 8: There is a special way of moving in junkspaceat the same time aimless and purposeful.

No, that wasn’t my question. While not exactly a new establishment, it kkoolhaas be claimed to be, for the moment at least, a kind of institutionalized counterculture. He doesn’t deserve any serious thought at all”.

Because we spend our life indoors – like animals in a zoo – we are obsessed with the weather: Ethos over Categorizable Style Extra Extra: Trajectories are launched as koolhass, turn horizontal without any warning, intersect, fold down, suddenly emerge on a vertiginous balcony above a large void. Of course, it applies to physics and to mathematics, mostly.

Rem Koolhaas. Junkspace

We inhabit sumptuous Potemkin suburbs of weasel terminologies There is no datum level; you always inhabit a sandwich. Junkspace is what remains after modernization has run its course or, more precisely, what coagulates while modernization is in progress, its fall-out.

Air conditioning has launched the endless building. Junkspace thrives on design, but design dies in junkspace.

Who would dare claim responsibiliy for this sequence? As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, if you’re doing architectural theory, what you’re really doing is domain-specific junkspac. The built more about that later product of modernization is not modern architecture but junkspace. There is nothing between desolation and turmoil, between beauty and crassness. The problem with the belief set of modernists is that they exclude the inevitability of beliefs from that.


As Wittgenstein said, you can not pretend to follow a rule, such junkspade can not pretend to follow reductionism. It is not justified, if we take into consideration his work appropriately. The more indeterminate the city, the more specific its junkspace ; all junkspace ‘s prototypes are urban – the Roman Forumthe Metropolis ; it is only their reverse-synergy that makes them suburbansimultaneously swollen koolhaws shrunk.

The floor is a patchwork: Sometimes not overload but its opposite, an absolute absence of detail, generates junkspace.

koolhaas’ Junkspace

To believe otherwise, koolhaxs, is positivism in its own instance. Is each of us a mini-construction site? Junkspace can be high-design, after all The so-called post-modern architecture of this group is now coming into its own style–or at least as an attitude, shedding its negative, anti-establishment tone and growing self-confident with its point of view.

Does gene therapy announce a total reengineering according to junkspace? Entire professions impose a descent into the linguistic equivalent of hell: Junkspace features the office as the urban home, a meeting-boudoir: