Rem Koolhaas - Whatever Happened to Urbanism?

“More than ever the city is all we have”

The city has resisted attempts of control (because there are so many flows of energy at play/fluidity/collective pressure).  The classic city form no longer exists: the perfect framework has failed, and although we aren’t happy with the current situation, we have not reached perfection in the urban environment – only thought of more ways to make it worse.

Koolhaas thinks we have moved away from urbanism as a whole, as a concept and architecture has become individual, inconsequential, limited, separated.

Urbanism should now be about “underdevelopment” – ideology rather than materiality, exploded ideas of what it is rather than what it can be.

Rem Koolhaas - Whatever Happened to Urbanism?

“More than ever the city is all we have”

The city has resisted attempts of control (because there are so many flows of energy at play/fluidity/collective pressure).  The classic city form no longer exists: the perfect framework has failed, and although we aren’t happy with the current situation, we have not reached perfection in the urban environment – only thought of more ways to make it worse.

Koolhaas thinks we have moved away from urbanism as a whole, as a concept and architecture has become individual, inconsequential, limited, separated.

Urbanism should now be about “underdevelopment” – ideology rather than materiality, exploded ideas of what it is rather than what it can be.

Posted 4 years ago

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