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REM KOOLHAAS Lecture on OMA's Work

The Areen Architecture Sequence on the Division of Structure and Design held a lecture entitled: “On OMA’s Work” by way of Rem Koolhaas. Rem Koolhaas is an internationally acclaimed architect and urbanist. He founded the Place Of Work for Metropolitan Structure in 1975 along side Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Koolhaas graduated from the Architectural Affiliation in London and in 1978 revealed Delirious ny, a Retroactive Manifesto for New York. In 1995, his e book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and based connections between recent society and Architecture. At this moment Rem Koolhaas is heading the work of OMA in addition to AMO¬the conceptual branch of OMA, a suppose tank fascinated by social, economic, and technological considerations. Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard College where he conducts the Undertaking on town, a analysis program investigating changing urban prerequisites world wide. The initiatives embrace an diagnosis of the position of retail and consumption in recent society (The Harvard Information to Buying, 2001), a learn about on China’s Pearl River Delta (published as Nice Soar Forward, 2002), and studies on Rome, Lagos, Moscow, and Beijing. OMA has accomplished the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003), a campus middle on the Illinois Institute of Know-how in Chicago (2003), the Prada Epicenter in los angeles (2004) and the public Library in Seattle (2004). The Seattle Library was once chosen via TIME Magazine as the best Structure for

When architect Sarah Deeds wished to arrange a home Place Of Job, there wasn’t an extra room within the 500-sq.-foot one-bedroom home she shares with her carpenter associate John McBride, so she regarded to the outside for area. There- tucked right into a again nook- she and McBride built the biggest construction allowed by means of town of Berkeley and not using a allow (though they did get an electrical permit). At A Hundred And Twenty square feet their outside hideaway used to be moderately designed to maximize space. Deeds formed the constructing as an irregular pentagon to take full good thing about each corner. For the wider end McBride customized-built a wall-to-wall sofa (large enough for sleeping), the usage of only a steel support bar (no legs) to provide extra space for the picket storage drawers underneath. The narrower finish properties a desk that curves like the Place Of Work to allow space for Deeds, two shoppers and a desktop shaped to carry a full set of Structure plans (plus skinny storage drawers customized-designed for plans). The Distance is condensed, however Deeds sees that as a bonus: it puts you closer to your views and nature. And because the footprint of the Administrative Center is minimal, there’s still quite a lot of vegetation in the 3100-square-foot backyard. More data at original story: faircompanies.com
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  • b15h0p

    April 27, 2012 12:49 am

    I loved this lecture. I’m a? fan of OMA & Koolhaas.

    @kzfkingkongkiller Koolhaas first studied scriptwriting at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. He then studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, followed, in 1972, by further studies at Cornell University in New York.

    He now works at Harvard University.

    This lecture is in the American University of Beirut.

  • lapticul

    April 27, 2012 1:19 am

    i’m a student architect that hates new architecture and? everything that is related to architecture right now… and i can;t believe i watched the whole thing… well i listened to it while i was drawing a beautiful landscape. nice words

  • bekirademi

    April 27, 2012 1:56 am


  • etiennealive

    April 27, 2012 2:56 am

    Great lecture !?

  • kzfkingkongkiller

    April 27, 2012 3:26 am

    which University is it??

  • kzfkingkongkiller

    April 27, 2012 4:20 am

    which University Koolhaas? was in then?

  • xWithBrokenWingsx

    April 27, 2012 4:55 am

    most interesting? channel on youtube, please keep the videos of small homes coming

  • tmacc

    April 27, 2012 5:48 am


  • mikebmix

    April 27, 2012 6:09 am

    the? best, these guys know whats cool faircompanies rock

  • Malegnius

    April 27, 2012 6:50 am

    Thank you so much! Gives? a great insight.

  • speedydeeds

    April 27, 2012 7:06 am

    Hi Malegnius I kept fairly careful accounting. It seems that I can’t link you to my blog post on the topic in this comment feed, but you can find it if you google “deedsdesign: accounting for the clubhouse” the accounting includes? some landscape work.

  • speedydeeds

    April 27, 2012 7:59 am

    Email me and I’ll be happy to explain. The quick? answer is that its better to get things in writing before pouring concrete to avoid stress.

  • WhiteTiger333

    April 27, 2012 8:43 am

    I have that very same blue-speaker Tivoli player in my small living space. And, oooh, yeah – Flor tiles? rock!! Great, inspiring studio space. Really like it that the buckeye tree is an integral part of the concept.

  • Segler133

    April 27, 2012 9:43 am

    naja? ?

  • khunopie

    April 27, 2012 10:25 am

    Nice,? but I can’t live without a washer and dryer and a dish washing machine.

  • kriztuhfuh82

    April 27, 2012 10:38 am

    Off topic- but I have a? friend who looks and sounds just like this lady. Bizarre when that happens.

  • ahmadmawia

    April 27, 2012 11:11 am

    oh I thought this was their home my bad its? cool looking the O like the programming off grid and the small house in Hawaii along with the tree house one as well this not so much. I also like the house that recycles the rain water

  • Kathilisi

    April 27, 2012 11:45 am

    I’d guess they mostly sleep in their home. This is only a home office in their back yard. Although they do have a couch you could sleep on if you really wanted to, which you can see in the video.?

  • The72Nana

    April 27, 2012 12:45 pm

    They? did a wonderful job of creating a workplace that’s so pleasing to the eye and at the same time serves their needs.

  • ahmadmawia

    April 27, 2012 1:32 pm

    where do? they sleep ?

  • CaffeineAndEric

    April 27, 2012 2:26 pm

    shes adorable ?

  • watarukannuzuki

    April 27, 2012 2:44 pm

    They’re right, it? is cool.

  • VideoGuyNC

    April 27, 2012 2:51 pm

    I like it! Thinking? outside the box!

  • 510Russ

    April 27, 2012 3:44 pm

    PS, I really like the curved desk. If I’d known about that when we remodeled the cottage (see my video), I would have done the counter that way.?

  • 510Russ

    April 27, 2012 4:06 pm

    In the old days of drafting tables,? you couldn’t have done it this way. Thank goodness for CAD programs — they only take up as much space as your computer’s footprint. 😉

  • tomperanteau

    April 27, 2012 4:26 pm

    Love the minimalist approach.? Liked and shared.

  • lazybear83

    April 27, 2012 4:51 pm

    Zam, nice siding!?

  • MaicoMoon

    April 27, 2012 5:23 pm

    That shed looks really well done. You could? start a successful business making these.

  • Malegnius

    April 27, 2012 5:46 pm

    Great video! Any idea on how much? she spent constructing this house? I noticed they used lots of salvaged goods like the wood. And how long it took to build?

  • wwwTotalCollapseCom

    April 27, 2012 6:30 pm

    That is awesome….?

  • TheDystopiaInside

    April 27, 2012 6:31 pm

    That is one CUTE house — oops, let’s not say house, office…office. I like the odd shape, both of the walls and the roof.

    I was? so hoping he was gonna break out the cello 🙂

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