Koolhaas at the GSD: Current Preoccupations

Click to enlarge Earlier this month Rem Koolhaas returned to the Harvard GSD in order to give one of his infrequent and multitudinous conferences. Filed under the motto “current preoccupations”, the talk, which replayed Koolhaas’s October lecture at the Barbican, showcased a bunch of different issues taking place on and around OMA’s office. And so,Continue reading “Koolhaas at the GSD: Current Preoccupations”

Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Some Klaus inside)

Dispatches from the GSD Exhibition – Main Wall. The 2011-12 academic year marks the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and in order to celebrate it, the GSD will host a number of events regarding the anniversary throughout the whole academic year. Along with those, the GSD is hostingContinue reading “Harvard Exhibition: Dispatches from the GSD – 75 years of design (Some Klaus inside)”

Koolhaas receives Golden Lion Award

Koolhaas receives the Golden Lion at Venice, possibly awarded to his groundbraking film “The Towering Inferno”. The Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for the 12th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice, Giardini and Arsenale, 29th August – 21st November, 2010) has been awarded to the  Pope of Architecture, Rem Koolhaas. The decision was taken by the BoardContinue reading “Koolhaas receives Golden Lion Award”

Pritzker Prize 2010. (NopasSANAA)

… Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, partners in the architectural firm, SANAA, have been chosen as the 2010 Laureates of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. “This marks the third time in the history of the prize that two architects have been named in the same year. The first was in 1988 when Oscar Niemeyer of BrazilContinue reading “Pritzker Prize 2010. (NopasSANAA)”

Great Moments of Architectural Theory (II): Eisenmania (or The Corruption of the Modern)

The End of the Beginning While classical origins were thought to have their source in a divine or natural order and modern origins were held to derive their value from deductive reason, `not-classical’ origins can be strictly arbitrary, simply starting points, without value. They can be artificial and relative, as opposed to natural, divine, orContinue reading “Great Moments of Architectural Theory (II): Eisenmania (or The Corruption of the Modern)”

O(l)ther Stuff: (Great Moments of Architectural Theory): Little Sylvia in Connoisseurland

This dates back to 2007, when Sylvia Lavin explained how when she was a child, she used to visit Art Museums with her parents, both Art Historians. While they studied the artworks, she would study and mimic their gestures, getting ready for her fruitful career as a critic.  At what moment did dildos and other useful household utensilsContinue reading “O(l)ther Stuff: (Great Moments of Architectural Theory): Little Sylvia in Connoisseurland”

Iterations: Marketing Strategies (I): Ciro Najle’s Motherhouse

Click to enlarge Just for the sake of clarity, I’d like to make it clear this does not reflect neither an unconscious -or conscious- obsession with Ciro Najle -whose own obsession I find truly interesting- nor an attempt to capitalize on the fact that, for some unexplainable reason, the cartoon about the Motherhouse lecture (theContinue reading “Iterations: Marketing Strategies (I): Ciro Najle’s Motherhouse”

(“The”) Man On the Moon

Click to enlarge This one was meant to be ready for the anniversary of Man’s arrival to the Moon… But it rested unfinished in a drawer till now. For more info about the Prada Transformer, that architectural revision of the lunar module by OMA, you can go to the official website: Koolhaas talking again onContinue reading “(“The”) Man On the Moon”