Our model Alejandro Hernández (@otrootroblog), editor in Arquine, lectures with style some weeks ago at the ISAD in Chihuahua. In the picture, he’s wearing the retro T-shirt ‘Hope’, from the ‘Kunst Haas’ series in our Spring 2009 Collection.
Click to enlarge “[…] For those who were already, let’s say, ‘architecturally active’ in the 90s, the second half of the decade featured an increasing presence of Koolhaas-isms in the architecture published by architectural media. Be it young offices paging Bakema through the Educatorium (those ubliquitous ‘single surfaces’ Jeff Kipnis still chitchatted on in his lecturesContinue reading “It’s not easy Being Kool – Illustration and text for Clog: REM”
Click to enlarge “He flew Tina Turner over her audience on a huge mechanical arm, drove U2 through their arena inside a mirror-studded lemon, and thrust the Rolling Stones between stages on a 45m-long telescopic bridge, complete with helicopter searchlights. The architect and set designer Mark Fisher, who has died aged 66 after a longContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #08: One of My Turns [An Homage to Mark Fisher]”
Click to Read Ok, let’s see if I can bring this back on trail. I really need to catch up with the blog. This comes from Uncube Magazine # 07 : Off-places. The published version is slightly different. In the same issue, there’s an interview with Gottfried Böhm by Florian Heilmeyer which is really worthContinue reading “Numerus Klausus #02: You’re so Kool”
Click to enlarge But today we collect Gags [and gigs, and schticks] Gropius wrote a book on grain silos, Le Corbusier one on aeroplanes, and Charlotte Periand brought a new object to the office every morning, But today we collect ads.[i] Today (today), Rem Koolhaas writes big fat books and reinvents OMA each ten yearsContinue reading “But today we collect Gags (short text for The Importance of the Way Stories are Being Told)”
click to enlarge (…) Digging into the dirty laundry of the architectural star-system is, in any case, neither a recent phenomenon nor a curiosity exclusively circumscribed to today’s divas. The mouth-to-ear airing of our architectural heroes’ private sins has been an inevitable aside of their rise as idols. Small talk on the lower passions ofContinue reading “Tell me more! (Article for Conditions magazine #10: Gossip)”
Click to enlarge At some point at the beginning of the Summer, Darwin Marrero, Assistant Dean at the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico contacted me in order to contribute something to the upcoming sixth issue of (in)forma, which he was editing. The topic for the issue, “Hiperturismo” (Hypertourism) sounded really engaging,Continue reading “Hypertourism. Illustration for (in)forma 06”
Click to enlarge Where it all came from.
Kunst-Haas in the streets of Portimão Last night, at a conference-dialogue at ISMAT, we launched a Photographic Marathon to go along with the Exhibition Klaus.Toon: From NY to Portimão, organised in collaboration with the Delegação do algarve da Ordem dos Arquitectos. The call for submissions will be open till January 10, 2011. The terms areContinue reading “From NY to Portimão: Photographic Marathon”
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”