Rem Koolhaas

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Rem Koolhaas (born 17 November 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch architect, former journalist and screenwriter who studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and co-founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture.

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  • Architecture is a dangerous mixture of power and impotence.
    • From S,M,L,XL, New York: The Monacelli Press, 1995
  • Find optimism in the inevitable.
  • The city is no longer. We can leave the theatre now.
    • From "Generic City", published in S,M,L,XL, New York: The Monacelli Press, 1995
  • Bigness is no longer part of any urban tissue. (...) Its subtext is fuck context.
    • From "Bigness or the problem of Large", published in S,M,L,XL, New York: The Monacelli Press, 1995
  • Japan lives with drastic segregation between the sublime, the ugly, and the utterly without qualities. Dominance of the last 2 categories makes mere presence of the first stunning: when beauty 'happens', it is absolutely surprising.
    • From "Learning Japanese", published in S,M,L,XL, New York: The Monacelli Press, 1995

Attributed

  • Architecture can't do anything that culture doesn't.
  • We were making sand castles. Now we swim in the sea that swept them away.
  • No money, no details. Just concepts.

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