All posts tagged “rem koolhaas

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REM

“A building has at least two lives – the one imagined by its maker and the life it lives afterward – and they are never the same.” -Rem Koolhaas Tonight I went with a developer friend to see the documentary REM at the Hot Docs Cinema on… Read More

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121 E 22nd

My friends in New York tell me that if you want to sell a luxury residential building, you need a name brand architect. People care about architecture and it’s part of the buying process: “Oh, it’s a Herzog building.” To that end, Toll Brothers City Living… Read More

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The back-end of our cities

I love cities. We all love cities right now.  Everyone, for good reason, seems to be fixated on both people returning to cities (like those narcissistic Millennials) and people urbanizing for the very first time. This latter scenario is happening rapidly across the developing world… Read More

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De Rotterdam…

“Manhattanism is the one urbanistic ideology that has fed, from its conception, on the splendors and miseries of the metropolitan condition – hyper-density – without once losing faith in it as the basis for a desirable modern culture. Manhattan’s architecture is a paradigm for the… Read More

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The world in 2050

The United Nations recently released its 2015 version of World Population Prospects. It looks as if they put out and revise this report every 5 years. The Economist then took some of their data and assembled it into the following charts: It’s obviously extremely difficult… Read More