All posts tagged “rem koolhaas

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50U

There is a new book out right now about the United Arab Emirates called 50U. It has been fifty years since the confederation of the seven Gulf states was officially declared (December 2, 1971), and so the book is a celebration of that. The format… Read More

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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