This book presents a recent lecture and seminar given by architect Rem Koolhaas at the Rice University School of Architecture. In this compact volume, Koolhaas addresses the urban and architectural implications of extra-large construction, using as examples three of OMA's important large-scale projects: the Zeebrugge Ferry Terminal in Belgium, the TresGrande Bibliotheque in Paris, and the Karlsruhe Center for Art and Media Technology in Germany.Tackling questions about the difficult state of urbanism and modernism in contemporary Europe, America, and Asia, this slim volume forms a conciseand coherent explanation of the theories and polemics of Koolhaas and OMA .This beautifully designed book serves as an inexpensive alternative and companion to Koolhaas's recent "S, M, L, XL ."
Section 1 : architecture, metropolitan, profession
Section 2 : ridicules, annihilates, skyscraper
Section 3 : architects, buildings
Section 4 : culture, things, certain
By Rem Koolhaas
Illustrated by Sze Tsung Leong
Art & Art Instruction