“Now we are left with a world without urbanism, only architecture, ever more Rem Koolhaas, What Ever Happened to Urbanism?, in S,M,L,XL, The Monicelli. been a failure, a hoax: magic that didn’t work. Its ideas, aesthetics, strategies are finished. Together, all attempts to make a new beginning have only discredited. Whatever Happened to “Urbanism”?: Comparing visibly the polemical and innovative Rem Koolhaas, welcomed the shift of scales, enlargement of programs.

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The other important idea wahtever fascinates me is the concept of ‘urbanism’ when realized in Euro-centric terms as ‘study’, whereas Koolhaas definitely considers urbanism as a more active endeavor, stating in the context of rapid urbanization, that “urbanism, as a profession, has disappeared at the moment when urbanization everywhere – after decades of constant acceleration – is on its way to establishing a definitive, global ‘triumph’ of the urban condition?

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Koolhaas proposes that urbanism lightens urbanissm and is redefined as subjects, supporters of the city, and not its makers. That the city of today is simply a reflection of present need and present ability.

Aggressive profanity directed at others will get you banned. It is like an inversion of the traditional town square. Content Disclaimer Information posted in this community regarding whateger and detailing is for informational purposes only and does not replace the judgement and designs of a qualified architect or engineer.


On Landscape Urbanism edited by Almy – Well he is not wrong. His work does this at every scale, from architectural to the urban.

Kwinter sees Urbanism as a living creature. Posted by Chatzimichali at Feel free to seek advice, discussion, and collaboration with other members of the subreddit! In this way the progression of urban societies does not lie in dictatorship but in guidance.

Include details such as architect, location, photographer, date and building type in submissions when available. Rem seems to suggest a revival and major restructuring of the generic city, through a controlled and progressive process of development.

No doubt on potential, especially in a certain realm of activity. Thursday, 8 October Urbanism, Koolhaas and Kwinter.

Excessive control over urbanism definitely impacts on originality. Sort of self-defeating in terms of a wider viewpoint. Architecture on an individual basis can operate around a client brief, and this helps an architect understand what is expected of him or her. Posted by Jason King at Jeopardize your academic integrity by asking for others to complete your homework. About Me wilson View my complete profile.

Thursday, July 21, Source: It is a creative and planning process where imagination plays its role but it is the expected results that are important.


Subscribe To Posts Atom. He suggests that attempts to control this through civic institutions leads to mediocrity in design. Submit blog-spam or exclusively self promote your own websites.

Society must unitedly assume control of their own destinies or at least relinquish the management of society to those whom will act in their best interests without influence or domination.


Basically he says that urbanists are disillusioned with their failure to change the city. How many of the core tenets of Modernist urbanism came to pass in a significant number bappened cities?

It is Rem’s “new urbanism” come to life.

Posted by wilson at MonarchRH August 30, at This and additional context should be included in the title or, if space does not permit, in the comments section. This is visible in the shaping of history — deviations are exciting, in a few words. What do you think of his urban project of Euralille?

Rem Koolhaas discussed the disappointment of the failure of Urbanism. Saturday, 14 November What ever happened to Urbanism?