Video Archive | America (2)

Peter Waldman
Peter Waldman presents several recently built projects reflecting his interest in an American architecture for "mapmakers,...
Rem Koolhaas Parc De La Villette Competition...
Following his lecture, Rem Koolhaas answers several questions concerning his years in America and explains why he eventually...

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Following his lecture, Rem Koolhaas answers several questions concerning his years in America and explains why he eventually moved back to Europe. He also discusses the organization of the Parc de la Villette entry along the Parisian freeway system as a way to exploit truths about the urban condition. At one point, he finds himself defending the notion that his entry was more a capitalist shopping mall than it was, as Koolhaas sees it, an architectural theme park. He ends the session by discussing the difference of typological and programmatic sensibilities and flexibilities between Europe and America.