Peter Waldman presents several recently built projects reflecting his interest in an American architecture for “mapmakers, nomads, and lunatics,” including the Hurricane House in Houston, and the Trojan Horse house in Galveston.
Video Archive | America (2)
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.