Category Archives: 07_The Generic City

“Rire jaune” with Koolhaas

“La Ville Générique a éliminé le caractère des lieux ainsi que la substance de l’urbanité traditionnelle en réduisant l’espace public et la rue à de simples illusions de ville, elle devient ainsi un ‘lieu de sensations faibles et distendues, d’émotions … Continue reading

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Comments for March 18th readings

Koolhaas leads us through the city holding a very personal light. He is a citizen observer and yet a practitioner. All three texts are polluted by the very mundane details of architecture practice; gypsum wall boards, steel stud connections, HVAC … Continue reading

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The Generic City

Please post your comments  on Koolhaas’ texts – The Generic City,  Atlanta and Junkspace – here by the morning of the 17th.

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