S, M, L, XL
Monacelli Press, 1 déc. 1995 - 1344 pages
S,M,L,XL presents a selection of the remarkable visionary design work produced by the Dutch firm Office for Metropolitan Architecture (O.M.A.) and its acclaimed founder, Rem Koolhaas, in its first twenty years, along with a variety of insightful, often poetic writings. The inventive collaboration between Koolhaas and designer Bruce Mau is a graphic overture that weaves together architectural projects, photos and sketches, diary excerpts, personal travelogues, fairy tales, and fables, as well as critical essays on contemporary architecture and society.
The book's title is also its framework: projects and essays are arranged according to scale. While Small and Medium address issues ranging from the domestic to the public, Large focuses on what Koolhaas calls "the architecture of Bigness." Extra-Large features projects at the urban scale, along with the important essay "What Ever Happened to Urbanism?" and other studies of the contemporary city. Running throughout the book is a "dictionary" of an adventurous new Koolhaasian language -- definitions, commentaries, and quotes from hundreds of literary, cultural, artistic, and architectural sources.
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Air is injected into its interior, used (i.e., turned into poison), and extracted; the
inside core, inaccessible to daylight, is lit by fluorescent tubes (gasses in a
permanent state of explosion). In the conventional solution — combining the
claims of structure and services—the ducts that carry air to and from the center
are hung from the floor, then hidden behind a false ceiling. This zone of darkness
is further stuffed with equipment for lighting, electricity, smoke detectors,
sprinklers, computers, ...
She showed that she was alive, a rhizome, a hello. By 1914 she would go under
several names. Brot. Zig-zag. Cubiste. STORIES' I have always wondered why
layers of a building arc called stories. STORIES2 Two great stories have been
sex and death. STORM The Angel of History does not move dialectically into the
future, but has his face turned towards the past. Where a chain of events appears
to us, he tees one single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage upon
TACTICS That turned the conversation, and they all began discussing dragon -
slayings historical, dubious, and mythical, and the various sorts of stabs and jabs
and undercuts, and the different arts, devices and stratagems by which they had
been accomplished. The general opinion was that catching a dragon napping
was not as easy as it seemed, and the attempt to stick one or prod one asleep
was more likely to end in disaster than a bold frontal attack. TALENT1 A third
theory is ...
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SMLXL is a seminal book for architects. My daughter us an Architecture grad student and this is one of the books she really wanted for her permanent library. Many wellknown architects have this book ... Consulter l'avis complet
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This book is a survey of Koolhaas' architecture on various scales (hence the title). Each subsection takes you through the drafts and designs for one project. Interestingly, not all of the projects ... Consulter l'avis complet
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