Last night I rented the Rem Koolhaas movie off amazon and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Rem Koolhaas is a dutch Architect and writer. I have always been fascinated by his work. I discovered him when I was in architecture school. I was designing a fashion design studio. I read his book about the work he did for Prada to help start generating some ideas.
This movie is told as a cohesive story of the rise of Rem Koolhaas and his architecture. The highlights for me were:
- The influence of film on his architecture
- The back story of all projects
- Spatial Analysis of each building 3/4 of way through movie.
- Rem's attitude and opinion of Chinese clients vs American clients
- His thoughts about about designing for the context of the site.
I started this movie hoping to learn more about the Seattle Library and that was the one Koolhaas project that was spoken about the least.
Rem Koolhaas was the only person speaking english and the rest of the movie is in subtitles. The subtitles move quick so this wouldn't be the best movie to watch while eating ice cream. A milkshake would definitely be a better option.
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