Koolhaas' Atlas: '30 Spaces For The 21st Century'

Celebrity architect Rem Koolhaas compiles an "atlas" of our emerging new world.
May 19, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Our old ideas about space have exploded. The past three decades have produced more change in more cultures than any other time in history. Radically accelerated growth, deregulation, and globalization have redrawn our familiar maps and reset the parameters: Borders are inscribed and permeated, control zones imposed and violated, jurisdictions declared and ignored, markets pumped up and punctured. And at the same time, entirely new spatial conditions, demanding new definitions, have emerged...Where space was considered permanent, it now feels transitory - on its way to becoming. The words and ideas of architecture, once the official language of space, no longer seem capable of describing this proliferation of new conditions."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Thursday, May 1, 2003 in Wired
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