Remment Lucas "Rem" Koolhaas (born 17 November 1944) is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Koolhaas studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Koolhaas is the founding partner of ... more »
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Manhattanism is the one urbanistic ideology that has fed, from its conception, on the splendors and miseries of the metropolitan conditionhyper-densitywithout once losing faith in it as th...Rem Koolhaas (b. 1944), Dutch architect. Delirious New York, Introduction, p. 7, Oxford University Press (1978).
''Manhattan has no choice but the skyward extrusion of the Grid itself; only the Skyscraper offers business the wide-open spaces of a man-made Wild West, a frontier in the sky.''Rem Koolhaas (b. 1944), Dutch architect. Delirious New York, "The Double Life of Utopia: The Skyscraper," p. 72, Oxford University Press (1978).
''Manhattan has generated a shameless architecture that has been loved in direct proportion to its defiant lack of self-hatred, has been respected exactly to the degree that it went too far.''Rem Koolhaas (b. 1944), Dutch architect. Delirious New York, Introduction, p. 7, Oxford University Press (1978).