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Rem Koolhaas: "Soon, Your House Could Betray You"

Rem Koolhaas: "Soon, Your House Could Betray You"
Rem Koolhaas: "Soon, Your House Could Betray You", Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr
Courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture, and Design, via Flickr

In the latest of a series of polemical arguments against smart cities, Rem Koolhaas has penned perhaps his most complete analysis yet of the role that emerging technologies and the way they are implemented will affect our everyday lives, in an article over at Artforum. Taking on a wide range of issues, Koolhaas goes from criticizing developments in building technology as a "stealthy infiltration of architecture via its constituent elements" to questioning the commercial motivations of the (non-architects) who are creating these smart cities - even at one point implicating his other erstwhile recent interest, the countryside, where he says "a hyper-Cartesian order is being imposed." Find out more about Koolhaas' smart city thoughts at Artforum.

And check out more of Koolhaas' comments on smart cities in our previous article on ArchDaily:

Rem Koolhaas pergunta: As cidades inteligentes estão condenadas à estupidez?

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Rem Koolhaas: "Soon, Your House Could Betray You"" 17 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/620909/rem-koolhaas-soon-your-house-could-betray-you/> ISSN 0719-8884
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