Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect

When you’re interested in the field of architecture, it basically consumes your entire life from how you look at things, to what you read to even what you watch. Over the years, different films have portrayed some of the inner reflections of architects – there’s a piece on Khan entitled My Architect, there’s Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, and even Sketches of Frank Gehry, just to name a few. Now, as Architectural Record reported, there’s a new film to add to your collection. Filmed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch, and produced by Arthouse Films, Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect offers a “thought-provoking portrait of the architect.”

More about the video after the break.

Rooted in theory, Koolhaas, a creative genius, has produced work that completely takes the field of architecture to the next level.  At his best, Koolhaas’ projects are so conceptually compelling that his approach, aesthetic and building performance are unmatched.  By constantly questioning the norm, Koolhaas can critically analize the existing to create a theoretical model that can be manifested into the physical realm.  Although architecture came later in his life, Koolhaas has an innate ability to utilize every componenet of architecture, from circulation to structure, to strengthen his vision.

The documentary, featuring interviews from other architects and friends about Koolhaas, provides a look into his process and his influence on the field. You can check out more on the video here.

Video via YouTube uploader NewVideoDigital.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect" 06 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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