Spectacular pixelated, computer game aesthetic on this design by Dutch daredevils MVRDV for two connected luxury residential towers in Seoul, Korea. It looks like Patrick Jean’s short film Pixels has come to life. Brilliant!
Design practice 00:/ has published a proposal for the redevelopment of the Old Street roundabout in East London. The facade of the building is envisioned to be a vast, programmable advertising board.
The result is a kind of neighbourhood-based ‘million-dollar homepage’, reflecting outwardly the energetic entrepreneurialism which is driving the change in this part of London.
In the second instalment of this video interview with Rem Koolhaas, the OMA co-founder discusses two of his current preoccupations: the countryside, which he is addressing for the first time; and generic architecture, which could result in neutral, copyright-free building forms. Both topics are discussed in the OMA/Progress exhibition which opened at Barbican Art Gallery in London last week.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.
Steve Jobs, Stanford University commencement address 2005
Many excellent pieces on Postmodernism are coming out thanks to the big exhibition on the movement that opened at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London this weekend (I highly recommend Justin McGuirk’s article in the Guardian). Once again we’re trying to make sense of a movement that is too multi-faceted to define. Better to focus on one aspect. I would single out the idea of bricolage: creating something new out of elements that are already there.