Posts Tagged ‘Rem Koolhaas’

Painted favela outside Rio de Janeiro

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

When I saw this painted favela in Brazil I went through this sequence: 1. Wow, beautiful. 2. How is papering over poverty and structural inequity with a rainbow going to help? 3. I would actually feel much happier living in Santa Marta after the paint job, and maybe it would attract money into the community.

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Koolhaas Houselife

Monday, August 9th, 2010

While on the topic of buildings that don’t always function the way we want them to, I was reminded of the quite hilarious 2008 documentary Koolhaas Houselife, in which a housekeeper talks about the difficulties of cleaning one of Koolhaas’ houses. Segments of the trailer above and below.

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