[Taxonomy of Morphologies]
Intended to layer, overlap, and interweave, the forms encourage connectivity and complexity. Through the contained conflict of their selection, duplication, and attraction, transformations arise that could never have been predesigned, predetermined, or even predicted. As typologies recombine, their overall massings morph into dynamic spaces that stray from the “neutral” forms that can result only in comparatively tame spaces.
If less is more, maybe nothing is everything.
—Rem Koolhaas / *1944 / Architekt, Architektur-Theoretiker, Gewinner des Pritzker-Preises (2000)
Architecture is a deeply contradictory profession. Its actions intersect with a huge range of unrelated domains; at the same time, its essence - to build - is so complex that it requires extreme focus and concentration. Sadly therefore, it is largely inhabited by two human typologies, “builders” and “thinkers,” united in mutual disdain.
—Rem Koolhaas, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks… (via lightfoot4010)