[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)
Resist whatever seems inevitable
Resist people who seems invincible
Resist any idea that contains the word algorithm
Resist the impulse that brought blob shapes
Resist the desire to travel to paris in spring
Resist the desire to go to los angeles anytime
Resist the idea that architecture is a building
Resist the idea that architecture can save the world
Resist the hope that you ca get that big job
Resist getting jobs
Resist taking a path of least resistance
Resist anyone who asks you to design only the visible part
Resist the idea that you need a client to make architecture
- Lebbeus Woods