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The exhibition called School of No Consequences. Exercises for a New Life at the MK&G in Hamburg asks itself the question of what life would be without consequences, in its meaning as a sustainable life, and explores the historical models and effects on each of us individually and on society as a whole. Now there’s even an App to expand the exhibition that is still closed for in-person visits by Covid-19 restrictions.
Canadian studio Alain Carle Architecte has built a house in Saint-Saveur in the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal, which blends in perfectly with the surrounding nature and enables the whole family of three generations to live together. Everything is designed to foster dialogue with the context as well as amongst the family, while still maintaining everyone’s individual privacy.
Rem Koolhass (1944), one of the most famous and influential contemporary architects, is the son of the well-known writer Anton (1912-1992). He spent his early youth in Indonesia and, with his father, he later joined the literary and artistic scene in Amsterdam. Before graduating in architecture in London in 1972, he worked as a reporter and wrote film screenplays. He completed his studies under O.M. Ungers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. In 1975, after working as a researcher at the IAUS - Institute for Architecture & Urban Studies in New York (under the direction of Peter Eisenman), he founded the OMA (Office for Metropolitan Architecture), stressing from the outset “the programmatic aspects of architecture, rather than the formal or strictly morphological ones” (Van Dijk). Often close to deconstructionism “though hugely indebted to Modernism”, Rem Koolhass’s architecture is the result ....
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