Last night, as Christopher Hawthorne reported for the LA Times, the Hammer Museum played “Koolhaas Houselife”, a comical and witty. Koolhaas Houselife is a documentary film directed by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine. Contents. 1 Reception; 2 Published Dvd-Books; 3 See also; 4 Notes. Said collision occurs in the film Koolhaas HouseLife which got its first UK premiere last night at the Barbican as part of their partnership with.

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Current user location United States. Guadalupe Acedo is the housekeeper of the Koolhaas house. Textiles Parking systems Floor Wall. Contact About Jobs Legal.

Koolhaas Houselife

This time we are not dealing with the stylised, tidy photos which are intended to introduce the observer in a refined aesthetic manner to apparently unoccupied houses. Koolhaas Houselife 7.

Still, the film manages to probe and question the concrete practicalities of the house whilst simultaneously marvelling at its grandiose mechanics. The “Architecture on Film” series continues at the Barbican.

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Edit Storyline What happens to a house designed by a Starchitect? Share this Rating Title: A short film Gan Eden directedy by Niklas Goldbach was also shown. Cuba’s ambitious National Art Schools project, designed by three young artists in the wake of Castro’s Revolution, is neglected, nearly forgotten, then ultimately rediscovered as a visionary architectural masterpiece.


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Koolhaas Houselife

The Infinite Happiness However, in spite of many amusing moments the Koolhaas Houselife documentary isn’t a parody — the film derives its humorous scenes more from the impact which results when two worlds collide with each other, a conflict which is displayed without comment.

You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Monsieur Hulot visits the technology-driven world of his sister, brother-in-law, and nephew, but he can’t quite fit into the surroundings.

Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Rather than opting for a straight forward documentary to celebrate the splendour of this three layered mechanical house with moving walls and sliding floors, instead, they chose to use Guadalupe Acede, the cleaner of the house to reveal a rather different side to this architectural feat.

Edit Details Official Sites: Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have The film derives its humorous scenes more from the impact which results when two worlds collide with each other. You cannot fault her blind devotion to the house when she insists on having the books on a shelf perfectly positioned and needlessly hoovers around jam jars in a kitchen unit.

It’s residents can traverse all nine floors by bike while Search for ” Koolhaas Houselife ” on Amazon. Learn more More Like This. The result was a series of architectural and technical curiosities such as, for example, the elevating platform via which each of the three floors can be accessed, or the ‘joystick’, an illuminated, slightly phallic plastic lever which serves as a door opener but unfortunately gave up the ghost at the time the film was made.

A documentary about legendary architect and master provocateur Rem Koolhaas. Director Nathaniel Kahn searches to understand his father, noted architect Louis Kahn, who died bankrupt and alone in You wonder as she painfully mops and hoovers each individual step of the narrow steel staircase whether Koolhaas carefully considered the practicality of maintaining such a property and in a screened interview with Koolhas after the film, he could only concede that architecture is based mostly on hypothesis.


Instead it is the charming Guadalupe who squeezes through the narrow stairways with her vacuum cleaner and through whose eyes we get to know this architectural icon with all its fascinations and peculiarities.

Find out whose getting kissed on NYE. The film traces the rise of one of the world’s premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design. Said collision occurs in the film Koolhaas HouseLife which got its first UK premiere last night at the Barbican as part of their partnership with The Architecture Foundation.

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Could there be any problems? I hope it all doesn’t come tumbling down one day.

How is it maintained, how does it age? You may not know who Guadalupe Acede is, but as admitted by the architect Rem Koolhaas, she is actually the ringleader of the ideology of cleaning that collides with his ideology of hojselife.

Text by Nora Schmidt Berlin, Germany. In rural Alabama, architecture students cross the threshold of poverty to build communities, not just structures, and leave snakebit to make a better world. A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and klolhaas some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.