22 May, 2007

Rem Koolhaas's Dubai Deathstar

Rem Koolhaas's Dubai Deathstar

by Lloyd Alter, Toronto on 05.21.07


We show a lot of proposals for buildings in Dubai, often draped in photovoltaics and covered in propellers, or twisting and turning, it is a Disneyland of architecture. Sometimes we think they are going a bit overboard, as they evolve from Disney to Lucas with buildings like OMA's Ras al Khaimah Convention and Exhibition Centre. We have used Picasso's bon mot, updated by Le Corbusier before: "Good architects borrow but great architects steal" but never was the homage so obvious. Architectspeak below the fold....

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Source: Digg.com


Blogger said...

it's really terrible to have money and no taste then, im happy with the photovoltaic new trend

Anonymous said...

what the fug?

Anonymous said...

i like this design, the cement price has gone up!

we should avoid using cement!

I had a hole in my room, the rats were entering and exiting from there that hole, every night when i use to sleep!!!

I went to buy cement to fil the hole and the price was like crazy...!

B.D. said...

Great design... monumental, but I think the architect who describes it is contradicting himself:

This project represents a final attempt at distinction through architecture:not through the creation of the next bizarre image, but through a return to pure form.

This death star structure pure as it may be is bizarre for a building.

Isn't interesting how anything in the UAE, with the possible acception of Abu Dhabi city, are referred to as Dubai?

Anonymous said...

loosers, it's not in Dubai, UAE, or somewhere else.. Rem Koolhaas is not architect of this building.. what are u talking about! It's in Azerbaijan, Baku.. Heerim Architects.. hear the sound, but don't know where it is coming from.

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