By Steve Delahoyde – ‘An UnBeige Contest’
As a special treat to start this week off, we’re launching a quick contest. We’ll be giving away one copy of Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch’s excellent documentary, Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect, courtesy of good folks over at New Video. A look at the career of the startchitect, as well as the man and thinker himself, Koolhaas has said that “It’s the only film about me that I have liked.” You’re apt to like it too and we’re making it extra simple to win a copy. Just drop us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and tell us your favorite Koolhaas building and why you like it so much, we’ll pick the best entry at the end of the week and send the winner their very own copy (official rules after the jump). So think back to your favorite Rem moments of glory and send them in. Here’s a quick description from the film’s site:
Rarely has an architect caused as much sensation outside of the architecture community as Rem Koolhaas. His outstanding creations — such as the Dutch Embassy in Berlin, the Seattle Library and the Casa da Musica concert hall in Porto — are working examples of the Dutchman’s visionary theories about architecture and urban society. But Koolhaas’ work is as much about ideas as it is about constructing buildings; he is equally celebrated as a writer and social commentator. For Koolhaas, what is essential is not to create individual masterpieces, but to provoke and excite through the wide range of his activities.