Delirious New Park

MagazineREM Editors present OMA’s competition entry for the redevelopment of Parc la Villette. Although unsuccessful, the entry was specially commended by the jury and it’s influence was critical in the development of the field of landscape urbanism. 'The government has decided to put an end to all the activities of La Villette from March 15th 1974. From 1974 there will be the opportunity for the large scale regeneration of the urban design on the newly available lands.'1 The public institution of Parc de La Villette believed that most of the parks are not adapted to their time, and decided that the new park should become a symbol of modernity and innovation. The park also had to investigate

The montage of gaps

A Future Architecture Perceived Through Two and a Half Dimensions The twentieth century has seen a shift in attitude towards the confines of space and time. Previously, space was defined by physical boundaries and time was continuous. Both were characterised by a series of dictating systems, portraying an all-seeing universe independent of individual experience. A revised experience of ‘space-time’, influenced by cubism and futurism, the growing film industry and the even the musical scores of Stravinsky, embraced the fragmented allowing freedom from universal continuity, and acknowledged the importance of the individual’s viewpoint. That the understanding of an image can only be realised ov

Failures in Participatory Design in Medellín, Colombia and the resulting opportunities

“One did not want to be in the street playing when a shoot-out began, in the middle of the bullets flying over-head, with people falling at your feet as happened to me several times. I remember seeing them wounded and in agony.” Cielo is a worker in the Centro de Desarrollo Cultural (Cultural Development Centre) in Moravia, Medellin where the government attempted to intervene and end the violence and poverty, that the neighbourhood faced since its construction on top of a rubbish dump in the 1970s. In what was one of the most densely populated neighbourhoods in the country, empty, crumbling houses stand alongside red flags that mark where others were bulldozed. Among the garbage and rubble,

Interview with Siki Im about his work and time in the Oxford School of Architecture

I THINK WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO ME IS THAT MY WORK IS CHALLENGING, AND PROPOSES A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON A CERTAIN GENRE. Great architects build structures that can make us feel enclosed, liberated or suspended. They lead us through space, make us slow down, speed up or stop to contemplate. Fashion designers in High fashion do the same; they devise, narrate and choreograph the structure of clothes - along with theatrics to alter our perception, foretelling the ideas and the visions that reflect the contemporary world. I interviewed award winning men’s fashion designer Siki Im to discuss his views + stories in architecture, his training, his time at OSA . Along the interview, he has very much enrich