A Film About Rem By his Son and OMA

Eavesdroplet, International
Monday, June 25, 2012
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CCTV Building. (Courtesy Tomas Koolhaas)

CCTV Building. (Courtesy Tomas Koolhaas)

The film My Architect, the story of Louis Kahn’s son on a mission to discover and understand his father, won over the hearts and praise of even the lay-est of architectural laypersons. The effects of which—a fresh spotlight on the work and life of a brilliant designer—did not fall on blind eyes. Tomas Koolhaas is making a film about his father, Rem Koolhaas—see the Facebook page!—called REM set to debut in 2013. It also appears from rough clips that the CCTV building in China will play a central role in the story. Awesome! We can’t wait to see this quaint little film about a humble and modest architect and his role in designing the media headquarters for political oppression and censorship in China. We’ll get the popcorn!

An interview with a homeless person inside the Seattle Public Library:

Footage from February 2012 of the completed CCTV building:

Koolhaas talks with workers at the CCTV building while it’s under construction:

One Response to “A Film About Rem By his Son and OMA”

  1. Foolhaus says:

    Wow, for once a bit of truth from the design media! Maybe you should try it a little more often, and people might want to read this.
    Koolhaus is a great designer, but at some point he is gonna have to account for being the Albert Speer of his generation.

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