JENNA SUTELA & ANNI POULAKKA of OK DO at Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden in Helsinki, Finland, August 2010

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  • COUNTRYSIDE by Rem Koolhaas (Part I)

    It has become an enormous cliché that half of mankind now lives in the city, and that this proportion is only increasing. This has, ironically, been a pretext for architects to focus only on the city. We are bombarded in architecture books with statistics confirming the ubiquity of the urban condition, while the symmetrical question is ignored: what did those moving to the city leave behind?More
  • COUNTRYSIDE by Rem Koolhaas (Part II): Case Studies

    According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization only two percent of the population in the countryside of the developed world actually work in agriculture. To test their hunches about the transformation of the countryside, and to see what those in the countryside who are not farming are actually doing, AMO inventorized a 12 x 3 kilometer strip of rural Holland, 10 miles north of Amsterdam.More