Learning From The Master – REM Koolhas

Yusni Aziz

Yusni Aziz is one of the creative people behind OMAH Library. He graduated from ITS and Saxion University joint bachelor degree program. Later he continued his postgraduate study at Berlage Institute, and graduated in 2013. Currently, he is a researcher at RAW and a lecturer at UPH Architecture. He is also one of the editors of RUANG magazine (www.membacaruang.com).

Host: Yusni Aziz
Host: Yusni Aziz

“I like thinking big. I always have. To me its very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”

(Rem Koolhaas at S, M, L, XL)

This video is the introduction for Movie Review of movie review, Learning from the masters – Rem Koolhas. The discussion was held in Omah Library moderated by Yusni Aziz. Fernisia Richtia and Realrich Sjarief are the people who collaborated in the discussion to deepen the understanding about Rem Koolhas for the participants in the third program. Here is the statement from the publication : For our third program, we would like to invite you to Learn from the Master: Rem Koolhaas. This will be done through a movie review, “Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect”, moderated by Yusni Aziz

As a Dutch-born who spent his childhood in the Netherlands and Indonesia, Koolhaas grew by witnessing contradictions that exist in the reality of our world. Later, he always embraces these contradictory forces in his view and attitudes toward architecture and the city. Becoming an individual who is never singular, always plural. Constantly opening himself to different influences, ideas, theories and activities. So when a journalist asks if he is a great Dutch architect, he concluded, “there is nothing Dutch about my architecture”.

But then, who is actually Rem Koolhaas? What made him as influential as he is right now? He once said, “nobody should be anything”. Because he proved it. He had various professions before later decided to pursue architecture. He never restricts himself to only one goal. Koolhaas was a writer, journalist, and a filmmaker, which skills later help him to develop his perspective on architecture; and deliver his view to in and outside architecture community. In a provoking way.

Definitely this is only one side of Koolhaas. More aspects are being summarized further in this documentary made by Markus Heidingfelder and Min Tesch. REM KOOLHAAS: A KIND OF ARCHITECT is an engaging portrait of the person who has pushed the perspective on city and architecture to a new level. Definitely a must-see to understand the hard work and the ingenuity of this visionary man.

This program will discuss together on the journey of Rem Koolhaas, one the most important architects of our time. We gladly invite you to exchange thoughts and opinions on what can we learn from this master.

Berapa kelas wacana Learning From The Master lainnya bisa diakses di bawah ini:

Learning From The Master – Y B Mangunwijaya

On 11 March 2017, at OMAH, 2 of our volunteers, Carla and Intan have shared their understandings about Romo Mangun in a Learning from the Master session. Romo Mangun, as an architect, poet, and Catholic priest, had published a lot of appreciable works. An extremely interesting discussion took place yesterday in the attempt in reading his architectural works and manifestos. Here are the conclusions: 1.Wastu Citra is derived from two words, wastu (guna/use) and citra (image). The term use refers to the level of skill or ability, while citra refers to the level of culture. A correct and true architecture…

Keep reading

Learning From The Master – Alejandro Aravena

On last Saturday 18 March 2017 at OMAH, two of our volunteers, Fiera and Pandu have shared their understandings about Alejandro Aravena in a Learning from the Master session. He had been appointed Pritzker Prize 2016 and Director Currator for Venice Architecture Biennale 2016 . An interesting discussion took place in the attempt in reading his architectural works based on participatory. Here are the conclusions: Elemental shared the participatory design rules of Monroy Housing ; A. Communication of restrictionInstead of simply asking the families how they would like their homes to be, Elemental thought what was professionally responsible to do…

Keep reading

Learning From The Master – Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind argues that an architectural space not only becomes a mere activity container, architecture is like a music that has composition and rhythm. Space should be part of the story, space should also be designed to speak using language. Documentary Daniel Libeskind: Welcome to XXI Century shows how the spaces in the Jewish Museum are pressing, watching, and gripping. In bringing up the spatial language, Daniel plays the scale and lighting system of the Void space, and makes use of the sound experience he has on the sound of the door of the room and the installation of Shalechet.…

Keep reading


Something went wrong. Please refresh the page and/or try again.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s