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User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Nov 15, 2017 10:05 PM (UTC)
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Please check out the film's new website www.remdocumentary.com including a new 'Shop' section where (due to popular demand) you can directly purchase a signed copy of the film's original poster but also of a special poster featuring Seventeen year old Rem, printed in black and white on Aluminum -a unique looking piece that works very well with the high contrast, grainy image. Poster and website by the talented @a.lycat #remkoolhaas #shop #arch #poster #images #blackandwhite #website #architect #architecture #oma #design #building #retro #vintage #sunset #lensflare #window #buildings #people #porto #portugal #documentary #film #merchandise #merch
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Oct 30, 2017 7:29 PM (UTC)
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"Sometimes what is needed is a disconnect, a restart. I thought the biennale was such an opportunity." #remkoolhaas #quote as he literally sales off into the #sunset leaving #Venice at the end of the biennale.
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User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Oct 17, 2017 12:34 AM (UTC)
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When making my documentary REM I tried to avoid all of what I saw as mistakes that are made by most architecture films, especially in terms of cinematography. I tried to avoid the very stagnant, static and sterile photography approach of most films. Instead, I tried to shoot in a much more dynamic and kinetic way, using lots of moving shots, whether it be handheld, dolly or from a moving car as in this shot. I also tried to avoid having any shots that were devoid of human beings -even having people going about their daily existences or skateboarding outside a building gives you a sense of its relationship to the human context around it. #remkoolhaas #derotterdam #rotterdam #netherlands #holland #sunset #magichour #haze #clouds #sky #sun #golden #goldenhour #city #cityscape #people #urban #design #designer #arch #architect #architecture #building #buildings #builder #documentary #film #still #frame
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Oct 11, 2017 12:46 AM (UTC)
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"Traveling so frequently between vastly different conditions, allows you to make connections, and to see patterns." -Rem Koolhaas. #quote One thing I noticed about Rem while filming was that he is always watching, always observing, always thinking. Here he is driving in the #desert in #doha #qatar. A long drive through often featureless terrain that some might view as an inconvenience but Rem seems to view as a chance to see and learn. #remkoolhaas #documentary #film #architecture #arch #architect #building #design #philosophy #watching #learning #sunset #magichour
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Sep 14, 2017 10:24 PM (UTC)
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User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Sep 13, 2017 10:10 PM (UTC)
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Tonight's #screening of #REM #documentary at #Delft #university #Holland the screening was sold out, and the students asked great questions in the Q&A after the screening. This has been a great month of screenings so far, with Harvard, Columbia and Syracuse having been truly exceptional and tonight Delft and soon the UK premiere of the film. #arch #architecture #film #people #students #architect #buildings #design #art #philosophy #school #delftuniversity #cinema
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Aug 31, 2017 12:50 AM (UTC)
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Happy to announce the US and Canadian premieres of the film this month. The US premier will be at Harvard university on the 5th of September. The Canadian Premier will be on the 1st of September at Hot Docs cinema Ted Rodgers, Toronto. The film will also show on the 8th of September at Syracuse University, and at the Contemporary museum in Austin Texas on the 6th of September. The U.K. Premiere will be announced soon, check back for more info on that! #remkoolhaas #documentary #newyork #harvard #boston #toronto #austin #texas #seattle #people #magichour #architecture #arch #architect #film #still #screening #building #design #art
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Aug 19, 2017 9:09 AM (UTC)
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#Remkoolhaas and I at Arc en Rêve in #paris #france giving a joint Q&A session after the French premiere of the film. This is the only time we have given a joint Q&A, it definitely was interesting. Rem seems to have a deeply skeptical look during whatever answer I was giving at the time this photo was snapped. #arch #architecture #documentary #film #cinema #people #humans #talk #architect #design #buildings Photo © Rodolphe Escher
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Aug 12, 2017 7:07 PM (UTC)
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Shot of #sunrise over #newYork #cityscape from #Remkoolhaas hotel room while filming for #remdocumentary. In an interview in the same hotel room he talked about writing delirious New York and said: "you could say it was the beginning, the foundation of everything else."
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User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Aug 8, 2017 12:44 AM (UTC)
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"My favorite way to see the building is when it is almost totally obscured from view, either by other buildings or by a dense haze" -Rem Koolhaas #quote #CCTV #drone #beijing #architecture #building #arch #design #city #cityscape #aerial #dji #urban #density #people #pollution #haze #clouds #magichour #sunset #architect #documentary #film #still #people #street #roads #sky #highway #buildings
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Jul 26, 2017 1:17 AM (UTC)
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#CCTV #Beijing by #Remkoolhaas at #sunset or what passes for sunset in Beijing -a slowly disappearing greenish yellow mass barely penetrating the dense chemical haze. Shooting in Beijing isn't the easiest, or healthiest, but exactly for that reason it's some of my favorite footage from the film. I've always thought it's strange how people discuss a building as if it's a constant thing, when in reality the appearance and context of a building shifts from moment to moment. This is never more tangible than CCTV. It looks totally different from every slight angle change, but also all the unique changes in atmosphere and lighting that occur in Beijing radically transform its appearance too, some of my favorite shots are where the building is almost ghostlike, barely visible through the smog. #arch #architecture #architect #building #buildings #design #documentary #film #canon #5dmkiii #magichour #haze #pollution #city #cityscape #china #film #still #frame #workers #construction #people
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Jul 17, 2017 6:34 AM (UTC)
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Most architecture documentaries focus on intellectual information. In my film REM I wanted to reveal the physical feeling of architecture rather than just explore the intellectual aspects of it through talking head interviews. I included a scene in the film, and the film's trailer, where a very talented parkour athlete @chrissylodge3run moves through the Casa de Musica in Porto, interacting physically with all of the unique and often ambiguous surfaces. Seeing another human being physically touching the materials and moving through the spaces is the only way the viewer can really relate to the space and understand it on a physical and visceral level rather than just an intellectual one. #remkoolhaas #parkour #freerunning #dance #design #buildings #architect #architecture #window #goldenhour #sunset #magichour #documentary #redcamera #redcamerausers #redmx #redcinema @christopherarata
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Jul 1, 2017 6:13 PM (UTC)
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What is fascinating about architecture, and surprisingly is overlooked in most architecture films, is the fact that ultimately every building is defined by its interaction with human beings. Without that interaction it would have no function, it would merely be a sculpture. When making my film REM I not only explored that fact by interviewing users of the buildings but I believe there isn't one shot of a building in the film that does not incorporate people. This was intentional and stands in stark contrast to most architecture films which are made up of mostly talking head interviews and long shots of empty buildings. "The one thing that is constant in architecture is that it is always used." -Rem Koolhaas. #quote #remkoolhaas #arch #architecture #film #documentary #doc #still #frame #use #function #people #sunset #magichour #skater #building #design #rotterdam #derotterdam #architect #architecurelovers
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: Jun 12, 2017 4:43 PM (UTC)
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#Remkoolhaas at #schiphol #airport Rem is almost in a perpetual state of travel, which is an important condition to explore when making a film about him, to really understand the possibility of a person having a global perspective not based on one location but on the ideas accumulated from flitting rapidly from one vastly different culture to another. "I find my self in a very compressed period of time in vastly different contexts, different contexts in terms of language, culture but also in terms of landscapes. This is an extreme incentive to thinking, but also gives you the ability to make connections and to see patterns." -Rem koolhaas #quote #travel #landscapes #cultures #thinking #philosophy #arch #architect #architecture #design #building #buildings #world #global #amsterdam #holland photo © @a.lycat
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: May 28, 2017 12:01 PM (UTC)
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Me at the @strelka_institute for the Russian national premiere. Photo © Mikhail Goldenkov. Thanks to everyone at #strelka for making it so special. It was outdoor and super cold but was full and the Q&A was super interesting, respect to everyone that stayed to ask questions despite the weather! The European screening tour has been exceptional. So far this month: France, Spain, Belgium, Denmark and Russia have all had their regional premieres, with capacity crowds and great reactions. There will be screenings in Arnhem and Groningen in holland and the Luxembourg premiere soon to be announced. In June/July/September there will be more premieres including Mexico, Czech Republic, Israel and potentially the US. Stay tuned for more announcements. #koolhaas #remkoolhaas #rem #arch #architect #architecture #documentary #film #still #russia #people #design #buildings #screenings #dates
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: May 21, 2017 2:19 PM (UTC)
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In #moscow for #REM #screening @strelka_institute passed by the #garagemuseum by #Remkoolhaas the image is the museum seen from the reflective facade of the garage screen which hopefully will also be screening REM at some point soon. #russia #architecture #film #documentary #architect #arch #clouds #cloudscape #sky #sunset #magichour
User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: May 13, 2017 2:12 PM (UTC)
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User Image tomaskoolhaas Posted: May 7, 2017 2:56 PM (UTC)
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REM will be showing at UGC in Brussels on the 8th of May with a Q&A by Tomas Koolhaas after the showing, it will then show on May 11th at Arc en Rêve in Bordeaux France, with a Q&A by Tomas and Rem Koolhaas after the screening. It will then show in Pamplona Spain on the 17th of May. Stay tuned for more European screening dates as they are announced. #remkoolhaas #REM #Documentary #film #still #venice #italy#boat #arch #architecture #architect #screenings #sunset #magichour #golden #tour #europe #belgium #france #spain