KOOLHAAS REVISITED _BOX OF TEMPLATES
       
     
KOOLHAAS REVISITED _BOX OF TEMPLATES
       
     
KOOLHAAS REVISITED _BOX OF TEMPLATES

The proposal is a designed product, a wooden box with plexiglass laser cut templates inside. The concept of the box and content of the templates is inspired by an architecture competition proposal by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas ( full team constellation for project : Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, Kees Christiaanse, Stefano de Martino, Ruurd Roorda, Ron Steiner, Jan Voorberg and Alex Wall) for Parc de la Villette, Paris in 1982.

The importance of this project is signified through exploration of the juxtaposition between controlled and free conditions. It is a proposal for a method, rather than a finished project combining “programmatic instability with architectural specifity” which eventually should generate space.

This project has inspired a design proposal for a toolkit of templates for urban designers, artists, creative thinkers, curious audience which can be used in a variety of ways: starting from a sketching tool, to a toy, to a presentation tool, to a stencil case, to a tool to explore space and abstract ideas, to a drawing tool etc. The box contains 4 separate plexiglass plates laser cut with different themes that are derived from the original project: 1. SURFACES 2. PLACES 3. CIRCULATION 4. CUT OUTS.  Additionally to these inspired by the concept, 4 more templates are added designed by the author in reference to creating space: 5. SYMBOLS 6. PERSPECTIVES 7. NEGATIVES and 8. PATTERNS. The box also contains a small booklet for sketching and usage of the templates.