Rem Koolhaas: a Kind of Architect

(2008) 97 mins, colour, USA. D: Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch

Rem Koolhaas’ work is as much about ideas as it is about constructing buildings; he is equally celebrated as a writer and social commentator, his 1978 publication Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattanis heralded as seminal text on modern society.  For Koolhaas what is essential is not to create individual masterpieces, but to provoke and excite through the wide range of his activities. The film is an engaging portrait of a visionary man that takes us to the heart of his ideas. Directors Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch have made a visually inventive, thought-provoking portrait of the architect, prompting Rem Koolhaas to state, ?It?s the only film about me that I have liked.?