“I am a critical spirit and an architect at the same time, and I do not feel obligated to constantly validate my own theories in my specific work. There are contradictions, and the possibilities we have at our disposal today provoke such contradictions.” Rem Koolhaas interviewed in Der Spiegel (via DO).
“Typically, when I asked him about choosing between cinema and architecture, he replied that the two fields are more alike than they are different. ‘You are considering episodes, and you have to construct the episodes in a way that is interesting and makes sense or is mysterious,’ he said. ‘It’s about montage also—whether it’s making a book, a film or a building.’” From Arthur Lubow’s NYT Magazine article, “Rem Koolhaas Builds.”