From Deutscher Werkbund to Koolhaas and Helsinki

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The blunt word shopping entered the vocabulary of architects two decades decade ago with Rem Koolhaas’ research group at Harvard GSD. Amongst architects, the activity was earlier referred to more formally as consumption, commercialisation or commerce. This shift to a directness of terminology indicated a change in the metaphysics of urban architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKuin kissat Largo Argentinalla
Subtitle of host publicationFlaneerausta ja assimilaatiota kaupunkitilassa
EditorsNetta Böök, Juhana Heikonen, Aimo Nissi, Kristo Vesikansa
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherAalto-yliopiston arkkitehtuurin historian juhlakirjatoimitus
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2018
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material


  • Consumption
  • commercialisation
  • architecture
  • Rem Koolhaas
  • Deutscher Werkbund
  • cities

Field of art

  • Architecture

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