Wired Magazine

Location: Wired Magazine
Type: Research Project with OMA Rotterdam
Size: 1 SF
Program: Cultural Research
Client: Wired Magazine
Budget: NA
Status: Published, June, 2003

Our old ideas about space have exploded. In their place comes a surprising range of domains that will define our future.AMO and Rem Koolhaas guest-edit an issue of the groundbreaking tech magazine, Wired, presenting an atlas of “30 Spaces for the 21st Century”.

The past three decades have produced more change in more cultures than any other time in history. Radically accelerated growth, deregulation, and globalization have redrawn our familiar maps and reset the parameters: Borders are inscribed and permeated, control zones imposed and violated, jurisdictions declared and ignored, markets pumped up and punctured. And at the same time, entirely new spatial conditions, demanding new definitions, have emerged. Where space was considered permanent, it now feels transitory – on its way to becoming. The words and ideas of architecture, once the official language of space, no longer seem capable of describing this proliferation of new conditions.