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        • ‘What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains?’
          The Architectural Models of OMA/Rem Koolhaas

        Abstract
        Models play a crucial role in the work of OMA. All of Koolhaas’s buildings, however diverse, share one common characteristic: they also exist as models, and something happened with these models: this model was discussed; it was put on display, or it was pulled at or pushed in. It changed and it was taken in hand – and above all, the model was presented to the observer, the spectator or the viewer. Architecture no longer reduces its audience; it does not make it small and humble and swallow it up. It turns it into gods who can step over rocks and mountains like giants. 
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        Citation
        van Gerrewey, C. (2011). ‘What Are Men to Rocks and Mountains?’. The Architectural Models of OMA/Rem Koolhaas. Models. The Idea, the Representation and the Visionary, OASE, (84), 31–36. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/84/WhatAreMenToRocksAndMountains

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