Uncreative Design

Questions Week 11: Junkspace

1. If something so universally accepted such as Air-conditioning is considered as Junkspace, isn’t Junkspace a good thing?

2. Koolhaas stated that “forms search for functions like hermit crabs looking for a vacant shell” is this supposed to be a metaphor for objects such as air-conditioning? What’s is the alternative and ideal space that Koolhaas is seeking?

3. If everything he described as Junkspace are true, isn’t the very essence of architecture, by implementing design on the landscape is junkspace as well?