Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Patents by Rem Koolhaas

Some of the famous architects and builders from the 20th century, as e.g. Le Corbusier, Buckminster Fuller, and Luigi Nervi, considered themselves as inventors and held several patents. Rem Koolhaas contributed in 2004 to this specific topic in an ironic way:


These and several other fake patents have been published in the book Content and the Bejing Manifesto.



In the same year, Rem Koolhaas also applied for a real patent, for a Panel for architectural design:


3 comments:

Diederik said...

How about the
circular transportation facilitation device
?

Lorenz Lachauer said...

Nice one!

Don said...

You should also look into a patent for blogging about these kinds of patents ;)

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