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Koolhaas Houselife

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday 16 October 2018

Koolhaas Houselife. Film directed by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, France, 2013, 58 mins. Contributor: Bêka & Lemoine

FILM: 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Koolhaas Houselife

Directed by: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine, France, 2013, 58 mins



Koolhaas Houselife portrays one of the masterpieces of contemporary architecture. In 1998 the wheelchair-bound owner of the Maison à Bordeaux, commissioned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to build him a dwelling of a very special kind – one that would be suited to the requirements of its disabled owner and yet at the same time represent the aesthetic standards of contemporary architecture. The film lets the viewer enter into the house's daily intimacy through the stories and daily chores of Guadalupe Acedo, the housekeeper and the other people who look after the building.


Rem Koolhaas was clearly surprised by Guadalupe Acedo's view of the house: ‘You can observe the collision here between two systems: the system of the platonic conception of house cleaning and the system of the platonic conception of architecture.’
– Text by Nora Schmidt, Architonic, November 2018


SCCI gratefully acknowledges Nelson Meers Foundation for its generous support of Architecture Hub 2018 Film Programme.



Booking Information

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Koolhaas Houselife
Tuesday 16 October 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
SCCI 20 Goodhope Street Paddington



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