Koolhaas Houselife is the first in a series of films called “Living Architectures”. The goal of the series is to ‘demonstrate the vitality, fragility and vulnerability of architecture through the observation of daily life…”
The films’ main character is a housekeeper – Guadalupe Acedo – throughout the film, she points out the “complex world of daily life”. 10 years ago, Rem Koolhaas created one of the most amazing houses ever built: the Maison à Bordeaux. The engineering is incredible – moving walls, lifting bedrooms, platforms and automated windows, designed to give freedom to the owner, a wheelchair bound, car accident victim. The film’s intent is to ‘de-idealize’ architecture, to make it seem less precious and more personal.