Museification http://localhost/taxonomy/term/353/all en The Urban Country: Holland http://localhost/2008/08/06/the-urban-country-holland <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden prose"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Rem Koolhaas once described the urban as <em>pervasive</em>. It took a tour of Holland for me to grasp quite what he meant. While Paris is mocked as a museum-city due to its protected urban tissue, in Holland it is the farmland that is protected, the rural tissue that cannot be modernized. This makes the experience of moving in the country, which is about the same size as the Dallas-Fort-Worth metropolis and has more people, utterly surreal.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 07 Aug 2008 01:17:19 +0000 Mathieu Helie 103 at http://localhost