Rem Koolhaas. Plan of Dreamland. 1977. Watercolor and ink, 41 3/4 × 22″ (106 × 55.9 cm). Gift of Frederieke S. Taylor. © 2008 Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas’s watercolor Plan of Dreamland (1977), a recent acquisition, is the point of departure for this presentation of selections from the Architecture and Design collection. The 1970s saw an explosion of architectural thought and experimentation—with the city, and New York especially, becoming a screen for the projection of architectural fantasies and utopias. The installation includes documentation of the real projects that resulted from these innovative ideas and experiments, including such traditional building types as single-family houses and skyscrapers. Also featured are works by Raimund Abraham, Peter Eisenman, Steven Holl, Hans Hollein, and other well-known contemporary architects. Finally, the display presents a number of new acquisitions, including works by Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Diller + Scofidio, and Simon Ungers.

Organized by Andres Lepik, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design.

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