Rem Koolhaas

January 31, 2016, 7am PST
Take a tour of the changes coming the to the Transbay District in San Francisco.
San Francisco Chronicle
February 23, 2015, 9am PST
Alastair Gordon lambasts Miami's high-end architectural extremes. A horizontal, nature-inspired urbanism might better address contradictions between breezy luxury and inland poverty.
Miami Herald
May 20, 2014, 7am PDT
On Places, Reinhold Martin explores the theme of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.
Places Journal
January 16, 2014, 1pm PST
A new mayoral administration in Miami Beach has cancelled a $1 billion plan to redevelop 52-acres around the city’s convention center, scrapping the plans of a design-build team that included Pritzker Prize-winning architect Rem Koolhaas.
Miami Herald
April 4, 2013, 6am PDT
On Places, Ellen Dunham-Jones argues that "irrationally exuberant" architect Rem Koolhaas has encouraged followers to "shed the crippling shackles of critical theory and pick up a surfboard upon which to ride the shock waves of the new economy."
Places Journal
March 14, 2013, 10am PDT
Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog and de Meuron, and Bjarke Ingels are some of the big names designing projects for Miami's hot again real estate market. Can their bold designs ensure that this building boom has legs?
The Architect's Newspaper Blog
December 15, 2012, 5am PST
'Starchitects' compete for prime real estate in New York City, and selling their stuff isn’t as easy as one might think. See four famous architects in action as they pitch designs for a new office tower on Park Avenue.
The Guardian U.K.
August 24, 2012, 11am PDT
Former <em>Times</em> architecture critic Nicolai Ouroussoff pens a profile of the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, whose "most provocative—and in many ways least understood—contribution to the cultural landscape is as an urban thinker."
Smithsonian
May 17, 2012, 2pm PDT
Add this to the "oh yeah" file. After eight years of construction, the completion ceremony for the OMA-designed China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in Beijing was held this week.
Archinect
May 11, 2012, 2pm PDT
Last week's record setting premiere of the Avengers movie franchise inspired the launch of a planning and design themed legion of superheroes on Twitter. Sommer Mathis interviews the urbanist behind the mask.
The Atlantic Cities
April 25, 2012, 2pm PDT
In an interview with the <em>Journal of International Affairs</em>, Rem Koolhaas discusses the effects of globalization on architectural practice and cultural identity, and what city he thinks will be the "Rosetta Stone" of the 21st century.
Next American City
December 21, 2011, 12pm PST
Rem Koolhaas, in an interview in Der Speigel, talks about the "zero character" office building he works in in Rotterdam and how wonderful
The Atlantic Cities
October 17, 2011, 2pm PDT
Liu Yugie offers and considered and compelling analysis of the state of architecture in China today, and asks if "is China a playground for international architects or an abused testing ground for bad design?"
China Daily
May 29, 2011, 11am PDT
Rem Koolhaas laments the expansion of historic preservation, saying that inevitably "We will preserve things before they are even finished."
ARTINFO
November 4, 2010, 1pm PDT
"Landscape Urbanism," a school of thought that argues that landscape and natural forms are more capable of shaping cities than architecture, is gaining ground in the U.S. Andrés Duany reports that to his dismay, it's also taking over Harvard.
Metropolis Magazine
August 28, 2010, 9am PDT
Office of Metropolitan Architecture, Foster + Partners, and Rocco Design Architects have each submitted plans for Kowloon's new cultural district to be built on reclaimed land.
ASLA The Dirt
August 5, 2010, 2pm PDT
OMA proposes to redesign a whole continent along energy saving lines. Called Roadmap 2050, it is a plan that "combines the belief that drastic intervention is required to mitigate climate change, with a desire to give meaning and power to the E.U."
The Guardian
November 28, 2009, 7am PST
Koolhaas calls architecture to task (and includes himself) for not engaging directly enough with the issues of sustainability and ecology in building.
OMA*AMO Architecture
November 1, 2009, 1pm PST
Geoff Manaugh at BLDBLG talks about the role of the architecture student. Should they be allowed create experimental designs, even when the field of practice is so narrow it is unlikely they'll ever be able to design like that again?
BLDBLOG
October 1, 2009, 9am PDT
A new film focuses on the life of a home designed by architect Rem Koolhaas for a client in a wheelchair, which radically redefines domestic living, and the results of the experiment when put to actual use.
The Wall St. Journal