Rem Koolhaas

Skyscrapers and Starchitects Coming Soon to Downtown San Francisco

Take a tour of the changes coming the to the Transbay District in San Francisco.

January 31, 2016 - San Francisco Chronicle

Hello Miami!

Miami's High-Rise Orthodoxy Hides a Better Way

Alastair Gordon lambasts Miami's high-end architectural extremes. A horizontal, nature-inspired urbanism might better address contradictions between breezy luxury and inland poverty.

February 23, 2015 - Miami Herald

The Fundamental Responsibility of Architects

On Places, Reinhold Martin explores the theme of this year's Venice Architecture Biennale.

May 20, 2014 - Places Journal

$1 Billion Miami Beach Convention Center Plans Back to the Drawing Board

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.

January 16, 2014 - Miami Herald

Rem Koolhaas and the Contradictions of Capitalism

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."

April 4, 2013 - Places Journal

Starchitects Jump on Miami Building Boom

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?

March 14, 2013 - The Architect's Newspaper Blog

Even 'Starchitects' Need a Good Pitch to Win

'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.

December 15, 2012 - The Guardian U.K.

What Makes Koolhaas Tick?

Former Times 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."

August 24, 2012 - Smithsonian

Visionary Skyscraper Finally Completed

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.

May 17, 2012 - Archinect

Friday Funny: Urbanism Avengers Assemble!

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.

May 11, 2012 - The Atlantic Cities

Cities are Machines for Emancipation

In an interview with the Journal of International Affairs, 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.

April 25, 2012 - Next American City

Koolhaas in Favor of Generic Buildings

Rem Koolhaas, in an interview in Der Speigel, talks about the "zero character" office building he works in in Rotterdam and how wonderful

December 21, 2011 - The Atlantic Cities

China's Architectural Personality Crisis

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?"

October 17, 2011 - China Daily

Tug-of-War Between Preservation and Progress

Rem Koolhaas laments the expansion of historic preservation, saying that inevitably "We will preserve things before they are even finished."

May 29, 2011 - ARTINFO

Andres Duany Uncovers Landscape Urbanist Takeover

"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.

November 4, 2010 - Metropolis Magazine

Kowloon Cultural District Takes Shape in Hong Kong

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.

August 28, 2010 - ASLA The Dirt

Rem Koolhaas Produces Plan To Run Europe On Shared Renewable Energy

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."

August 5, 2010 - The Guardian

Rem Koolhaas on Sustainability

Koolhaas calls architecture to task (and includes himself) for not engaging directly enough with the issues of sustainability and ecology in building.

November 28, 2009 - OMA*AMO Architecture

How Architects Learn: The Debate

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?

November 1, 2009 - BLDBLOG

The Disconnect Between Architecture and Everyday Use

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.

October 1, 2009 - The Wall St. Journal

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