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6 Dec 2017

Rem Koolhaas Architect News

Rem Koolhaas Plans a Countryside Exhibition at the Guggenheim

Rem Koolhaas, the architect whose ties to urbanism run so deep that his firm is even called the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, Rotterdam, Holland, has shifted his focus to the countryside, reports the New York Times.

His recent research obsession will be the subject of “Countryside: Future of the World,” an exhibition planned for the Guggenheim Museum’s spiral rotunda in fall 2019, the museum announced on Wednesday.

The exhibition — organized by Troy Conrad Therrien in his most ambitious project since he was hired as the Guggenheim’s first curator for architecture and digital initiatives three years ago — will explore how the world’s rural landscapes have been altered by technology, migration and climate change.

source: Rem Koolhaas Countryside Exhibition at Guggenheim New York Museum

17 Jun 2016
Rem Koolhaas claims Brexit Leave campaigners are fighting for an England that doesn’t exist

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas says that Britain’s EU Leave campaigners believe they can change England back to the way it was, but don’t understand what that really means.

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas recently chaired a 12-hour debate on “what is Europe?”. He argues the EU has been a good thing for his country and for the UK, where he began his architecture studies in the 1960s.

Sitting in his Rotterdam office, he told me the Brexit camp was full of people who “fundamentally want to change England back to the way it was before” and lamented the way, as he sees it, the EU has been used as a scapegoat.

“It is the nations and prime ministers that take the decisions, but because of this myth of Brussels, they are also able to blame Brussels for the decisions they took themselves,” he said.

But Mr Koolhaas seems to be an increasingly rare voice in a country re-examining its own relationship with the EU and where fears are rising that the club of nations opposed to a more federal, political union is about to lose a member.

Rem Koolhaas on Brexit

Tomas Koolhaas, Son Of Rem, Prepares Doc About His Father
7 Jan 2014 – “REM,” a documentary by the filmmaker Tomas Koolhaas about his architect father, reports Metropolis from an article that originally appeared on ArchDaily as “Tomas Koolhaas Releases Official ‘REM’ Trailer, Exclusive Interview with Kanye West.”

Rem Koolhaas

Los Angeles-based cinematographer Tomas Koolhaas is nearing completion of his highly anticipated film, REM. The feature length documentary, which focuses on the work of Tomas’ famed father, Rem, is the first architectural film to “comprehensively explore the human conditions in and around Rem’s buildings from a ground-level perspective.” Rather than lifeless still shots and long-winded, intellectual discourse, REM exposes the one thing that gives each building function and purpose: how it is used by people.

So far, REM has been funded entirely by grants. However, in order for Tomas to collect the necessary funds to complete the film, he has turned to the internet. He recently launched a Kickstarter campaign with a goal of raising $30,000, which he says will be used for the last stages of photography and overall post-production.

Koolhaas to be Director of 2014 Venice architecture biennale
11 Jan 2013 – The Board of Directors of la Biennale di Venezia, chaired by Paolo Baratta, met today in the headquarters of Cà Giustinian and, after thanking and expressing its gratitude to David Chipperfield for the excellent results of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, appointed Koolhaas Director of the Architecture Sector, with the specific responsibility of curating the 14th International Architecture Exhibition to be held in 2014.

Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas:
Rem Koolhaas Architect
image copyright Dominik Gigler

At the end of the meeting of the Board, President Paolo Baratta stated: “The Architecture Exhibitions of the Biennale have gradually grown in importance internationally. Koolhaas, one of the most significant personalities among the architects of our time – who has based all his work on intense research, now renowned celebrity – has accepted to engage himself in yet another research and, why not, rethinking”.

On his part, Rem has stated: “We want to take a fresh look at the fundamental elements of architecture – used by any architect, anywhere, anytime – to see if we can discover something new about architecture.”

Venice Biennale

Recent Rem Koolhaas News

Maggies Gartnavel, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Maggies Gartnavel
photos © Philippe Ruault
Maggies Gartnavel Building

2012 Jencks Award Winner

Tuesday 20 November 2012, 18.30, RIBA – Public lecture by Rem chaired by Charles Jencks, and presentation of award

Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement / Leone d’oro alla carriera 12. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – la Biennale di Venezia
Rem Koolhaas
photo © OMA; image by Blommers+Schumm

Central China Television headquarters in Beijing:
Central China Television headquarters
image copyright Philippe Ruault

Jencks Award

Rem Koolhaas – Key Projects

Featured Buildings by this Dutch architecture studio, alphabetical:

Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
Casa da Música
photo : Phillipe Ruault
Casa da Música Porto Building

Central Chinese Television Tower, China
Central China TV Tower
picture from architect studio
Central China TV Tower, Beijing

Maison á Bordeaux, France
Maison á Bordeaux
photo : Hans Werlemann
French House

Netherlands Embassy, Berlin, Germany
Dutch Embassy Berlin
photo © Adrian Welch
Dutch Embassy Berlin Building

Scotts Tower, Singapore
Singapore Scotts Tower
image from OMA
Singapore Tower Design

Shenzhen Stock Exchange HQ, China
Stock Exchange Shenzhen Stock
image © OMA Architects
Shenzhen Stock Exchange

More buildings / projects by Rem Koolhaas architect online soon

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands, Europe

OMA Practice Information

OMA Background

Rem Koolhaas was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He studied architecture at the Architectural Association, London, 1972


Rem Koolhaas
photograph from Nitropix 240507

Office for Metropolitan Architecture – Dutch architects studio led by Rem

Key Architecture Awards

– Pritzker Laureate 2000
– Mies van der Rohe Award 2005 [European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture] for Netherlands Embassy Berlin

Rem Koolhaas Buildings

Major Projects listed chronologically:
Central Chinese Television Tower, Beijing, China 2006-08
Cornell University School of Architecture, Art & Planning, New York, USA 2007-
White City masterplan, northwest London, UK 2006-
Illinois Institute of Technology – New Student Center, USA –
Dallas Center for Performing Arts building, USA –
Almere Megabioscoop – cinema multiplex, Netherlands 2007
Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal 2006
Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Washington, USA 2004
McCormick Tribune Campus Center – IIT, Chicago, Illinois, USA 2003
Prada New York, USA 2001
Netherlands Embassy, Berlin, Germany 2001
Maison at Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France 1998
Educatorium Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands 1997
Lille Grand Palais, Lille, France 1994
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands 1992
Checkpoint Charlie building, Berlin, Germany 1990
Netherlands Dance Theater, The Hague, Netherlands 1987-88

Rem was the winner of the RIBA Gold Medal in 2004.

Dutch Architecture

Dutch Architects

New York Architects Offices

Residential Complex, Singapore
Singapore Residential Development
image © OMA / Ole Scheeren
Singapore Residential Complex

Rem Koolhaas Books

S,M,L,XL with Bruce Mau
Delirious New York
Rem Koolhaas and the Place of Modern Architecture

S,M,L,XL with Bruce Mau
Rem Koolhaas Architecture Book
Authors: Rem Koolhaas, Bruce Mau
Editors: Jennifer Eigler, Hans Werlemann

Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Rem Koolhaas manifesto

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Dutch Architecture Designs

Rem was Pritzker Prize architects Winner in 2000

Buildings / photos for the Rem Koolhaas Architecture – Dutch Architect Studio page welcome