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Rendering Reveals: OMA Will Transform a Disused Tobacco Plant into a 'Food Port'

All photos courtesy of OMA An abandoned tobacco plant in Louisville, Kentucky is being transformed into an innovative 24-acre "food port" by Rem Koolhaas' firm, OMA. Local farmers will be able to grow, sell, and distribute food at the new...

Rem Koolhaas Building Planned Along the High Line — Design News

New York's High Line has been quite the draw for the world's starchitects. Rem Koolhaas joins Renzo Piano, Zaha Hadid, and more as the latest one to add a building project near the park. Koolhaas' first ground-up building in NYC is planned for West 18th St, but as of yet, no more details are available. READ MORE »

Rem Koolhaas' Moscow Museum Opens in June — Design News

The new, Rem Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum of Contemporary Art opens in June. The museum currently has a temporary location on site in Moscow's Gorky Park. READ MORE »

The Failures of Architecture Criticism

Many architects are out of touch, but so are architecture critics. CCTV Tower, Beijing, 2012. Rem Koolhaas / Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Photo by Eric Gregory Powell / CNN. French filmmaker Claude Chabrol once remarked of critics,...Show More Summary

Put A Little Rem Koolhaas In Your Living Room With This Cabinet Shaped Like The CCTV Building

Naihan Li's furniture brings Beijing's weirdest skyscraper down to household scale. Plenty of architects design furniture—big names like Zaha Hadid and Daniel Libeskind—but few furniture designers embrace architecture quite so literally as Chinese designer Naihan Li does with her latest work. Show More Summary

Studio Job, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Manuel Ameztoy to Debut Works in Miami

3 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Gonzalo Fuenmayor, The Unexpected Guest, 2014 (Photo: Collection of Alan Faena and Ximena Caminos) The Rem Koolhaas/OMA-designed Faena Forum doesn’t open ’til the next edition of Art Basel Miami Beach, but that won’t stop it from being the talk of this go-round. Show More Summary

Quote of Note | Rem Koolhaas

3 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

“I was born in Rotterdam, but when I was four months old my parents took me to Amsterdam, and I never went back until I was thirty-eight and needed to decide where our architecture office would be located. I had just returned from America and had to choose between Amsterdam and someplace else in the Randstad. Show More Summary

New Rem Koolhaas Building to Open for Art Basel 2015 — Design News

A new Rem Koolhaas building will open in Miami Beach during Art Basel 2015. The 50,000-square-foot Faena Forum will be the sister organization to the Faena Arts Center in Buenos Aires. READ MORE »

A Cancer Support Center Designed Like A Treehouse

Maggie's Oxford Center in the U.K., designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, offers cancer patients and their families a leafy retreat. Maggie's Centre is a charity well-known for tapping big-name architects, like Rem Koolhaas and Steven Holl, to design beautiful healthcare and support facilities for cancer patients and their families across the U.K. Show More Summary

Moscow's Garage Museum announces opening plans for new Koolhaas building

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

On September 15th 2014, Dasha Zhukova (Founder, Garage), Rem Koolhaas (Founder, OMA), Anton Belov (Director, Garage), and Kate Fowle (Chief Curator, Garage) presented the plans for Garage Museum of Contemporary Art?s new building and program, scheduled to open in 2015. Show More Summary

Tower That Prominent Architects Fought To Save Won't Be Demolished

Rem Koolhaas and Liz Diller fought to save Shabolovka Radio Tower, which will now be protected by Moscow's Cultural Heritage Department. Moscow's historic Shabolovka Radio Tower, an architectural icon in the Russian capital, will now be protected by the city's Cultural Heritage Department. Show More Summary

Cool Graphic Thing: Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA created an...

Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA created an infographic for the 2014 Venice Biennale showing how the actual work of architects is distributed country by country, among building design, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning. At one end of the spectrum is...

Before They Were Famous: Arch Daily has amassed a collection...

Arch Daily has amassed a collection of early architectural drawings from starchitects like Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, and Rem Koolhaas. Found in the private collection of former Architectural Association Chairman Alvin Boyarsky, the sketches offer an interesting peek into the...

Competition / The Clouds Pavilion: An Uninvited Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale / Reality Cues

It's Venice Biennale time and Reality Cues is getting in the spirit by creating a participatory exhibit in response to Rem Koolhaas' curatorial theme Fundamentals. Rem hypothesizes that 'national identity has been sacrificed on the altar...Show More Summary

Battle of the Starchitects: Months ago, Miami Beach held an...

Months ago, Miami Beach held an epic battle of the starchitects to determine the creator of its new convention center, with Rem Koolhaas besting Bjarke Ingels in the final face-off. Shortly after, the committee unceremoniously dumped Koolhaas. Now, word is...

Rem Koolhaas Wire: Announced last year at Design Miami,...

Announced last year at Design Miami, Rem Koolhaas's Miami condo project Park Grove was revealed last night in an event at the development's sales center. The design has evolved significantly from the ever-quotable OMA principal's winning competition entry, which was...

Quiz: Who Designed It, Bjarke Ingels Or Julien De Smedt?

We can't tell. Architectural wunderkinds Julien De Smedt and Bjarke Ingels both got their start in Rem Koolhaas' Rotterdam-based firm OMA. Together, they formed their own practice, PLOT, in 2001. Though they've since parted ways and begun their own successful firms, JDS and BIG, they have retained a markedly similar style. Show More Summary

Quote of Note | Tomas Koolhaas

8 months agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

Rem Koolhaas in Venice at sunset. (Photo: Tomas Koolhaas) “Usually architecture documentaries really only appeal to viewers with a deep understanding of architectural concepts and jargon. I think by taking a more humanistic approachShow More Summary

Koolhaas Wire: In Milan last Sunday, Prada's Spring-Summer...

In Milan last Sunday, Prada's Spring-Summer 2015 collection saw its debut atop a floating catwalk designed by AMO, the think-tank offshoot of Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA. At this point, the collaboration between the ever-quotable architect and the luxury Italian fashion...

Break it down: Fundamentals of the Venice Architecture Biennale

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, curated by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, is a tribute to building elements and invention, but it is also a meditation on modernity that morphs, in the "Monditalia" exhibit, into a singing and dancing performance piece. Show More Summary

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