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Rem Koolhaas

Personal information
Name Rem Koolhaas
Nationality Dutch
Birth date November 17, 1944 (1944-11-17) (age 63)
Birth place Rotterdam, Netherlands
Work
Practice name Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Significant buildings Casa da Música in Porto

Seattle Central Library
Netherlands Embassy Berlin 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Province Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - Total 319 km² (123. ... Outside view Casa da Música is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orchestra Nacional do Porto, Orchestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. ... Seattle Central Library Exterior The Seattle Central Library is the flagship library of the Seattle Public Library system. ...

Significant projects Volume Magazine
Awards and prizes RIBA Gold Medal, Praemium Imperiale, Pritzker Architecture Prize

Remment Koolhaas, IPA: ['rɛm 'kɔːlhas], (born November 17, 1944 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch architect, architectural theorist, urbanist and "Professor in Practice of Architecture and Urban Design" at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, USA. Koolhaas first studied scriptwriting at the Dutch Film Academy, and was then a journalist for the Haagse Post before starting studies, in 1968, in architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, followed, in 1972, by further studies at Cornell University in New York. Koolhaas is the principal of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, or OMA, and of its research-oriented counterpart AMO, currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2005 he co-founded Volume Magazine together with Mark Wigley and Ole Bouman. Slated for May 2008, his past manifesto work will be published alongside new wave architect Jim Bogle in an exhibition "Horizons: The Link for Progressive Architecture". Volume magazine was a series of compact disc compilation albums with accompanying books which were published in the UK in the early to mid 1990s. ... The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually by the Hyatt Foundation to honor a living architect. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Province Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - Total 319 km² (123. ... For other uses, see Architect (disambiguation). ... Architectural theory is the act of thinking, discussing, or most importantly writing about architecture. ... Urban, city, or town planning, deals with design of the built environment from the municipal and metropolitan perspective. ... Harvard redirects here. ... The Architectural Association (also known as AA School of Architecture) is the oldest independent school of architecture in the UK. It was founded by two dissatisfied young architects (Robert Kerr, 19, and Charles Grey, 24) in 1847 to provide a self-directed, independent education at a time when there was... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Cornell redirects here. ... This article is about the state. ... The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in short OMA, is the Rotterdam based architecture firm of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. ... Volume magazine was a series of compact disc compilation albums with accompanying books which were published in the UK in the early to mid 1990s. ... Mark Wigley is an architect, author, and educator. ...

Contents

Early architectural career

Koolhaas first came to public and critical attention with OMA (The Office for Metropolitan Architecture), the office he founded in 1975 together with architects Elia Zenghelis, Zoe Zenghelis and (Koolhaas's wife) Madelon Vriesendorp in London. They were later joined by one of Koolhaas's students, Zaha Hadid - who would soon go on to achieve success in her own right. An early work which would mark their difference from the then dominant postmodern classicism of the late 1970s, was their contribution to the Venice Biennale of 1980, curated by Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi, titled "Presence of the Past". Each architect had to design a stage-like "frontage" to a Potemkin-type internal street; and the OMA scheme was the only modernist scheme among them. The abbreviation OMA may refer to: Open Mobile Alliance Opsoclonus Myoclonus Ataxia The IATA airport code for Eppley Airfield, the major airport serving Omaha, Nebraska USA. Sonys ATRAC3 audio format (referring to the file extension). ... Elia Zenghelis (Born 1937, Athens, Greece) is a Greek architect and teacher. ... Interior of Phaeno Science Center in Wolfsburg, Germany Bergisel Ski Jump, Innsbruck BMW Central Building, Leipzig Vitra fire station, Weil am Rhein, Germany Maggies Centre, Kirkcaldy Zaha Hadid (Arabic: زها حديد) CBE (born October 31, 1950, Baghdad, Iraq) is a notable Iraqi-British deconstructivist architect. ... Postmodernity (also called post-modernity or the postmodern condition) is a term used by philosophers, social scientists, art critics and social critics to refer to aspects of contemporary art, culture, economics and social conditions that are the result of the unique features of late 20th century and early 21st century... Detail of exhibition. ... Paolo Portoghesi (born 2nd November 1931, Rome) is an Italian architect, theorist, historian and professor of architecture at the University La Sapienza in Rome. ... Potemkin villages were, purportedly, fake settlements erected at the direction of Russian minister Grigori Aleksandrovich Potemkin to fool Empress Catherine II during her visit to Crimea in 1787. ... This article focuses on the cultural movement labeled modernism or the modern movement. See also: Modernism (Roman Catholicism) or Modernist Christianity; Modernismo for specific art movement(s) in Spain and Catalonia. ...


Other early critically-received (yet unbuilt) projects included the Parc de la Villette, Paris (1982) and the residence for the President of Ireland (1981). The first large project by OMA to be built was the Kunsthal in Rotterdam (1992). These schemes would attempt to put into practice many of the findings Koolhaas made in his book Delirious New York (1978),[1] which was written while he was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York, directed by Peter Eisenman.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21] A folly in the Parc de la Villette The Parc de la Villette is a park in Paris at the outer edge of the 19th arrondissement, bordering Seine-Saint-Denis. ... The Kunsthal is a museum in Rotterdam, which opened its ports in 1992. ... Installation art by Peter Eisenman in the courtyard of Castelvecchio Museum in Verona, Italy, Entitled: Il giardino dei passi perduti, (The garden of the lost steps) Peter Eisenman (born August 11, 1932 in Newark, New Jersey) is one of the foremost practitioners of deconstructivism in American architecture. ...


Theoretical position

Delirious New York

Delirious New York set the pace for Koolhaas's career. His work emphatically embraces the contradictions of two disciplines (architecture and urban design) that have struggled to maintain their humanist ideals of material honesty, the human scale and carefully crafted meaning in a rapidly globalising world that espouses material economy, machine scale and random meaning. Instead, Koolhaas celebrates the "chance-like" nature of city life: "The City is an addictive machine from which there is no escape." As Koolhaas himself has acknowledged, this approach had already been evident in the Japanese Metabolist Movement in the 1960s and early 1970s. (Metabolist School of Architecture) In 1959 a group of Japanese architects and city planners joined forces under the name the Metabolists. Their vision of a city of the future inhabited by a mass society was characterised by large scale, flexible and extendable structures that enable an organic growth process. ...

Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA
Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA

Another key aspect of architecture Koolhaas interrogates is the "Program": with the rise of modernism in the 20th century the "Program" became the key theme of architectural design. The notion of the Program involves "an act to edit function and human activities" as the pretext of architectural design: epitomised in the maxim Form follows function, first popularised by architect Louis Sullivan at the beginning of the 20th century. The notion was first questioned in Delirious New York, in his analysis of high-rise architecture in Manhattan. An early design method derived from such thinking was "cross-programming", introducing unexpected functions in room programmes, such as running tracks in skyscrapers. More recently, Koolhaas (unsuccessfully) proposed the inclusion of hospital units for the homeless into the Seattle public Library project (2003). Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 2145 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 2145 KB) Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Seattle Central Library Exterior The Seattle Central Library is the flagship library of the Seattle Public Library system. ... An Architectural brief in its broadest sense, is a problem a client may have, which an architect attempts to solve. ... Form follows function is a principle associated with Modern architecture and industrial design in the 20th Century, which states that the shape of a building or object should be predicated on its intended purpose. ... Louis Sullivan Louis Henry [sometimes Henri] Sullivan (September 3, 1856 - April 14, 1924) was an American architect, called the father of modernism and is considered by many to be the creator of the Prairie School of Architecture. ...


S,M,L,XL

The next landmark publication by Koolhaas was S,M,L,XL, together with Bruce Mau and Hans Werlemann (1995),[22]a 1376-page tome combining essays, manifestos, diaries, fiction, travelogues, and meditations on the contemporary city. The layout of the huge book transformed architectural publishing, and such books - full-colour graphics and dense texts - have since become common. Ostensibly, S,M,L,XL gives a record of the actual implementation of "Manhattanism" throughout the various (mostly un-) realized projects and texts OMA had generated up to that time. The part lexicon-type layout spawned a number of concepts that have become common in later architectural theory, in particular "Bigness": 'old' architectural principles (composition, scale, proportion, detail) no longer apply when a building acquires Bigness. This was demonstrated in OMA's scheme for the development of "Euralille" (1990-94), a new centre for the city of Lille in France, a city returned to prominence by its position on the new rail route from Paris to London via the Channel Tunnel. OMA sited a train station, two centres for commerce and trade, an urban park, and 'Congrexpo' (a contemporary Grand Palais with a large concert hall, three auditoria and an exhibition space). In another essay in the book, titled "The Generic City", Koolhaas declares that progress, identity, architecture, the city and the street are things of the past: “Relief … it’s over. That is the story of the city. The city is no longer. We can leave the theatre now...” For Koolhaas architecture and the city are said to be superseded by Bigness. S,M,L,XL (ISBN 1885254865) is a book by Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau. ... Bruce Mau (born October 25, 1959 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a Canadian designer. ... For other uses, see Lille (disambiguation). ... The British terminal at Cheriton in west Folkestone, from the Pilgrims Way. ...


Project on the city

Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, Germany, opened in 2004. Koolhaas's design won the Architekturpreis Berlin in 2003 and the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture in 2005.
Netherlands Embassy in Berlin, Germany, opened in 2004. Koolhaas's design won the Architekturpreis Berlin in 2003 and the Mies van der Rohe Award for European Architecture in 2005.

Koolhaas's next landmark publications were a product of his position as professor at Harvard University, in the design school's "Project on the City"; firstly the 720-page Mutations (Actar, Barcelona); followed by The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping (2002)[23]; and The Great Leap Forward (2002))[24] All three books involved Koolhaas's students analysing what others would regard as "non-cities", sprawling conglomerates such as Lagos in Nigeria, west Africa, which the authors argue are highly functional despite a lack of infrastructure. The authors also examine the influence of shopping habits and the recent rapid growth of cities in China. Critics of the books have criticised Koolhaas for being cynical - as if Western capitalism and globalization demolish all cultural identity - highlighted in the notion expounded in the books that "In the end, there will be little else for us to do but shop". However, such cynicism can alternatively be read as a "realism" about the transformation of cultural life, where airports and even museums (due to finance problems) rely just as much on operating gift shops. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture or Mies van der Rohe award is a prize for architecture given by the European Commission. ... Harvard redirects here. ... For other uses, see Lagos (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... Puxi side of Shanghai, China. ...


When it comes to transforming these observations into practice, Koolhaas mobilizes what he regards as the omnipotent forces of urbanism into unique design forms and connections organised along the lines of present day society. Koolhaas continuously incorporates his observations of the contemporary city within his design activities: calling such a condition the ‘culture of congestion’. Again, shopping is examined for "intellectual comfort", whilst the unregulated taste and densification of Chinese cities is analysed according to "performance", a criterion involving variables with debatable credibility: density, newness, shape, size, money etc. For example, in his design for the new CCTV headquarters in Beijing (2006, under construction), Koolhaas did not opt for the stereotypical skyscraper, often used to symbolise and landmark such government enterprises, but instead designed a series of volumes which not only tie together the numerous departments onto the nebulous site, but also introduced routes (again, the concept of cross-programming) for the general public through the site, allowing them some degree of access to the production procedure. Through his ruthlessly raw approach, Koolhaas hopes to extract the architect from the anxiety of a dead profession and resurrect a contemporary sublime, however fleeting it may be. For the band, see Sublime (band), or their third album Sublime (album). ...


In 2003 Content, a 544-page magazine-style book was published by Koolhaas, giving an overview of the last decade of OMA projects[25] including his designs for the Prada shops, the Seattle Public Library, a plan to save Cambridge from Harvard by rechanneling the Charles River, Lagos' future as Earth's third-biggest town, as well as interviews with Martha Stewart and Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown. Prada, S.p. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Martha Stewart (born Martha Helen Kostyra on August 3, 1941) is an American business magnate, author, editor and homemaking advocate. ... Robert Charles Venturi (June 25, 1925 -) is an award winning American architect. ... Denise Scott Brown, (born October 3, 1931) is an architect, urban designer, planner and principal of the Philadelphia firm Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. ...


AMO

In the late nineties, while working on the design for the new headquarters for Universal (currently Vivendi), OMA was first exposed to the full pace of change that engulfed the world of media and with it the increasing importance of the virtual domain. It led Rem Koolhaas and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) to create a new company, AMO, exclusively dedicated to the investigation and performance in this realm. He is heading the think tank ever since with Reinier de Graaf.


Volume Magazine

In 2005 Rem Koolhaas co-founded Volume Magazine together with Mark Wigley and Ole Bouman. Volume Magazine - the collaborative project by Archis (Amsterdam), AMO Rotterdam and C-lab (Columbia University NY) - is a dynamic experimental think tank devoted to the process of spatial and cultural reflexivity. It goes beyond architecture’s definition of ‘making buildings’ and reaches out for global views on architecture and design, broader attitudes to social structures, and creating environments to live in. Volume Magazine creates the agenda. The magazine stands for a journalism which detects and anticipates, is proactive and even pre-emptive - a journalism which uncovers potentialities, rather than covering done deals. Volume magazine was a series of compact disc compilation albums with accompanying books which were published in the UK in the early to mid 1990s. ... Mark Wigley is an architect, author, and educator. ... Volume magazine was a series of compact disc compilation albums with accompanying books which were published in the UK in the early to mid 1990s. ... Look up amo#latin in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Alma Mater Columbia University is a private university in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. ... Volume magazine was a series of compact disc compilation albums with accompanying books which were published in the UK in the early to mid 1990s. ...


European Flag proposal

Following the signing of Treaties of Nice in May 2001, which made Brussels the official capital of Europe, the then President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi and the Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt invited Koolhaas to discuss the necessities and requirements of a European capital. Treaty of Nice The Treaty of Nice is a treaty adopted in Nice by the European Council to amend the two founding treaties of the European Union: the Treaty on European Union, or Maastricht Treaty, which introduced the Euro and the 3-pillar structure of the EU; the Treaty of... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... For other places with the same name, see Brussels (disambiguation). ... Berlaymont, the Commissions seat The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive branch of the European Union. ... Prodi redirects here. ... Guy Verhofstadt (help· info) (born April 11, 1953) is a Belgian politician, municipal councillor in Ghent and current Prime Minister of Belgium. ...


During these talks and as an impetus for further discussion, Koolhaas and his think-tank AMO – an independent part of OMA – suggested the development of a visual language. This idea inspired a series of drawings and drafts, including the "Barcode". The barcode seeks to unite the flags of the EU member countries into a single, colourful symbol. In the current European flag, there is a fixed number of stars. In the barcode however, new Member States of the EU can be added without space constraints. Originally, the barcode displayed 15 EU countries. In 2004, the symbol was adapted to include the ten new Member States. The Office for Metropolitan Architecture, in short OMA, is the Rotterdam based architecture firm of Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. ... Wikipedia encoded in Code 128 Wikipedia encoded in Code 93 Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia encoded in the DataMatrix 2D barcode For the taxonomic method, see DNA barcoding. ... Flag Ratio: 2:3 The European flag consists of a circle of twelve golden stars on a blue background. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since the time of the first drafts of the barcode it has never been officially used by commercial or political institutions. During the Austrian EU Presidency 2006 it was officially used for the first time. The logo has already been used for the EU information campaign which will also be continued during the Austrian EU Presidency. There was initially some uproar caused, as the stripes of the flag of Estonia were displayed incorrectly. Presidency of the Council of the European Union refers to the responsibility of presiding over all aspects of the Council of the European Union, when exercised collectively by a government, on a pre-established rota of the member states, of the European Union. ...


Architecture, Fashion, and Theatre

Prada, Beverly Hills
Prada, Beverly Hills
Second Stage Theatre, New York
Second Stage Theatre, New York

With his Prada projects, Koolhaas ventured into providing architecture for the fleeting world of fashion and with celebrity-studded cachet: not unlike Garnier's Opera, the central space of Koolhaas' Beverly Hills Prada store is occupied by a massive central staircase, ostensibly displaying select wares, but mainly the shoppers themselves. The notion of selling a brand rather than marketing clothes was further emphasised in the Prada store in New York, which had previously been owned by the MOMA: the museum signs were not removed during the oufitting of the new store, as if emphasising the premises as a cultural institution.[26] ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (896x600, 236 KB) Summary Prada, Beverly Hills - Epicenter Opening Night July 2004 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (896x600, 236 KB) Summary Prada, Beverly Hills - Epicenter Opening Night July 2004 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see: Beverly Hills (disambiguation). ... Prada, S.p. ... For other uses, see Brand (disambiguation). ... General Electric GE90-115B fanblade, on display at MOMA. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. ...


Prior to his Prada project in New York, Koolhaas was behind another remodeling project on the other side of town. Koolhaas redesigned an old 1929 bank and transformed it into a one-of-a-kind, 296 seat, performance space for Second Stage Theatre. Second Stage Theatre // Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give second stagings to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. ...


21st Century Office

At the moment Koolhaas' constructions sites are in China: the massive Central China Television Headquarters Building in Beijing, China, and the new building for the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the equivalent of the NASDAQ in China.


Recently he has changed the organization of his office to a partnership. Partners next to him are / Ole Scheeren, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Floris Alkemade and managing partner / Victor van der Chijs.


Koolhaas now heads offices in Europe (OMA*AMO Rotterdam), North America (OMA*AMO Architecture PC New York) and Asia (OMA Beijing).


OMA Rotterdam: the head office is working on a master plan for the White City area of London; a harbour redevelopment and contemporary art Museum in Riga, the Cordoba Congress Centre in Spain; the redevelopment of the Mercati Generali in Rome, an architectural centre, offices and housing in Copenhagen, the new head office of Rothschild Bank in London and multi-use towers in Rotterdam and The Hague. It is also working on various masterplans in The Netherlands and Belgium and shopping centres in Rotterdam and Ostrava. In addition the Rotterdam office has a number of activities in the Middle East including office and residential towers and master plans in Dubai, three master plans in Ras -Al-Khaimah and several public buildings in Qatar. With his Rotterdam office Koolhaas is also designing a science center for Hamburg’s Hafencity.


OMA New York: the office in Manhattan Koolhaas is leading by Shohei Shigematsu is now designing an extension of Cornell University (NY), 111 First Street, a high rise residential building and hotel in Jersey City (NJ) and a high end residential tower with CAA screening room at One Madison Park in NYC.


OMA Beijing: In Asia, Koolhaas is working with his team on the office’s largest project to date, the 575,000 m2 China Central Television Headquarters CCTV and Television Cultural Center TVCC, currently under construction in Beijing and due for completion in 2008. Other projects in development include the new Shenzhen Stock Exchange and a lush residential tower and residential masterplan in Singapore.


Quotes

  • Reference to the article 'Generic city', a critic to current mode of urbanization: "People can inhabit anything. And they can be miserable in anything and ecstatic in anything. More and more I think that architecture has nothing to do with it. Of course, that's both liberating and alarming. But the generic city, the general urban condition, is happening everywhere, and just the fact that it occurs in such enormous quantities must mean that it's habitable. Architecture can't do anything that the culture doesn't. We all complain that we are confronted by urban environments that are completely similar. We say we want to create beauty, identity, quality, singularity. And yet, maybe in truth these cities that we have are desired. Maybe their very characterlessness provides the best context for living." —interview in Wired 4.07, July 1996 [27]
  • Asked if there is a certain contribution he aspires to make: "It's very simple and it has nothing to do with identifiable goals. It is to keep thinking about what architecture can be, in whatever form. That is an answer, isn't it? I think that S,M,L,XL has one beautiful ambiguity: it used the past to build a future and is very adamant about giving notice that this is not the end. That's how it felt to me, anyway. That is in itself evidence of a kind of discomfort with achievement measured in terms of identifiable entities, and an announcement that continuity of thinking in whatever form, around whatever subject, is the real ambition." —interview in Index Magazine, 2000[28]

This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Index Magazine is a prominent New York City based publication for art and culture. ...

Trivia

A southbound Green Line train passing through the stainless steel tube shielding the McCormick Tribune Campus Center. Nicknamed the BUTT for "Building Under The Tracks"
A southbound Green Line train passing through the stainless steel tube shielding the McCormick Tribune Campus Center. Nicknamed the BUTT for "Building Under The Tracks"

In 1952, when Rem Koolhaas was eight, his parents moved to Jakarta, Indonesia, and lived there for four years. His father, in his writing, had strongly supported the Indonesian cause for autonomy from the colonial Dutch, and when the war of independence was won he had been invited over to run a cultural programme for three years. 'It was a very important age for me,' Koolhaas recalls. 'And I really lived as an Asian.'[29] Koolhaas attended film school and co-wrote The White Slave, a 1969 Dutch film noir, and later wrote an unproduced script for American soft-porn king Russ Meyer.[30] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixelsFull resolution (2115 × 1393 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 527 pixelsFull resolution (2115 × 1393 pixels, file size: 1. ... The Green Line (Lake-Englewood & Lake-Jackson Park Services) is part of the CTA rapid transit system known as the Chicago L. It is the only completely elevated route in the L system. ...


Many Americans mispronounce Koolhaas as "Cool House", due to his profession[citation needed].


Awards

The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually by the Hyatt Foundation to honor a living architect. ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven in English) or in short K.U.Leuven, is the oldest, largest and most prominent university in Belgium. ...

List of projects

Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal

Koolhaas's projects include: Casa da Música, in Porto, Portugal Taken by Joao Castro on April 14th, 2005 on the night of the first concert File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Casa da Música, in Porto, Portugal Taken by Joao Castro on April 14th, 2005 on the night of the first concert File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Outside view Casa da Música is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orchestra Nacional do Porto, Orchestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. ...

The Torre Bicentenario (Bicentennial Tower) is a supertall skyscraper currently being planned for construction in Mexico City. ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Location Coordinates : , , Time zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer : CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Córdoba (Spanish) Spanish name Córdoba Founded 8th century BC Postal code 140xx Website http://www. ... Cornell redirects here. ... Not to be confused with the University of Seoul. ... Short name Statistics Location map Map of location of Seoul. ... Outside view Casa da Música is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orchestra Nacional do Porto, Orchestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. ... Oporto redirects here. ... Seattle Central Library Exterior The Seattle Central Library is the flagship library of the Seattle Public Library system. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Design of new CCTV headquarters by Rem Koolhaas CCTV Headquartes is a skyscraper that is currently under construction in Beijing, China. ... Peking redirects here. ... Prada, S.p. ... This article is about the state. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... MTCC - IIT The McCormick Tribune Campus Center was designed as an architecturally-significant addition to the already architecturally-significant main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. ... State Street Village, S.R. Crown Hall, Armour Main Building Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private Ph. ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The Guggenheim Hermitage Museum is a museum in The Venetian, one of the worlds largest hotels, in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... Second Stage Theatre // Director Carole Rothman and actress Robyn Goodman founded Second Stage Theatre in 1979 to give second stagings to contemporary American plays that originally failed to find an audience due to scheduling problems, inappropriate venues or limited performance runs. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... For other uses, see Bordeaux (disambiguation). ... Utrecht ( (help· info)) is a municipality and the capital city of the Dutch province of Utrecht. ... Nickname: Motto: Sterker door strijd (Stronger through Struggle) Location of Rotterdam Coordinates: , Country Province Government  - Mayor Ivo Opstelten  - Aldermen Jeannette Baljeu Hamit Karakus Orhan Kaya Lucas Bolsius Jantine Kriens Dominic Schrijer Roelf de Boer Leonard Geluk Area [1]  - Total 319 km² (123. ... Saint Cloud or St. ... This article is about a city in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. ... For other uses, see Lille (disambiguation). ... Hague redirects here. ...

References

  1. ^ Rem Koolhaas, Delirious New York: A retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan (Academy Editions, London, 1978; republished, The Monacelli Press, 1994)
  2. ^ Office for Metropolitan Architecture
  3. ^ Online profile and projects of Office for Metropolitan Architecture
  4. ^ Mutations (Actar, Barcelona, 2001)
  5. ^ 'Welcome to the future', The Guardian, 27 August 2007
  6. ^ Volume Magazine
  7. ^ Harvard Design School Faculty Profile
  8. ^ Article on Rem Koolhaas
  9. ^ List of projects Rem Koolhaas
  10. ^ Links on Rem Koolhaas
  11. ^ Rem Koolhaas |Architectour.net
  12. ^ Hal Foster: Rem Koolhaas
  13. ^ Interview Interview (2000)
  14. ^ Wired Interview (07/1996)
  15. ^ images of several OMA projects
  16. ^ BBC News |On Koolhaas' flag proposal
  17. ^ FOTW |Entry on flag proposal
  18. ^ Serpentine Pavilion 2006 Images
  19. ^ Casa da Musica photo essay and info at KultureFlash
  20. ^ Time alters perspective on Koolhaas this article by architecture critic Blair Kamin appeared in the Chicago Tribune website (Published November 26, 2006). Now archived at their site
  21. ^ Welcome to the future article appeared August 27, 2007 at The Guardian website. This article's summary reads: " Any self-respecting world city now needs outlandish buildings, but what about the past? Superstar architect Rem Koolhaas tells Jonathan Glancey why even he gets nostalgic."
  22. ^ Rem Koolhaas, Hans Werlemann and Bruce Mau, S,M,L,XL, The Monacelli Press, New York, 1994 (2nd edition 1997)
  23. ^ Rem Koolhaas, Chuihua Judy Chung, Jeffrey Inaba, and Sze Tsung Leong, The Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping. Harvard Design School Project on the City 2, Taschen, New York, 2002
  24. ^ Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Chang, Mihai Craciun, Nancy Lin, Yuyang Liu, Katherine Orff, and Stephanie Smith, The Great Leap Forward. Harvard Design School Project on the City, Taschen, New York, 2002
  25. ^ Rem Koolhaas, Content, Taschen, New York, 2003
  26. ^ Anette Baldauf, "Branded", in Learning from Calvin Klein, Umbau 21, 2004.
  27. ^ From Bauhaus to Koolhaas
  28. ^ Rem Koolhaas, 2000
  29. ^ Metropolis Now. Guardian Unlimited 25 June 2006
  30. ^ Oedipus Rem. Repeat Writings on Architecture 10 Oct 2007
  31. ^ oficial site in Spanish
  32. ^ Copenhagen - Brewery Site Competition winner: Rem Koolhaas OMA

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