Tuesday, December 04, 2007

OMA Tower in Delirious New York

More than three decades after Rem Koolhaas's book Delirious New York rolled of the press, Rem Koolhaas is going to add a 60,000 square foot, 22-story high tower to the Big Apple's landscape.

The tower will house the Creative Artists Agency Screening Room and other facilities of CAA.

Koolhaas will take the lead, in partnership with Shohei Shigematsu, Director of OMA New York.

The tower, which will be located in Madison Square Park, is expected to be finished in 2010.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A Tomb for All People - The Great Pyramid

Dance like an Egyptian, be memorialized like a Pharao.
Rem Koolhaas is said to head committee which will choose architect to design and build The Great Pyramid
You can make reservations to be buried or have a memorial stone placed now.
Presentation of the tomb's model were presented during The Great Pyramid Festival on September 2nd, 2007.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

RIBA European Award

The Royal Institute for Britisch Architects (RIBA) had awarded Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon of OMA with the RIBA European Award for their design of Casa da Musica in Porto.

In 2003, three years after het received the Pritzker Prize, Rem Koolhaas was awarded RIBA's Royal Gold Medal.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dubai Renaissance II

Rem Koolhaas and Fernando Donis will give an other shot at the Dubai Renaissance.
With their "anti icon" proposition they offer a real clean design, the White Page, a reflective element within the sardonic forest of iconic imagination.

SculptorAnish Kapoor, landscape architect slash textile designer Petra Blaisse and industrial designer Konstantin (gimme 9 pedal bins) Grcic will collaborate with Koolhaas to add the spectacular to what at first glance comes across as a lighter in the desert.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Rem Koolhaas elected to AAAS

Bright light, brilliance.
The photo that accompanies the announcement that Rem Koolhaas will join the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) couldn't have been chosen better. On October 6 Koolhaas will join like brilliant minds for the induction ceremony at the AAAS headquarters in Cambridge.

Er gaat hem geen licht op, hij heeft het licht daar zelf geplaatst.

Jobs at OMA

It's not really my business, and if you were looking, you already know, but still, it may be good to check and see if there's a position for you at OMA.

Besides, this is as good a time as any to point out that the OMA site is new and improved, with head shots of all the partners, way finding that makes sense, links that deliver. In other words, all round attention for detail, a signature web site for a firm such as OMA.

Who's on First?

Every creative person knows: world wide and at the same time, others wrap their minds around exactly the same ideas.
Writers know: you don't get copyright for an idea alone, it's the approach of the story that count, as well as the moment of publication.

A box, is a box, is a box, but for what it contains, the measurements, the material it's been made of, the color and print, the signature and branding.

bd: the architects' website, reports that Rem Koolhaas has pointed out that the designs for city plans in Abu Dhabi by OMA and by Foster + Partners show great resemblances.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Rotterdam City of Architecture 2007

The Kunsthal is one of 40 sites used and highlighted during Rotterdam 2007.

The mayor of Rotterdam and council members have proclaimed 2007 the Year, and Rotterdam The City of Architecture.
The program throughout the year includes exhibits, art auctions, presentations of artifacts, theatre and a home show. There will be a trade fair —Architect '07, cruises to view prospective home sites from the water, walking tours and the dedication of new buildings.

The third International Architecture Biennial titled "Power —Producing the Contemporary City" will take place at the Kunsthal from May 24 - September 2, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Rem Koolhaas Calls for Boycot

Building Design the British weekly for architects writes: "Rem Koolhaas has called on architecture’s superstars to join him in a campaign to overhaul the competition system, which he has condemned as “hideous” and a drain on resources and influence."

Shenshen Exchange SSE

Image: Office of Metropolitan Architecture.

OMA's second assignment in China houses the SSE. "The floor" of the stock exchange is elevated over a thus partially covered plaza with room for special events. Building of the complex will start at the end of 2007