Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Will Rem Koolhaas Neighbor Frank Gehry in Los Angeles?

A quick note in response to article by Nicolai Ouroussoff in the New York Times. Who's going to win the competition for Eli Broad's personal collection's home?
Just returned from visiting Los Angeles, I can't wait to go back to the vibrant, creative city of angels. Next week Mr. Broad may make his decision about what's to be added to the area that already for a while has not much to do with the downtown of my first acquaintance in the mid-seventies.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

OMA and Leigh & Orange Architects in Hong Kong

There's 101 years difference in age between OMA and Leigh & Orange Architects; the former founded in London in 1975, the latter in Hong Kong in 1874. Last year Leigh & Orange celebrated its 135th anniversary, check out the history of the firm on the L&O website, images of projects dating back to 1901 up to and beyond 2008 give a good idea of the firm's versatility.
OMA & L&O won the contest to design the Chu Hai College campus in Hong Kong, see the OMA-site for more information.