Grenfell tragedy shows “architectural intervention must not be limited to facades” says Ole Scheeren

The fatal fire at Grenfell Tower shows that architects need to be reevaluating the functionality and safety of old buildings, as well as their aesthetics, according to architect Ole Scheeren. The Buro Ole Scheeren founder, who has just unveiled plans to radically transform an old office block in Frankfurt, claims that tower blocks in particular

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Ole Scheeren plans to radically transform Frankfurt office block into Jenga-like apartment tower

Architect Ole Scheeren has unveiled plans for his first project in Europe, which will see him completely overhaul a 1970s office block in Frankfurt to create 200 riverside homes. Having spent more than a decade focusing on Asia, the German architect is shifting his focus to his home country. He plans to completely reconfigure a

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Photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li provide first look at Ole Scheeren’s Guardian Arts Center in Beijing

These new photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li reveal the “pixelated” forms of the Guardian Arts Center by Büro Ole Scheeren as it nears completion in Beijing. Scheeren’s architecture firm unveiled the new headquarters for the country’s oldest art auction house, China Guardian, in mid-2015. Conceived as the world’s first major museum and auction house hybrid, the arts centre provides two large auction halls, as

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Ole Scheeren’s pixellated MahaNakhon tower photographed by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow visited Bangkok to capture these images of Thailand’s tallest tower, which was designed by Ole Scheeren and features modular cutaways spiralling around its facades. The 77-storey MahaNakhon tower topped out in 2015, becoming the tallest building in the Thai capital at 314 metres. As the project neared completion last year,

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Ole Scheeren’s “carved” MahaNakhon skyscraper scheduled to complete this year

The pixelated 314-metre-high skyscraper designed by former OMA architect Ole Scheeren is nearing completion in Bangkok. A series of photographs snapped by Instagram users reveal the modular cutaways of the MahaNakhon tower, which Scheeren designed before leaving the Rem Koolhaas-led firm, and is now completing with his own studio Büro Ole Scheeren. A photo posted by THIS More

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The Interlace by Ole Scheeren was designed to “build a sense of community”

World Architecture Festival 2015: in this exclusive movie, Eric Chang of Buro Ole Scheeren discusses the importance of the communal courtyards in The Interlace, the “vertical village” that was crowned World Building of the Year 2015 last week. The Interlace is a large residential complex in Singapore consisting of a series of apartment blocks stacked […]

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Ole Scheeren’s “vertical village” named World Building of the Year 2015

World Architecture Festival 2015: Ole Scheeren has won World Building of the Year 2015 for The Interlace, a series of apartment blocks stacked diagonally across one another to frame terraces and gardens. Conceived as the antithesis to tower blocks, The Interlace is made up of 31 apartment buildings that have been arranged and stacked in a honeycomb arrangement to frame eight large hexagonal […]

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Ole Scheeren’s Vancouver skyscraper will offer a “new typology for vertical living”

Architect Ole Scheeren has unveiled his first solo project outside of Asia – a Vancouver skyscraper that will feature a series of offset apartments protruding from the facade in a cluster of irregularly stacked glass boxes (+ slideshow). Proposed for 1500 West Georgia Street in one of Canada’s most densely populated cities, the skyscraper is described by Bruo Ole Scheeren […]

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Ole Scheeren combines an auction house and museum beside Beijing’s Forbidden City

Ole Scheeren’s architecture firm has unveiled a new headquarters for China’s oldest art auction house, which is now under construction just two blocks away from Beijing’s Forbidden City (+ slideshow). Conceived as the world’s first major museum and auction house hybrid, the Guardian Art Center by Büro Ole Scheeren will provide a new base for […]
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Ole Scheeren’s The Interlace envisioned as “a blatant reversal” of tower-block housing

World Architecture Festival 2014: architect Ole Scheeren has revealed more about the motivations behind The Interlace, an “important prototype” for housing where horizontal buildings are stacked diagonally across one another to frame terraces, gardens and plazas (+ slideshow). Speaking to Dezeen at the World Architecture Festival in Singapore last week, Scheeren described the 170,000-square-metre complex as a “vertical village”. Conceived […]

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Ole Scheeren: Asia has “a certain fearlessness and vision for the future”

World Architecture Festival 2014: after working as project architect for OMA’s giant CCTV tower, architect Ole Scheeren stepped out of Rem Koolhaas’ shadow and set up his own practice in China. He spoke to Dezeen about what he learned from his former mentor and the vastly different speed, scale and ambition of working in the […]

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