OMA’s Park Grove towers in Miami shown in new renderings

This new set of images provides a closer look at the trio of towers designed by architecture firm OMA for Miami’s Coconut Grove. Currently under construction, the Park Grove development occupies the last open lot in the waterfront area south of Downtown Miami. It sits along Bay Shore Drive’s “wall of towers”, made up of

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OMA designs adaptable amphitheatre for fourth MPavilion in Melbourne

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and colleague David Gianotten have unveiled plans to create a reconfigurable amphitheatre topped by a translucent, floating roof for this year’s MPavilion in Melbourne. The two architects plan to create a “theatre for ideas” in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens for the fourth edition of MPavilion, an annual commission billed as Australia’s answer to London’s Serpentine

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Kris Provoost photographs the most flamboyant architecture of China’s building boom

OMA’s trouser-shaped CCTV tower and Herzog & de Meuron’s Bird’s Nest stadium feature in this photo series by Kris Provoost, which documents the “weird architecture” China has tried to ban. Architect Kris Provoost, who lives and works in Shanghai, spent seven years creating The Beautified China photoset. In it he captures some of the more unusual projects created by world-renowned architecture practices

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Cities are “deeply tragic” says Rem Koolhaas

Architects have lost control of city design according to Rem Koolhaas, who says the gap between the profession’s rhetoric and the reality is wider in Italy than anywhere else. Speaking at a conference during Milan design week, the OMA founder said that Italy was “tortured” by this situation. “The architecture profession thought not so long ago that it knew how

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Rem Koolhaas “doesn’t respond well to having a lens shoved in his face” says his movie-maker son

Last autumn, Tomas Koolhaas released a film about his father, architect Rem Koolhaas. He spoke to Dezeen about the movie, their relationship and taking narrative tips from Kanye West. Koolhaas junior, 36, spent four years following his father around the world to make the film called REM, which aims to capture the “human experience” of the

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Rem Koolhaas discusses OMA’s first New York apartment building in new movie

Architect Rem Koolhaas has expressed his excitement at building in Manhattan for the first time, in a movie created to promote his firm OMA’s 121 E 22nd residential tower. In the film, the Dutch architect speaks about how important it is to him to be working in the city he has studied and admired for

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OMA named to design Melbourne’s 2017 MPavilion

Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten of Dutch firm OMA have been unveiled as the designers of the 2017 MPavilion, an annual commission billed at Australia’s answer to the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Koolhaas and Gianotten’s MPavilion will be OMA’s first completed project in Australia, located in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens. It will be the fourth edition of the annual pavilion project sponsored by

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OMA offices around the world get “independent voice” says Rem Koolhaas

The international offices of Dutch architecture firm OMA have been given independence from the head office in Rotterdam, allowing founder Rem Koolhaas to concentrate on personal projects, the architect has explained. Speaking to Dezeen in Miami last month, the Dutch architect said that the six overseas offices would continue to carry the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) name

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“I was not completely surprised when Trump won” says Rem Koolhaas

An obsession with cities has masked profound changes in rural America that helped Donald Trump sweep to victory in the US presidential election, according to architect Rem Koolhaas. “I’m not saying that Trump was inevitable but the scale of upheaval in the centre of America made it very understandable for me that something else was going to happen,” the founder

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OMA completes Faena Forum cultural centre in Miami Beach

OMA has finished its perforated Faena Forum art and performance centre in Miami Beach, the heart of a new ocean-side cultural district springing up in the US city. Launching the same week as Design Miami, the 3,954-square-metre project is backed by the Argentinian hotelier and property developer Alan Faena. It comprises two blocks: a cylindrical events hall, affixed to

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Architecture has a serious problem with communication says Rem Koolhaas

Too many architects only talk to other architects that share the same views, and are becoming increasingly irrelevant as a result, according to OMA founder Rem Koolhaas. In his keynote speech at the American Institute of Architects’ annual convention last week, Koolhaas said that architects were too self-referential and that architecture as an industry was More

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Zaha Hadid Architects should follow example of McQueen, says Rem Koolhaas

OMA founder Rem Koolhaas says ZHA can continue to grow after the death of its founder Zaha Hadid if it follows the model used by leading fashion houses. In an interview with UK website BDonline, Dutch architect Koolhaas said that companies like Alexander McQueen and Chanel could offer a precedent for architecture firms that lose a More

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Bjarke Ingels embodies “fully fledged new typology” in architecture says Rem Koolhaas

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels has been named as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2016, with a citation written by Rem Koolhaas that compares Ingels to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. “I do not consider Bjarke Ingels the reincarnation of this or that architect from the past,” said Koolhaas in the text published More

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Zaha Hadid was “a combination of beauty and strength” says Rem Koolhaas

In an exclusive interview, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas tells Dezeen about his longstanding friendship with Zaha Hadid and hits out at the West’s architecture press for acting as a self-appointed Amnesty International towards her projects in Eastern countries (+ transcript). Koolhaas spoke to Dezeen the day after news broke of Hadid’s unexpected death at the age More

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Rem Koolhaas’ 2006 Serpentine Gallery pavilion was inflated like a balloon

Movie: in our next exclusive movie with Julia Peyton-Jones, the Serpentine Gallery director discusses the bulbous inflatable canopy that adorned Rem Koolhaas and Cecil Balmond’s 2006 pavilion. The 2006 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, designed by Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas of OMA with Cecil Balmond and engineering firm Arup, featured a giant helium-filled canopy. “I had this image More

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Architects underestimate “potentially sinister” smart-home technologies says Rem Koolhaas

Architect Rem Koolhaas has spoken out against the way technology is infiltrating buildings, saying it is “totally astonishing” that people are willing to sacrifice their privacy for convenience and describing the rise of smart systems as “potentially sinister”. Speaking to Dezeen in Milan, the OMA founder claimed that digital technologies represent the most radical shift in […]

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Koolhaas accuses Princeton of “category error” over Zaera-Polo

Rem Koolhaas has accused the president of Princeton University of making a “category error” by expecting former Princeton architecture dean Alejandro Zaera-Polo to include full academic citations in texts the Spanish architect wrote for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale. Koolhaas, who curated the biennale, made the claim in an email to Princeton president Christopher Eisgruber […]

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AMO’s Fondazione Prada set to open in Milan

News: Prada’s art foundation has announced its new venue by OMA’s research arm AMO will open this May, featuring a bar designed by film director Wes Anderson. Scheduled to welcome visitors on 9 May, the Fondazione Prada will be located on a Milanese industrial site at Largo Isarco – south of Milan’s city centre and away from the brand’s headquarters. […]
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“Chinese architecture will benefit” from CCTV building, says Rem Koolhaas

News: Rem Koolhaas has defended the design of OMA’s CCTV tower in Beijing, after the Chinese president called for an end to the construction of “weird architecture” in the country. “I don’t have the slightest difficulty in saying, or showing, or demonstrating, that CCTV is a very serious building,” Koolhaas told Dezeen, when asked to respond to […]

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