Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00

Rem Koolhaas: countryside architecture

Rem Koolhaas, the OMA founder, thinks that too little attention is paid to the countryside, where change is happening at a faster rate than in most cities. In this illustrated essay on the rural world, he argues that architects need to take stock of a new agricultural revolution

Published in Features

The Japan pavilion’s take on the theme of “Absorbing Modernity” focuses on a period in the 1970s when, with the country rushing into the free-market future, a group of architects turned instead to the vanishing past, says Julian Worrall

Published in Features
Monday, 30 June 2014 11:08

Interview: Ole Scheeren

Ole Scheeren, one of architecture’s brightest talents, left OMA in 2010 ago to found his own practice. He talked to Icon about CCTV, his plans for more Asian towers, and his first realised project: a floating cinema in a picturesque bay in Thailand

Published in Features
Tuesday, 03 June 2014 13:59

Rem Koolhaas: Junkspace

In 2001, Rem Koolhaas put a name to the soulless, mallified space that was spreading virus-like across the planet. His rambling, witty essay still serves as a powerful lament for modern architecture.

Published in NEWS
Thursday, 30 January 2014 16:23

De Rotterdam by OMA

OMA’s massive wall of cantilevered tower blocks is a curious addition to a city already awash with empty office space.

Published in News
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:40

Seattle Public Library

Rem Koolhaas’s riot of stacked glass boxes may not be entirely respectful towards its neighbours, but, says Edwin Heathcote, it is one of the most daringly democratic buildings of the early 21st century. 

Published in Icon of the Month
Saturday, 09 November 2013 09:00

The Interlace: Singapore’s luxury housing

Ole Scheeren and OMA have teamed up to design a luxury residential block in Singapore that borrows aesthetically from post-war housing’’’

Published in News
Monday, 10 June 2013 18:15

Maggie’s Centre, Hong Kong

Frank Gehry's second Maggie’s Centre is an intimate building inspired by Chinese design, overlooking gardens created by Lily Jencks

Published in News

A high-gabled glass and timber market hall renews the Belgian city’s centre by bringing back a sense of its bustling medieval past

Published in News
Monday, 25 March 2013 15:08

Pixel prophet: MVRDV's Winy Maas

Winy Maas, a founder of Dutch firm MVRDV, believes in the kind of high-density urban living only skyscrapers can provide. He talks to Icon about his love of ”intensity architecture” and explains how the pixel will help architects reconcile individuals to collective living

Published in Features
Tuesday, 17 April 2012 09:30

United Nations Redesign

A Dutch team led by Hella Jongerius is redesigning the room where the world’s biggest decisions are made.

Published in News
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 10:46

OMA/Progress

A chaotic displays help Rem Koolhaas avoid sentimental retrospection, says Edwin Heathcote.

Published in Review

In this, the fifth in our series of exclusive previews of the OMA in Conversation series, Ellen van Loon speaks about the new Rothschild Bank headquarters, OMA's first completed building in London.

Published in Video
Thursday, 02 February 2012 00:00

Profile: Iwan Baan

Iwan Baan is a global nomad, restlessly travelling the world documenting new projects by the world’s most distinguished architects. Last year, he clocked up 190,000 air miles shooting projects by Herzog & de Meuron, OMA and Steven Holl, among others. Here are the stories behind Baan’s best shots of 2011.

Published in GALLERY
Monday, 30 January 2012 10:39

Milstein Hall by OMA

OMA’s architectural faculty building at Cornell is a playful take on modernism, with a clever hybrid structure that doubles as a teaching aid.

Published in News
Friday, 30 September 2011 12:53

Inside OMA

There is no practice on the planet quite like Rem Koolhaas’ OMA

Published in Features
Thursday, 18 August 2011 16:17

London towers

London has two new skyscrapers: the Heron Tower, the tallest building in the City, and the Shard, the tallest building in the EU. We took sculptor Richard Wentworth to appraise them as additions to the street scene – and peek at OMA’s super-discreet bank HQ along the way.

Published in Features
Thursday, 04 August 2011 09:18

Surreal House

The surrealists make themselves at home in the Barbican.

Published in Review
Thursday, 28 July 2011 15:37

Clerkenwell Design Week: Africa

We talked about Africa for the second series of icon minds, to coincide with our special issue looking at architecture, design and the urban environment on that continent (icon 084).

Published in News
Friday, 10 December 2010 12:49

Counter Space

MoMA’s overview of modern kitchen design presents artwork, cooking utensils and a full-scale prefabricated kitchen from the 1920s. But has it put the right ingredients into the mix?

Published in Review
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