Wednesday, 05 September 2007 12:44

Architectural and design manifestos

For our special 50th issue we asked 50 of the most influential architects, designers and thinkers to tell us what they believe in.

Published in ICON 050 | August 2007
Thursday, 23 August 2007 13:38

Manifesto #04 Rem Koolhaas | Architect

Manifesto #04 with Rem Koolhaas in Rotterdam.

Published in MANIFESTOS

The Zeche Zollverein in Essen, Germany, is a Jurassic Park of Bauhaus architecture.

London went pavilion mad this summer. The most high-profile folly was Rem Koolhaas' Serpentine Pavilion. The Architectural Association's summer pavilion shares the same DNA as its bigger brother at London’s Serpentine Gallery.

Saturday, 24 March 2007 08:44

Rem Koolhaas | icon 028 | October 2005

Rem Koolhaas I mean so many people live here that you don’t know live here. I interviewed Wolfgang Tillmans here last week – he lives here. And the reason so many of us live here is because it is for all of us the most anonymous condition.

Beer companies don't normally do urban regeneration. But in October, Heineken transformed a row of crumbling grain warehouses in Valencia into an exhibition space and concert venue.

Friday, 23 March 2007 10:04

Original Fakes | icon 024 | June 2005

The furniture on sale at the White store in TriBeCa, New York, looks familiar. In the cavernous showroom, and on the shelves that line the walls, stand pieces that rank among the icons of 20th century design.

Published in ICON 024 | June 2005
Friday, 23 March 2007 09:59

Casa da Musica | icon 024 | June 2005

Portugal doesn’t really need Rem Koolhaas. It reputedly produces more architects per head of population than any other country in the world. And it has two of the greatest living architects – Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souta de Moura – sharing an office in Porto, its second city.

Published in ICON 024 | June 2005

In 2003, Rem Koolhaas officially ended his love affair with America.

When icon was invited on a whistlestop tour of the Dutch design scene, we of course said yes. But the trip took on new meaning when, in last month’s issue, Marcel Wanders said design in the Netherlands was in crisis, stifled by state subsidies and a lack of business sense. So what do leading figures in Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam think?

Published in ICON 012 | May 2004

Suddenly America is building some of the world’s most exciting architecture. So what’s happening in the land of the mall?

Seattle has set a new standard for public architecture in America with the opening of Rem Koolhaas’ Central Library.

Considering how highly books are respected, it’s strange how little is known about the mysterious world of publishing. Journalist and author Kester Rattenbury probes the arcane workings of a dilettantish industry and argues that while publishers are fighting to be noticed on the mass market, the very nature of the book is changing.

Thursday, 22 March 2007 08:56

Rem Koolhaas | icon 013 | June 2004

The office of Rem Koolhaas is on the seventh floor of an unremarkable office block in Rotterdam – a city “without any demands, without any scene, without any culture, without any temptations,” he says. “we live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.”

Published in ICON 013 | June 2004

The first two spreads contain adverts for Prada and Gucci and one of the first essays is titled “The Evil Architects Do” – welcome to Content, Rem Koolhaas’s new book.

Published in ICON 011 | April 2004
Thursday, 22 March 2007 05:04

Rem Koolhaas' new Campus Centre

Rem Koolhaas has completed his first North American building, at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Wednesday, 21 March 2007 09:28

OMA | icon 002 | May 2003

In this theoretical project for the EU, the surfaces of Brussels' bureaucratic quarter are transformed into political billboards.

Published in ICON 002 | May 2003
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