Icon's debut quarterly issue investigates the issues facing the countryside, and the rural's impact on the urban

Published in Comment

Although guilty of priortising text over exhibit, AMO's ambitious Guggenheim exhibition Countryside, the Future carries some important warnings, finds Tim Abrahams.

Published in Features

Confusion at Cooper Hewitt, US border troubles and Japanese cats feature in this week's bitesize round-up of architecture and design news and events.

Published in News
Friday, 31 January 2020 12:01

Rem Koolhaas: Anti-architect or visionary?

Controversial architect Rem Koolhaas is as much a creator of ideas as he is buildings

Published in Architects
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 12:22

OMA's Brighton College is imperfect but welcome

OMA's design for the School of Science and Sport at Brighton College might not be an obvious fit for the independent school, but its novel form is a welcome addition to the existing campus architecture

Published in News

See the latest plans for OMA's new building in Hangzhou's new tech hub

Published in Architecture

The OMA partner discusses Norman Foster's architecture and what she learned from going clubbing with her daughter

Published in Features
Thursday, 21 June 2018 15:14

OMA's Blox on the Copenhagen skyline

OMA’s hulking ‘city in a box’ on the Copenhagen harbourfront has been given a frosty reception by design-savvy locals, but is it just an idea that’s ahead of its time?

Published in Features

Milan had to wait a long time for its own contemporary art museum, but OMA’s Prada Foundation – now complete with the addition of a sculptural white-concrete tower – has quickly become a gallery of international significance

Published in News

In our latest issue, we embrace the automation revolution, look at young designers tackling pollution, interview Terry Farrell on the pomo renaissance, profile restoration masters Flores & Prats and investigate OMA's very Dutch approach to urbanism

Published in Comment
Monday, 21 November 2016 11:22

Design Museum Blues

The opening of the Design Museum may be a significant achievement, but this is not how museums should be made or our buildings conserved – it leaves both culture and architecture diminished

Published in Features
Thursday, 29 September 2016 10:47

Exclusive: OMA on the European Union

The Dutch architecture practice is designing a Brexit installation for the opening of London’s Design Museum. Partner-in-charge Reinier de Graaf reflects on how the practice’s engagement and views have evolved since its first EU barcode flag in 2001

Published in Rethink
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 00:46

Entrepôt Macdonald

Under OMA’s masterplan, 15 star architects have reinvented Paris’s longest building as a gargantuan groundscraper – a new city district behind a riot of competing facades

Published in Features
Thursday, 17 March 2016 00:00

Timmerhuis, Rotterdam, by OMA

This city hall pixellates local government, splitting its many functions into a mass of grey-glass cubes, which hold the possibility of endless reconfiguration

Published in News
Friday, 16 October 2015 00:00

Garage Museum by OMA

Rem Koolhaas mixes preservation and provocation in Moscow, turning a Soviet-era workers’ canteen into a contemporary art space, says Edwin Heathcote

Published in News
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

Fondazione Prada by OMA

Despite its gold cladding, the Rem Koolhaas's latest building in Milan is no temple of ostentatious wealth, says Andrew Ayers. With its galleries housed around a converted distillery, it marks a deliberate shift for OMA away from huge statement buildings towards the preservation of existing spaces and “collisions” between old and new

Published in Features
Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00

Icon 146: Expo

In our August issue, we consider what the world’s fairs represent – looking at this year’s Milan Expo, the 1958 Brussels Expo and a mini-history of fair mascots – as well as visiting OMA’s new Fondazione Prada

Published in Comment
Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:57

MVRDV’s Markthal

Ten years in the making, MVRDV's grand gesture in its home city wraps a grey slab of housing around a tasty filling

Published in News
Thursday, 01 January 2015 00:00

2014 Architecture Practice of the Year: OMA

Rem Koolhaas and his colleagues continue to create buildings in equal parts provocative, exasperating and brilliant. But its the persistent probing of architecture’s big and awkward questions – as shown at the 2014 Venice Biennale – that sets this extraordinary practice apart

Published in Features
Monday, 15 December 2014 12:44

The 2014 Icon Awards party

Jay Osgerby, Martino Gamper and Study O Portable were among the designers who attended the awards ceremony on 4 December. Here is a selection of photos from the night

Published in GALLERY
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