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
Friday, 05 December 2014 02:00

Icon Awards 2014: The winners

This year's awards ceremony took place last night in London. You can read the full list of winners here

Published in News
Friday, 05 December 2014 00:00

Icon 139: Awards

Our January issue, available now, features profiles of all 11 of the 2014 Icon Awards winners and information about the runners-up

Published in Comment

Robbrecht and Daem scooped last year's title. Here are the nominees for this year's best architecture firm

Published in News
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:10

Icon Awards 2014: shortlist revealed

The judges have announced the nominees for this year's awards. Click here for the full list and details of the awards ceremony on 4 December

Published in News
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 00:00

Rem Koolhaas: countryside architecture

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, 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
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