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
Friday, 07 July 2017 10:25

Long live the starchitect!

Peter Smisek on why this much-maligned group matters, and should continue to

Published in Comment
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
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
Thursday, 10 March 2016 00:00

Rem Koolhaas on urban mobility

The architect talks to Peter Smisek about how transport will shape the cities of the future, and why total connectivity might not be as desirable as it sounds

Published in News
Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

Cars and our urban future

A two-day conference in Rotterdam featuring Rem Koolhaas revealed the European car industry to be confident in its future, but cautious about veering too far outside its comfort zone, says Peter Smisek

Published in Comment
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
Wednesday, 10 June 2015 00:00

Satin Island by Tom McCarthy

Charles Holland enjoys a Pynchonesque novel set in the world of branding and “corporate anthropology” – with a suspiciously Koolhaas-like main character

Published in Review
Monday, 23 February 2015 12:01

Drawing Ambience

RISD Museum, Rhode Island
24 April – 2 August 2015

Published in Diary
Monday, 19 January 2015 16:23

Sérgio Bernardes

A documentary explores the radical designs that made Brazilian modernist, playboy and Niemeyer contemporary Sérgio Bernardes a star and the controversial affiliations that eventually left him bankrupt and forgotten, says Arthur Thompson

Published in Review
Friday, 09 January 2015 10:27

9 January: This week’s most read

Smart cities, architectural photography and Apple's Jony Ive were some of the things Icon readers read about most this week

Published in Comment
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
Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:32

2014's most popular articles

This year, Icon readers leapt upon articles featuring big names such as Bjarke Ingels, Rem Koolhaas and Peter Zumthor, as well as those about the emerging designers in our graduates round-up

Published in Comment
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

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

Published in News
Friday, 14 November 2014 13:23

14 November: This week's most-read stories

Rem Koolhaas, poppies and the 9/11 Memorial Museum were among the most popular subjects this week

Published in News
Monday, 10 November 2014 14:02

Towns in Britain: Jones the Planner

An account of Britain's cities castigates recent "regeneration" efforts, but isn't ready to give up on the transformative potential of planning, says Sukhdev Sandhu

Published in Review
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, he argues that architects need to take stock of a new agricultural revolution

Published in Features
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