Although guilty of priortising text over exhibit, AMO's ambitious Guggenheim exhibition Countryside, the Future carries some important warnings, finds Tim Abrahams.
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.
Controversial architect Rem Koolhaas is as much a creator of ideas as he is buildings
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?
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
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
This city hall pixellates local government, splitting its many functions into a mass of grey-glass cubes, which hold the possibility of endless reconfiguration
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
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
Rem Koolhaas mixes preservation and provocation in Moscow, turning a Soviet-era workers’ canteen into a contemporary art space, says Edwin Heathcote
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
Charles Holland enjoys a Pynchonesque novel set in the world of branding and “corporate anthropology” – with a suspiciously Koolhaas-like main character
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
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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
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