Prof. Rem Koolhaas
Fachbereich: Architektur
Institution: Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rotterdam
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Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. The Office for Metropolitan Architecture is a Rotterdam-based firm practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis.
Having worked as a journalist and script writer before becoming an architect, he graduated at the Architectural Association in London and in 1978 published Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S,M,L,XL summarized the work of OMA and established connections between contemporary society and architecture.
Rem Koolhaas is a professor at Harvard University where he conducts the Project on the City, a research program investigating changing urban conditions around the world. The projects include a study on China’s Pearl River Delta (published as Great Leap Forward), an analysis of the role of retail and consumption in the contemporary society (The Harvard Guide to Shopping), and studies on Rome, Lagos, Moscow and Beijing.
Rem Koolhaas is heading the work of OMA and AMO, the conceptual branch of OMA focused on social, economical and technological developments and exploring territories beyond architectural and urban concerns. With AMO, Rem Koolhaas was recently guest editor of Wired magazine.
Content (Taschen Publishers), 2004; Harvard Design School Guide to Shopping (Taschen Publishers), 2001; Great Leap Forward (Taschen Publishers), 2001; Projects for Prada, Part 1 (Fondazione Prada Edizioni), 2001; S M L XL, together with graphic designer Bruce Mau (010 Publishers, Rotterdam, and Monacelli Press NY), December 1995; Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan (New York: Oxford University Press), 1978.
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