Tag: OMA

A universe, a house | Marcelo Gardinetti
29-04-2019 No Comments

A universe, a house | Marcelo Gardinetti

How should a house on the mountainside be for a family with a person confined to a wheelchair? The client himself had the answer: “Contrary to what you would expect, I do not want a simple house. I want a complex house because the house will define my world”.1 The land where the house is located is located in the […]

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture
13-11-2018 No Comments

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is an amazing compendium that documents brutalist architecture as never before. This extraordinary study is the most exhaustive and varied research on brutalism and shows this style with existing, demolished, classic and contemporary examples from around the world. This remarkable volume is a fascinating and monumental chronicle of more than 850 brutalist buildings organized geographically in […]

Complex buildings. Learning systems
21-08-2018 No Comments

Complex buildings. Learning systems

School buildings house complex systems. From kindergarten to the university faculty, the journey through learning levels consists of an accumulation of vital experiences arising from the interaction between these systems. The educational function, so called by Functionalism, now builds its environments with new paradigms that reflect and respond to an increasingly diverse and complex social agenda. a+t 50 Learning Systems […]

Shift House | Miguel Plata Hierro
17-05-2017 No Comments

Shift House | Miguel Plata Hierro

The emergency of a new sensibility. At the end of the decade of the 60, the world of the art suffers a change and is opened for contemporary works as the performance, the land art and the facilities site-specific. The materials, the processes and the tools turn, from this moment, into the major worries of the creators. The artistic object […]

Of the architecture without ideology? | Pedro Hernández
05-12-2016 No Comments

Of the architecture without ideology? | Pedro Hernández

In 2011, Vicente Serrano publishes the book Spinoza’s wound, where it approaches, from the philosophy, the topic of the happiness. In the chapter v –Biopoder without ideologies– it exposes and analyzes how, actually, any way of being able tends to control, to order and articulate any thing that falls down under his influence. It is Highland what, using Nietzche’s words, […]

Interviews Isabel Bachs
23-09-2016 No Comments

Interviews Isabel Bachs

30 years have happened since on June 2, 1986 the reconstruction of the Pavilion inaugurated Mies van der Rohe, constructed for the International Exhibition of Barcelona of 1929. Though the process began in 1957 when Oriol Bohigas was writing to Mies to entrust him, again, the pavilion. This year on the occasion of this efeméride, we have the opportunity to […]

5th edition Is Arch Awards for architecture students
02-02-2015 No Comments

5th edition Is Arch Awards for architecture students

The Is Arch Award for students of architecture comes to his fifth edition. They are a few international prizes directed students of architecture. Is Arch is born of the worry of two students of architecture of the technical Top School of Architecture of Barcelona of the Technical University of Catalonia (ETSAB) and believe themselves with the purpose of forming a […]

5º IS ARCH Award for students of architecture
27-11-2014 No Comments

5º IS ARCH Award for students of architecture

The prizes Is Arch for students of architecture comes to his fifth edition. Until February 16 they can present the projects, academic works realized inside the university frame, and three winning projects will distribute 6.000 € in prizes. The juror is formed by architects of international studies as Foster and partners, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, OMA, Benedetta Tagliabue or Kengo Kuma […]

Rem Koolhaas. Conversations with Hans Ulrich Obrist
11-11-2014 No Comments

Rem Koolhaas. Conversations with Hans Ulrich Obrist

This book compiles six interviews that Hans Ulrich Obrist has come supporting with Rem Koolhaas on the most recent topics treated by OMA and I LOVE. In them not only it is composed in a dialogue on the path and the thought of Rem Koolhaas, but there are approached his last Asian works, the public library of Seattle, the House […]

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu
31-10-2014 No Comments

Exodus, the empire of the cynic | Miquel Lacasta Codorniu

Exoduses the project with which Rem Koolhaas got in the international scene of the architecture in 1972 1. Rem Koolhaas was formed as architect in the Architectural Association of London, where he studied from 1968 to 1972. The Architectural Association was in this moment an anarchic environment where Peter Cook was marking the guideline,2 but where Leon Krier and Charles Jencks […]

Oneiric paths of Singapore. Portrait of a metropolis potemkin ... or thirty years of table it levels
23-10-2014 No Comments

Oneiric paths of Singapore. Portrait of a metropolis potemkin … or thirty years of table it levels

Placed almost in the antipodes of the scene that gave origin to the modern project, Singapore is raised surprisingly as triumphant leader of the strategy of the modern housing. Probably as the confluence with the Asian authoritarianism and the mentality, this island and city – condition of the Southeast Asia he has adopted without scruples the program mecanicista and racionalist […]

Delirious of New York. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
16-10-2014 No Comments

Delirious of New York. A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan

Manhattan is the scene where there is represented the last act of the western civilization. With the population explosion and the invasion of the new technologies, Manhattan has turned, from the middle of the XIXth century, into the laboratory of a new culture, that of the congestion; a mythical island where real makes the unconscious group of a new metropolitan […]

About of the city
14-10-2014 No Comments

About of the city

Rem Koolhaas is one of the big thinkers and contemporary debaters it brings over of the city. Since in 1978 his fundamental text was publishing Delirium of New York, the Dutch architect has been catapulted as one of the voices most listened at the moment of approaching the reflection concerning the contemporary city. His contributions have centred on the study […]

The spirit of the beehive | Marcelo Gardinetti
08-11-2013 One Comment

The spirit of the beehive | Marcelo Gardinetti

In the last decades of last century, the reformulation of the architecture of the modern movement was seated in the break of the formal autonomy of the work, indicating that the same one is a condition of an urban certain context. Without leaving totally these premises, later reactionary developments the inflexibility of the forms arisen from processes tipológicos, there guaranteed […]

Obsolecence do rascacielos | Marcelo Gardinetti
19-04-2013 No Comments

Obsolecence do rascacielos | Marcelo Gardinetti

“Assuming condescendientemente the worse of the taste and value of his clients, the big signatures of architecture are prolonging the life of a type that has not been affected by new ideas or ambitions from the accomplishment of the World Trade Center in 1972. After having turned New York into an unbearable demonstration of architectural mediocrity, now they follow his […]

Hitchcock, the fear and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza
05-03-2013 No Comments

Hitchcock, the fear and the architecture | Jorge Gorostiza

A few weeks ago an e-mail ordered me Lucía Martínez Alcalde, pupil of fifth course of Philosophy and Journalism of the University of Navarre, in which he was saying to myself that it is responsible for the section of architecture of the monographic one that they are preparing for a project on Hitchcock and the fear, and because of it […]

Rem Koolhaas. Lecture on OMA's Work
14-06-2011 1,311 Comments

Rem Koolhaas. Lecture on OMA’s Work

The Areen Architecture Series at the Department of Architecture and Design held a lecture entitled: “On OMA’s Work” by Rem Koolhaas. Rem Koolhaas is an internationally acclaimed architect and urbanist. He founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture in 1975 together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. Koolhaas graduated from the Architectural Association in London and in 1978 published […]

Greatness, or the problem of the size
05-05-2011 48 Comments

Greatness, or the problem of the size

A first version of this text appeared published in the Italian magazine Domus, in October of 1994, and later would publish  like integral part of the book of Rem Koolhaas and Bruce Mau S, M, X, XL (1995). Nevertheless, the theory about “the greatness” had received already distinct formulations since it wrote Delirio of New York, especially from 1989, when […]