Monthly archives: October 2011

Rem Koolhaas
on OMA's current preoccupations

Rem Koolhaas on OMA's current preoccupations

In the second instalment of our video interview with Rem Koolhaas, the OMA co-founder discusses two of his current preoccupations: the countryside, which he is addressing for the first time; and generic architecture, which could result in neutral, copyright-free building forms.

Both topics are discussed in the OMA/Progress exhibition which opened at Barbican Art Gallery in London last week.

Shanghai to ban glass curtain walls
on many new buildings

Dezeen Wire
: safety concerns have led local officials in Shanghai to propose the introduction of a regulation banning the use of glass curtain walls on new schools, hospitals and residential buildings - China Daily

A number of recent incidents involving falling glass in the city, which has the highest number of glass-clad buildings in China, have led to concerns that poor installation and maintenance are increasing the chances of injury to the public.