In this next movie from our series filmed at the OMA/Progress exhibition at the Barbican in London, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf talks about the Dutch architecture studio's preoccupation with the megacity and its hinterland - "the vacuum left in the wake of the city's expansion." He suggests that we're moving to an era of city states and this is leading to a potential new relevance for architects as civic leaders. More »
In this interview we filmed at the opening of OMA/Progress at the Barbican in London, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf talks about the architecture firm's current preoccupations, including the city of London. More »
Dezeen Wire: last week Dezeen reported on the opening of a new exhibition examining the creative processes of architecture practice OMA at the Barbican. Here's what the critics have been saying about the show. More »
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.
In the first of a series of movies filmed by Dezeen at the opening of OMA/Progress at the Barbican in London earlier this week, OMA co-founder Rem Koolhaas gives us a private tour of the show.
Dezeen Wire: Nicolai Ouroussoff, outgoing architecture critic at the New York Times, reviews the Central China Television building in Beijing by Rem Koolhaas of OMA: "The forms are a reworking of classical perspective; the irregular structure is an attack on Modernist ideas about structural purity".
Dezeenwire: Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas has been awarded the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement ahead of La Biennale di Venezia 12th International Architecture Exhibition next month. See press release below.
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