Posts Tagged: Rem Koolhaas
Built in order to host a collection of over 6200 objects of art - one of the most important in Latin America - Soumaya Museum is in itself a striking presence. Architect Fernando Romero, who did his apprenticeship at OMA, under Rem Koolhaas's guidance, chose to distance himself from the "naturalized" image of the museum-box, suggesting a unique structure, non-Euclidean, which seems to be governed by its own rules.
The Dallas Theater Center (DTC) is known for its innovative work, the result of its leadership’s constant experimentation and the provisional nature of its long-time home.
OMA has been announced as the winner of the international competition for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) expansion. The CAD$90 million project was also consulted with local residents, with an 82% of approval.
The strategy of the project is very simple: a modular flexible structure spans between existing buildings, supporting the mixed use program, while freeing the space below for public use. The axonometric shown below shows this rich public realm that the offers back
Japanese architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa have won the 2010 Pritzker Prize, joining the likes of Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and Renzo Piano in receiving the the profession's highest honor.