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Tales of the unexpected: Qatar National Library, Doha, by OMASubscription

By Edwin Heathcote

Women in Architecture Architect of the Year 2019 shortlist: rising from the Doha desert while also boring beneath its unrelenting dunes, OMA’s Qatar National Library is a series of paradoxes

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Dutch care: Herman Hertzberger's architecture and influenceSubscription


Thirty-three years on from his original critique of Hertzberger’s De Overloop care home, Peter Buchanan contrasts the architect’s altruistic approach with the ego-driven generation that followed

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Rem Koolhaas (1944–)Subscription

By Jack Self

Koolhaas’s heroic trajectory provides an impossible formula for success, combining unquestioned genius with a waning culture of willigness to embrace the figure of the starchitect

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Interview with Irma BoomSubscription


The AR talks to the Dutch graphic designer and specialist bookmaker about the relationship between books, buildings and architecture, about the value of print in a digital world – and reading in bed.

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The Flying Dutchman: Charles Jencks Interviews Rem Koolhaas on his BiennaleSubscription

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In this exclusive interview for The Architectural Review, Rem Koolhaas and his former architecture tutor Charles Jencks debate the morality, message and meaning behind this year’s Venice Biennale

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Batik, Biennale and the Death of the Skyscraper. Interview with Rem KoolhaasSubscription

By Andrew Mackenzie

‘The majority of so-called modern architecture now is really a kind of gimmicky Modernism.’ Andrew Mackenzie discusses influences, national identities and the future of the profession with OMA founder Rem Koolhaas


The bigger the better: Elements of Architecture coalesceSubscription

By Anna Winston

Elements of Architecture is the latest, and weightiest, product of Irma Boom and Rem Koolhaas’s collaboration so far, but does size matter?

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The west entrance of the art gallery has been opened for the first time for this show, as the original architects of the Barbican complex had always intended

Casting a critical eye over OMA's oeuvre Subscription

By Roberto Bottazzi

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Essays by OMA

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The inevitable box: architecture’s main achievement and its main traumaSubscription

By Reinier de Graaf

One major revolution in architecture is presented each year, and yet the four walls, floor and ceiling of the box are inevitable


‘Architecture is now a tool of capital, complicit in a purpose antithetical to its social mission’Subscription

By Reinier de Graaf

As large housing estates are being demolished and the age of great social democracies recedes, taking with it any notion of an architecture for the public, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf asks if there is any alternative to building capital