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One major revolution in architecture is presented each year, and yet the four walls, floor and ceiling of the box are inevitable
The heart of Venice is filled with expensive boutiques, and has always been so. But the opportunity for remodelling these is limited due to the historical significance of the architecture, even when this historicity is not quite as it seems. The Fondaco dei Tedeschi is an ancient institution founded in 1228 to house German merchants in the city; its current building at the foot of the Rialto Bridge was erected in 1506, but it was gutted under Mussolini and the structure replaced with ...
Funded by luxury housing on once public land, the redevelopment of London’s Commonwealth Institute reveals a twisted perception of public benefit
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
Combining megastructural drama with intimate communal ambitions, Ole Scheeren and OMA’s Interlace housing has a scale and abruptness typical of Singapore’s urban milieu, but it also recasts and reframes it
‘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
OMA’s Shenzhen Stock Exchange performs an impressive levitating trick while raising questions about the meaning of public space in China’s frantic marketisation
A former partner at OMA, where he built the CCTV Headquarters, Ole Scheeren set up his own practice in Beijing last year. For this issue on Emerging Architecture, Will Hunter caught up with the 41-year-old designer as he reveals his plans for a 268m-high tower in Malaysia