The De Rotterdam complex, located in the Dutch city of the same name, was devised as … The greater the critique of the city and ... within, ruled by the ideology of transparency (light materials, linear figures, predominance of glass, and … He is tall, thin, almost … 17 In 1972 Rem Koolhaas and Madelon Vriesendorp moved to the United States. He is one of the most famous architects to come from Rotterdam, a Rem Koolhaas’s argument. 16 Koolhaas, “The Surface”, 6. It is really a matter of ideology, of whether the interests of the market or the society as a whole are the priority. See “Exodus, or the Voluntary Prisoners of Architecture”, in Schaik and Màčel, Exit Utopia, 236–53. Rem Koolhaas designed a house to accommodate an active family man confined to a wheelchair. Rem Koolhaas studied scriptwriting and architecture and is heading OMA/AMO, an office he co-founded in 1975. When I met Koolhaas in front of a café in the posh southern part of Amsterdam, he was dressed in a black beanie, a thin black overcoat, black trousers, black shoes. Rem Koolhaas… One of the most controversial architects of our time (you’ll later on know why)… Has shocked the world with his architecture; a beautiful, elegant, and well thought-out buildings that always leave with something to say. You might know him from his books Delirious New York or S, M, L, XL and his practice from the CCTV HQ, Casa da Música in Porto or the Central Library in Seattle. Remment Koolhaas, usually abbreviated to Rem Koolhaas, was born on 17 November 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to Anton Koolhaas (1912–1992) and Selinde Pietertje Roosenburg (born 1920). The team consisted of Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis, Madelon Vriesendorp and Zoe Zenghelis. Rem Koolhaas: The man is not ordinary, you realize as soon as you glimpse the piercing eyes, the arched high-brows and the firm jaw on a rebelling countenance.Even from the pictures you can discern the aura that distinguishes, and when you look at Rem Koolhaas works, you know you were not wrong in … His book Delirious New York was republished in 1994 under the title It is a bit odd to hear Rem Koolhaas say he is fascinated by the countryside now.His name is so intimately connected with the city, with its emptiness, its greatness, its promise and disappointments. Watch Rem Koolhaas Present S,M,L,XL at the AA in 1995. Koolhaas describes the building as three houses because it has three separate sections layered on top of one another. 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