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* Architecture: CCTV Headquarters by OMA

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Architecture: CCTV Headquarters by OMA: “..The China Central Television Headquarters in Beijing by architects OMA are now complete..The CCTV building comprises two towers that lean towards one another and are bridged at both the the top and bottom to form a distorted loop.. ‘a reinvention of the skyscraper as a loop..’ (OMA)..”  Distinctive, iconic, challenging..

See other posts on work by OMA: Architecture: Marina Abramović Institute by OMAResidential Architecture: The Interlace by OMAArchitecture: Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture by OMA and Architecture: Architect Rem Koolhaas (OMA) in The Simpsons.

image: Iwan Baan; article: Dezeen

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* Architecture: Marina Abramović Institute by OMA

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Architecture: Marina Abramović Institute by OMA: “..Architects OMA have unveiled plans to convert a former theatre in Upstate New York into a performance institute commissioned by Serbian artist Marina Abramovic..The Marina Abramović Institute for the Preservation of Performance Art is to be located in Hudson and will operate as both a performance venue and an archive hosting workshops and lectures..The institute will be housed in a former theatre, which later became an indoor tennis court, then an antiques warehouse and market before falling into disrepair..OMA’s design will enhance the existing structure to accommodate both the research and production of performance art. As a venue specifically created for long duration performances, OMA will also develop new types of furniture, lighting and other elements to facilitate the viewing of such works.”  Abramovic is amazing and intense, and OMA is dynamic..

See our posts on other projects by OMA: Residential Architecture: The Interlace by OMAArchitecture: Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture by OMAArchitecture: Milstein Hall at Cornell University by OMA and, of course, the great Architecture: Architect Rem Koolhaas (OMA) in The Simpsons.

image: Courtesy OMA, MAI, Dezeen; article: Dezeen

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* Architecture: Architect Rem Koolhaas (OMA) in The Simpsons

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 5 May 2012

Architecture: Architect Rem Koolhaas (OMA) in The Simpsons: “..In The Simpsons last episode, Rem Koolhaas made a brief appearance where he is shown teaching to a group of students.

As Metropolitan Monk noted in Archinect.com, to appear in The Simpsons episode is the most unchallengeable proof that you have achieved Starchitect status.

The Scene, described by Archinect.com: “Rem Koolhaas is working – on a cruise ship notabene – as an instructor – probably in iconographic buildings – in KIDZONE ELITE. The ship, just like CCTV, is an emblem of closure. The architect is holding a couple of lego-bricks in his left hand while seeming to fix something to the back of the tower”.

With the excitement of seeing Koolhaas on television, which architect would you like to see on a future episode?”  The price of fame? Or its value?

See our posts on Rem Koolhaas and OMA: Residential Architecture: The Interlace by OMAArchitecture: Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture by OMA, and Architecture: Milstein Hall at Cornell University by OMA.

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image: As seen in The Simpons, Season 23, Episode 19. April 29, 2012., ArchDaily; article: Furuto , Alison . “Architect Rem Koolhaas in The Simpsons” 03 May 2012. ArchDaily.<http://www.archdaily.com/231345&gt;

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* Residential Architecture: The Interlace by OMA

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 29 April 2012

Residential Architecture: The Interlace by OMA: “..long low apartment blocks stacked in hexagonal configurations..consist[ing] of 31 interconnected six-storey blocks stacked around communal gardens, containing 1,040 apartments..The arrangement allows for communal spaces, roof gardens, terraces and balconies..”  Extensive outdoor spaces and landscaping, including roof gardens..

See our posts on two other projects by OMA: Architecture: Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture by OMA and Architecture: Milstein Hall at Cornell University by OMA.

image: Courtesy of OMA; article: Dezeen

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