AV Monographs 178-179: Rem Koolhaas OMA/AMO 2000-2015
Publisher: Avisa 2015 Editor: Luis Fernandex-Galiano ISBN: 9788460696926 Format: Paperback, 240pp, 290x240mm
Late in his career, the influential Dutch architect is still going strong. An advocate of the architect as a surfer of political and aesthetic waves, Rem Koolhaas embodies one who refuses to stay still when times change. This special issue celebrates his most recent output, featuring 20 buildings completed since 2000 (The Rotterdam, Seattle Central Library, Shenzhen Stock Exchange) and ten projects still in progress (Chu Hai College, PEX Toulouse). An introductory essay takes stock not only of his work but of Koolhaas himself, while ten brief texts focus on his latest period and a dozen essays published at different points in his career offer a retrospective view.