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Carol Tu

Obi Vattanawong

Dedy Wong Jaan Jing Liew Kelvn Wong

KOOLHAAS

REM

OMA*AMO
Rem Koolhaas projects are completed by the Ofce for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), which is a leading international partnership practicing contemporary architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. It is led by Rem Koolhaas and his ve partners, and maintains ofces in four countries. OMA has a design and research studio named AMO in its Rotterdam ofce. AMO works for the same clients and pursues architecture beyond its traditional boundaries.

CAMOUFLAGE

The theory of Camouage is not a form of disguise. It constitutes the symbolization of an individual within its cultural setting and can be described as an interface with the world that mediates between self and the environment through the careful control of aesthetic production.

THE INTERLACE, SINGAPORE, 2009

The aesthetic design of Koolhaas architecture demonstrates Camouflage. Their visual significance represents their cultures without being aesthetically distracting from their surroundings. They merge contrasting features of a city or location through connectivity.

MAHANAKHON, THAILAND, BANGKOK, 2009

ACCOMMODATION
Design an architectural space to accommodate a specific program, experience, or intent. - Matthew Frederick

PRADA TRANSFORMER, SOUTH KOREA, SEOUL, 2008

Koolhaas architects must research and address issues of the location because they must nd a way to work within the locations context to design a successful building that achieves the purpose for which it was built.

IIT MCCORMICK TRIBUNE CAMPUS CENTER, USA, CHICAGO, 2003

How to make a serious building in an age of icons? - Rem Koolhaas

CASA DA MSICA

The Casa Da Msica is a music hall located in a public square in Porto, Portugal. The interior contains two main auditoriums, but other areas can be easily adapted for musical activity.

Koolhaas surrounded the music hall with white concrete walls on three sides to create a unique shape, and integrated a continuous public route that connects areas of the building.

MAISON BORDEAUX

The Maison Bordeaux is a private residence Koolhaas built on a hill overlooking the city of Bordeaux in France. It is three stories high, with distinctly divided sections differentiating rooms for the mother, father, children, and guests.

I want a complex house, because the house will define my world. - Koolhaas client

The most signicant feature of this residence is its 3 X 3.5m elevator platform.The father of the residing family was a handicapped client who had limited access to the world around him.

Koolhaas elevator fullled the fathers request. A single wall intersected each oor of the house beside the elevator. The wall held books, wine, or other belongings of the father. As the elevator leaves a oor it leaves a gaping opening, making the wall inaccessible to the rest of the family when the elevator platform was not present. The elevator also caused the space of the interior to change continuously.

KUNSTHAL

The main anchors in the Kunsthal are the entrance facing the highway and the exit to Museum Park. As visitors traverse from highway to park, they are encouraged to enter the exhibition halls.

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The Kunsthals ramps are negative spaces visitors travel through, and the exhibition halls are positive spaces they stop in.

The auditorium is a positive space people can sit in, but the right side of it is a ramp that to the garden ramp, which connects to the rooftop. This mixture of positive and negative space creates a constant dynamic distribution of visitors throughout the Kunsthal.

Auditorium

The Kunsthal also takes on the challenge of connecting two levels within a square building. Naturally, a square shape does not suggest very good movement or circulation.

The Kunsthal's spiral pathway establishes circulation and facilitates movement between the two levels and its main exhibition halls. Also the placement of entrances within the spiral pathway encourages and establishes movement.

The roof and the restaurant act as anchors in the Kunsthal. Visitors eating in the restaurant can go see the view from the rooftop. They can traverse through the giftshop then walk through the auditorium to reach the rooftop. The anchors facilitate movement through the auditorium and the giftshop, keeping the dynamic ow of people throughout the Kunsthal.

GiftShop

Small Gallery

CONCLUSION

Rem Koolhaas designs his projects with careful attention to landscape and societal situations. As a result his buildings are symbolic to the locations culture and signicant in appearance without being aesthetically distracting from its background.

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REFERENCE
Husanna, S. Maison A Bordeaux, De Rem Koolhaas. Retrieved February 24, 2010 from http://storiesofhouses.blogspot.com/#111875876221998436 Koolhaas, R. (1998). OMA Rem Koolhaas living, vivre, Leben. Bordeaux, France: Arc en reve centre d'architecture OMA/AMO. Casa Da Musica, Portugal, Porto. Retrieved February 25, 2010 from http://www.oma.eu/index.php?option=com_projects&view=portal&id=48&Itemid=10 OMA/AMO. Maison Bordeaux, France, Dordeaux, 1998. Retrieved February 25, 2010, from http://www.oma.eu/index.php?option=com_projects&view= project&id=19&Itemid=10 OMA/AMO. OMA. Retrieved February 25, 2010 from http://www.oma.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3&Itemid=1 Patteeuw, V. (Ed.). (2003). Considering Rem Koolhaas and the Ofce for Metropolitan Architecture. New York, NY: NAi Tsukui, N. (Ed.) (2000). OMA@work.a+u .Tokyo: a+u publishing Co.

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