Rem Koolhaas

Architectural Piracy “Could Be Quite Exciting” (Updated)

Architect Zaha Hadid has become a star in China with her designs for the Guangzhou Opera House and the recently opened Galaxy SOHO complex in Beijing. A side effect of this success, Kevin Holden Platt reports at Spiegel Online,...

Koolhaas, Delirious in Beijing

The New York Times reviews the massive new CCTV headquarters in Beijing: After Rem Koolhaas, the project’s architect, unveiled the design in 2003 he was pilloried by Western journalists for glorifying a propaganda organ of the...

China Moves to Repair Fire-Damaged TV Building

After inspecting the badly burned portion of the CCTV complex, architects are giving the go-ahead for repairs. From Shai Oster at the Wall Street Journal: China plans to repair a tower gutted by fire eight months ago in the new...

Rem Koolhaas Building in Beijing on Fire (Photos Added)

The Chinese new year ended with a blaze on Monday. A building designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas that is part of the CCTV complex in Beijing caught on fire while fireworks continued to go off around the city. From The...

Architecture for Autocrats

Amidst all the oohs and aahs over Beijing’s buildings, architects are debating the moral implications of redefining the capital’s skyline. First, there’s this article in Business Week from Dorian Davis: Earlier...



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