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Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in 1975 together with Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. A graduate of the London Architectural Association, in 1978 he published Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. Published in 1995, his S, M, L, XL commented on the work of the OMA and established revealing connections between contemporary society and architecture. He is currently the director of the OMA and the AMO, the conceptual branch of the OMA that concentrates on the social, economic, and technological changes of the present and on the exploration of territories beyond what is urban and what is architecture. Rem Koolhaas is a lecturer at the Harvard University, where he leads the "Project on the City" research workshop.


  • KOOLHAAS, Rem. Delirious New York, a Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 1994.
  • KOOLHAAS, Rem; MAU, Bruce. Small, medium, large, extra-large / Office for Metropolitan Architecture. New York: The Monacelli Press, 1996.
  • KOOLHAAS, Rem. La ciudad genérica. Barcelona: Editorial Gustavo Gili, 2006.


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