Jord den Hollander is present for panels and screenings of his film Mission Statements at the Architecture & Design Film Festival – New York City

October 16th, 2012 by

Jord den Hollander, Mission Statements, 2011 (still). Netherlands Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, SeARCH (Bjarne Mastenbroek & Dick van Gameren), design: 1998-2001, realization: 2002-2005. Courtesy the filmmaker.

October 19-21, 2012

The Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York is pleased to screen “Mission Statements” by director Jord den Hollander about the architecture and surroundings of four Dutch embassies in Addis Ababa, Berlin, Maputo, and Paramaribo. The filmmaker will also participate in panels and Q&A sessions.

  • Friday, October 19, 2012, 9:15pm: Screening of Mission Statements, followed by Q&A with director Jord den Hollander
  • Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:30pm: Screening of Mission Statements, followed by Q&A with director Jord den Hollander

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Jord den Hollander is present for panels and screenings of his film Mission Statements at Architecture & Design Film Festival – Chicago, IL

April 13th, 2012 by

Jord den Hollander, Mission Statements, 2011 (still). Netherlands Embassy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, SeARCH (Bjarne Mastenbroek & Dick van Gameren), design: 1998-2001, realization: 2002-2005. Courtesy the filmmaker.

April 13-15, 2012

The Architecture & Design Film Festival in Chicago is pleased to screen “Mission Statements” by director Jord den Hollander about the architecture and surroundings of four Dutch embassies in Addis Ababa, Berlin, Maputo, and Paramaribo. The filmmaker will also participate in panels and Q&A sessions.

  • Friday, April 13, 2012, 7:15pm: Screening of Mission Statements, followed by Q&A with director Jord den Hollander
  • Saturday, April 14, 2012, 3:30-4:30pm: “Architects as Filmmakers” panel discussions with Sarah Herda, Jord den Hollander, and Ben Murray
  • Saturday, April 14, 2012, 5:30-6:30pm: “Architect as Diplomat – Embassies and What They Communicate”, with Victoria Lautman, Jord den Hollander and Jane Loeffler
  • Sunday April 15, 2012, 4:45pm: Screening of Mission Statements, followed by Q&A with director Jord den Hollander
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Shohei Shigematsu of OMA lecture at California College of the Arts (CCA) – San Francisco, CA

November 26th, 2011 by

Shohei Shigematsu, image courtesy OMA

Monday, November 28, 2011, 7-9pm

Shohei Shigematsu joined OMA in 1998 and became a partner in 2008. He has led the OMA office in New York since 2006 and is responsible for OMA’s operations in North America. He is currently in charge of Cornell University’s new building for the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning in Ithaca, New York, and a residential tower with Creative Artists Agency in Manhattan among other projects. Shigematsu was project leader for the winning competition entry for the CCTV headquarters in Beijing and has been a driving force in conceptual projects such as the Universal headquarters in Los Angeles, the Whitney Museum extension in New York, the Tokyo Vertical Campus, the China National Museum, and Prada Epicenters for Shanghai and London.

California College of the Arts
San Francisco Campus
Timken Lecture Hall
1111 Eighth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Tel.: 415-703-9562

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Lecture by Reinier de Graaf of Office for Metropolitan Architecture at AiA SF – San Francisco, CA

September 6th, 2011 by

Office for Metropolitan Architecture / OMA, Zeekracht, 2009, courtesy the architects

Monday, September 12, 2011, 6-9:30pm

With population growth ever exploding, it is essential for architects to understand the ongoing process of the modernization of cities. Join Craig Hartman of SOM and Reinier de Graaf of Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) as they explore how design, technology and economies of scale enhance cities’ sustainable development, social, cultural and economic cohesion. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) has a long history of minimizing environmental impact and producing healthier places to live and work. Its master plan to re-envision San Francisco’s Parkmerced neighborhood represents an unparalleled opportunity to incrementally transform an outmoded, automobile-dependent district into an international example of sustainability. AMO, a design and research studio based in the company’s Rotterdam office is the counterpart to OMA’s architectural practice. Most recently, AMO has attempted to respond to the rapid modernization of cities through their work in sustainable development and large scale renewable energy planning. In 2008, AMO proposed ‘Zeekracht’, a trans-national ring of off-shore wind farms in the North Sea, drawing energy from the shared territorial waters of 5 nations.

AIA San Francisco | Center for Architecture + Design Gallery
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
Tel.: 415-362-7397

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Various Dutch architects in Architecture of Consequence exhibition at AiA SF – San Francisco, CA

August 24th, 2011 by

Van Bergen Kolpa, Park Supermarket (2009-2010), courtesy the architects

August 31 – October 21, 2011
Opening Reception: August 31, 2011, 6-8pm

At the dawn of the 21st century, the human race faces a number of colossal challenges. The economic crisis, shortages of food and energy, decreased leisure time and weakened social cohesion impact our lives in new and astonishing ways. While these challenges are daunting, they represent significant opportunity for new design solutions and value propositions. Broadening the notion of value to include long-term social benefits creates new space, both mentally and physically, for fresh ideas and new perspectives.

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Architect’s Newspaper review of Rem Koolhaas’ Cronocaos show at New Museum

June 2nd, 2011 by

 

Date: June 2, 2011

Source: Architect’s Newspaper

News item: Review of Rem Koolhaas’ Cronocaos show at the New Museum

Intro: Perhaps no architectural manner has become historic more rapidly than the Millennial Dutch. Although its tactics (a pun, a weird world map, a calculated awkwardness, a profoundly purported disinterest in beauty) remain evergreen, to deploy the particular formal habits and rhetorical maneuvers epitomized by OMA and company constitutes, suddenly, a historicist gesture. Some of this may be due to the recent gyre of events (stolen election, terrorist attack, willful war, great recession) that have rendered the seemingly XL of 1995 ever more XS. And anything vaguely prophetic and apocalyptic in sensibility, as that work surely was, comes with a sell-by date… (click link to read more)

Link: http://archpaper.com

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UPCOMING – Cronocaos exhibition by Rem Koolhaas at the New Museum – New York City

May 2nd, 2011 by

May 5 – June 5, 2011


The New Museum presents “Cronocaos,” an exhibition by OMA / Rem Koolhaas

"Cronocaos" is an exhibition about the increasingly urgent topic of preservation in architecture and urbanism by OMA / Rem Koolhaas and organized by the New Museum. First presented at the 2010 Venice Biennale, at the invitation of Kazuyo Sejima, Commissioner, "Cronocaos" takes place at the New Museum’s 3,600-square-foot, partially renovated, ground-floor space at 231 Bowery. It examines the growing "empire" of preservation and analyzes the consequences of these regimes for how we build, rebuild, and how we remember.

Twelve percent of the planet now falls under various systems of natural and cultural preservation. According to Koolhaas, heritage is becoming more and more the dominant metaphor for our lives today a situation he calls "Cronocaos." Koolhaas seeks to find what the future of our memory will look like, and how our obsession with heritage is creating an artificial re-engineered version of our memory. Lacking a set of coherent strategies or policies and generally not engaged by architects and designers, preservation is an under-examined topic, but increasingly relevant as we enter an age of "Cronocaos," in which the boundaries between preservation, construction, and demolition collapse, forever changing the course of linear evolution of time.


"Cronocaos" includes historic objects and photographs; analysis of the rapid growth of preserved urban and natural territories; and a timeline of OMA projects that have confronted the issue of preservation over thirty-five years of practice, including the 2001 proposed extension to the Whitney Museum of American Art and the curatorial master plan for The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Each project within the OMA timeline will take the form of a postcard for visitors to peel off the wall and take home. By the end of the exhibition, preservation and depletion will be evident in the exhibition itself. Reflecting the exhibition’s themes, the former restaurant-supply space will be visually transformed into two very different areas: one side will remain "preserved" as it was while inhabited by the restaurant supply store; the other will be minimally renovated.

About Office for Metropolitan Architecture

OMA is a leading partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA is led by seven partners-Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, and Managing Partner Victor van der Chijs-and sustains an international practice with offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, and Hong Kong. The counterpart to OMA’s architectural practice is AMO, a design and research studio based in the company’s Rotterdam office. While OMA remains dedicated to the realization of buildings and master plans, AMO operates in areas beyond the traditional boundaries of architecture, including media, politics, sociology, renewable energy, technology, fashion, curating, publishing, and graphic design.
OMA’s recently completed projects include the Wyly Theatre in Dallas (with REX, 2010); Prada Transformer, a rotating multi-use pavilion in Seoul (2009); the Casa da Música concert hall in Porto (2005); the Prada Epicenter in Los Angeles (2004); the Seattle Central Library (2004); the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003); the IIT Campus Center in Chicago (2003); and the Prada Epicenter in New York (2001). OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include the new headquarters for China Central Television a tower reinvented as a loop in Beijing; the adjacent Television Cultural Centre; Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China’s equivalent of the NASDAQ exchange for hi-tech industries; a new headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London; and De Rotterdam, the largest building in the Netherlands.
Responsible for projects in the Americas, OMA’s New York office is currently overseeing the design for the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in Canada and the construction of Milstein Hall, an extension to the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University, scheduled for completion during the fall of this year.

New Museum
35 Bowery
New York, NY 10002
Tel.: 212-219-1222

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Rem Koolhaas lecture at Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

April 13th, 2010 by

April 13, 2010, 5:15pm

Rem Koolhaas gives a lecture "Stress Test.”

Koolhaas, designer of Paul Milstein Hall, which is currently under construction on the Cornell campus, founded the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) together with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp in 1975. Since then, OMA has emerged as one of the most important forces in architecture. The firm has designed seminal buildings throughout the world to international acclaim, including the Rotterdam Kunsthal (1992), the Maison á Bordeaux (1998), the Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003), the Seattle Central Library (2004), and the China Central Television Headquarters a reimagining of the skyscraper in the form of a loop in Beijing (2010).

He graduated from the Architectural Association in London in 1972, and later attended Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art and Planning. In addition to the Pritzker Prize the most prestigious international recognition for an architect the work of Koolhaas and OMA has won many international awards including Japan’s Praemium Imperiale in 2003, the United Kingdom’s RIBA Gold Medal in 2004, and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture the Mies van der Rohe in 2005.

Cornell University
School of Architecture, Art & Planning
Call Auditorium
Kennedy Hall on the Cornell campus
Ithaca, NY
Tel.: 607-254-8093

www.aap.cornell.edu

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