Photo: Benoit Pailley
Co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects and thinkers of the past three decades. Koolhaas is the founder of AMO, a think tank focused on social, economic, and technological issues. He is a recipient of the Pritzker Architecture Prize and the author of such landmark books as Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan and S, M, L, XL. He is Professor in Practice at Harvard’s School of Design, Department of Architecture.
The New Museum presents “Cronocaos,” OMA’s installation that asserts the critical position of preservation in archi tecture and urbanism. The exhibition will take place at the New Museum’s 3,600 square foot, partially renovated ground floor space at 231 Bowery. It includes historic objects and photographs, analysis of the rapid growth of preserved urban and natural territories, and a take-away display of OMA’s projects spanning thirty-five years. “Cronocaos” redefines this underexplored theme as one of urgency within and beyond architecture’s disciplinary boundaries.
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