Designer Portfolio: Remment "Rem" Koolhaas

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A man of passion and talent, architect Rem Koolhaas of The Netherlands' Office for Metropolitan Architecture has designed a number of residences that are decidedly masculine with strong angles and cool, no-nonsense materials:In the gallery above, you'll see a portrait of the man himself and a handful of examples from his residential portfolio. The spaces he creates are dramatic while using simple or common surfaces in new ways. Big ideas have been brought to fruition through tectonics and raw material. Most of these are built works; a few are from the drawing board:

FIRST ROW:
1 Rem Koolhaas
2 Maison à Bordeaux
3 Villa Dall'Ava
4 Dutch House
5 Villa Dall'Ava

SECOND ROW:
6 Maison à Bordeaux
7 Anish Kapoor House
8 & 9 These are the only non-residences we're featuring here: It's the catwalk and backdrop design for the Prada Men Fall/Winter 2009 and Prada Men Spring/Summer 2010 fashion shows
10 competition entry for Irish Prime Minister's residence

Images: All by OMA except 1: via architectrio 2 & 6: Hans Werlemann, 4: Christian Richters, 8: AMO, 9: Phil Meech. All except image 1 are via OMA.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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