Architect Rem Koolhaas in The Simpsons

As seen in The Simpons, Season 23, Episode 19. April 29, 2012.

In last episode, Rem Koolhaas made a brief appearance where he is shown teaching to a group of students.

As Metropolitan Monk noted in, to appear in The Simpsons episode is the most unchallengeable proof that you have achieved Starchitect status.

The Scene, described by “ is working – on a cruise ship notabene – as an instructor – probably in iconographic buildings – in KIDZONE ELITE. The ship, just like CCTV, is an emblem of closure. The architect is holding a couple of lego-bricks in his left hand while seeming to fix something to the back of the tower”.

With the excitement of seeing Koolhaas on television, which architect would you like to see on a future episode?

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Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Architect Rem Koolhaas in The Simpsons" 03 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • nitrebua

    Zaha Hadid!

  • Rob

    *right hand, not left

  • nabil

    zaha hadid

  • EChancellor


  • Brian T.

    Definitely Frank Lloyd Wright. Lisa can become enamored with his style and invite him to Springfield. She can start a fund-raising drive to have him design a new library in town. Homer can screw the whole thing up by agreeing with Mr. Wright about how the cantilevered roof doesn’t need any reinforcing steel. Hmmm, better get back to work…

    • EChancellor

      And then it would be destroyed by Burns to build another McMansion

  • nitrebua


  • Pierre


  • Kathleen Kirkpatrick Nash

    I’d like to see Cameron Sinclair on The Simpsons! Arch for Humanity seems like a good cause for Lisa to promote.

    • Clifford Minnick Jr

      my thoughts exactly

  • Charles

    As far as I’ve seen, the Simpson’s have had Frank Ghery and Rem Koolhaas on their show. Are there any other architects who have already appeared?

  • Ron

    Frank Gehry

    • AE

      He’s already been on The Simpsons

  • odobit

    Norman Foster

  • Ana

    Oscar Niemeyer! Zaha Hadid!

  • Elijah Hughes

    gehry is perfect material for mainstream television.

  • the architrect

    Herzog & De Meuron and myself of course U_U

  • the architect

    Ghery has already been at the simpsons:

  • Kamyar Salavati

    Mies Van der Rohe !

  • Rui Cunha


  • Dave Frazee

    Michael P. Johnson

  • Clifford Minnick Jr


  • C B

    Terunobu Fujimori – His architecture would make for great/playful cartoon illustration.

  • Jason

    I agree, Frank Lloyd Wright would be good. He has such an amusing personality. I can easily see Lisa enamored by him, Wright being more than happy to have his ego fed. He could dash around Springfield with his cape and his cars full of women.

    Mies probably wouldn’t be very good, lol. I can imagine him either weightily going on about elevating material fact to spiritual truth, or about the zeitgeist. Or Lisa could spend the entire episode fervently working on a project, and at the end Mies can very plainly say, “Why don’t you do it again?” Or maybe Mies could just get drunk for the episode, lol

  • Pedro

    Frank Gehry already appeared, Bjarke Ingels would be funny